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DIY: Must-Have Tools for Every Skill Level

DIY: Must-Have Tools for Every Skill Level
A tool chest usually starts with a small investment on the part of a new and inexperienced homeowner and grows over time as new projects need to be completed and skill level improves. Here is your Getting Started Guide for your own personal tool box. (www.thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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7 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Cold Weather

7 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Cold Weather
As cold weather approaches, there are several things you can do around the house to make sure you and your family stay warm and safe all winter. These seven steps can ensure your house will be in top shape for whatever winter brings. (libertymutual.com) > Read More
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5 Home Improvement Projects That Build Equity

5 Home Improvement Projects That Build Equity
How do you build equity in a home while simultaneously enhancing your everyday life? By making home improvements that add value to your property. Not only will improving a home allow you to build equity quickly and efficiently, but it will also make your life more comfortable on a daily basis. (moving.com) > Read More
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How to Pack Two Weeks' Worth of Winter Clothes in One Suitcase

How to Pack Two Weeks' Worth of Winter Clothes in One Suitcase
Packing can be a challenge this time of year. Whether you're traveling thanks to a hiatus from work or school, or to see family during the holidays, you need to stay warm without wearing the same outfit every day. Check out these tried-and-true tips to ensure that your winter packing will be a breeze from here on out. (www.whowhatwear.com) > Read More
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These Are the Best Moving Boxes for Every Type of Move

These Are the Best Moving Boxes for Every Type of Move
Moving from one home to another is never easy. Plus, the added stress of worrying your things might be damaged the during transition-or the fear of losing things in a storage abyss-only makes the process that much more of a dreaded activity. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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How to Win a Real Estate Bidding War

How to Win a Real Estate Bidding War
If you're trying to buy a home in a seller's market, you're going to find a lot of buyers and very few desirable homes. That means you're going to face bidding wars. If you want to make a winning bid, you need to put yourself in the home seller's shoes. (dreamcasa.org) > Read More
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8 Great DIY Home Improvement Rules

8 Great DIY Home Improvement Rules
With so much DIY expertise and experience here at The Family Handyman, our editors decided to write down their top tips for how to get the best results from your home improvement projects. (familyhandyman.com) > Read More
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10 Things to Do the Week Before Listing a Home for Sale

10 Things to Do the Week Before Listing a Home for Sale
If your home is about to go live on the market, you're probably feeling a mix of nervousness and excitement - and possibly a bit of stress about whether you will sell quickly. Selling your home is as much as a mental exercise as it is a real estate transaction, and it's totally normal to be facing a bit of jitters. > Read More
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9 Amazing DIY Bunk Beds

9 Amazing DIY Bunk Beds
If you have kids and a smaller (or smallish) home, you need to be thinking about bunk beds. But like any furniture, that can get pricey, fast. (www.decoratingyoursmallspace.com) > Read More
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Home Inspection: All the Ins and Outs Newbie Buyers Need to Know

Home Inspection: All the Ins and Outs Newbie Buyers Need to Know
A home inspection can be a terrifying process to newbie buyers: What if the house you adore has major problems hiding beneath that shiny new coat of paint? If you lie awake haunted by visions of mold or "foundation issues," it's time to take a deep breath. Here's everything you need to know about home inspections, and how (as scary as they might seem) they exist to protect you from a very bad deal. (realtor.com) > Read More
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There's One Kind of

There's One Kind of "Clutter" It's Okay to Keep
There are so many kinds of clutter: excess items you think you might need someday, clutter you're so used to having around that you don't even notice it anymore, piles of paper you have to go through, and things you feel guilty getting rid of because someone gave them to you or you spent good money on them. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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4 Simple Mindfullness Exercises

4 Simple Mindfullness Exercises
If you've ever found yourself wandering listlessly through the workday, stuck on autopilot as countless meetings and memos demand your attention, then you may be surprised to learn of a simple, effective solution to your weary inattentiveness. (journal.thriveglobal.com) > Read More
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Low-Cost Kitchen Updates

Low-Cost Kitchen Updates
A colorful or patterned rug instantly gives your kitchen a boost of personality and comfort. Plus, a comfy rug adds warmth underfoot and a touch of homeyness to your hardworking kitchen space. (bhg.com) > Read More
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Appliance Lifespans and Costs to Replace (A Worksheet)

Appliance Lifespans and Costs to Replace (A Worksheet)
Here's a question that's easy to dismiss when you're in love with a house and eager to make an offer: How long are its appliances and systems going to last? Because if you end up spending three grand in the first year to replace broken-down appliances, you're probably going to wish you'd offered $3,000 less. (houselogic.com) > Read More
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Downsizing 101

Downsizing 101
It's exciting to know that you are soon going to be a genuine urban dweller, and that you'll be close to all of the shops and museums that you previously had to travel long distances to enjoy. The only problem is that even though you have done a good job of culling your possessions, you are worried that your new space may just seem claustrophobic. (housetipster.com) > Read More
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Arianna Huffington on Nap Rooms

Arianna Huffington on Nap Rooms
Arianna Huffington's new mission is to make sure all of us get better sleep. After stepping away from The Huffington Post late last year, the media mogul announced a new company: Thrive Global. It's mission? To combat burnout and sleep deprivation in today's culture. (architecturaldigest.com) > Read More
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How to Move a Dishwasher

How to Move a Dishwasher
What steps should you take? Read on to learn the best way to move a dishwasher, and keep in mind that, if it seems like something you're not sure you want to attempt, you can always call in a pro to do the job for you. (moving.com) > Read More
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DIY Sofa & Console Table Tutorial

DIY Sofa & Console Table Tutorial
Sofa tables are in and are a super nice way to create depth in a room that otherwise would just be sofas, a TV and maybe a painting on the wall. Sofa tables can cost hundreds of dollars but this tutorial shows you how to make a very nice one for $30. > Read More
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Does a Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?

Does a Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?
The kitchen is the heart of the home. When it's well designed it can elevate the entire look and feel of a property, both in terms of appearance and in terms of functionality. And when it's not, it can make an entire home feel dated and inefficient-which can be a big problem if you're thinking of selling. (moving.com) > Read More
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11 Ideas for a DIY Bathroom Vanity

11 Ideas for a DIY Bathroom Vanity
Refinish a flea market find, update an existing stock cabinet, or upgrade a retail table for a personalized vanity you'll love. Let these stylish ideas for a DIY bathroom vanity be your inspiration. (bhg.com) > Read More
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How to Remove and Replace Stained Grout

How to Remove and Replace Stained Grout
Most homeowners don't know that they can replace the stained grout on their ceramic tile. In this short but detailed video by DIY Network, you'll learn that replacing the grout is totally possible and actually pretty easy to do. No professionals needed on this one, just a little patience and some tools. (diynetwork.com) > Read More
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5 signs of a motivated seller

5 signs of a motivated seller
Motivated sellers can be a first-time homebuyer's best friend: they're focused and eager to make a deal and to close the sale. Here are five ways to spot a home for sale by a motivated seller. (homeownership.ca) > Read More
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