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Keep Your Heating Bills in Check This Winter

Guest Post: Amy Freeman, Blue Matter Blog Contributor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Winter is coming, and with that comes sky-high heating bills... If your gas or electric bill spikes every year from December through March, it’s time to do something about it. There’s no reason why you need to pay an arm and a leg to keep your home comfortably warm all winter long. Fix Up Your FurnaceIf your furnace is working harder than it needs to, you’re likely to see higher heating bills throughout the winter. Before the temperatures fall too much, have a repair company come out and tune... 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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Summer is a great time to take time off and enjoy some TLC on vacation. However, most of us are so focused on the excitement of our trips that we don’t take much time to consider the security of our homes while we’re away. Studies show that burglaries take place 10% more in the summer than in the winter. Keep your home protected while on vacation with these 4 helpful tips.#1 Lock All Windows & DoorsOver 30% of burglars enter a home through unlocked doors and/or windows. To avoid this mishap, ensuri... read more
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5 Kitchen Update Trends

Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 03, 2019 in  Home Decor  Homeowner Tips  Homeownership  New Homeowner
Whether you’re looking to invest in simple updates or a complete kitchen renovation, you can’t go wrong incorporating the latest design trends to enjoy now as well as boost your home’s value when it comes time to sell. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out our list below featuring on-trend elements we think will give you the most “bang for your buck.” Kitchen Renovations by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating; Photo Credits: Steven Seymour and Jeff Kaufman 1... read more
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6 Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 03, 2019 in  Curb Appeal  Homeowner Tips
Don’t you hate it when the grass is greener at your next door neighbor’s place? This summer you could have the lawn that turns everyone’s eyes green with envy and admiration, but you’ve got to get on it right now! Follow these tips to manifest the lawn of your life. BEFORE SUMMER 1. Inspect Inspect your lawn and note any spots that need special attention. If you notice brown patches, you need to act quickly to identify the disease so you can treat it. If the entire lawn is somewha... read more
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