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My Refrigerator Was Transported on its Side: Can I Turn it On Safely?

One question we’re frequently asked is whether moving a fridge lying down can cause problems when you try to turn it back on. Our answer is that moving a fridge takes a lot longer if you’re lying down! Jokes aside, it can, in fact, be problematic to transport a refrigerator on its side for a number of reasons. 

The Roof Maintenance Checklist Every Homeowner Needs

Buying your first home is an exciting and stressful time. While it's exciting to finally have something that's yours (even if the bank technically owns it for the next 30 years), it's also stressful to realize that anything that goes wrong is no longer your landlord's responsibility to fix, but yours.

How Much Does Professional Painting Cost?

If you've ever tried your hand at painting your home yourself, you know that it can be a big job. There's a lot more to it than selecting a color and picking up a paint brush, so it's a good idea to hire a professional painter to achieve professional results. Plus, a new paint job can even boost the value of your home, so it’s extremely important to do it right. 

Top Tips for Longer-Lasting Appliances

There are some joys that only a homeowner will know (mowing a few extra inches of your neighbor’s lawn, leaving your Christmas lights up through April), but at the end of the day, nothing beats the sense of independence and pride that comes with buying your slice of the American dream. 

The Best Black Friday Appliance Deals of 2019

If you've ever stood in long lines on Black Friday, you know that you've got to have a plan in order to score the best deals. The day after Thanksgiving is the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season, and the experts at Puls have put together some of the best Black Friday appliance deals 2019 has to offer.

The Best 90-Degree Swivel TV Mounts on the Market

Mounting your television gives you additional space in the living room, keeps electronic equipment out of the reach of kids and pets, and, best of all, makes your living area look sleek and modern. If you plan on mounting your flat screen television, there are a few different types of mounting systems to choose from, such as a fixed mount, tilt mount, swivel mount, mantel mount, and even a ceiling mount. 

How to Easily Replace or Install a New Light Fixture

If you’re in the dark about how to install a light fixture, set your worries aside—you can learn how to tackle this simple project in a flash, using just a few household tools. As long as there is the wiring in place from a pre-existing fixture, you don’t need a degree in engineering to install a new one. Just follow our simple step-by-step guide to light fixture illumination. 

How to Hide TV Wires and Cords

The way we feel about TV cords is a little like the way we used to feel about prom chaperones – we know they’ve got to hang around, but we’d really prefer not to see them. Fortunately, when it comes to cable concealment, we’ve actually got a choice in the matter. 

If Your Washing Machine is Not Rinsing Soap Out, Do This

The washer and dryer are two of the most valuable appliances we have in our homes. They save us time, valuable quarters, and give us so much convenience—that is, until they unexpectedly stop working the way they’re supposed to. 

How to Install Pendant Lighting Step-by-Step

Today's modern pendant lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs to fit every decor and function.

The Best IKEA Hacks to Help You Better Utilize Your Space

Everyone loves IKEA for their affordable, simplistic and stylish designs, and of course, for their famous Swedish meatballs (just us?). But the easy hackability of IKEA furniture is yet another reason why furniture lovers and DIYers of all ages and life stages love the Swedish furniture maker. 

How to Pressure Wash a House - Without Destroying Your Paint Job

It might be tempting to just slap a couple of coats of paint on your home’s exterior and call it a day. But, like rolling off the couch and grabbing a stone cold slice of pizza from the box sitting out all night on the coffee table, there are some shortcuts we just don’t take anymore. 

How Long Will My Home's Exterior and Interior Paint Job Last?

One of the best ways to freshen up your home, increase curb appeal, and even add value, is a fresh coat of paint. Adding a fresh coat of paint to both the interior and exterior of your home makes everything look clean and new, and can breathe new life into spaces that felt tired or outdated. 

Is Your Washing Machine Making a Weird Noise? Here’s What to Do

Trust us, you don’t want to wait until suds are spilling across your laundry room floor – if you hear your washing machine making noise (at least, noise it’s not supposed to be making), it’s time to get proactive. 

Best New Dishwashers of 2019 to 2020

Whether you're in the market for your first dishwasher or looking to upgrade an older model, be prepared to be amazed. Manufacturers in 2019 have outdone themselves with high-tech, high-efficiency features that astound and impress.

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