Author: Meghan Belnap

4 Tips to Building the Perfect Home for You and Your Family

  Building a new family home is a dream for many people. While building your own home from scratch can be a great option, there are a variety of important factors that need to be taken into consideration as well. To ensure that your new home construction goes well and you get the perfect home, there are four tips that you should follow. HVAC System One of the most important factors to consider when you are looking to build a dream home for your family is to have a quality HVAC system installed. A quality HVAC system will be...

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Cool Down: 4 Ways to Make Your Home Ready for Guests

While entertaining guests in your home can be exciting and may generate many happy memories, it can be stressful and even exhausting preparing for their arrival. You understandably want your home to look amazing. You also may be aware that the cleanliness and condition of your home will impact how comfortable your guests feel during their stay. Focusing your attention on these important steps will help you to prepare your home for your houseguests. Deep Clean Your Home When you are expecting houseguests, you understandably will clean your home before their arrival. However, your cleaning efforts should go beyond...

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Handyman Helpers: 4 Ways to Save Money on Your Hobbies

Completing small projects around the house and being your own handyman can be a great hobby as it can help you to reduce stress and save money. While being your own handyman can be a great option, it can still be expensive if you do not follow the proper procedures. Fortunately, there are four tips that you can follow that could help anyone to save money when working on projects at home. Inspect First When you are looking to save money on your home projects, the first thing you need to do is complete a full inspection. As opposed...

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Life Change: 4 Steps to a Fresh Start with a New Job in a New City

People move for all sorts of reasons but usually for opportunities. Now, moving is definitely a daring idea and one that could feel exciting and scary. While it can be stressful and intimidating to be in a new city, it can also be an adventure that will offer unforgettable memories. The following are four simple steps you can take to ensure your fresh start is successful and that you get the most out of your new location that you possibly can. Re-Discover Socializing It is easy to lose touch with the social butterfly inside of you when you’re near...

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Fixer Upper: How to Save Money on These 5 House Repairs

Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibilities, including regular maintenance. A lot can go wrong in your home and fixing these problems is not cheap. Aside from putting money in your emergency savings account to handle these problems when they arise, there are things you can do to save money on common repairs. Check out these five frequent problems and learn how you can save money when dealing with them. Plumbing Issues Leaky faucets, broken pipes, and clogged toilets are just a few of the many plumbing issues you can encounter around your home. Though you will...

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4 Tips to Successfully Moving to a New House as a Parent of Young Children

Moving is stressful, and it can be as hard on your children as it is on you, albeit in different ways. It can be tricky to parent your child’s needs and get packing at the same time. Reducing your child’s stress will naturally reduce your own, so here are a few tips and tricks to keep everyone happy during your move. The Kid Box Grab a box or two that you will pack last and unpack first. Make these boxes your special kid boxes. In them, pack a few favorite toys, some extra play clothes and a handful of...

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Home Catastrophe: 4 Steps to Take Towards Recovery After a Disaster

While some types of property damage may be relatively minor, there are many instances when your home is severely damaged. The contents inside the home may also be damaged, and the home may not currently be habitable. Your current situation may seem overwhelming and even impossible to overcome, you can get yourself established on the path to recovery when you walk through a few steps. Assess the Damage The first step to take when property damage is a major concern is to assess the damage. At first glance, the damaged area may seem obvious. However, you need to determine...

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Bugs Be Gone: How to Save Your Family’s Home from Termites

Danger is everywhere, and there is no way of avoiding that, except by reducing the risk. Most homeowners focus on immediate dangers like fires, floods, or robberies, but they sometimes overlook the dangers posed by pests like termites. These silent killers can end up costing a homeowner thousands of dollars if ignored. This is even more important now since there seems to be a termite crisis hitting several states. The following are a few tips to save a home from these damaging termites. Crackdown One of the most effective ways to prevent a termite infestation is to crack down...

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Happily Together: 5 Fun Activities Your Whole Family Will Enjoy

Today’s hectic schedules make it difficult to find time to plan relaxing activities with the family. But families that do commit to spending time together are more likely to have healthy, productive members that can roll with life’s punches. Activities with your children can be enjoyable and stimulating, if you plan a bit to take advantage of the time you have. Here are 5 activities that can be fun for both children and adults, alike. – Bicycling Bicycling offers a family day in the outdoors, good exercise and the opportunity to explore new environments. Even if your bike hasn’t...

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5 Tips for Parents Teaching Their Children About Oral Hygiene

5 Tips for Parents Teaching Their Children about Oral Hygiene Getting your kids to keep their teeth healthy is a crucial part of parenting. They might think that they’re just brushing their teeth for no reason other than for you to exercise your authority over them. You know this isn’t true, but you can’t just expect them to know that. Once they have an idea of the importance of brushing their teeth, they may be more motivated to have a rouitine for their oral hygiene.  Here are five tips for parents teaching their children about oral hygiene. Start Them...

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