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How To Downsize Your Home In 10 Easy Steps

Posted by Jacqueline Petitjean

Sep 2, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Figuring out how to downsize your home is no easy task.

It doesn’t matter if you’re making space for relatives to move in, preparing to move into a smaller home, organizing for an estate sale or renting out your basement to a tenant - downsizing can be both time consuming and stressful.

IIt doesn’t have to be though, if you tackle it with an organized and well thought out system.

But… Where do you start downsizing your home?

We’ve created an easy-to-implement ten-step approach on how to downsize your home and get ready for that next big step — whatever that happens to be.

We’ll start at the beginning, examining the sentimental journey you’ll take through the process, how you’ll need to minimize your belongings and you’ll discover how to make the process as profitable as possible making sure you're saving money.  Take a look at these 10 downsizing tips:

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Improvement, Home Cleanout, Decluttering

The Ultimate Backyard Makeover Guide

Posted by Jacqueline Petitjean

Aug 2, 2022 2:08:15 PM

Your backyard can be a place where memories are made and an oasis away from the challenges of everyday life. You can spend a lot, a little or simply spruce up your yard with some tender love and care. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your own imagination and vision. We’ll look at some budget-friendly backyard ideas as well as some that require a larger investment. If you're a DIY type of person then the transformation of your backyard will be an even more fun project for you to tackle. For some great backyard, makeover inspiration keep reading!

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Topics: DIY Projects, yard, summer, Garden

3 Of The Best Investments For Your Bedroom

Posted by Jacqueline Petitjean

Nov 18, 2021 8:23:57 AM

Your bedroom is your private haven, a place you can wind down with little to no inference. Still, everyone has a different opinion on what to spend money on when it comes to bedrooms. For some, a bedroom's purpose is solely functional, while for others, it is the one place in their family home where they can let their true style flourish.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Improvement

How To Eliminate Bad Odors In Your House For Good

Posted by Jacqueline Petitjean

Nov 3, 2021 2:16:39 PM

The average person spends over 23 hours a month cleaning their home. For most people, having a clean and odor-free home is something they view as a priority. There may come a time when you are confronted with offensive odors in your home. As soon as these odors are noticed, you need to take action to remove them.

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Topics: DIY Projects, spring cleaning, Home Improvement

DIY Built-In Bed Shelves

Posted by Maricriz Rodriguez

May 18, 2021 1:56:00 PM

Often, we have more needs than nightstands can handle. Lamps, clocks, and photos consume most of the space and books, and magazines have to settle for the floor. 

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation, Home Improvement

Best Space-Saving Hacks for New Parents

Posted by Maricriz Rodriguez

Feb 9, 2021 10:38:51 AM

Welcoming your little one into the world and their first home is a pretty exciting occasion. And while standard advice is to buy a bigger house, you may feel like it is not the step you could take at this time. Tiny living with a new family addition is indeed no easy feat, but if you are smart and creative with the space you have, the limited square footage may become just enough. For this reason, we are sharing the best space-saving hacks for new parents to make raising their new baby in a tiny apartment more than manageable.

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Topics: DIY Projects

Itching For A Change? Try These Remodeling Projects

Posted by Maricriz Rodriguez

Nov 3, 2020 8:45:45 AM

Your home is your sanctuary, but after being under quarantine due to the pandemic for months, it’s understandable that you’re itching for a change. Well, you’re not alone because 76% of real estate agents who were surveyed for HomeLight’s Q3 2020 survey said they’re seeing more homeowners roll up their sleeves and dive into a remodeling project or two. 

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation

6 Tips to Prevent Renovation-Caused Accidents

Posted by Maricriz Rodriguez

Sep 21, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Renovating a place is always a good idea, seeing as how it boosts the resale value and the quality of life, at the same time. However, this process has some downsides, as well. First of all, it’s usually quite expensive, even if it brings a positive ROI. Second, it makes your home either unavailable or partially available during the works. Finally, it significantly reduces the safety of your household, even its security, during the works and shortly afterward. So, here are several tips you could use in order to prevent renovation-caused accidents from ever spawning.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation, Residential Repairs

Need Ideas For An Empty Basement? We've Got 22 Of Them

Posted by Luke Hancock

Apr 24, 2020 1:56:00 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.

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Topics: DIY Projects

6 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas on a Budget

Posted by Maricriz Rodriguez

Sep 3, 2019 7:20:00 PM

An elegant and stylish home is the dream of everyone, yet most of the time, you need to have a significant amount of budget to make your home look well-decorated, stylish and elegant. But, it doesn't have to be that way. You can actually add a lot of style an  elegance to the decor of your home on a budget if you know what you are doing.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation, Home Improvement