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Lawn Care Tips by Season

April 26th, 2017 - 12:50 PM
Lawn Care Tips by Season

DIY lawn maintenance

While there are many companies that specialize in improving lawns, it’s fairly easy to do your own lawn care if you know what to expect. Both weekend warriors who plan to handle tasks when necessary and enthusiasts who want to win yard of the month contests can have luscious turf with a little work. Get started by figuring out what type of grass you have, performing year-round maintenance and tackling common issues to keep your yard healthy.

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Easy DIY Gifts

April 7th, 2017 - 9:35 AM
Easy DIY Gifts

DIY gift ideas

It can be a bit overwhelming to have Mother’s Day, graduation ceremonies and Father’s Day all in a row, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. However, you don’t have to worry about finding and buying the perfect gifts — you can make them! We’ve gathered some easy DIY gift ideas so you can create the perfect personalized presents for your friends and family.

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Donating to Charities before a Move

April 3rd, 2017 - 1:33 PM
Donating to Charities before a Move

How to donate household items 

You’ve finally done it! You’ve cleaned out the closet, basement, attic and garage and gathered every item you no longer have use for. Whether your inspiration was an upcoming move or the desire to get the clutter out, you’re now tasked with deciding what to do with everything you’ve collected. While having a moving sale is always an option, donating household items is an alternative solution that also lets you help someone in need. To make donating goods as easy as possible, we’ve developed a guide to walk you through the process.

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Downsizing Your Home

February 1st, 2017 - 8:18 AM
Downsizing Your Home

Getting rid of clutter: A guide to downsizing your life

It’s no secret that many people have a lot of stuff in their homes. In fact, a UCLA study found that 25 percent of homes with two-car garages don’t have enough room for vehicles because they’re filled with other things. But why does this happen?

Many psychologists believe our tendency to hoard comes from our belief that owning more will make us feel happier and more secure, or it may just be because we’re susceptible to advertisement. Whatever the reason, the need to own can get a little out of control, leaving us with a cluttered house and a desperate desire to reduce our belongings. The good news is downsizing is easier than you may think — all you need is a plan and the willingness to see it through.  

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: For Kids, Mom, Dad, Friends, and More!

November 28th, 2016 - 3:49 PM
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: For Kids, Mom, Dad, Friends, and More!

Give homemade Christmas gifts this holiday season

With gift-giving season quickly approaching, you’re probably already dreading what holiday shopping entails — big crowds, long lines, traffic jams and an empty bank account. But, instead of getting stressed and spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars, why not spend some time crafting DIY Christmas gifts? You can stay home, drink a cup of hot chocolate, listen to Christmas music and enjoy the lights on the tree while making your loved ones a unique gift they’re sure to love.  And even if you’re not usually a crafty person, these simple handmade ideas are easy enough for anyone to make!

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The Best Organization Apps for the New Year

January 22nd, 2014 - 1:58 PM

“It’s time to get organized!”

That’s the spirit! You’ve set getting organized as your New Year’s resolution and nothing’s going to stop you from fulfilling it. Except, you’re not sure how to get started. No worries; your tablet or smartphone can help. Whether you’re team Android or team iOs, this list of organization apps can help simplify your daily routine (and maybe even help you save some $$ this New Year.

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Easy Christmas Decorations

December 3rd, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Decorate for Christmas with these Fun, Easy, Cheap Ideas

Nothing makes a new house feel more like “home” than sparkling lights and beautiful, hand-crafted Christmas decorations. Try out some of these easy (and cheap) Christmas decoration ideas and turn your home into a gorgeous winter wonderland.

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How to Organize Toys

June 28th, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Tips from the toy organization expert

I don’t claim to be an expert at many things, but I know toys. I can tell you just about anything you need to know about the latest Skylander® product to hit the market, which Lego® set has which character, and I can bake a cake in an Easy Bake Oven like a champ. I’m not a toy collector per se, but I do have 7 kids (and 6 are under 10), so I’ll proudly wear the “toy expert” badge.