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5 Summer House Cleaning Tips

Although the weather’s nice and the sun is shining, summer often presents some unique messes. From grass stains to dollops of melted ice cream, summer can be challenging – unless you know the tricks of the trade. Use these five tips to keep your house clean and organized throughout the hot season. 1. Bathroom •…
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8 Must-Know Tricks for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are more complicated to keep in tact than you may have thought. Use these tips to keep them looking polished for years. Vacuum your floor every week You probably do this already, but it always bears repeating. The reason: Underfoot, the fine grit in dust is just like sandpaper and will slowly but…
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10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Learn about the different types of decking materials, deck framing basics and deck terminology Select Your Decking Materials Wood, either treated or naturally weather- and insect-resistant, is what is traditionally thought of for deck materials. However, composite decking is making inroads into deck building. The initial cost is higher, but over time you can actually…
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How to Paint a Room

Painting interior walls is the easiest way to freshen up your place. But this project can quickly turn into a nightmare if you're not careful. Follow these six tips the next time you paint and you'll get great-looking walls while keeping your sanity. Interior painting is by far the most popular do-it-yourself home improvement activity,…
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