Roof Replacement – 20+ Questions to Ask a Roofer

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Whether you are looking for a roof replacement or repairing an existing roof, these are some questions to ask a roofer before making your decision on who to hire. These are 20+ things to find out, where applicable, to help choose the right roofing contractor for your home. Things to Know As You Find a …

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3 Year Update for Raised Bed Gardening

3 Year Update for Raised Bed Gardening

This raised bed update is sponsored by Miracle-Gro. Three years ago, I decided to build three really cool looking raised beds for my garden. These would be unlike anything I have ever done before. I went for not only function, but style. You can check out my original post and DIY guide here for my¬†Metal …

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How To Build a Metal Raised Garden Bed

Corrugated Metal Raised Beds for the Garden

Growing food in metal raised garden bed is a crucial step in one of my house goals. I love the zen of combining beauty and function. I was able to turn a pretty ugly portion of the yard into a thing of beauty. After days of deliberation over logistics, size, aesthetics, and cost between the …

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The Comprehensive Home Maintenance Checklist You Need

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Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, this home maintenance checklist can help ensure life at home is smoother. Keeping your home well-maintained can both reduce big expenses and extend the time between replacing large-ticket items. To be completely transparent, I already knew and practiced a good amount of these. However, putting them to …

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Buying a Budget Fixed Gear Road Bike Online

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I decided to try buying a budget fixed gear road bike online. I bought a bike off of Amazon and documented the process for anyone else interested in exploring purchasing a fixed gear bike online. I’ve had the same bicycle since I was 16. The hybrid mountain/road bike had suited my needs and careless riding …

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Leather Care for Shoes and Boots

Leather Care for Shoes and Boots

If you are as obsessed as I am on how to care for leather boots and shoes, you will enjoy reading this article I have put together and improved upon with each winter. I love well-made leather boots and look at them as something to own for many many years. I buy with the intent …

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Practical Winter Care Secrets to Preserve Your Car

Practical Winter Care Secrets to Preserve Your Car

Whether your winter includes snow, rain, frost, hail, or just plain cold weather, these practical winter care secrets will help keep your car safe through the elements of weather and road conditions. If you are¬†washing your vehicle with rinseless products, water, or at a commercial car wash, these car care secrets are equally applicable. Whether …

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Functional Furniture Polish: Which Type of Product to Use and When

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There are many different types of furniture polish out there, and it’s good to know which kind to use depending on your end goal. That said, furniture-care products do five things more or less well: add shine to dull surfaces add scratch resistance aid in dusting (by picking up the dust rather than spreading it …

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Christmas Tree Recycling

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Explore these unique Christmas tree recycling ideas for when the holidays are long gone and you have a Christmas tree to move on. Besides left-over Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas trees are just about the easiest holiday remnant to recycle and re-use. For those who celebrate Christmas, it’s hard to imagine celebrating the holiday without a decorated …

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