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If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, then maintenance is something you’ll have to do to keep the pool clean and safe to swim in. While you can hire a professional to do this, you can attempt to clean it yourself with the tips below. 1. Use Affordable Cleaning Solutions Keep your pool’s pH levels balanced by using baking soda from the grocery store. This is an affordable alternative to “alkalinity increaser” products from pool cleaning stores. This will keep the water clean between professional cleanings. In general, you’ll want to use 1.5 lbs of baking soda for every…

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Small, simple and inexpensive floral centerpieces make quite a statement. You can make arrangements out of containers you have around your house and use flowers you can buy at the supermarket or from your own modest garden. Here are some ideas to create simple and stylish floral centerpieces. Flowers in Footed Glass Bowls Place flowers of different shades of the same color in a set of three, different sized, clear glass bowls. Put pink roses and hyacinths in one bowl, pink peonies in another and pink ranunculus and peonies in another. Flutes and Votives Fill tall flute vases with different…

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It’s summertime, and that means beautiful weather, warm sunshine, and parties with friends and family. Summer is also the perfect time of year to gather with friends and family. Party planning can be extremely stressful, use these party prep tips and make party planning hassle-free. Make a Schedule Make a schedule with a timeline of what needs to be done and when to do to take away unnecessary stress. A list is the perfect way to streamline your party planning. Be sure to start your schedule ahead of time just to make sure you have plenty of time to get…

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Whether you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of friends whom you haven’t seen in years or you’re not so eager about your in-laws spending the weekend, getting the house ready is a necessity. Make the process less overwhelming by integrating the suggestions below. Start Early Depending upon how far in advance you know that the guests are coming, you can start to make some basic preparations right away. Communicate Necessary Information You want your guests to feel comfortable in your home, but they also need to understand that your family lives there. For example, some people are allergic to pets, so…

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Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. Often when buyers are looking for a home, they just focus on is what they want, not what is going to make them happy in the long run. If you are a first-time buyer, here are some of the best kept secrets when it comes to buying a home to help you land the perfect place. Maintain Financial Stability The closer you are to buying a house the more you want to keep your financial picture the same. Lenders are taking a big risk on you,…

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Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can have a spectacular garden that all your friends will envy. With just a few simple tips and tricks of the trade, you can have a thriving garden in no time. Here are a few expert tips to get you on the right track in creating a lovely garden. Gardening by Region and Zone One of the best ways to ensure that your garden is at its best is to plant by region. Planting by region help increase the survival rate of you plants and reduces landscape maintenance. Also, what thrives…

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Hanging gardens are taking over backyards and front lawns in cities everywhere. Whether it’s the unexpectedness of plants draped vertically or the sheer beauty of curtains of greenery, having your own hanging wall of plants is a great way to spice up the look of your home and garden. Installing a vertical garden in your home isn’t hard to do. Many vertical gardens start with the use of a planter. A planter will allow you to stack attend plants in a row or on a wall. These planters allow the plants to grow from a stable place while allowing you…

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The themes that dominate Easter and Passover reveal the beauty of redemption, protection, and the promise of new horizons. While both holidays have some shared symbolism, they also have some that are uniquely their own. Personalize Place Cards for Passover Use some melted chocolate to create name tags on matzos. The procedure is simple. Melt some chocolate and pour it into a piping bag. Write the name of each guest onto the matzos. Allow the chocolate to cool. Once the chocolate has cooled, tuck the matzos into neatly folded napkins. Place this arrangement on each plate. Topiaries for Passover Topiaries…

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Transform your home into an indoor/outdoor paradise. Here are the top outdoor design trends for 2018 so you can start revamping your backyard. 1. Outdoor Kitchen Outdoor kitchens are perfect for entertaining. Outdoor kitchens can include their own range, a beer cooler, a bar, and a long table so you can entertain your friends at a dinner party under the stars. Outdoor furniture is classy and can give indoor furniture a run for its money, so an outdoor kitchen can look just like an extension of the house. There are countless outdoor kitchen designs that can open up your living…

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You may be considering the installation of a ductless HVAC system for efficient operation and consistent temperature control. There are advantages and drawbacks to using a ductless system in your home, below is a list of the pros and cons. Ductless System Pros A ductless HVAC system is the combination of a compressor outside and a unit mounted on the wall indoors. It is best suited for situations, where baseboard heating or a window-mounted air conditioning unit would be used. The main benefit of the wall unit is you only have to drill a small hole to mount it. This…

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