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  1. Proper Tool Maintenance

    Workshop with clean, organized tools

    If you take care of your tools, they will return the favor. Proper care and routine maintenance of your hand tools and power tools makes any home improvement or repair project easier, safer and more successful. Proper tool care

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  2. How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

    Clean white bed sheets free of bed bugs

    Bed bugs have made a resurgence in recent years and can be a serious nuisance in your home. Don’t panic. They are small and hard to see, but often leave telltale signs they’re around. Learn how to find bed bugs, get rid of them and prevent them from inf

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  3. Water in Basement? Find The Source of Leaks, and How to Keep it Dry

    Leaky concrete basement

    The basement is the foundation of your home, so rightfully you worry if you see moisture on walls or floors. If not taken care of, it can spell major problems.

    Don't panic if you have a leak. You can waterproof your basement to dry it up and hold

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  4. How to Insulate Basement Walls

    Installing thick insulation in basement walls

    Your basement could be costing you money. Because concrete, stone and other foundation materials are poor insulators, you're most likely losing heat — and the energy you pay for to heat your home — through your basement walls. Adding insulation can kee

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  5. How to Waterproof Your Basement

    Waterproofing concrete basement

    One of the most frustrating problems faced by homeowners is the constant battle against wet basement walls. Luckily, basement waterproofing is a DIY project you can finish with a little time and effort.

    Waterproofing protects basement walls and

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  6. How to Install a Water Garden

    Backyard water garden with lush foliage

    You can create a serene setting in your yard by adding an outdoor water garden. This affordable home project adds value to your home, creates a relaxing oasis for you and is a natural habitat for plants and animals.

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  7. 4 Ways to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards

    Cat pawing at ornament in Christmas tree

    There’s a lot going on during the holidays, with decorating, gifting and cooking. Don’t let pets get lost in the shuffle — keep pet-proofing top of mind while you prepare for the festivities. You can’t watch them every second of the season, but you can

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  8. Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Parents

    Kids trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes

    Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for kids and adults alike. But with great fun comes great responsibility to keep it safe. Whether you need tips on costumes and trick-or-treating safety or want to decorate your home with care, here are

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  9. Fall Yard Cleanup & Lawn Maintenance

    Cleaning fall leaves in yard

    Summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your lawn and garden work ethic. If you want a vibrant and healthy lawn and garden in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives.

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  10. How to Remove Dog Spots from Your Lawn

    Dog inspecting yellow spot on lawn

    The unsightly yellow or brown spots on your otherwise lush, green lawn often are the work of man’s best friend, whether it’s your dog or a neighbor’s. While it’s true that once you see the dog lawn spots, it’s too late to prevent that damage, you can t

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  11. How to Get Rid of Garden Slugs

    Slug damaging garden vegetables

    Slugs that live in your garden are there because you’ve helpfully supplied them with an abundant food source. But don’t blame yourself — learn how to control slugs and prevent them from damaging your crops by knowing how to spot the damage they cause

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  12. How to Get Rid of Rodents

    Mouse approaching cheese in trap

    Not only are rodents a source of aggravation for many homeowners, but they also spread disease. If they find a way into your home and find food or a place to nest and you don't take care of the problem, you can bet they'll visit more often and quite possibly

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  13. How to Get Rid of Ants: Inside and Out

    Ants crawling under door crack

    Ants are everywhere. And, for the most part, they're beneficial to the natural order of things. But when you experience an ant invasion and their numbers become too large in your yard, garden or home, they can become quite a nuisance. Keep the ant population

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  14. Control Garden Pests

    Japanese beetle destroying garden

    An appealing garden is always sure to attract attention. However, sometimes that means there will be unwanted interest from insects and animals. To keep your garden healthy and productive, follow the simple steps below to control even the most stubborn

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  15. Choose the Right Insect Repellent

    Spraying insect repellent on body outside

    Insects can put a damper on outdoor fun when they appear in large numbers. They can be more than a nuisance, though. Some, such as mosquitoes, also can carry disease and potentially cause infection and sickness when they bite. Insect repellents are a

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  16. How to Tile an Outdoor Patio

    Tiled patio with seating furniture

    Are you tired of your concrete slab of a patio? You can give your patio new life and convert it into a luxurious outdoor living area by laying down decorative tile. It's a project that takes some effort, but you'll add value to your home while you treat

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  17. How to Clean & Maintain Your Swimming Pool

    Pool leaf skimmer cleaning above-ground swimming pool

    There’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool during a scorching summer day. You have to regularly maintain your swimming pool to keep it safe and enjoyable. Upkeep can be time-consuming, but it’s worth the time to keep your investment in goo

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  18. How to Restore a Wood Outdoor Bench

    Refinished outdoor wood bench on patio

    Your wood patio bench was once the best seat outside the house — a place to socialize, relax or just sit back and watch your garden grow. But age, wear, sun and rain can take a big toll on outdoor wood furniture, marring its surface and stealing its l

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  19. How to Clean Your BBQ Grill

    Gas grill on patio ready for cooking

    It's time to fire up the grill for a new season of family fun and fabulous food. Of course, you'll need to clean and prepare it before you start cooking. Whether you have a gas

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  20. 5 Tips to Clean & Prep Your Deck for Summer

    Power washer cleaning deck

    Enjoy summer to the fullest with a spruced-up outdoor space. Get your deck, patio and outdoor furniture ready for outdoor living.

    Step 1: Check the C

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  21. How to Install a Pet Door

    Cat entering pet door from outside

    If you have a pet that spends time both indoors and out, you play a constant game of letting him in and out by opening the door time after time. So who’s really in charge? By installing a pet door into an exterior door, you can give him the freedom t

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  22. How to Install a Flagstone Walkway

    Flagstone walkway to house entrance

    A flagstone walkway is a simple and functional way to beautify your outdoor space and provide a useable path to your garage, garden, shed or other points of interest in your lawn and garden. It is durable, requires little maintenance, and blends well

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  23. How to Make a Gravel Path

    Gravel path in flower garden

    A gravel or rock path is a simple and economical way to create a walkway that directs foot traffic across your yard and protects your grass. You can’t just throw a trail of gravel down though and call it a day. It takes a little bit of planning and p

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  24. 5 Patio Decor Ideas for Your Outdoor Oasis

    Seating chairs and coffee table on patio
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