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5 Ways To Create An Effective Study Station In Your Home

Guest Post: Madeleine Low, Content Publisher at Western Governors University
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2020 in  Health & Wellness  Healthy Living  Home Improvement
Every home should have space for relaxing, resting, cooking, and studying. Whether you have children or are furthering your own education, it’s important to create a place inside your home that makes it easy to stay focused and organized on schoolwork. These tips will help you create a designated study station inside your home: Evaluate your space. Look around your home and determine the best location to set up a study station. A room with a door is the best option because it allows you to shut out any ... read more
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5 Spring Cleaning Trends That Go Way Beyond Clean

Guest Post: Melina Gillies, Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Blog Contributor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 03, 2020 in  For Your Home  Home Decor  Home Improvement  Spring
If you’re among the 68 percent of adults, as reported by OnePoll, who feel daunted and uninspired about the prospect of spring cleaning, you may want to consider the positive mental aspects of meeting the task head-on. Psychology Today reports on the negative impact clutter can have on our mind and bodies, and the long-term health benefits that can result from a thorough spring cleaning. Experts say the key to success is to go beyond clean to a decluttered and refreshed space. Here are five way... read more
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How to Pack Your Garage In 5 Steps

Guest Post: NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm
Posted by Matthew Hillier on September 09, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Homeowner Tips  Homeownership
Packing up a garage when moving can feel like a chore. With a little planning, packing up your garage will ease your mind and possibly fill your wallet! Here are some tips on how to tackle the job. When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want to look at. Often, our garages have become the dumping... read more
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Homeownership in the U.S. in increasing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the Q2 2018 U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent, up from 64.2 percent in Q1 2018 and 63.7 percent in Q2 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Being a homeowner is exciting and rewarding—not to mention it comes with a lot of perks. No more landlord, no more renting, and no more leases. While owning a home has a long list of benefits, it also comes with great responsibility and hard work. Be... read more
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Hiring a Home Contractor? Read this first!

Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 21, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Home Improvement
Home improvement professionals vary. Who you hire will depend largely on the size and complexity of your project. What follows is a brief description of the different contractors who do work for homeowners: General contractors: They manage all facets of the project, including hiring and supervising subcontractors, obtaining building permits, scheduling inspections, and working with architects and designers. Specialty contractors: Those who install products, such as cabinets, bathroom fixtures, and bookshelves. Arc... read more
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