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Debbie D.

Debbie D.

Debbie Dey is a professional writer with over three decades of experience in residential construction. Her background gives her a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of home improvement projects, which she enjoys sharing through her writing. She has been a Puls staff writer since 2018. In her free time, you can find her relaxing by the water or cruising with her husband in their sports car.

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Get Your House Ready for Thanksgiving Company

Remember last year’s Thanksgiving celebration? If yours was like most others, it was a quiet, intimate dinner without the joy and laughter of past family events. More than ever, this year’s get-togethers promise to be bigger, louder, and more memorable.

An Easy Way to Start Tackling Your Growing To-Do List

If you're like most homeowners, your to-do list is constantly growing. The longer it gets, the harder it is to start working on those projects. The easiest way to start tackling your list is to make a plan.

How to Prepare Your Home to Survive a Bomb Cyclone

If you're a homeowner, today's headlines are absolutely terrifying. When you hear that a "bomb cyclone" is headed your way, your first instinct might be to book the first flight out of town. There's no need to run. You can prepare your home now to survive a bomb cyclone and any other storms Mother Nature has in store.

To-Do's For a Successful Move

Moving to a new home? It can be both exciting and exhausting. Cleaning, purging, and packing are soon to be part of your daily routine as well as an endless number of tasks that need to get done before the moving truck arrives. 

Increase Your Home's Resale Value Without Breaking the Bank

While there are many things in life that we consider our most prized possessions, our home is our most valuable physical possession. Real estate is an excellent investment as it almost always provides a positive return.

Get Your (Real) Meeting Background Ready on a Small Budget

Teleconferencing and virtual meetings have become the go-to solution to staying connected to everyone from family members to coworkers. Programs and apps like Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Meet have allowed even the most tech-challenged among us to jump on the video conferencing wagon and join remote face-to-face sessions like a pro.

Simple Ways to Boost Your Dishwasher's Performance

Your dishwasher is probably your favorite kitchen appliance. Not only does it save time and energy, it also keeps everything clean and sanitary. It might seem as if your machine is invincible, but after multiple uses, your "super" appliance can stop working as expected or break down altogether.

End-of-Summer Home Projects You Need to Complete Before School Starts

Ah, to be a kid again. Summer days were filled with playtime, beach time, and endless opportunities for fun. While it might be tempting to join in the fun and ignore your to-do list, tackling some of those household projects now will make your life easier and more comfortable when fall arrives. 

Summer Season Maintenance You Need for Your Appliances

Today's appliances are so reliable that you rarely think about them until there's a problem. Of course, with summer fast approaching, lifestyle changes can impact how you use your appliances and may put them at risk for breakdowns.

Backyard Upgrades You'll Need This Summer

Now it's time to enjoy a little playtime—outdoors. To help you get the most out of your backyard this summer, you should consider adding some trending outdoor upgrades. Not only will they make your home more attractive and usable, but patios and outdoor renovation projects can also generate a great return on investment when you sell your home.

How to Fix Common Household Plumbing Problems

All household plumbing problems are not created equal. While some may require professional assistance, there are many repairs you can tackle yourself. With the right tools and a little plumbing knowledge, you can save time and money by doing some common plumbing fixes yourself.

Make Your Life Easier with Smart Home Technology

Whether we were ready for it or not, technology seems to have taken over every aspect of our lives for the last year. Admit it, when you first heard about "smart home" products, you probably thought they were something out of a sci-fi movie. 

Weatherproofing Tips to Save Money and Improve Comfort

Whether you've been working remotely or helping the kids with schoolwork, you've probably been spending a lot more time at home. As the seasons changed and the temperatures dropped, you may have noticed your utility bills going up and your comfort level going down.

What You Need to Know about Repairing vs. Replacing LED Lights

We're all familiar with the phase-out of incandescent lights in favor of more environmentally friendly and energy efficient LED bulbs, strips, and fixtures. While you may have started to replace a few of your lights as the old ones burn out, you've probably noticed that the new lighting can cost an arm and a leg.

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