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  1. 5 Ways to Shop for Furniture That Will Save You Money

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    Let's be honest; furniture is expensive and renovating anything always costs more than they said it would. If we had a dollar every time we heard I want the look of this room, but want to save money doing just that, we would be bazillionaires! Here are our top five tips:

    1. Shop Online

    What most people don't understand is that retail stores have overhead (namely rent and staff) that they have to factor into their prices. Everyone ...
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  2. Dealing with bad contractor behavior

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    What should you do if someone you've hired behaves like a bully?


    Particularly if you haven't done your homework before choosing a service provider, there's a chance you could experience problems that include a contractor pushing for more money, reacting with hostility when told of a problem, or threatening to sue, file a lien or abandon a project.

    Confronted with objectionable behavior, you might be tempted to respond in kind or ...
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  3. Furniture changes with technology

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    Technology has changed the furniture we live with. Tables and desks had to change to accommodate modern, large and often clumsy electronics.

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    At first a radio or radio-phonograph combination was kept in a cabinet that resembled a piece of early William and Mary furniture. It was a boxlike two-door cabinet with long legs. The radio and phonograph were hidden behind the doors.

    Television sets required ...
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  4. What to do and not do when selling home

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    Planning to put your house on the market? Here are some things to do and some things to avoid before and after the sign goes in the yard.

    PREPARING TO SELL

    Do:

    - Pay attention to the inside of closets. If you are leaving a house vacant for showings, be sure to paint the master closet. Paint will brighten the space.

    - Have heating and air conditioning serviced.

    - Have the ...
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