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  • 11 Yard Sale Tips That Will Guarantee Sales

    We recently had a yard sale and came away from the weekend with some great tips after feedback from customers and neighbors. Spring is a great time to move items that…

  • Caring For Your Motorized Lawnmower

    With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, I think it’s pretty safe to say spring is here (at least the calendar says so!) and with better outdoor conditions…

  • Weedy Situation

    I took a recent trip over to the L.A. Times home blog where Emily Green, author of The Dry Garden column, takes on a nasty topic: weeds. The topic of weeds…

  • Spend A Little, Gain A Lot

    Ah, the housing market. For those of us who have property up for sale, we’re either forced to lower our asking price or take it off the market, crossing our fingers…

  • How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

    I was so impressed by the proactive approach used in the Melnick/Burton kitchen remodel that I could not let the series end without getting some general pointers from Steven (listed here,…

  • 6 Tips to Assembling Store Bought Furniture

    Sometimes ready-to-assemble furniture is a nightmare. And by sometimes, I mean most of the time. Even for a moderately experienced DIYer like myself, identifying parts, trying to understand diagrams and figuring…

  • Top 10 Ways to Build Green

    The Central Plains chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is at the Greater Kansas City Home Show this weekend, offering tips and resources for homeowners interested in going green, especially…

  • Smart Shopper: Tips For Buying On Craigslist

    I’m a big fan of Craigslist. I’ve found lots of goodies like a vintage Formica kitchen table to a fabulous pine dresser that I’m hoping to pick up today. If you’re…

  • Safe To Paint A Radiator?

    After seeing this post over at Apartment Therapy, I got to wondering….how safe is it to paint those out-dated heaters? I doubt this guy decorated his apartment around his brick red…

  • Safely Living Next To a Vacant Home

    With the housing crisis still rippling through the country, many homeowners may find themselves living in more of a graveyard instead of a neighborhood. Homes are becoming (and remaining) vacant at…

  • 5 Quick Bathroom Furniture Ideas

    Many people underestimate the humble bathroom, but it is as important as any other room. To make the most out of your bathroom, here are some furniture ideas. 1. While a…

  • 10 DIY Tips for the Kids

    In the latest issue of ReadyMade magazine which has been redesigned for Feb/March 2010, they share 5 ways to DIY with the kids. 1. Need to straighten art? Take out the…

  • Basic Tips to Repair Ceiling Holes

    You need more than just duct tape to fix a hole in the ceiling. To properly repair ceiling holes: + No matter how big the whole, be careful and look out…

  • Bathroom Decorating Tips – Focus

    While it may not be the most talked about room in the house, it should be one of the most functional. Here are some easy tips to consider when decorating the…

  • Tips to Remove Lead Paint Safely

    Old homes are not the only ones likely to be contaminated with lead paint. Any home built before 1980 should have it’s interior and exterior paint tested for lead. The older…

  • How To Check for Drafts Around Doors

    Over time a door placed in a wood frame will begin to sag causing air leaks around the door and space between the weatherstripping and door frame. Checking the hinge attachments…

  • Tips to Childproof Your Home

    Childproofing your home may seem like a no-brainer, but it can be the most important step you take to keep your child safe during the important early formative years. The basic…

  • Don’t Skimp on Paint Brush Quality

    A strong indicator of a good paint job will be the quality of brush or roller used. You may have everything else in place (high quality paint, clean surface) but if…

  • Quick Tip to Prevent Board Splits

    In most situations a sharp nail tip is required but when driving larger nails (8d and higher) into 2×4’s or other wood panels, the force and size of nail can cause…

  • 3 Easy Lawn Care Tips

    Our interview with Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care was eye-opening and he left us with 3 invaluable lawn care tips that we wanted to highlight again. His primary mantra…