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Ideas for projects to improve your outdoor living space

Looking for a DIY project to improve your outdoor space and create an inviting oasis for everyone in the family to get outside and have fun together?Here are some projects to consider, and the prep work involved.1) Check your deckDoes your existing deck need repair? Check for loose balusters or railing or other issues needing attention. If you want to resurface your deck or build a new deck, measure the area and research how much decking youll need. Fortunately, there... read more
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7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home

Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, its not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with a few smart, proactive steps, you can help protect yourself...
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5 best strategies to beat the heat and save energy this summer

When the temperatures start going up, so do your energy bills. If youre looking for ways to save energy and keep your house cooler at the same time, there are a number of strategies you can use that will save you money and make you and your family more comfortable all summer long.1. Get smart about air conditioningCool...
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Get ahead of the storm: Check your coverage before hurricane season

Hurricanes provide little advance notice of their arrival, and as landfall approaches, insurance companies may temporarily suspend new coverage and coverage changes.That means it's usually a good idea to review your insurance coverage yearly to make sure it matches your needs.An insurance representative can review your policy, explain limits and deductibles, and help you identify coverage gaps. "You...
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Storing patio furniture

<p>The pool isn't the only part of your outdoor oasis that needs to prepare for the changing weather. As the temperatures drop and the snow comes falling down, the whole pool area needs to be prepared so each new season is as good as the last.</p> <p>The patio furniture by the pool needs to be winterized as well as...
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