3 Reasons You Keep Finding Random Birds in Your House


You’ve just discovered that the chirping you heard at half past five is not, in fact, a new alarm clock that no one warned you about. The birds are back, again, and much like the last few times they showed up, you want them out. You may hear them in between the walls or find a way to your attic. Even more than that, you’re wondering how on earth they managed to get here in the first place. Here are three reasons you might be dealing with a bird infestation more often than the average homeowner.

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Pane in the Glass: What to Do When a Neighbor Breaks Your Window

When a neighbor damages your property, you need to take action right away if you want to protect your finances. Even if the damage was accidental, these situations can escalate into major legal battles in the blink of an eye. 

Document the Damage

The first thing that you need to do is collect as much information as possible about the incident. That includes taking pictures of the damage from multiple angles and contacting anyone who witnessed the situation. You should also write down information such as when the damage occurred, any past interactions that you have had with your neighbor, and how much the window cost to install. All of that information will be invaluable if you end up filing an insurance claim or taking your neighbor to court.

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Frozen Pipes! How to Prevent Major Winter Plumbing Woes

Lots of homeowners are surprised at how cold it doesn’t have to get for pipes to freeze. Some pipes freeze when the temperature is as high as 50 degrees Fahrenheit, well above the freezing temperature of water. In many cases, all you may have to do is wait for the pipes to warm up, or warm them up manually. In other cases, frozen pipes burst. Here are some ways to prevent frozen pipes:

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Remind Me: 3 Home Maintenance Tasks to Keep on Your Calendar

As the seasons change, it is important to take the opportunity to inspect the condition of your home and to complete various tasks. There are many tasks that must be completed seasonally for the optimal care of your home, and you may consider adding them to your calendar so that you do not overlook them from season to season. These are some of the more critical seasonal home maintenance tasks that you should complete regularly.

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Sorry, Mom! 3 Ways to Turn a Broken Window into an Opportunity

Kids and accidents go together like peanut butter and jelly. Whether it’s spilling their milk or knocking things over, moms are constantly cleaning up after kid-related accidents. But some accidents actually cost something to fix. These kinds of accidents, however, can also provide a valuable opportunity for a learning experience. Breaking a window, for instance, can open the door to a wide range of teaching opportunities for moms. Depending on the age of your child, here are three valuable lessons moms can teach their kids when they break a window.

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