Home Maintenance and Repair Tips and Checklists

6 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Housekeeper

6 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Housekeeper

By Tara Mastroeni / May 28, 2021
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Hiring a housekeeper can be a great experience. However, just like any other hiring scenario, you need to know a little bit about what you want before getting started. With that in mind, we have some important questions to ask…

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Wondering if Home Energy Efficiency Updates Are Worth It? Here’s How Much They Might Save You

Wondering if Home Energy Efficiency Updates Are Worth It? Here’s How Much They Might Save You

By Aly Yale / December 30, 2020
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Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t just help the environment — it also helps your wallet. Energy-efficient upgrades can reduce the amount of water, gas, electricity, and other utilities your home uses significantly. In some cases, they can even qualify…

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6 Habits of Smart Homeowners

6 Habits of Smart Homeowners

By Aly Yale / December 9, 2020
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Owning a home is a big responsibility. Not only do you have that mortgage payment to stay on top of (plus insurance, utilities, and all those other bills), but you also the physical aspects of homeownership to tend to —…

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6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Their Energy Bills This Winter

6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Energy Bills This Winter

By Tara Mastroeni / December 3, 2020
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Winter is right around the corner. For many homeowners, that often means enduring a season of surprisingly-high energy bills. However, there are steps that you can take to keep your energy bills as low as possible. With that in mind,…

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6 Fall Curb Appeal Ideas to Help You Sell Your House This Season

By Tara Mastroeni / September 28, 2020
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If you’re getting ready to sell your house, it’s important to think about its curb appeal. You should also consider the season you’re selling in — in this case, the fall — because it will impact some of the choices…

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5 Fall Lawn Care Tips To Keep Your Lawn Looking Its Best

By Tara Mastroeni / September 23, 2020
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Most homeowners are aware that they need to care for their lawn in the spring, but few realize that the secret to a lush and beautiful lawn is year-round maintenance. With that in mind, we’ve brought you five fall lawn…

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Kids Home for Summer? 8 Ways to Keep the House Clean

By Aly Yale / July 16, 2020
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Keeping the house clean is never easy — but when the kids are home for summer (or indefinitely due to COVID)? Then a neat and tidy house is harder to come by than ever. Fortunately, a little creativity can help…

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Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

By Tara Mastroeni / May 28, 2020
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When you’re moving out, giving your old place a good scrub down is essential. Whether your main motivation is to leave your former home looking nice for the new owners or simply to get your security deposit back, a top-to-bottom…

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Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home

Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home

By Tara Mastroeni / May 22, 2020
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Vinyl siding is a polarizing topic. Some people love it, but others would rather see their home coated with just about anything else. If you’re not sure where you fall on the spectrum, keep reading. We’ve outlined the pros and…

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5 Spring Lawn Care Tips To Help Your Yard Look Exceptional This Year

5 Spring Lawn Care Tips To Help Your Yard Look Exceptional This Year

By Tara Mastroeni / May 20, 2020
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Spring is officially here, which means its time to put lawn care at the forefront of your mind. Beyond simply mowing regularly, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your lawn looking its best. Read over…

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