Save Money on Everyday Items by Repairing Them Instead of Throwing Them Out

Society is moving towards a general consensus that it’s far better to repair and reuse than to discard and re-buy. And with good reason. First of all, who doesn’t like to save money? Second of all, our throwaway culture directly contributes to climate crisis. The process of incinerating our waste, especially plastic waste, uses fossil fuels and releases harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. 

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The throwaway fashion industry is one of the worst culprits, yet a number of companies are challenging the norm with novel ideas like making jeans from recycled denim or repairing sunglasses with new lenses. 

Support this green revolution at home and save yourself a few dollars in the process by making these simple repairs to everyday items.

Wobbly Wooden Chairs and Tables

Over time, wear and tear can cause wooden furniture to wobble. Wooden chair legs can become unstable and table legs can no longer reach the floor. You can fix both of these issues with simple items found in the home. First, let’s tackle the chair. A wobbly chair is the result of a gap between the top of one of the legs and the seat. Figure out which leg is the culprit and stick a wooden toothpick into the gap. Problem solved. 

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5 Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas For Your Small Backyard

A stamped concrete patio is the perfect choice for elevating your small patio into an inviting space for entertaining. It takes a plain and boring concrete patio and transforms it into a patio that looks modern and expensive, all at a cost-effective price that does not break the bank. And these days, concrete contractors like https://www.dallasdecorativeconcrete.com/ can achieve just about any design you want without making it obvious that it’s stamped concrete. 

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For a small patio, it’s a good idea to maximize the space and choose a floor design that is eye-catching so as to allow you to go minimal on the furnishings. This will both make space look larger while also allowing you to save some money on furnishings.

For small concrete patios in need of a stamped concrete makeover, here are five great ideas for your backyard:

“Slate” Stamped Concrete

Slate is a kind of metamorphic rock that comes from the transformation of rocks after exposure to great heat and pressure. It is the finest-grained kind of metamorphic rock and is usually various shades of grey, but more unique forms of slate can also come in green or purple.

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Why Homeowners Are Using Composite Fence Styles for Their Homes

Mark Twain once wrote a book about Tom Sawyer. In the adventures, Tom Sawyer is sent out to restore Aunt Polly’s fence. The story takes place during the 1840’s inside of a fictional town called St. Petersburg. The whitewashing of the fence is a chore Tom just doesn’t want to do and tries to pawn it off on unsuspecting passersby.

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Let’s be glad we live in an age that has materials we don’t have to whitewash or paint, unless we really want to. If you want to find other ways to improve your yard, installing carefree fences, such as composite fences, is one way to do that. It will improve the overall appearance of the yard and can be done to preserve your property. If the fence is installed properly, it will serve as more than just a stylish upgrade to your home.

Composite Fencing is Stylish, Trendy and Provides Protection for Homeowners

If you are looking for a way to enclose your yard while making it look stylish and attractive to passersby, one choice that people are turning to is composite fencing. The composite fencing is created from the compound of wood and plastic. It is versatile for the homeowner and is available in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors.

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How to Make Your Yard Practical and Beautiful

We’ve finally had our deck off our back porch refurbished! It was a little ratty from the previous owner, and it had been on “our list” for a while, so I’m thrilled that it’s finally taken care of – just in time for the weather to start cooling off a tad here in Central Florida! It adds such a nice touch to our backyard – the girls have been running around it, the dog has been sunning on it, and the hubby and I have been enjoying dinners on it! It’s the perfect finish for our yard!

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What’s YOUR yard’s perfect finish?

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Your parent’s generation may have wanted expansive yards and swimming pools, but according to MarketWatch, today’s homeowners are looking to relax outdoors and make pizzas from scratch with fresh veggies they grew in their own gardens. Today’s backyards are all about blending meaningful experiences in a practical yet beautiful setting. But it takes the right strategy to transform your yard into a livable and dazzling space to relax with friends and family. Here’s how to get started.

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Breast Cancer Awareness + HM #204

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There’s so much out there relating to breast cancer, but I especially wanted to focus on what the average person can do to HELP those who are fighting this disease. I hope this post can give us all some direction on how to support those in need!

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Chemo Care Basket from Holly @ Pink Fortitude

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31 Bible Verses for Families Affected by Cancer from Dollie @ Joy in the Home 

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How to Help a Friend or Family Member with Cancer from Jennifer @ Leaving Cancer Behind

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Choose An Exercise Program That is Right for You from Rita @ Breast Cancer Authority

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10 Useful Tools that Helped Me Deal with Breast Cancer from Claudia @ Midlife Boulevard

There are SO many more ideas out there! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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