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Use the Internet to Simplify Your Move to a New Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 07, 2016

Moving is a pain, no matter how much you’re looking forward to actually being in a new home. The move itself almost invariably requires many weeks of intensive planning and...


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6 House Painting Fails and How to Fix Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 05, 2016

What the …? They said that painting your walls was a fast and easy upgrade. But here you are, in the midst of applying latex or enamel, feeling like the ultimate Pinterest fail....


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Restore and Refinish a Dingy Deck

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 04, 2016

How’s your deck? Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or you were too busy to take care of routine maintenance, that piece of outdoor space just beyond your back door...


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Everything about the Kitchen Sink

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 03, 2016

Kitchen Sink in the Work Triangle Let’s give a shout-out to the “work triangle.” Developed in the 1940s, the classic model for ergonomic kitchen design recommends...


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Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Home in Garage Sale Bargains

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2016

Ah! Summer and neighborhood garage sales go together like … bed bugs and mattresses!?!? Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but if you are a fan of garage or yard sales, thrift stores,...