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  1. Do I need to repair my gutters?

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    Gutters serve the important function of diverting water away from your home, preventing costly damage and keeping your siding and foundation in good working order. With regular maintenance, gutters can last for many years. But if they're beginning to show signs of wear, it may be time to repair or replace them. These are a few things to look out for.

    ARE YOUR GUTTERS SAGGING?

    If you see your gutters leaning or pulling away from your house, ...
  2. How can I get organized at home?

    Over time, it's easy to let clutter pile up in your house – and often, it accumulates so slowly that you don't notice a problem until it's too late. Luckily, all it takes is a little free time and some elbow grease to get things back in shape. Here, we've compiled a few tips to help you organize even the most clutter-prone zones in your home.

    For the messy bedroom:

    Organizing and decluttering your bedroom can help you maintain a sense of relaxation and order not just in ...
  3. The Best Time to Buy Furniture for Savings

    Start the Year With Spring Savings

    The spring is a time when home sales start to trend upwards. Furniture retailers often try to entice people through their doors by offering discounts on indoor furniture. It's not a good idea to buy outdoor furniture in the spring, though, because things like barbecues, poolside furniture and patio sets are all in high demand, and that means higher prices. Stick to indoor furniture in the spring.

    The Summer Slump

    Summer ...
  4. Which paint colors create a relaxing space?

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ID:	11299Does seafoam green really evoke feelings of renewal? Can periwinkle blue actually lull you to sleep?

    Interior designers have long thought that paint color can affect our emotions, and color psychology backs up the hunch.

    Here’s a look at the swatches that cultivate a calm and relaxed environment throughout your home.

    Soothing blues

    From iceberg to deep navy, almost any shade of blue can convey a sense of tranquility ...
  5. Your smart-home devices could be easy to hack. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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    So your holiday gift was a new smart-home device. It could be Amazon's Echo, often called "Alexa," or Google Home using "Siri," which provide music, news updates and other information features; iRobot Roomba to clean your floors; the Ring doorbell, or a smart TV for voice-command video.

    Maybe you're thrilled with your gift, or maybe you're a bit wary, given recent reports of cyberhacking of some devices. Internet-oriented devices ...
  6. How much does interior painting cost?

    A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in transforming your space – and what better time to start than heading into a new year? Here's what you need to know to set your budget and complete a job well done.

    Getting started

    Painting the interior of a 2,000-square-foot house costs between $1,900 and $7,800. Wall height, designer paint and regional differences all play into the final price point, so be sure to communicate with your painting pro about your budget.
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