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8 Reasons to Jump Off the DIY Bandwagon

You heard right. Stop beating yourself up for not making stuff yourself, and start seeing the bright side of buying from others Full Story
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tshome
When I was in my forties, I dreamed of meeting a handyman. Now that I'm in my fifties, I would be happy with a man able and willing to pay for a handyman.

I know my limits.
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sunnie2day
LOL! TSHome, I was single for about 12 years after a 20 year marriage ended and I swore to my friends who tried to set me up that I was looking for a certified plumber-electrician. I remarried in early 2011 - my new husband is a retired historic building conservationist who firmly believes DIY is best done by...

A professional, lol!
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How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Veggies and Plants

Whether you’re farming your parking strip or beautifying your backyard, a planting box you make yourself can come in mighty handy Full Story
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Victoria Olson
Next project
on Monday at 8:44pm   
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annie651
@Steve Masley & @ PermaScapes - thanks so much for the very good information you provided me regarding troughs. The issue of the heat gives me pause...I had not thought about that. I live in Texas near Dallas and it gets very hot here in the summer. So, that may very well be my determining factor. Thanks again.
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7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Entry Hall

Take your entry from scuffed up to spiffed up, restoring total cleanliness and order in just a week Full Story
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gracey999
I always have too many pairs of shoes/boots/sneakers in the hallway. I have no place else to put them. Everyone just takes them off and leaves them where they land.... so messy. There is only a very narrow hallway (about 3 feet maybe) so there isn't room for a storage unit and the front closet is packed with winter coats and tool stuff at the bottom and top of the it. I have no answers for decluttering except to have my basement and attic refinished. But these are very nice pics and ideas for others. :)
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amcgaw
We love the wall color. What color is it?
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The Cure for Houzz Envy: Family Room Touches Anyone Can Do

Easy and cheap fixes that will help your space look more polished and be more comfortable Full Story
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mrrat007
I have a narrow sun room that needs a bit sprucing up. What do you recommend
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Becky Harris
Hi mrrat007, I highly recommend posting your question and photo under "Design Dilemma" - go to "Advice" at the top of the page to get there. Many more folks will see it and chime in over there!
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7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Living Room

A task a day sends messes totally away. All you need is a week to get your living room in tip-top shape Full Story
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Lisa Rogers
Depending on our schedules, I do what Wallner Builders does either before I go to bed, or first thing in the morning. I love going around the house and fluffing pillows, making sure all dishes are in the dishwasher, recycling items in the garage container, dirty laundry or decide what needs to be laundered today, etc.
Dusting days usually involve 4-5 rooms so it's consistent on each side of the house, same goes for vacuuming. No pets here, but a husband who is rather oblivious to small details. Love him to pieces though!
April 8, 2014 at 8:37am     
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titiac
I agree with Liz and Lisa., There are just some things which make an immediate difference.
For me - no leaving the house for work in the morning without :
1 ) Making the bed,
2) Unpacking the clean dishes from the dishwasher and putting the morning's dirty dishes in - close the door!
3) Hanging the damp bathroom towels outside or somewhere in the sunshine
4) Cleaning the dog bowls once they finished eating and filling up the water bowls.
5) Straightening the throws and fluffing the pillows on the couches.

OK - so that's why I get up an hour before hubby - but it's worth it. Nothing is more depressing than walking into a kitchen with dirty dishes and a bedroom with an un-made bed, when you return from a long day's work. By doing these simple things I get to spend a bit more quality time with the dogs in the evening before I start cooking and doing the washing! Now I must just get hubby to follow suit! Why is it that ( most ) men can not be bothered by these things!
April 8, 2014 at 11:35pm     
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Your April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home

Shake off the winter blues and spring into action to get your home in the spirit of the new season Full Story
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Pat Waldo
PS. I forgot to mention that the dirt on my cushions comes mostly from doggie bliss...
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Leslie Boulton
Mine too!
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12 Deadly Decorating Sins

Are your room designs suffering from a few old habits? It may be time to change your ways Full Story
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Rebecca Koger
Good to know I'm breaking the habit on many items however I must admit we probably have enough liquor and beer to open a bar during the zombie apocalypse. I'd love to have a wet bar sans miles of mirrors.

Oh and I don't care, I'll never have anything leopard in the house.
March 27, 2014 at 11:27am     
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charleee
No leopard in my house. Ever.
March 27, 2014 at 2:05pm     
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Simple Pleasures: Put Pen to Paper

Note writing a lost art? Not when you have a pretty selection of papers, a dedicated spot and the right frame of mind Full Story
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justj
I was once the person who dumped all the letters and cards I found to save space.
Then my mother got cancer and I started searching everywhere for any card and letters that hadn't been thrown out. I have only one page of a letter from my mother and two cards. Had I known then what I know now, I would have saved every card & letter she ever wrote. Her handwriting, the time and effort she took to write, these I cherish as much as the words themselves.
Now I have a modest collection of cards taped to the inside of one of my closet walls & letters in a box.
With my loved ones, I send small (3x3) notecards with little drawings I made for them on the outside and a sweet note on the inside (in cursive) to go with the treats I baked them. Doesn't take much space but still makes an impact, especially in this digital world.
Heaven knows we have no shortage of junk mail and bills- nice to break up the monotony with a little love.
April 6, 2014 at 12:19am   
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YogaJulie
Well said, zdormouse!
April 6, 2014 at 12:56pm     
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