7 home staging ideas you can do yourself

Selling your home the right way involves far more than just opening your door to potential buyers. How you present your home can have a big impact on the success of your sale. One study by Coldwell Banker found that staged homes spent half the time on the market of un-staged homes and sold for ...

How to – remove water stains from wood

Insisting on drink coaster use may seem like a fussy obsession – until you find a water stain on one of your prized pieces of wood furniture. Whether from condensation on a drink, a leaky plant pot or a spill, water that isn’t quickly cleaned up can leave a stain on wood. Once fully set, ...

How to – prepare your home for fall and winter

Fall doesn’t officially start until September 22, but it’s not too early to prepare your home for the new season and the winter to follow. Completing these tasks will better protect your home and family, minimize your expenses and help prevent bigger problems down the road. Here are several important ways to prepare your home ...

How to – mop floors the smart way

There’s a smart and a not-so-smart way to tackle even the simplest of chores. This is certainly true when it comes to mopping your floors. Going about the job the wrong way can mean wasted effort, dirtier floors and even damage to your surfaces. Here’s how you can work smarter, not harder, when it comes ...

How to – test for lead paint in your home

They don’t make homes like they used to, and when it comes to lead paint, that’s a good thing. If you live in a home built before the late 1970s, it may contain this potentially harmful paint. Though lead paints have several favorable qualities, they were found to pose serious health risks, especially for children. 

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