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Paint is any easy way to many any space more attractive and visually appealing. Chalk paint gives furniture and other items an interesting and diverse look. Below are some reasons why chalk paint might be a good choice for your next home project. It’s Forgiving Many people are first attracted to chalk paint because it is very forgiving. A piece does not have to be perfectly sanded and smooth to achieve a good surface for painting with chalk paint. Slight imperfections in the piece and the texture in the paint makes it a great medium for giving an antique, textured…

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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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Many people choose hardwood floors for their homes because they are easy to care for. However, they do require maintenance in order to keep them looking great. Below are some tips to keep your hardwood floors looking like it is new. Clean up Spills Immediately If something spills on the hardwood floor, you need to clean it up immediately. Even if the spill is small, this can cause long-term damage to your floor. Take a cloth and clean up the spill immediately. Clean the Floor Regularly Even if your hardwood floor appear to be clean, you still need to clean…

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By Lauren Jablonski With Marie Kondo’s Netflix show taking over our lives, it’s impossible to avoid the desire to start “sparking joy” all over our homes. Whether you’re a neat freak or a little on the messy side, you can find a KonMari inspired method that will work for you. Try the following hacks for cleaning up your home. Sort Books by Color If you have a lot of books, you may be at a loss with how to organize them. As Marie Kondo suggests, go through your books and only hold on to the ones that bring you joy.…

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You may not think about how dangerous windowpanes and window openings are in the wrong situations. However, numerous adults, teenagers and children are injured from a variety of window injuries. During national window safety week, consider these tips to protect everyone in your family. Use the Window Stops on the Window Tracks If you have children or family pets, then make sure to use the window stops that are located on the window’s tracks. By popping these items open, you can only open the windows a few inches. This means that a child or a pet cannot fall through an…

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Everyone expects to go outside into a world that is filled with pollutants. While clean air has become a major concern, so far there have been few improvements in the overall purity of the air you breathe. That should be all the more reason to make sure that when you’re inside, the air in your home is clean and is not detrimental to your health. Why Clean Air is Important For those with any type of autoimmune disorder such as asthma, clean air is a near-necessity in order to live a normal, functional life. Dirty air can contribute to asthma…

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Your garage is the perfect catch-all for everything, it’ amazing how quickly items accumulate. Before you know it, your garage is so full of clutter that you can’t even fit your car inside. You might even find yourself avoiding going into the garage because you don’t want to be reminded of the mess. Remember to include your garage in your spring-cleaning routine. Spring is the perfect time to attack the mess in the garage. Here are some spring cleaning tips that will not only help you get your garage clean, but will actually keep your garage clean, organized, and efficient.…

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If you are building a new home, then you must have a heating system installed, and it is essential to choose the best option. Alternatively, you may need to replace a malfunctioning heating system, so you can choose to upgrade to a more modern device. There are several pros and cons concerning the installation of a heat pump versus a gas furnace, and by understanding what these are, you can make an informed decision about buying and installing a new heating system. A Faster Source of Heat for Your Home When you want to have heat in a home faster,…

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There are many reasons why you should repair your chimney during the off-season when it will not be in use. You will want to make sure that your fireplace is in full functioning order. Making sure that your chimney is working well, will help to ensure that you do not deal with any chimney fires. It will also help the efficiency of your fireplace. Below are some things that you should do while it is the off-season for your fireplace and chimney. Chimney Inspections You will want to hire a professional chimney sweep that will check out your fireplace and…

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Looking ways to save money when it comes to heating your home? People tend to overspend and need to find ways to conserve in order to balance their checkbooks. If you find you’re paying too much to stay warm, here are some things you can try that will help curb your oil heating bill this winter. Check for Air Leaks You pay for every bit of heat that comes out of your oil furnace, so you don’t want any of it going to waste. However, heat sometimes leaks out through drafty windows and doors. These spots are easy to find…

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