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  • Big and Small Bathroom Design Ideas For 2019

    Big and Small Bathroom Design Ideas For 2019

    Your bathroom isn’t a space that you’re going to up and remodel every year to keep up with what’s trending — we know that. But that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your space with some of the...

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  • Top Kitchen Design Trends 2019

    Top Kitchen Design Trends 2019

    You know the feeling: you walk into your kitchen and it just feels… blah. Same old, same old appliances, walls, cupboards, countertops. It feels worn out and boring, and you’re ready to spruce...

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  • Best Apps for Interior Design

    Best Apps for Interior Design

    In a dream world, every move would come with an interior decorator to help us seamlessly create the amazing look and feel we’ve always wanted in our new home. But that takes a big investment of...

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  • Traditional Housewarming Gifts from Around the World

    Traditional Housewarming Gifts from Around the World

    Welcoming new neighbors, helping the family settle into a new home, or proudly establishing your kids in their first abode? It’s time for a housewarming gift! Nobody likes to give generic, boring...

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  • Rituals for Moving to a New Home

    Rituals for Moving to a New Home

    Many Westerners have gotten so busy with moving that any semblance of moving ritual or practice has fallen by the wayside — all but the classic housewarming party, anyway. You might be scratching...

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  • Pros and Cons of Being an Airbnb Host

    Pros and Cons of Being an Airbnb Host

    When you find yourself with extra space in your home, you might consider joining the global ranks of Airbnb hosts who host travelers in their homes or spare rooms. Extra income sounds nice of...

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  • What To Do With Kids in Las Vegas

    What To Do With Kids in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is one of the largest adult playgrounds in the world, but that doesn’t mean that kids can’t have fun too. In fact, the city is quickly becoming filled with family-friendly activities....

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  • Moving to a Hot Climate – From Michigan To Arizona

    Moving to a Hot Climate – From Michigan To Arizona

    It happened: you’ve finally run out of patience for Michigan’s frigid winters and too-short summers, and you’re moving to Arizona! While there are things you’ll miss about The Mitten, you’re ready...

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  • Inspiring Bachelor Pad Design Ideas

    Inspiring Bachelor Pad Design Ideas

    When you hear the term “bachelor pad”, you might initially imagine lots of empty pizza boxes, piles of laundry, and a mattress on the floor… not so stylish, right? To the contrary, many men value...

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  • Home Hunting Tips When Moving to a Cold Climate

    Home Hunting Tips When Moving to a Cold Climate

    In recent years, there’s been an exodus from warmer climates to colder ones as people search for cheaper living costs and new economic opportunities. Although making the move is a great way to...

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  • How to Prepare for Moving to a Cold Climate

    How to Prepare for Moving to a Cold Climate

    If you have never lived in a truly cold climate, moving to one as an adult might seem like the equivalent of moving to a new country and culture. There are so many things you just don’t have to...

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  • House Hunting Made Easy – Avoid Mistakes

    House Hunting Made Easy – Avoid Mistakes

    In your hunt for just the right house, it’s a little too easy to get spun up in your head: am I being too picky? Am I not being picky enough? Let’s not rush… but this is taking too long! House...

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  • How to Stay Happy and Sane During a Move

    How to Stay Happy and Sane During a Move

    Have you ever gotten halfway through a big adventure only to realize… you’ve forgotten to enjoy any of it? Moving to a new home is a big adventure, and hopefully you’re excited about all that it...

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  • 10 Important Home Improvements To Make Before Moving

    10 Important Home Improvements To Make Before Moving

    When you have a mountain of pre-move tasks to do, including packing, downsizing, and hiring movers, renovating your new place is likely the last thing on your mind. However, it’s actually best to...

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  • Tips for Helping Your Pets Adjust to a New Home

    Tips for Helping Your Pets Adjust to a New Home

    Moving to a new home induces some anxiety in most people. However, for pets who aren’t able to mentally prepare for such a big shift, the anxiety can be overwhelming (and moving with your pet or...

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  • Important Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Buying Or Selling

    Important Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Buying Or Selling

    You’re dressed up in your best “I’m responsible and ready to buy a house” attire. You’ve crunched the numbers to have a pretty good sense of what you can afford. You’ve scoped out the...

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  • Effect of Salt Water On Houses and Vehicles

    Effect of Salt Water On Houses and Vehicles

    The sound of crashing waves, the pungent smell of seaweed and sand, those early morning walks when nobody else is around… beach life sure is alluring, and we’d all be lying if we said we hadn’t...

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  • How to Safely Move Pinball & Arcade Machines

    How to Safely Move Pinball & Arcade Machines

    When your super cool Uncle Bobby gifted you that retro arcade machine, you proudly displayed it in your living room and played it with all of your friends. You have visions of doing the same in...

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  • How To Have a Successful Garage Sale

    How To Have a Successful Garage Sale

    Whether you’re spring cleaning or downsizing your home for a move, a garage sale is an excellent way to deal with clutter while simultaneously making a quick buck. In fact, it’s common for...

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  • The Cost of Living in Cleveland, OH

    The Cost of Living in Cleveland, OH

    On the edge of Lake Erie sits a city where residents can enjoy small-town friendliness with all the benefits of metropolitan life — at a significantly lower price tag. Forbes Magazine rated...

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