When Should You Paint the Outside of Your House?

The exterior of your home is the first thing others in your neighborhood notice about your property. Peeling and faded paint isn’t a good look. A fresh coat of paint is one way to transform your home and boost your property value instantly. 

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However, you can’t apply new paint just whenever you desire. Here are a few things to take into consideration before you begin painting the outside of your house. And, get this: all of these items are…WEATHER-RELATED. Weren’t expecting THAT, were you? Read on!

The Humidity Level

Anyone living in our area of Central Florida (or in other damp spots of the globe like the UK) knows wet days come with the territory. However, before you paint, you need to make sure it’s not too humid. Paint starts as a liquid before it dries, and it will remain a liquid if it’s also wet outside. If you want your freshly-painted house to dry quickly and without any issues, you should wait until the weather is dry.

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Spring Cleaning: Organizing Your Garage

One of the best things you can do to bring happiness and relief into your life is by decluttering. Cleaning out an area of your house is validating, exciting, and will bring positive energy into your life. It’s time to clean out one of the commonly neglected areas of the house–the garage. 

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Set Aside Some Time

Plan out a specific time when you want to get your spring cleaning done. Make your timeline realistic so that you don’t end up putting it off due to intimidation of not being able to get through it. The ideal option is to set apart a Saturday or weekend to knock all of the organizing and cleaning out at once. A three day weekend might even work, although a holiday weekend like this may be hard spent cleaning and organizing instead of playing with the family or taking a trip.  If that’s not an option due to scheduling, then make a plan to do a little bit each day for the next while and get the family involved to their part so that it’s not overwhelming. 

Sort Your Possessions

A huge part of spring cleaning includes getting rid of stuff you don’t need. When cleaning out an area of the house, it’s always shocking how much stuff we tend to keep that we never or rarely use.

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When Do You Need to Repair Your Roof?

House parties, family gatherings at home, or simple dinners at home are so in nowadays that many people are now making their homes cozier, warm, and inviting. Every single home detail must be on point, but have you ever checked if you can still host these kinds of events whenever the rain is pouring hard?

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Roofs are the less maintained part of the house that many homeowners neglect and pay less attention to. Are you guilty as charged? Don’t worry. You are not alone, and many are facing the same situation as you do. It’s not too late; here are the signs that you need a roof repair.

Roof Age

The roof may last a maximum of 20 to 30 years, depending on what type of materials your roof is made of. Even if it still looks good in the hindsight, you must check the internal parts of the roof because it may have damages beyond what’s seen. By verifying the roof, you will prevent significant damages and this might also help you save money in the long run; money that you can still use for future home renovations for your house to look more beautiful and homier.

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5 Storage Solutions For Work-at-Home Excess Inventory

Both my hubby and I work from home. We share our fourth bedroom, which we’ve set up as an office. We each have our own separate work area inside the office, but thank goodness neither of us are working with anything that demands having lots of product on-hand. I’m just not sure where we would put all of that stuff!

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I imagine that work-at-home business owners often find a lack of space a big problem. It is especially bothersome when the business accumulates excess inventory. Finding a place to store these items is such a nuisance. Some people toss out old items or donate them to others, which costs money and time, especially considering alternative storage options exist. If your home isn’t equipped to handle all of the new items you’ve accumulated as a business owner, the many options for storage are sure to come in handy.

Rent a Storage Unit

Most business owners rent storage units to store their excess inventory. Units come in assorted sizes with some climate-controlled options available to protect sensitive goods. The units are accessible at any time, whether you need to retrieve items or add to what’s inside. Costs to rent a storage unit vary. If you live in Colorado, check out some Littleton storage units to help you with your storage needs. For a reasonable cost, you can get the room that you need to store everything you have.

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Five Ways to Protect Your Yard from Wildlife

We’ve lived in our lil’ dream home for almost 3 years now. Just over an acre of land that backs up to a wooded preserve. Sounds nice, right? We DO love it, but it presents its own set of challenges, one called WILDLIFE that we were reminded of over the weekend. Not only did we find part of our new landscaping removed (and raccoon paw-prints everywhere), but we also heard multiple coyotes howling just beyond the tree line after dark. Sandhill cranes, hawks, snakes and the occasional loose cow are all a pretty common sight in our yard, so we have to take some extra precautions to keep our property safe for the twins!

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Maybe you can relate? If your landscaping is lavish and green, chances are you get intruders who pick on your plants or come to quench their thirst on you water fountain. Whereas, this spectacle brings life to your yard, the critters can destroy your pricey investment. For example, a squirrel may burrow onto your underground tubing and start a leak. Fixing such a leak may require that you remodel your backyard, which is quite expensive. How then do you protect your yard from such intrusive wildlife?

Plant Garlic Alongside Your Flower Plants

Yes, small animals, especially squirrels and raccoons detest the smell of garlic. As they come for your flowers at night, the garlic cloves will deter them from causing more damage. With time, these intelligent creatures will now which yards have garlic and will always avoid them. Besides, it’s a great way to grow your own garlic and enjoy cooking from farm to pan. 

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