Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for. Here are a few tips to keep wood looking its best for many years to come. Avoid Environmental DamageSunlight, heat and…

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If your home has a driveway, you may have encountered a common problem: cracks. Driveway cracks often start out small and go unnoticed, but they can eventually become so serious that the entire driveway needs to be repaved. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of problems. How Water Can…

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While it is fairly typical to see during wintertime, interior window condensation isn’t just a common nuisance; it can be a sign of heat loss. Heat loss = high utility bills… no thank you! As a responsible homeowner, you’ll want to understand the root of the issue, whether it has potential to damage your home, and what…

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Flushable wet wipes have become increasingly popular over the past decade or so. Marketed as “plumbing and septic” friendly, it’s easy to see why many consumers have embraced the hygiene product –especially when toilet paper shortages affected much of the nation last spring. Despite their name and how they’re marketed, it’s important to know that…

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Nearly every home has one. Unfit for furniture, yet too conspicuous to leave bare, it’s the dreaded blank wall–dun, dun, dun! Do you need inspiration to tackle this design disaster? These five ideas, suggested by the editors at Better Homes and Gardens, can help you fill that vacant space: Book It. Draw inspiration from literature you…

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Are you considering either building a modular home or buying one that’s already constructed? You are not alone. Many folks are turning to modular homes as another housing choice. Cost-efficient and headache-free, a modular home can be a great option for homeowners who dream of owning their very own custom home but don’t want to go through…

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We as people are often fascinated with tiny things… Puppies? Adorable. Babies? So cute! Tiny bedrooms/closets? Not so much. Neighborly® has some great ideas to maximize your space in small bedrooms and closets so you can fall in love with your tiny spaces! Check out the following tips on maximizing the small spaces in your life:…

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Sometimes it’s hard to believe how much ‘stuff’ is needed when preparing to welcome a newborn – and perhaps some of us overdo it a bit in the name of, “Oh, that’s so cute!” But parenting website whattoexpect.com lists 7 items parents-to-be will want to have on hand before they bring home that bundle of…

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If you’re in the market for a new job, you know first-hand just how tough the competition can be, making it critical that you do everything you can to stand out and showcase your abilities to potential employers. But it doesn’t end there. According to CareerCast, these are the six most important things you can’t…

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Between your desk job, your social media accounts and your nightly Netflix-a-thon, those hours in front of a screen really stack up. Too much time in front of a screen can seriously damage your vision and hinder your mental health. Below are a few tips for stepping away: Have a weekly game night. Skip the TV…

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