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  1. How can I keep warm without using my heater?

    As the temperature drops (and keeps dropping!) in the weeks to come, it might feel like time to turn on your heating system and switch the thermostat to warm things up. But heating your home can be an energy-guzzler. Here are a few steps to help endure the cold that donít involve just putting on a sweater or bumping the temperature up a few degrees. Save energy and increase comfort with these tips.

    Set your ceiling fan to run in reverse. There should be a switch on the body of the fan ...
  2. How can I refresh my home without breaking the bank?

    Every home can use a bit of TLC every now and then, but spiffing it up doesn't need to break the bank! Projects as simple as a quick power wash or paint touch-up can make a big improvement in the appearance of your home. If you're looking to make some simple improvements, try these quick and easy upgrades Ė they'll refresh your place without putting a strain on your wallet.

    Tidy up

    Give your home its sparkle back with a quick scrubbing! Tackle areas you don't normally clean ...
  3. How to glam up your closet

    Closets come in all shapes and sizes, but regardless of the size you are going to want to maximize space and organization. Closets should be considered in the planning of a home, similar to a room. The best place to start is with a floor plan and a clear understanding of how you want the closet to be used. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your closets.

    1. Consider using a professional closet company. These companies have experts in maximizing every inch of usable space. ...
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  4. Try these alternatives to art

    When it comes to creating a full and complete look for your home, wall decor often plays a prominent role. But wall decor doesn't necessarily have to be limited to traditional artwork. When it comes to adding interest to your walls, there are a number of ways to add color, pattern and interest that offer alternatives to traditional artwork.

    Consider black-and-white prints.

    From purchased black-and-white prints to photographs that you may have taken yourself. Black-and-white ...
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    Home Decor
  5. How to avoid these 5 common new homeowner mistakes

    So you've just purchased a new home. Naturally the experience is filled with lots of excitement and anticipation. From renovation and remodeling ideas to design, a number of projects and considerations likely come to mind. Poor execution and planning can derail or delay a homeowner's opportunity to enjoy a new home to the fullest. Here are some common new homeowner mistakes and how to potentially avoid them.

    1. PURCHASING FURNITURE IN ADVANCE

    This is a common mistake of ...
  6. How should I wash my windows?

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ID:	11202Once you've finished your spring cleaning and start looking outside for the sunny season, you may notice your windows need a good cleaning inside and out.

    Professionals recommend cleaning your windows at least once per year, if not twice. Window washing can be a DIY job, but you can save a lot of hassle by hiring a pro, particularly if you have a taller house.

    DIY WINDOW CLEANING

    Paper or microfiber cloths do the best job cleaning ...
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