Articles by Laura Firszt


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Simple Deck Repair That Will Protect Your Investment

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2020

Don’t worry if your deck is looking a little worn out this spring. Deck repair can be easy and affordable. Most important, it will help prevent small problems becoming big nuisances...


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5 Easy And Effective Methods For Cleaning Tile Floors

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 18, 2020

Want a clean, healthy home but don’t have much time to housekeep? Then porcelain or ceramic tile floors are your best friend. Cleaning tile floors is simple if they’re glazed...


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Portable Vs Window Air Conditioner -- What Is The Best Choice?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 11, 2020

Not ready to invest in central AC? Consider a portable or window air conditioner instead. Both are easy to install, don’t require ductwork, and can be taken along when you move. But...


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What You Need To Know Before Fencing In A Yard

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 04, 2020

Fencing in a yard seems like a simple project, right? Just hammer in a few posts, attach your fencing, and there you go. Well, that’s one way of doing it ... but it’s not...


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How Much Will You Have To Pay For That New Roof?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 27, 2020

Shopping for a new roof is a rare experience for most of us, since roofs tend to last for 15 years or longer. And they’re not something that is usually advertised in our local...


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Clean Your Siding With This Simple Guide

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 20, 2020

After a long hard winter, clean siding is a quick and affordable way to brighten up your house exterior. Just make sure that you choose an appropriate cleaning method that won't harm...


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Home Improvement: Dangerous In The Time Of Coronavirus?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 07, 2020

In the COVID-19 pandemic, our simplest daily activities can feel scary, especially anything outside the home and immediate family circle. However, life goes on and many homeowners need...


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Safe Healthy Fruits And Vegetables During Coronavirus

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 05, 2020

Today’s post is inspired by two mistakes I made. In the COVID-19 pandemic, I (together with everyone else) am still learning how to navigate our strange new life. Here’s...


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Spring Home Improvement That Will Refresh Your Spirit

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 30, 2020

SPRING FORECAST: Increasing sun and warmth, no matter what’s happening in the news. And we also forecast that you'll be spending a lot of time at home this season. That means...


Keep those little ones safe  Larry Koester / flickr

How To Stay Safe From Dangers In The Home As You Shelter In Place

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 25, 2020

As you shelter in place to limit the spread of coronavirus, be sure you protect your family from dangers lurking indoors, as well. It’s far from easy to stay on top of everything...