Category Archives: Home Tips and Tricks





Tips, tricks, hacks– those are my middle names. If there’s a way to do it easier, faster or cheaper I will find it and then I’ll share it with you.

In this section, we’ll go over some common decorating tips and home improvement hacks to help you live your homey lives to the fullest.

You also might find a few odds and ends posts in this section since if I don’t know which category to put a post in it will end up in here.

Common Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them

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There’s a variety of reasons for why your garage door may not be functioning properly. The causes range from dead transmitter batteries to something blocking the door’s path. Fortunately, the answer is usually something easily resolvable. Some common garage door problems — and how to fix them — are: A Tentative Door When the garage door starts to lower and ... Read More »

How to Clean and Organize your Bedroom Closet

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So you think it’s time for a closet renovation. Master bedroom closet ideas are endless when you consider all the storage and style options you can incorporate. So this is not a simple project. Reserve a large chunk of time to tackle this task — perhaps a long weekend if you are working without a professional closet company. For step-by-step ... Read More »

Choosing Between Geothermal, Oil, Gas and Electric for Your Home

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Deciding on a new — or replacement — home heating system is a difficult process. Needs and costs differ from person to person, region to region, month to month. Of the heat sources available, electric, oil, natural gas and geothermal heating remain four of the strongest contenders on the market. Each has their own fervent supporters and vicious detractors. Constantly ... Read More »

10 Outdoor Items I Couldn’t Live Without

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There’s a reason mankind invented tools. We can’t survive in the great outdoors all on our own — at least I can’t. I couldn’t survive a camping trip without a backpack containing the essentials and then a couple of comforts from home. And I have no idea how yards were maintained in the days before the lawnmower was invented. I ... Read More »

Features To Add While Building Your New Home

Donald Gardner

Building a home provides an amazing opportunity to including everything you could need or want. Many types of additions are easier and more affordable to add while the home is being built, rather than waiting until it is complete and performing a renovation. By adding features to the home during the construction process, you can save money and frustration in ... Read More »

5 Tips That Work When Staging Your Home

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Home staging is an important part of selling your home. Especially with the upcoming generation of home buyers, visuals are everything. Most times, a prospect will first find your house on Trulia or Zillow (or one of hundreds of other sites) so staging each photo to show how a room can be used and it’s size will be a determining ... Read More »

How to Make Your Own Soap

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You should pay close attention to the quality of food you put into your body. Equally important are the types of products you use on your skin from day-to-day. Perhaps you haven’t really thought about the kind of soap you use to wipe away dirt and grime, but you should understand what ingredients are in your soap every time you ... Read More »

Smart Home Trends for 2016

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These days, the “smart” prefix is creeping into almost every crevice of our lives. We have smartphones, smartwatches, smart appliances, and even smart light bulbs. On the outside, it may seem like a gimmick to have everything augmented with smarter, more advanced technology. But once you start using smart gadgets, you begin to see just how convenient and efficient they ... Read More »

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Kitchen Renovation

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Renovating the kitchen can be exciting as you consider all of the possibilities for transforming the heart of the home. Creating a user-friendly space where it is easy to cook and comfortable to relax is generally the purpose of renovating the kitchen. The right flooring is essential to achieving these goals, but can also help you to establish a specific ... Read More »

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

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I bet you don’t look at your roof often. It sits above you, out of sight out of mind. There are some important things every homeowner should know about their roof. Understanding the way our roofs function and the materials used for roofing is a great way to help ensure that the roof on our home stays well-maintained and help ... Read More »

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