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Spring Cleaning

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Spring-cleaning is good for you

By Carolyn Hauck on March 24, 2015

Even if it’s still snowing where you live, come March, we all start to feel the urge to clean, purge and start anew in spring. This can mean different things to different people, so we asked Marc, a home improvement specialist on JustAnswer, where he...

Spring Gardening

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Spring gardening has arrived

By Carolyn Hauck on March 17, 2015

Unless there’s seven feet of snow on the ground where you live, if you’re a gardener, you’re probably itching to get out in the yard and start your spring preparations. Here’s a short list of the springtime gardening to-dos:

Pruning and Transplanting Trees and Shrubs...

Start a garden that will grow

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Start a garden that will grow

By Carolyn Hauck on March 03, 2015

Are you a beginning gardener or have you given vegetable gardening a try but didn’t yield much? We’ve done some research and talked with Experts on JustAnswer to give you the basics for starting a strong veggie garden this year.

Begin with the three S’s: Sun, Space and Soil...

House Covered in Snow

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Winterizing Your Home the Right Way

By Carolyn Hauck on December 18, 2014

Whether you’re a snowbird who heads south for the winter, or own a second home in a cold climate, winterizing your home for cold weather is checklist item #1 before you pack up and leave.

Winterizing basics

1)    Unplug all appliances to avoid any potential fire...

Christmas Lights

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Xmas lights and safety

By Carolyn Hauck on December 11, 2014

Christmas lights and candles are more than just festive decorations; they offer brightness and warmth in the darkening days of winter. Besides, what would Christmas be without them? Well, the statistics on the fires and damage they can cause are slightly staggering:

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Glass of Water

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True or False: Does the water filter really have to be changed as often as it indicates?

By Jessica Klimczak on November 24, 2014

I don’t know about you but it seems like the “replace water filter” light on my fridge is always on. Maybe it is that time goes by just a little faster than I remember but sometimes I wonder if my fridge is a little too high maintenance for its own good. I put the question to an...

Dinner at Thanksgiving

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Preparing for the Holidays

By Jessica Klimczak on November 20, 2014

Whether you realize it or not, the holidays have arrived. With the impending arrival of friends and family it is important to make sure the festivities go off without a hitch. We checked in with a few of our Home Improvement Experts on the most important things you should check in your...

Drought

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Water Saving Tips

By Jessica on November 11, 2014

While a large part of the country is seeing typical rainfall and even snowfall, the sunshine state of California is suffering from one of the worst droughts seen in decades. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, at this point, even El Niño conditions, which are...

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True or False - Turning down the hot water heater saves on bills

By Jessica on November 06, 2014

I don’t know about you but I pay little to no attention to my hot water heater. As long as the water is hot when I need it and cool when I don’t I assume that machine in my basement is working efficiently. My father, on the other hand, is neurotic at best when it comes to the hot water...

DIY or DI Don’t: Fixing a Cracked Countertop

By Jessica on September 25, 2014

In our newest home improvement blog series, we are going to help you determine whether your home improvement tasks are something you can “do yourself” or if you are better off hiring an expert. We will take your questions, pose them to our Home Improvement Experts and see what they say...

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