Category Archives: Do it yourself

Beware of DIY Project Deadlines

When a neighbor asked me how long she should schedule to remodel her bathroom before a family party I was quick to respond “as long as it takes.” I’ve learned that a carved in stone deadline (like an anniversary) is … Continue reading

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Surprising Advice about 1st Step of Redecorating from Designers

Is your house showing signs of wear and tear? Wish you had the time and money to redecorate? Don’t. Interior designers have all told me the same thing when I ask what can a homeowner do to improve a room’s … Continue reading

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Home Just-Do-It List In December

There’s plenty of things to do around the house in December to prepare for the holidays – cleaning, entertaining, gift buying, gift wrapping, not to mention food shopping, tree trimming and decorations. Before you get overwhelmed take a look at these … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Garage?

Today a garage means different things to different people. It can exist to protect a car or to create a man cave, but for most of us it’s somewhere in between. As young marrieds we didn’t have a garage with … Continue reading

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September Home Checklist

September may send the kids back to school and bring some cooler temperatures but it’s usually a month of transitions from summer to fall schedules and routines. The same is true for your caring for your home. This month there’s … Continue reading

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Easy Plumbing Repairs

You’d be surprised at how easy some basic plumbing repairs can be and how much you will save by doing them yourself. We’re not talking major plumbing work that requires the skills and tools of a professional plumber, we’re suggesting … Continue reading

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Spring Yard Work

When warm weather arrives many of us feel a burst of energy to get outdoors and shake off being cooped up all winter. Being in the fresh air feels good so it’s an incentive to tidy up the yard and … Continue reading

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