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Packing Tips For Putting Books Into A Storage Unit

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When you have a large amount of books that you want to store long-term, it’s important that you pack them properly. If books aren’t packed correctly, you’re likely to find them covered with mold and mildew when you unpack them later. Here’s a look at the steps you should take before putting your books into a storage unit. Even if you rent a climate-controlled unit, you’ll want to be proactive about protecting them.…

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Outdoor Living Spaces: 3 Steps To Creating The Ideal Porch For Entertaining

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You may not have given much thought to your home’s attached porch, but it is the perfect place for entertaining. Ultimately, your porch can serve as an integral piece of your home allowing for hours of conversation and quality time with friends, family and other guests. Here are three steps to make sure you plan the perfect porch that works well for entertaining: 1. First Comes Comfortable Seating. Porches are often used for social gatherings or personal treats.…

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Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You're Building A Cloth Cornice On A Curtain Rod

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Some kind of cornice is essential if you really want to modernize your curtains and give them an inviting feel. But while cornices can certainly be made on a DIY basis, there are many possible mistakes you can make that will set your project back. So make sure to avoid these three pitfalls inherent with building a cloth cornice that will go on a curtain rod. Not Stretching The Cloth On The Bottom Of The Cornice Taut With Staples…

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About Picking A Deadbolt When House Keys Are Lost & What A Locksmith Charges

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Did a friend pick you up in their car and you forget to take the house keys with you? A locksmith will be prompt about making it to your house to let you in, but you may want to attempt picking the lock on your own first. Below, discover how easy it is to pick a deadbolt and what a locksmith may charge if you need assistance. How Easy is Picking a Deadbolt When Locked Out?…

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Are You Building A New Patio?

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Whether you are building a brand new home or adding a patio to your existing house, there are some things you can do to make it beautiful and unique. Entertaining On A Small Scale - What could be sweeter than getting together with a few friends and family members to share special time together? If you are working with a small space and planning to have intimate meals for only a few guests, consider installing an outdoor fountain as the focal point of your patio.…

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Want Cool Lighting For A Room? Make Them Yourself With Highlighters

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Picking out all the great interior design items needed for your home is a lot of fun. If you’re doing it yourself, you already know how much the little things matter when creating the overall look and feel you desire. While some decorative items are easier to purchase (from outlets such as Country Store Interiors), you can add homemade temporary lights. This guide explains how to make lights with highlighters to create a glow in your home for a special occasion or just to add to the design occasionally.…

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Big Decorating Tips For Little Living Rooms

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If your living room is on the small side, you may feel your decorating options are limited. However, you shouldn’t feel intimidated by the size of the room. You can design a living room that is grand in appearance when you choose colors and furnishings that will complement the size of the room. Think light for walls and floors Dark colors tend to make a room look smaller and should be avoided.…

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Pipe Bursting: Common Questions About This Threat Answered

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Plumbing problems can cause substantial water damage to your house and property, and one of the most common problems that homeowners encounter is pipe bursting. This problems occurs when a pipe ruptures and starts spilling water into the home, and depending on the size of the damaged pipe, this can quickly spill massive amounts of water. Due to the problems that pipe bursting can cause, it should be no surprise that there are a couple of question that homeowners may need answered about this common problem:…

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Five Reasons To Consider Investing In Fertilizer Companies

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When choosing what to invest in, people often forget about the agricultural companies. Agriculture is extremely important, since people need to eat to survive. Some crops are also used in other ways, such as the use of corn ethanol in gasoline.  Even when other stocks aren’t doing too well, certain agricultural stocks flourish. One particular type of stock to consider investing in is stock in fertilizer companies.  Why Fertilizer Companies may be a Good Investment…

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Surprising Outdoor Home Decor You Thought Was Trash

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Your outdoor home decor is all about making your home look unique and inviting to all your friends and family. Discover treasures for your outdoor decor that you formerly thought were trash, so you can have an amazing landscape that you can enjoy anytime you want! Chicken wire Whether you use chicken wire for your garden or to fill in patches of your fence so critters can’t get in, don’t throw any leftover pieces out.…

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