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How to Move Past Student Debt — and Into a Home

You’ve got options, like repayment help from your employer and coaching from a mortgage broker. You want to buy a house. But you’re worried you won’t qualify for a mortgage because of your student loan debt. You’re not alone. Half … Continue reading

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How to Get Your House Ready for Back to School

Use storage hacks for a more organized home — and chill family life. It’s a given. When your kids go back to school, your schedule and family life get more hectic. But you can prep for the school year crush … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Give Your Kitchen Personality

A creative kitchen can feature your interests and taste — and blend with other rooms. Kitchens are showing more personality these days. As they’ve become a hub, they’re not just for cooking and eating. We’ve been using them for all … Continue reading

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10 Home Design Features for Pets

With these amenities, your fur babies will make themselves (more) at home. For most of us, our pets are family. We let them sleep in our beds, ladle nutritional supplements on their organic kibble, and throw birthday parties for them. … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes — From a DIYer Who’s Made Them All

DIY gone wrong is your worst nightmare. Sleep better with these tips to master DIY know-how. New backsplash? You’ve done it. Upgrading a faucet? No problem. You’re a DIY master. But what about that electrical issue? Or fixing a leaky … Continue reading

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How to Build a Retaining Wall

Need help with soil problems like erosion? Consider a retaining wall — and see what’s involved. If your backyard or garden is having a problem with erosion or unstable soil, your solution could be a retaining wall. It can play … Continue reading

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Your Inner Child Will Love These Creative Ways to Organize

There are 5 personality and organization types. Find the one that fits you. Being organized isn’t about putting everything into a beautiful, new organization system— it’s about how well you’re able to maintain it. And it’s your psyche that determines that. Find creative … Continue reading

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Strange Home Quirks – and How to (Finally!) Make Them Go Away

Home maintenance solutions for the quirkiest things. Sometimes you swear you’re sharing your house with a spirit — either that, or your home is very much alive and has a mind of its own. It makes the strangest sounds. The water … Continue reading

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7 Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Cleaner Longer

Use humidity, a car product, and more ‘wow’ ideas to save cleaning time. When cleaning your home, why not do it in such a way that’ll keep your home cleaner with less effort? Here are 7 ways to keep your … Continue reading

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