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3 Tips To Help Prevent Scratches On Your Metal Roof

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There are a lot of things to love about a metal roof. You might love the look of your roof, the way that it can help save energy and the durability that it offers, but there is one thing that you might be worried about – scratching. Scratches on a metal roof can make it look less appealing and can put it at risk of added damage, so it’s important to avoid scratching the top of your home.…

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Repurpose Your Old Wood Shutters Into Patriotic Porch Decorations

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If you are planning on installing new custom shutters in your home, consider using your old wood ones to decorate for the upcoming patriotic holidays. Paint your old wood shutters with patriotic colors and place them on your front porch to help show your American pride. Here are some instructions for you to use to make some decorative patriotic shutters of your own. Materials You Will Need Tarp or old sheet to use as a drop cloth Needle nose pliers Garden hose Face mask Paper Scissors Computer and printer Pencil White spray primer Spray paint in red, white and blue colors Painter’s tape Preparing The Surface…

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Staging And Selling A House On A Budget

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If you want to sell your home and fast, staging is going to be a key component. Staging your home the right way can make someone picture living in the space and it can make them fall in love with your home. You don’t have to be an interior designer to do the job right. There are a few easy things that you can do quickly that aren’t going to cost a lot of money, but are still going to make a big impression.…

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Finding New Storage Space In Your Garage

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The average American family has much more stuff than it ever needs. An increasing number of people rent storage units in which to keep their extra belongings. This can be a smart move if you like to switch out decor and sports seasonally, but if you feel that you aren’t quite to the point where you need all that space, you can use the space you have more wisely. If you’ve got a typical garage, a little creativity can create all the storage space you need.…

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Cleaning Tealight Oil Warmers Is Simple But Can Take A Few Passes

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If you’re about to try using a tealight oil warmerfor the first time, be sure you clean up the warmer between each batch of oil. Old oil can begin to smell odd and collect dust if you leave any of it sitting in the warmer, and if you let the oil dry in the warmer, it becomes difficult to remove. Cleaning an oil warmer varies from brand to brand, but in general, you don’t need any fancy materials.…

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How To Attach A Handmade Headboard To A Bedframe

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If you just went through the entire process of creating a beautiful headboard, you might be wondering how you’re going to attach it to the bedframe. It’s not as difficult as you think, and with a few simple tools, and a friend to hold things steady, you can do it yourself. This guide demonstrates how to accomplish the goal of securing your creative headboard to a bedframe with ease. Step 1: Gather Your Materials…

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Storing Tips: How To Safely Store Your Electronics

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Before choosing a self storage unit for your electronics you should learn some of the dangers of long-term storage. But you can prevent damage to your items by following a few steps. The following tips will help you preserve your gadgets. Choose The Right Unit You need to protect your electronics from heat and humidity. One thing you should look for is a facility that has temperature-controlled units. Heat can warp and damage the sensitive components of your electronics.…

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5 Design Trends For Chic Outdoor Living

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Home and garden trends can take years to catch on, but once they do, they seem to be everywhere. Formerly an afterthought for many yards and properties, style, merged with functionality, is now a priority in outdoor design. New trends include modern conveniences and expanded contemporary entertaining spaces and features. Here are five outdoor design style ideas that are taking hold: 1. Artful Patio Pavers The plain symmetrical pattern in patio pavers has given way to beautiful, geometric and highly intricate designs.…

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Landscaping Tips To Keep Your Plants Safe From Foraging Animals

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Nibbling bunnies, troublesome squirrels, and marauding birds can damage your landscaping. Living at peace with wildlife without giving up on the aesthetics of your yard requires creativity. Plant To Prevent If your flowers are serving as a buffet to the neighborhood wildlife, try planting some flower that aren’t as attractive. Daffodils provide ample spring color and require little care, and squirrels and other animals tend to avoid them. Plant them alone or mix them in with tulips and other spring bulbs.…

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Four Tips For Troubleshooting Common Garage Door Problems

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Problems with your garage door are frustrating. Sometimes it’s easy to tell what is causing the problem, but other times it’s an utter mystery. Most of the time, there’s a common cause behind a particular symptom. Learning to recognize potential causes for garage door problems helps you to know if it’s time to call someone for help. The Garage Door Won’t Open Broken springs are a common reason that a door either won’t open at all or will only open a few inches.…

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