Keeping the Story Alive with New Upholstery

Keeping the Story Alive with New Upholstery

How To Install Solar Horizontal Blinds On Your Home Windows

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Summer will soon be here and people will want to find ways to keep their house cool without running up a high energy bill. An inexpensive way to keep a house cool is to install solar blinds on southern, eastern, and western facing windows. The solar blinds help keep your rooms cool by blocking the sun’s warm rays from entering into a room through a window – which also helps to reduce your energy costs during the summer time. Here is how to hang horizontal blinds using inside mounting brackets. You Will Need: Philips Screwdriver Marking...

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Repair And Repaint Your Seamless Gutters So That They Complement Your Home

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After having the outside of your home repainted, repair your seamless gutters and add a fresh coat of paint to them. Once finished, your gutter system will complement the way that your home looks and give it a fresh appearance.  Use The Following Items sandpaper (low and fine grit) hand sander epoxy sealant caulking gun water hose soapy water scrub brush ladder drop cloth paintbrush paint roller exterior paint bucket Sand Rusted Spots  If you have galvanized steel gutters, they may have rusted in some areas. Remove the rust by...

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3 Fantastic Gift Basket Ideas

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A gift basket is a fantastic way to bundle up a bunch of small, inexpensive items that may not seem very impressive on their own. Everyone loves to receive a fancy gift basket, so there’s really no way to go wrong with this type of gift. Consider the following gift basket ideas the next time you need to give a gift: College Dorm Gift Basket There is one thing every college student has in common: no money. A college dorm gift basket is the perfect present for any broke college student because it can be filled with a variety of...

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Flushing Common Myths About Septic Tank Care And Maintenance

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When you have a septic system in your home that involves an on-site tank, it can be a little disconcerting when you see all of the conflicting information about how it should be maintained. From online information sites to handy do-it-yourself homeowner guides, you may find your mind in a tailspin with all of the information. Unfortunately, not knowing how to rightly care for your septic tank can easily lead to a plumbing disaster. Here are a few of the most common myths and the facts to flush them right out with the rest of the waste. Myth:...

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The Biggest Myths About Your Mattress: The Real Truth Behind Them

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Most people know the basics of shopping for a mattress, but since it’s something we only do once every 10 years or so, there’s a lot of misinformation out there.  You’re going to spend nearly 20,000 hours on average on a mattress, and a bad mattress can make your life miserable. It’s important to get the right one for you. Here’s a look at some of the most common mattress myths, and the real truth behind them: Myth #1: Coil Count is Key One of the first bits of information you’ll see about a mattress...

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3 Ways to Identify if Your Garage Door has Lost its Spring

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If your garage door won’t open, one of the causes could be a broken spring. It’s normal for the springs to wear out over time, although it usually takes a few years. How often you open and close the door every day has a bearing on how quickly they wear out. Replacing a broken garage door spring is not a DIY job, because it is very dangerous due to the amount of tension built up in the springs. You’ll need to call a repair person, but ideally, you should call for help before a spring actually breaks and traps your cars in the...

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The Easiest Ways To Save Money When Moving

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No matter how you slice it, moving is going to cost you a good bit of money. However, there are some things that you might be able to do in order to save you as much money as possible. When you make use of the following ways to save a little cash, you might just have enough to buy yourself a nice dinner out your first night in your new town. Put What You Can In Storage Renting a storage unit for a month might actually help you out in several ways. First, it is less that has to be immediately moved into the new house. This means that you will...

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Executing An International Move: 3 Must-Have Services

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Moving a few miles down the road can be a complicated, time consuming, and expensive task. However, this commonly tackled task pales in comparison to the complexity that can accompany an international move. This is why it is so important for individuals to seek out high quality professional services when planning to move to a new country, either temporarily or on a permanent basis. If you are planning on tackling this task in your own life, the three services discussed below will be essential to a successful moving experience. International...

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Do-It-Yourself Options For Basement Waterproofing

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A leaky basement is not just uncomfortable but it is also dangerous for your home. Allowing excessive moisture to build up in your home can mean encouraging mold and mildew growth along the building materials and in turn, this can be hazardous to your health and also be very expensive to clean up. If your basement needs waterproofing there are some affordable and easy options you can try yourself before calling a contractor. Consider a few suggestions. 1. Concrete coatings These coatings mix up almost like actual concrete and then they are...

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Four Things You Can Have Done To Prevent Problems With Water In Your Basement

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If you have invested money in finishing the basement of your home, you want to prevent problems with water. Using interior and exterior drainage systems are some of the things that you can do to protect your basement. You can also do things like grading, installing gutter downspouts and install a sump pump that is large enough for your basement. If you want to protect your basement from water problems, here are four things that you may want to have done: 1. Upgrading The Grading On The Exterior Of Your Home The grading on the exterior of your...

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