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True or False: Open the windows during a hurricane

By Carolyn Hauck on October 20, 2015

With a few months left in hurricane season and some category 4s now behind us, we’re looking to dispel one of the most common misconceptions in hurricane preparedness: opening windows.

If you have a basic understanding of physics, opening windows to relieve outside...

Fall Garden

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The Well-Worth-It Fall Garden Prep

By Carolyn Hauck on September 22, 2015

Properly preparing your garden for fall and winter tidies up your yard, but more importantly, prepares the soil for spring planting. Well worth the small investment in time and money, the little you do now and in late fall, the more benefits you’ll reap in the spring.

Fall Home Prep

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10 Essential Fall Home Preparations

By Carolyn Hauck on August 20, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but it’s nearly that time of year again. As we lazily enjoy the dog days of summer, it’s also time to start thinking about getting our homes ready for the fall and winter. The good news about starting early with home prep is that you can move through the below...

What You Should Know: Buying a Home

By Jessica Klimczak on July 23, 2015

When you begin to consider purchasing a home it can be hard to feel prepared. According to the national association of realtors, over 92% of potential home buyers do research online whether it is to gather more information about purchasing or to locate available properties. The biggest...

Air Conditioner

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10+ Hot Money-Saving Tips for Summer

By Carolyn Hauck on June 11, 2015

 Splurging on far-away travels, road trips or festivals this summer? Paying extra for summer camp for the kids? Follow these easy money-saving tips from Experts on JustAnswer to help you budget your way through the fun-...

House for sale

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The top 3 tips for selling your house quickly

By Carolyn Hauck on May 19, 2015

You’ve decided to sell your house; you’ve maybe even contacted your realtor and started packing. Although you are beginning to move on and think about the next home, it’s important to spend time and a little money fixing up the house you are preparing to leave, because it could mean a higher...

Hammer Nail

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4 easy (and affordable) ways to fix up your home

By Carolyn Hauck on April 16, 2015

 Want to do more than just clean this spring, but you’re strapped for cash?

Inexpensive home improvements can give your home or apartment a much-desired upgrade without spending too much money.


New wall color is by far the easiest way to give a room or...

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...