Posted on Jun 11 2015 - 5:50am by Garret Stembridge
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We Americans know what we like. As one bright-eyed young Texan said, “What mama wants, mama gets.” And as it turns out, there are lots of “mamas” getting what they want in America. If you don’t agree, let’s take a look at one of the nation’s favorite holidays, Christmas. The Gallup Poll found Americans estimated spending on Christmas alone to be $786...

  Father’s Day gift ideas need to happen now if you’re gonna present Dad with a gift by Sunday, June 21st. But this year, maybe try giving those classic dad gifts with a storage twist. Try these below. Charging Station                 via Better Homes and Gardens Take an old toolbox and convert it into a charging...

Posted on Jun 4 2015 - 5:31am by David Decker
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Ah, it’s time to put your house on the market, and you’re having nightmares of that dreaded uptick in “number of days on market.” One proven way to sell your house quickly is to engage in good staging. That means … don’t leave any CPR dummies out to scare people. (True story, and it was a fright.) So, how exactly do you stage your home, and do you need...

Posted on Jun 2 2015 - 5:37am by David Decker
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Summer is here, and there’s no better time to take your bike out of storage for a ride in the fresh, spring air. Before you hit the open road, make sure you give your bike a good tune-up. Here are the steps you need to take before your bike is ready to ride. Give it a good cleaning. Make your bike shiny and clean again. Rinse first using the light-shower setting...

Posted on May 28 2015 - 6:21am by David Decker
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There are lots of things in life you can skip ­– the sprinkles on your frozen yogurt, the free coffee in the hotel lobby, and even an occasional car wash. One thing you should never skip is a good home inspection. Even the most beautiful houses in expensive areas can harbor undetected problems that require pricey repairs. Unless you get a thorough home inspection,...

Posted on May 26 2015 - 6:00am by David Decker
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                    It has never been easier to travel abroad. With the falling Euro and a “golden ticket” (some call it a U.S. passport), the world is very much your oyster. But there’s a huge difference between simply travelling and actually moving abroad. Going on an extended vacation, taking a sabbatical,...

Posted on May 20 2015 - 6:02am by Garret Stembridge
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                    If you’ve ever found yourself in Southern Florida, you’re well aware that there truly is a place for everything. And by everything, we mean every-little-thing. Despite one of the arguably most beautiful natural landscapes, dotted with swaying palms and crystal beaches, some of the local population...

Posted on May 18 2015 - 6:05am by David Decker
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National Moving Day, also known as Crazy Tuesday, occurs immediately after Memorial Day. Families have finished the school year and are ready to relocate. But before you become flustered with all of the details, remember these key survival skills when it comes to moving. 1. Prepare for delays. Whether you’re moving locally or out of town, the commute will take...

Posted on May 14 2015 - 10:15am by David Decker
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You put a lot of work into packing your boxes, and placing everything carefully into the moving truck. Now, you’ve finally arrived at your new home with your stuff. Unloading will be easy, right? Maybe. There are some things you can do to up your chances of a great, uneventful unloading! With the help of our partner, Budget Truck, we created a special guide for...

Posted on May 12 2015 - 6:21am by David Decker
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Summer is approaching, and it’s time to take your wave runner, car, motorcycle, or boat out of storage. Don’t let your excitement eclipse the precautions you must take as you ready your vehicle for seasonal fun. Follow these steps to taking your wheels out of storage. Clean it thoroughly. First off, wash it. And if it’s time for the annual wax, do it before...