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When the weather begins to get warmer, people are anxious to go outside. Get your home ready for summer by completing some outdoor tasks. Make sure these items are on your spring outdoor “to-do” list. Clean Gutters During the fall and winter months, leaves and twigs collect in the gutters. If the gutter is clogged, it can overflow and cause problems for your home. Incidentally, it’s also a good time to check the drainage around your home. April showers bring May flowers; make sure the gutter and drainpipes are clear. Clean Around the AC Take a look at your air…

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Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, you probably want to trim the tree and start decorating the house. Thanks to the thrifty nature of second-hand items, you can decorate and get ready for Christmas without breaking the bank. Here are some easy ways to save at your local thrift shop. Christmas Trees Have you went shopping for an artificial Christmas tree yet? A quality tree costs a couple hundred dollars at least. If you want a bigger and better tree, it will set you back about $400-$500. However, you can get a tree at a thrift store for…

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A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of your home during the holiday season. There are several different tree options and there are many factors that go into picking and maintaining a tree. Here are some helpful fresh Christmas tree care tips to make your Christmas tree last throughout the holidays. Measure Measure the distance between the floor and ceiling and subtract the height of the stand and the tree topper from your total. Consider the size of the room and how much space your tree will take up. Check the Needles and Freshness There are several ways to tell if…

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Decorating for the holidays should be a fun, pleasant experience. So, you don’t have to start tearing down the Thanksgiving decorations the moment the last piece of turkey is eaten at dinner. Instead, start to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas in a gradual way. When you transition your holiday décor, take your time and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Here are few simple things that you can do to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas décor. Give Your Candles a New Look Candles are a familiar part of a home’s décor during both Thanksgiving and Christmas time. If you have brown, tan or…

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Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most complicated meals to make. With the right tips and pointers, make this year’s Thanksgiving dinner stress-free. Follow the list below and get most of the work done ahead of time, leaving little to do on Thanksgiving Day. Sort out your recipes Review the list of ingredients for your Thanksgiving recipes and revise anything that is missing. Record the quantity of ingredients that you need, you don’t want to be running out to the store in the middle of preparing a meal. If you are making any new recipes, test them in advance to…

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World Kindness Day takes place on November 13th. Even though it is important to be nice to people every day, there are many ways that you can go above and beyond to be kind to someone on World Kindness Day. Say Hello to Someone Many of us get so caught up in our daily lives that we barely participate in small talk. Saying hello to someone can instantly brighten up their day and make them look up from their phone. Free Hugs Most people enjoy hugs. In fact, in the emo scene, many people would wear shirts to shows that…

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Fall is a great time for you and your family to enjoy your time outdoors. Days are sunny, clear and the colors of the vegetation are vivid. During the fall, you don’t need to take expensive trips in order to have fun. The following fall activities are enjoyable for the entire family. Attend a Fall Festival In all parts of America, autumn is marked with festivals. Some of the activities at fall festivals include face painting, pony rides, craft vendors, food and raffles. Fall festivals enable you to sample the best aspects of the locality and embrace the season. Sip…

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Did Halloween sneak up on your again? You thought you would get around to picking up a costume, then all of a sudden Halloween has arrived and the only costumes left at the store are the wrong size or not what you want. Not to worry, a cute, clever costume could be hiding in your closet. Here are some great last minute Halloween costumes you can throw together last minute right from your closet. 1. Rosie the Riveter Throw on your favorite denim button down. Pull up your hair and tie a red bandana around your head, with the knot…

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There is a lot to like about autumn. Once the leaves start to fall it also means readily available supplies to make some stunning crafts. Depending on the types of trees that surround you, the leaves will vary in size and shape, often within one area. Gather some of the brightest and best and you’re on your way to making some stunning decor. Leaf Wall Hanger Combine dozens of leaves and create one large sized leaf wall hanging in the same shape of the leaves you are using by gluing the assortment together. Choose your favorite style and completely lay…

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Are you ready to embrace fall and make your home coordinate with the coming season? Check out some of the fun decorating ideas for autumn that will transform your home. Use Pedestals If you love baking and sharing baked goods with others, you probably have a few cake stands tucked away in your cabinet. Autumn is the perfect time to get those stands out and create a display that visitors will love. White stands and pedestals are great because white puts the focus on your decorations, but you might want to go with black stands when creating a Halloween display.…

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