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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

glue gun

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

how to pick the perfect realtor

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]

wearable technology in construction

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 »

5 Common Decorating Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

decorating mistakes

By combining our personal taste, individual style and unlimited resources, we can get an attractive decorating appearance for about any space. But there are some common done things that we should not do. For avoiding these mistakes at first we have to know well about the trend of these mistakes. We can put together the top things and make a ... Read More »

What to Consider When Building A Granny Flat

granny flats

Over the last years, a larger number of people have considered adding a granny flat to their property. These self-contained living areas located on the grounds of a single-family home provide the so much needed extra accommodation to families with aging parents, permanent caregivers or young adults without having to compromise comfort or privacy. Granny flats can be independent or ... Read More »

5 Tips to Remain Accident-Free on a Forklift

forklift safety

Forklifts provide tons of utility around the workplace, helping businesses across all verticals maximize their productivity on jobsites and in warehouses across the country. But like any other piece of machinery, accidents can occur if forklift operators are careless. Believe it or not, there are more than 850,000 forklifts in operation today in the United States. While that number is ... Read More »

How to be Happy, Calm and Focused

HCF Review

Feeling sluggish? Getting a few too many colds? Finding it difficult to recover after a workout? You might be deficient in the amount of amino acids necessary to maintain healthy levels of protein in your body. Amino acids aren’t just for fitness models and competitors. In fact, amino acids are used in every cell of your body to build the ... Read More »

Exploring Smart Landscape Design to Revive Your Home’s Look


Ideas about landscape design vary from fabulous to fundamental. Some view landscape design as creating an elaborate, natural, outdoor living space while others view it as simply as asking their spouse what kind of grass to plant. The beauty of residential landscape design lies in its endless variety of enhancement options. Take a deep breath and study a few facts ... Read More »

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