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  1. What Is the Best Type of Generator?

    What is the best type of generator? What do generators run on? These are common questions buyers ask before purchasing a generator. There

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  2. Snow Blower Buying Guide: Which Type of Snow Blower Is Best?
    snow blower

    Shoveling snow is tiring and takes a long time. Snow blowers and throwers are great solutions for tackling built-up snow. They take a lot of the physical demands out of the task of snow removal. How do you know which one is right for you? What are the

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  3. Cleaning Up After a Flood: A Full Guide to Water Damage Restoration
    Flooded Living Room

    Excessive rain and flooding create a nightmare situation for homeowners. In addition to wreaking havoc on personal belongings, floods can weaken the structure of a house. Also, water damage often leads to mold if you don't properly clean the the interior

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  4. How to Get Rid of Leaves: 5 Alternatives to Bagging for Pickup
    Fall Leaves with Rake

    Many adults today have childhood memories of raking leaves and playing in the leaf piles. Some parents today pass on that tradition and let their kids enjoy the leaves before bagging them. Did you know there are other ways to use those leaves? Instead

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  5. How Do You Prepare for Wildfires? Wildfire Preparedness Checklist
    wildfire preparedness

    About 4.5 million homes are at risk of being burned in a wildfire, and nearly one-half are in California. In 2021, California, Texas and North Carolina had the most wildfires. Anyone who lives in an area where there is significant risk of a wildfire must

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  6. The Complete Guide to a Safe Home With the Right Fire Extinguisher
    Fire Extinguisher in kitchen

    Fire extinguishers have varied ratings and categories to tackle different types of fires, making selecting the right one for your home challenging. The good news is that information is available to simplify your decision.A good rule of thumb is to keep

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  7. Trimming and Pruning: Best time to trim hedges, trees and bushes
    Pruners trimming tree and bush branches and limbs

    Annual Tree and Shrub Pruning Helps Your Garden Thrive

    Trimming hedges, bushes and trees in your garden yields several benefits. Not only does trimming keep your landscape looking its best throughout the year, but it also promotes healthy plants.

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  8. How to Mount Any Household Item: Ideal Towel Bar Height and More
    Towel Bar added over tile in a bathroom

    Mounted bathroom storage features are convenient. There are mounted bathroom wall cabinets, towel bars, toilet paper holders and more. Also, many people install grab bars for safety and easier movement. If you want to add mounted features and are unsure

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  9. The Ultimate Guide on Fall Lawn Care in 3 Steps
    Man pushing a lawn mower through green grass and mulching the leaves

    When Should I Start Fall Lawn Care? The Ultimate Guide

    When the high temps finally start dropping, your lawn care routine changes. There are several things you can do in the fall to make your lawn look better next year. Also, proper fall lawn

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  10. Sanders 101: How to Pick the Right Wood Sander for Any Project
    homeowner sanding staircase with different types of sanders

    What Are the Different Types of Sanders?

    Sanders come in all shapes and sizes to meet the needs of DIY weekend warriors and professional contractors alike. Virtually every sander on the market today falls into one of the following categories.

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  11. Hot Weather Lawn Care: How to Keep Grass Healthy
    Dried up lawn during a hot summer drought

    The Basics of Hot Weather Lawn Care

    Heat waves are an unavoidable part of summer in many places. However, they do not inevitably ruin lawns. With the right hot weather lawn care tips, you can help your lawn survive a scorching summer. This guide

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  12. Patio Furniture Update Idea
    Update you Patio Furniture with black spraypaint and white boarder stencil geometric pattern

    Check out this great patio update idea!


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  13. Achieving Ideal Home Humidity
    Window with condesation from high humidity in house

    Most people pay close attention to indoor air temperature. Feeling uncomfortable due to temperature is an easy problem to identify. However, it can be harder to connect humidity to home issues or discomfort. It does have several potential effects on both,

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  14. DIY Toilet Repair: How to Fix Any Toilet Issue
    Man fixing common DIY toilet issues

    Trying to find a plumber today can be difficult. There may be fewer plumbers in rural areas, and the demand for their services is high in urban areas. What is the typical cost to fix a toilet? Homeowners spend an average of $250 having a professional

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  15. How to Clean and Seal Concrete to Make It New Again
    Powerwasher cleaning concrete

    How do you make concrete look new again? Can you clean anything off concrete? Many homeowners find themselves asking these questions at some point. Fortunately, most stains can be cleaned off concrete with the right tools and methods. This guide will

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  16. Garden Lime: How to Get the Best From It
    Gardener spreading garden lime over soil in the garden

    Garden lime has many uses throughout your landscape. You can use it to control grubs, kill fungus, and amend the soil. Using lime allows you to boost the nutrients in your ground and correct those soil pH levels. Here is how to get the best results from

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  17. Top Tips for Easily Fixing a Wobbling Ceiling Fan
    Ceiling fan getting repaired

    Wobbling and shaking ceiling fans can be noisy and annoying. If you are looking for solutions for how to fix a shaky or wobbly fan, you came to the right place. Although it is

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  18. Making a Convertible DIY Outdoor Ping Pong Table
    people outside playing ping poing on a DIY ping pong table

    Table tennis, or ping pong as many call it, is the perfect game for social gatherings. It's easy for people of all ages to play, and it's a great bonding activity. However, ping pong tables are big, which means it's challenging to find a place for them.

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  19. How to Build an Outdoor Fountain/Water Feature
    Adding Border Stones around DIY Backyard Pond

    Looking for a unique yet easy-to-create feature that will add some personality to your backyard? Consider building an outdoor fountain. There

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  20. 5 DIY Bird Bath Projects That Beautify Your Backyard
    Birds Bathing in a DIY Bird Bath

    Bird baths come in all shapes and sizes, just like your feathered friends. From rustic to rococo, a bird bath is a great addition to your outdoor landscape. It adds a distinctive flair and focal point to flowerbeds. As a bird magnet, it provides a water

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  21. Show Your Stripes With a Flagpole Holder
    American flag in a flag holder on a front porch of house

    Whether you want to fly your colors year-round or show your patriotism on U.S. holidays, a flag holder for house mounting will keep your flag secure. Learn where you should place a flagpole bracket and the tools you need to streamline flagpole installation.

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  22. How to Use Painter's Tape? Best Practices & Tips

    The history of painter's tape goes back to 1925 when scientist Richard Drew created the masking tape formula. Several decades later, the variation of painter’s tape was developed. The product is credited with transforming the painting industry by helping p

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  23. How to Clean Your Dryer Vent: Prevent Damage With These 5 Simple Steps
    cleaning out drier vent with vacuum

    If your spring-cleaning list includes deep cleaning the laundry room, be sure to include cleaning the dryer vent. When your dryer’s vent becomes clogged, the appliance won’t dry your clothes properly. Cleaning it out also increases your household's saf

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  24. Displaying the American Flag With Dignity and Honor
    American flag hanging from front porch of house

    As a leading symbol of the United States and its people, the U.S. flag is a common sight at public buildings throughout the country. Many Americans also choose to fly or hang the flag at their residences or on other privately owned property. If you display

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