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How to Clean Your Vacuum

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I always thought my mom was crazy for cleaning her vacuum. After all, it seems counterproductive to clean your cleaning supplies. But two years into owning my apartment by vacuum stopped working…and sure enough it’s because I didn’t realize I had to do more than just empty the bag once in a while. When was the last time you cleaned ... Read More »

How to Use a Hot Melt Handgun – and Why You Should Have One

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Many industrious DIYers are missing out on a powerful tool: a hot melt handgun. Why? Maybe they are intimidated by melted adhesive, or perhaps they simply don’t realize how many projects can benefit from this one tool. The fact of the matter is, hot melt handguns can aid in a wide range of home or professional projects and are easy ... Read More »

How to Pick the Perfect Realtor

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Buying or selling a piece of property is a huge undertaking, and there’s a lot of money in play. Having some reservations is only natural when you start thinking about the percentage commissions typically paid to a realtor. As tempting as it might be to eschew the use of a real estate agent in the name of saving a few ... Read More »

Wearable Technology in the Construction Industry [Building Blok]

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Technology has been making a big impact in the construction industry. Cloud services allow easy access to documents and the use of construction management software increases efficiency. The latest tool making a difference in the industry is wearable technology. Its full potential remains to be seen, but what’s available now is promising. To read more about how wearable technology is ... Read More »

What to Consider Before Renting an Apartment or Townhome

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My blog is generally dedicated to matters of home improvement (as one can see from its name), but consistent posts for homeowners leave tons of people – more than 100 million U.S. residents currently renting – out of the loop.  Luckily, I rented an apartment before buying my home and have some advice for anyone interested in joining 35% of ... Read More »

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