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How to Prepare Your Finances for Home Ownership

December 17, 2014
Prepare your finances for home ownership

If home ownership is on your list of goals for the near future, there’s a lot of red tape you’ll have to go through to make your dream a reality. But if you’re prepared for the journey that awaits, the transition from a renter to a homeowner can be a near-seamless one. Here are a […]

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How to Repurpose Your Old Drapes

November 17, 2014
How to Repurpose Drapes

If you have little kids, you know that you can never have enough crafting materials on hand for fun and creative projects. And if you’re on a tight budget, you probably think twice before buying all the new, trendy crafting supplies. But timing could be on your side if it’s time to replace those old […]

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How to Save Money When Working With Contractors

September 9, 2014
Contractor

Homeowners are faced with an ongoing list of maintenance and repairs, and many require professional service contractors. Adding a room onto your house, remodeling a kitchen or repairing a roof require some specialized skills and often become expensive. Fortunately, there are several things homeowners can do to save money when working with contractors. DIY or […]

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Go Minimalist & Declutter Your Life

June 10, 2014
Minimalist

As we age, we naturally acquire personal mementos and material possessions that clutter or consume our lives. If you’re ready to eliminate this chaos in your home and throughout your life, going minimalist is for you. The idea of minimizing your material possessions and expenses stems from being able to survive off the bare essentials. […]

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Home Office Organization Ideas That Will Boost Productivity

March 11, 2014
Home Office Organization Ideas

It happens to all of us.  We get the idea in our head that we are going to get some work done.  We are excited, and ready to go, but then we get into our office and everything just isn’t right.  Our workplace is cluttered, we can’t find anything, and we end up spending most […]

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How to Make Homemade Dog Shampoo

January 15, 2014
Homemade Dog Shampoo

If you are anything like me then you would love to buy all organic products for your pet, but you just can’t seem to stomach the cost that most stores charge. At the end of the day, their health should trump our wallets, but that’s not how most of us operate. Instead of buying organic, […]

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As Temperatures Drop, Utility Bills Don’t Have to Rise

December 4, 2013
heating your home

Most people just accept that their utility bills will go up (sometimes significantly) as outside temperatures go down, because of the cost of heating their homes. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. You don’t have to choose between low heating bills and a warm home. Take control of your home’s heating efficiency […]

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