December Home Maintenance To-Do List

Want to hang Christmas lights on your home? Plan for where everything goes before you climb a ladder! (DepositPhotos) As autumn gives way to winter, it’s time to tackle some maintenance tasks to keep you and your home cozy and warm during the cold weather ahead. From the attic to the basement, thi...
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5 Tools That Make the Best Christmas Gifts

Want to give a DIYer some tools for Christmas? You can’t go wrong with one of these! Do-it-yourselfers could never have enough tools for home improvements, repairs and lawn work. That’s why tools of all shapes and sizes make great gifts, whether your loved one is a novice DIYer or practically a ...
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4 Things to Do Before Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

Before you hang Christmas lights outside, make sure it’s safe to do so. (DepositPhotos) Want your home to have a beautiful Christmas light display? Then you need to keep safety in mind. Follow these precautions before installing any holiday lights. Have an electrician verify that you can hang Chri...
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4 Ways Pests Can Enter Your Home

Look around your home (every inch) and there’s a good chance you’ll find a location where pests can enter. While getting your home ready for winter, you’ll want to take steps to prevent pests from entering the house as they flee cold weather. Here are four access points to seal before the onse...
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Home Maintenance Chores to Tackle in November

With cold weather and the holidays fast approaching, this month’s to-do list focuses on some of the less obvious, but very important, indoor cleaning and repair tasks to get your home in tip-top shape for holiday guests. From cleaning your garbage disposal and faucet aerators to fixing squeaky doo...
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How to Choose Antiques for Your Home

No matter how small a room is, antique furniture can instantly elevate its appearance. (DepositPhotos) There are lots of ways to transform your home using antiques. But before you begin shopping, it helps to know how to seamlessly add the right pieces to your home. Here are some tips to do just that...
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Tips to Stage a Home for Sale and Attract Buyers

Want to sell your home? Consider potential buyers’ preferences, update appliances and keep colors neutral. Staging a home is more complex than you might think. Homeowners are often told to tidy up when they’re staging their home, and most think that decluttering their rooms will be enough to wow...
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More People Are Renting Equipment to Improve Their Homes

Whether you can’t afford to buy the equipment or just lack space for it, there are many reasons why renting tools is convenient. (October 23, 2019) MOLINE, IL. — Nearly half of do-it-yourself homeowners expect to rely more on rental tools in the next year, according to a survey released by the A...
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