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How to Restore and Protect Your Paver Patio-Driveway

My Patio Was Installed In 1998 I had my paver patio installed in 1998 and when they installed it they just swept some sand (or blue stone dust) into the joints.  Of course after a year  the sand came out of the joints.  For years I have struggled with the patio because of moss and weeds growing through the joints.  …

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Shutters Faded and Home For Wasps? Restore and Rid Pests Now

You can do this project on the week-end.  Beginner Level…Total Cost for restoration and wasp proofing for four Shutters is under $40 After so many years, my nice burgundy shutters on the front of my home were faded and worn.  Made of plastic as most are today, they were attached to my siding with plastic push pins, 4 for each …

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Organize Your Home, Now Is A Great Time To Do It

For many people, the new year represents a clean slate, and brings a renewed sense of possibility and enthusiasm. It’s a wonderful time to get your home organized in anticipation of the busy months ahead. Effective storage solutions and organization systems will enable you to enjoy your home to its fullest. Here are some tips to put you on track for an orderly and productive 2015. Learn to let things …

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The Top 10 Tips for Saving Money at Home

Family Hanyman’s best projects, hints and tips for budget-conscious homeowners. Air Leak Testing & Sealing Follow these surprisingly easy tips and techniques for sealing air leaks in your home and save big money on your heating and cooling bills.Check your dryer vent Fill gaps around electrical boxes Seal leaky windows (Option 1) Seal leaky windows (Option 2) Stop under-the-door-leaks Caulk …

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Professional Painting Tips – Learn From A Pro

Veteran painter Butch Zang tells you his secrets for faster, easier and better results. Steps to Paint Like A Pro Step 1: Lay a drop cloth and tape floor edges Step 2: Remove wall obstructions and tape fixtures Step 3: Sand and clean the woodwork Step 4: Prime the woodwork Step 5: Roll the first paint coat on the ceiling …

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More Secret Tips To Save You Money At Home Depot, Lowe’s And Many Other Stores & Restaurants

As many of you already know, I am a consumer advocate and a frugal shopper.  My award-winning article “Secret Price Codes Will Save You Money At Costco, has gone viral and has over three million reads to date and I have been asked to write a book about some of my shopping secrets. As a consumer advocate I have stood …

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How To Remove Mold In Your Home

Almost every home gets mold. We’ll show you how to identify mold and eliminate the small infestations, as well as the big ones that have gotten out of hand. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine TIME – Multi-day COMPLEXITY – Simple COST – Varies Step 1: Overview Mold is a major-league nuisance. It blackens the grout lines in your shower, discolors drywall, …

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Covering Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit

Add a simple plywood cover for winter protection • Cover your air conditioner condenser with plywood Plywood Cover Plywood weighted down with bricks does a good job of protecting your air conditioner condenser in winter. Many homeowners are tempted to wrap their air conditioner condensers (the outside unit) to protect them over the winter. But wrapping an A/C condenser is never …

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4 Most Common Reasons Why You Can’t Maintain Your Lawn

There are 4 basic reasons people don’t perform the proper maintenance on their lawns and they are Knowledge, Desire, Cost and Time.  So lets take a look at these reasons and see if they are really valid. 1. Knowledge…Sure not knowing what to do or how can be a big stumbling block for many.  Those that don’t have access to …

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Find Out How To Increase Your Homes Worth

 An Investment In Your Home Can Offer You Much More Then You Think Pride in one’s appearance, their home, the work they do, their family and the town or city they live in is often discussed.  But many of us don’t really understand the meaning of this word.  The dictionary describes Pride as a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction …

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