How Families Can Improve Their Homes with a Few Simple Additions

If you have been in your home for a while, some simple additions can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your house. You can make significant changes to the outside without knocking down walls or breaking the bank.

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4 Steps to a Comfy Outdoor Hosting Area

Entertaining friends at home can be incredibly enjoyable, especially if you have an outdoor area that’s set up to welcome guests and put them at ease. A great outdoor hosting area should be decorated with a combination of style and practicality, so when guests visit, they can feel free to really relax and enjoy the company and conversation the host provides.

The outdoor area should take advantage of all the best qualities of a home’s outdoor space (like having seating in an area that best takes advantage of a view) while also adding a special touch that makes it unique. Here are four steps to creating an inviting and very comfy outdoor area that friends will flock to.

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Tub Troubles? 5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathtub Drain Unclogged

It’s a rather gross feeling when you step into the shower, turn it on and water almost immediately starts pooling at your feet. This means you have a clogged drain. It’s a common problem that has a few different solutions depending on the source of the clog. Here are five tips for preventing and fixing clogged drains.

Watch What Goes down Sensitive Drains

Older homes are especially prone to clogged drains thanks to out-of-date plumbing. Any liquids full of dust, dirt, pet hair and other substances should not be poured down sensitive drains. You can also use a shower hair trap to keep both human and pet hair from going down the drain.

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Petani AIR SOCKS: The Best Wool Socks for Hiking Casual or Formal Wear

Okay, so you’re probably thinking socks are socks, right? Well, you may want to reconsider because not all socks are made alike!

Allow me to introduce you to PETANI AIR SOCKS. Wait, you’ve never heard of PETANI AIR SOCKS? Well, then you are certainly missing out!
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4 Resources Every New Family Needs When Looking for a Home

The biggest investment virtually anyone will make in their lifetime, buying a home can be a wonderful experience for a new family. However, that’s only if adequate planning has been done ahead of time. Since the process can be complex and time-consuming, it’s crucial to use every available resource in your home search. To make sure you get the perfect home for your family, here are the top four resources you’ll need to have at your disposal.

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5 Hot Trends in Fashion for 2018

Many people follow all the latest fashion trends. Others don’t really know what’s hot in fashion until they are surrounded by the latest big trend. By the time some people catch on to what’s trending, the fad is over. If you are among those people who want to be up on the trends but don’t know how to get in the loop, then let this be a helpful guide to the up and coming fashion trends of spring and summer of 2018.

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Proper Protection: 4 Ways New Homeowners Can Protect their Investment

If you recently purchased a home and want to protect your new investment, note that there are numerous strategies you can use to keep your residential property in optimal condition. Here are four of them:

Pest Inspections

In addition to attaining fire protection services, make sure that you tap into the power of obtaining professional inspections. These inspections are important because if insects linger in your home too long, they can cause structural damage to your residential property. An example of this would be termites feeding on the wood of your property and thereby compromising the integrity and strength of structures like ceilings, floors, and cabinets. By obtaining annual or semi-annual pest inspections, you can prevent this type of degenerative process from taking place.

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3 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Christmas Breads

When you think of leftover Christmas breads, fruitcake seems to be the one item that is singled out. Whereas other Christmas breads like Banana Nut, Spiced Apple, Pecan Maple, Lemon Loaf and Holiday Rum and Eggnog breads leave nary a crumb, there is still life left in those leftover breads to enjoy as the season winds down. A few suggestions here will certainly alleviate any pangs of guilt when you realize you need not throw these pieces of bread away with the trash.

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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Gift for the Couple that Has Everything

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When you receive an invitation to a wedding, a whole host of challenges presents itself. Of course, you’re happy for your friends and their momentous occasion, but you’re dreading the shopping trip to buy them a gift. For the couple that has everything and provides no wish list or wishing well for donations, it becomes an all-the-more stressful occasion.

You’ve got no guidance, no idea what they already have, and money can often seem like an impersonal gift, no matter how appreciated it might be. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of wedding gifts that a couple who has everything will happily accept.
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Organize It: 4 Quick Ideas to Organize Your Family Garage

A garage is like a purse, it starts out vast, empty, and clean, but within a few months it’s chock-full of things you don’t even recognize, and when you have a family it multiples depending on how many children you have. The same applies to all garages around the world. Staying organized is the only way to avoid letting your garage turn into a catch-all of the overflow from your home. Here are four quick ideas to get you started.
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