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How to Clean Up After Thanksgiving in Half the Time

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: November 1, 2012 The Pilgrims were on to something when they planned a Thanksgiving potluck; here are other good ideas that’ll simplify your T-Day kitchen cleanup. Want something to be thankful for...

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5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300

By: John Riha Published: May 24, 2012 Just another weekend? Not if you take advantage with one or more of these 5 great projects you can easily pull off for under $300. Most of the cost of these DIY weekend projects is in the mater...

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Budget Kitchen Remodeling: 5 Money-Saving Steps

By: Gretchen Roberts Published: January 19, 2012 Can't afford an entire kitchen remodel in one fell swoop? You can complete the work in 5 budget-saving stages (and still cook dinner during the down time). Major kitchen remodels are amo...

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Here’s the Skinny on Solar Christmas Lights

By: Alyson McNutt English Published: December 1, 2011 They're low-hassle (and free to use!) but not always so bright. In the last few years, energy-efficient LED holiday lights have largely replaced more wattage-thirsty incandescent st...

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Extend the Outdoor
Living Season

By: Jan Soults Walker Published: October 3, 2011 Make an outdoor living area comfy long after the sun sets or the leaves turn with outdoor lighting, a patio heater, and a glowing firepit or portable fireplace. Light the Deck or Patio ...

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7 Hot Home Trends That Make Your Home Work for You

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: May 13, 2011 Home improvement trends embrace energy efficiency, low maintenance exteriors, and double-duty space. Today’s home improvement trends show that we like our houses to work harder and sma...

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Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale

By: Dona DeZube Published: May 6, 2011 An inviting open house can put your home on buyers’ short lists. Get ready for your open house -- stress-free -- by starting early and breaking down your to-do list into manageable chunks. Use t...

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