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Create Easy Eco-Friendly Décor Accents with Fall Fruit

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 11, 2014

With the change of season, you're probably looking for a few home decor touches that say "Autumn." You'd like them to be seasonal, eco-friendly, easy to make, and, most of all, charming...


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8 Amazing Hometalk Ideas to Fancy up Your Fence

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 01, 2014

Fencing plays a starring role in the home decor news these days. You’ll see weathered pickets or rugged fence boards ingeniously repurposed as living room wall art or headboards...


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Organize a Greener Closet Today

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 24, 2014

Organizing is the “in” thing as we all try to make our lives greener and simpler. And the first place we generally look to improve is the state of our closets. No matter...


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How to Find – and Use – Hidden Storage Space

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 21, 2014

In desperate need of more room to stash your stuff? You’re not alone. Approximately half of home improvement projects in the US focus on increasing available storage. Here’s...


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Tiny Home Repair

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 14, 2014

The tiny home movement of the last decade and a half is going strong. It holds a particular appeal for folks who want to reduce their environmental footprint, are interested in saving...


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DIY: Repair, Don’t Replace, Rotten Wood

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Wood anywhere in your home is vulnerable to decay in the form of either wet or dry rot (both of which are actually fungal infestation). A rotten wooden door, floorboard, section of...


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Recycling Kitchen Cabinets – How It Works

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Reusing, recycling, and repurposing have caught on among Americans in a big way. Recycling usable materials, especially large, high ticket items like kitchen cabinetry, cuts down on...


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9 Steps for Green Back-to-School Preparation

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 31, 2014

As you get ready to send your kids back to school, why not take the opportunity to educate them about safeguarding our planet’s environment? Reuse any school supplies you might...