How to hide ugly elements in your home

Even the nicest homes have their flaws. Dinged up appliances. Cluttered cables. Obtrusive outlets. The list goes on. It’s not always practical to replace or move the less-than-attractive elements in your home. Instead, there are often clever ways to hide, disguise or redecorate these interior eyesores. Here are some ideas.

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How to – remove permanent marker

Permanent marker isn’t necessarily permanent – and sometimes that’s a good thing. If you or your family accidentally mark one of the surfaces in your home with this supposedly indelible ink, you may be able to erase the damage. Here are some ways to remove permanent marker from common household surfaces.

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6 important money lessons to teach your children

Money management is an important skill for children to learn, but it’s a lesson that many parents fail to provide. To be fair, talking about money is often difficult. The topic can be personal, technical and moral. Some parents are not confident enough in their own knowledge to pass it on, and others are so confident they forget that the basics even need to be discussed.

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How to – make your house safe for trick-or-treating

Halloween can be just as much fun for adults as for children. As a homeowner or renter, however, you do have at least one serious responsibility come Halloween night: making your home safe for trick-or-treating. With excited, costumed kids racing through the night, you’ll need to take some basic steps to keep them and your property safe. Here’s how to prepare your home for the parade of trick-or-treaters.

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10 home repairs you shouldn’t wait to make

Many home repairs are a matter of convenience or aesthetics. Squeaky floorboards, dinged up cabinets, peeling paint and other non-urgent repairs can often be put off for another day, month or year. Some home repairs, however, are absolutely urgent to address. These serious issues can cause increasing property damage, financial expense and health risks the longer they’re left unaddressed. Here are 10 home repairs you should not delay to fix.

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