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Feb 26, 2016 12:03:52 PM
So you have a house full of projects to tackle and you don’t know what to do first. Or second. Or tenth.
Hmmm. Munch some chips and ponder. Hmmm. See what’s on TV while you ponder. Maybe looking through these magazines will spur some ideas while you ponder....
We’re here to give you some direction. Put those chips away and consider these tips to help you prioritize home improvement projects.
Feb 18, 2016 12:59:05 PM
It’s almost garage sale season, when eager homeowners everywhere are convinced that SOMEBODY will pay good money (maybe two bucks!) for that toaster that sort of works and the clock that quacks like a duck every hour.
Let’s be optimistic and assume there’s a willing buyer for all your unwanted stuff. The next step is knowing what NOT to do when you launch your garage sale.
There’s more to this time-honored art than piling all your merchandise in the driveway and hoping for the best. Memorize these eight garale sale tips and your next sale might be a sell out.
Jan 8, 2016 10:53:00 AM
The good news is, we’re not asking you to confess your home renovation slip-ups and goofs here, in public.
But we all make them.
That time you ordered the dishwasher that was too big for the space. The paint that cracked and peeled off in big hunks before it was even dry. The embarrassing trip to the emergency room because you... well, let’s not get into it here.
Some home renovation mistakes are so common the experts find themselves talking about them time and time again.
Homeowners, in 2016 and beyond, do your best to avoid these 10 common home renovation mistakes.
Dec 16, 2015 3:48:41 PM
Let’s cut the pretense and just call the basement by its real name: dumping ground.
Every piece of junk and clutter we think we might need someday but we’re not quite sure what to do with ends up in the basement.
Cast-off kitchen appliances you keep in case of emergency. Those curtains that might be perfect for some window, someday. Old comic books. The dog sweater from Aunt Edna.
Clean. It. Out.
We know. We can sense your shudder from here. But it has to be done. Next up: The fun part. Once you have that nice open space, the possibilities are endless.
Topics: DIY Projects
Dec 2, 2015 2:42:06 PM
Asbestos is one of those words that causes homeowners to panic.
Yes, it can be dangerous. Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer or asbestosis, in which the lungs become scarred with fibrous tissue.
But if asbestos is in your home, it’s not necessarily a serious problem. If intact, it doesn’t pose a threat, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The danger is that asbestos materials may become damaged over time. Damaged asbestos can release asbestos fibers and become a health hazard.
So what do you do if you discover asbestos in your home? Do you hold your breath and remove it? Call an expert? Hide in your closet?
Welcome to Asbestos 101.
Topics: DIY Projects
Jun 18, 2015 11:18:05 AM
Your yard could use some sprucing up, from adding a flowerbed in the front to redesigning the layout in the back.
But it can be hard to envision what the space will look like with those changes.
Instead of digging in and hoping for the best, use a landscape design app to create a digital layout of the space to see what does and doesn’t work. Even if you’re planning to hire a professional, creating a basic design beforehand can make sure you two are on the same page.
Here are our picks for the best landscape design apps for homeowners — to help you with your next project.
Topics: DIY Projects
May 15, 2015 3:33:00 PM
Since you were a child, you’ve been taught sharing is a good thing.
But most of the time, sharing doesn’t benefit you as much as it does the other person — especially when it’s your favorite snack, outfit or car they want.
That's not the case with roll-off dumpster rentals, though. Our operators constantly get asked if people can share their rentals, and the answer is, "Yes." Not only is it allowed, but we encourage it.
People are sharing everything from cars (Uber) to their homes (Airbnb), and that's an important trend with our increasing population. In this sharing economy, there are 80 million sharers in the United States, and that number could double in the coming months, according to Web-Strategist.com.
Sharing helps save you money and conserve resources — a win-win for everyone.
Here are four reasons you should share your dumpster rental with neighbors.
Apr 30, 2015 4:07:00 PM
The warmer weather can leave you itching to get outside to work on your landscape.
But there’s a lot you can — and should — do inside your home, too. There’s a reason it’s called spring cleaning: it’s the perfect time to complete all of your projects and make your home look its best.
Here are four indoor home renovation projects you should tackle this spring.
Mar 31, 2015 4:15:00 PM
The thing we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: Spring. As temperatures continue to rise, so will the urge to get outdoors.
Spring is the perfect time to work on a variety of landscape projects, like trimming bushes, pulling dead foliage and renovating your patio area. And with your hard work will come piles of scraps and debris. Those lawn bags can only hold so much and it’s all gotta go somewhere.
But can you put those in your dumpster rental?