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The list of potentially expensive home repairs is long and frightening. House foundation problems top that list for most homeowners, and with good reason. The average cost to fix your foundation ranges between $5,000 and $10,000. It can climb even higher if the problems damage other parts of your home. Knowing how to check for foundation issues is a crucial part of preventive home maintenance.

Without a properly insulated attic, heat can more easily escape your home, increasing utility costs. An insulation barrier keeps heat...

Thinking of buying a home that needs work? Buying a house and fixing it up is a surefire way to...

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you spend more than 400 hours every year, cooking, yes,...

If you need more living space in your home, turning your garage into a room is an appealing option. While...

A fresh coat of paint is an easy, inexpensive way to transform a room. But buying just the right amount...

Frying up breakfast? Roasting your veggies in bacon grease for extra flavor? While cooking oil and grease add a savory...

Wondering what to do with your empty glass bottles and jars? Turn them into a spray bottle, storage containers or...

Flex your eco-friendly muscle with our 18 creative ways to reuse plastic bottles, laundry detergent jugs and more. ...

Need more storage? One often-overlooked source of extra space is under the stairs. Give yourself some extra breathing room with...

Entryways often become catch-all areas for shoes, umbrellas and outerwear. It’s also the first room guests encounter when they pay...

While an attic is a great place to store odds and ends, it’s a helpless mess if it’s not organized....

Follow these 10 spring cleaning ideas to refresh your home and get organized for the warm weather ahead....

Moving is both an exciting and stressful time for homeowners. Simplify the process by planning your move a few months...

Your home’s exterior is the key to making a good first impression, especially when it comes to attracting potential home...

When you get the keys to your new home, you should feel excited. From choosing paint colors to planning DIY...

When it comes to purchasing a new home, what you see isn’t always exactly what you get. There are numerous...

The Halloween season is a time for all things scary: goblins, ghosts, ghouls…and garbage? That’s right – on average, a...

Why should we conserve water? There are two obvious answers. Water waste is not only bad for the environment, it’s...

If you’ve ever planted a garden, you’ve probably wondered what to plant next to each other, and if certain plants...

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Organizing a neighborhood cleanup is a great way to do...

Twice a year, Friends of Northampton Trails cleans the 27-mile bike path in Northampton, Massachusetts. A popular hangout spot in...

During community cleanups, volunteers collect excess litter, yard waste and trash, and dumpsters are a costly expense for many nonprofit...

Every other year, Missouri River Relief visits Omaha and Council Bluffs for a major river cleanup. Following the historic 2019...

2020 has been a year unlike any other, and while the country works to create a “new normal,” organizations have...

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