Monthly Archives: May 2017

June Home Checklist

This is a busy time of year with graduations, family events and change of season chores, but use this list of 10 items – basically cleaning, maintaining and inspecting – to get off to a good summer of enjoying your … Continue reading

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Social Media – Step-child of the BBS

Back in the 1990s we ran a BBS (bulletin board system) and whenever we attended a BBS conferences were often asked “People pay you to learn how to fix their leaky toilet?” Our HouseNet BBS was about the cost of … Continue reading

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Ageproof a Bathroom for Lifelong Living

Wouldn’t it be nice to remodel a bathroom so the design is ideal for every family member – whether it’s a rambunctious 8 year old or a refined 80-something? You may be giving a baby (or a dog) a bath … Continue reading

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Garage Sale, Yard Sale, Whatever You Call It – It’s a Good Idea

The thought of having a yard sale can be overwhelming but the end result is worth it – getting rid of stuff you no longer want or need. You’ll experience a sense of cleansing and renewal, not to mention the … Continue reading

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Inside Story: A Visit to Home Depot

Husky Flashlight Working Frozen in Ice Recently we were part of a group of 80 home improvement editors, writers and bloggers in Atlanta at a Home Depot press event. We visited the massive office complex and toured the Testing & … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas for a D-I-Y Mom

Is your Mom a do-it-yourselfer? Here are some gift ideas for gardening and decorating that she’ll probably enjoy. They’re clever and useful products that make a special gift for any handy mom. The best part is she’ll smile and think … Continue reading

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Home Checklist for May

Take a look at these 13 items to get your house and garden in good shape. While the weather is getting warmer we’re all drawn outside to get busy cleaning out the weeds and fertilizing the garden beds. In the … Continue reading

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