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iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here’s How to Restart It

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve got a device with a flashing Apple logo sitting in the palm of your hand right now. First things first: relax – we’ve got your back. 

65 Inch TV Wall Mounts: Everything You Need to Know

Regardless of what your friends and family might say, if you think you need a 65 inch television to re-watch Downton Abbey for the third time, then by golly, that’s what you need. 

How to Troubleshoot a Dishwasher that Takes Too Long to Run

Hand washing dishes takes a significant amount of time. According to Energy Star, if you use a dishwasher, you’ll save 230 hours per year. That’s equal to just over 9 days of 24/7 scraping, scrubbing, rinsing, and drying. If your dishwasher takes too long to run, then we’d better get it fixed ASAP. 

If Your Washing Machine is Overflowing, Here’s What to Do

Laundry is typically a pretty boring task—that is, until your washing machine overflows. As a homeowner or a renter, there’s really nothing worse to deal with than a flood in your home. 

iPhone Unresponsive? Here’s How to Fix It

Unlike that person you messaged on a dating app, if your iPhone won’t respond to you, there’s something you can do about it. Whether you’ve got a black screen, an app is frozen, or the thing simply won’t turn on, there are a number of causes that could make an iPhone unresponsive – and a number of ways to fix it. 

How to Hang Art Without Nails So You Don’t Damage Your Walls

Whether you're a serious collector or have just acquired a few pieces for fun, decorating your walls with artwork can add personality and a splash of color to your home. Studies show that it can even boost your mood. Of course, finding a way to display each masterpiece can be challenging, especially if you're worried about damaging your walls.

5 Handyman Projects To Do at Home That Will Make Your Life Better

If you’re not working with a lot of space, small changes like increased storage and fun wall art can make your home feel like an oasis. 

How to Reset an iPhone Without a Passcode (and Computer)

One good thing about owning an iPhone is that you can be sure that your data is very secure, as long as you have a passcode in place. If someone gets ahold of your phone, they can theoretically make use of it, but only after all the data has been deleted—which means the photos of you doing that silly pose in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa will never be seen by the public eye (it’s better that way, really). 

How to Install a Chandelier: Brighten Your Space With Our Handy Guide

Changing out a light fixture like a chandelier is one of the easiest ways to upgrade a space, and updating the lighting can create an entirely new ambiance and aesthetic in a room. However, homeowners—especially newbies to home renovations—can understandably get intimidated by anything to do with electricity. 

How to Install a Ceiling Fan: a DIY Guide So Simple, Anyone Can Do It

Get ready to be blown away by science: ceiling fans are cheaper to run and are significantly more energy efficient than air conditioning.

Everything You Need to Know to Pick the Perfect Kitchen Table

If you have a formal dining room, the space is most likely sits unused for the balance of the year or becomes a collect-all for your miscellaneous items without a permanent home.

5 Plumbing Tips All New Homeowners Should Learn

This blog post is part of our home maintenance for first time homeowners series. Stay tuned for more! 

How to Hang Heavy Objects on the Wall so They Won’t Come Crashing Down

If you don’t hang a heavy item on the wall properly, there’s a high chance that it’ll fall. A heavy television, piece of art, or shelf could seriously damage your home or injure your family and pets on the way down. 

Gutter Cleaning Near Me: How to Find the Best Company

As summer winds down, homeowners have to start preparing for the busy maintenance season ahead. With autumn approaching, that means raking piles of leaves, preparing to winterize your garden, and the most arduous task of all: cleaning the gutters.

Rug Cleaning, Uncovered: Our Comprehensive Guide to Sparkling Carpets

Whether you own a home or just want the deposit back when your rental contract is up, pretty much everyone can agree that it’s a good idea to invest a little bit in your carpets every now and again. That’s why Americans spend $5 billion a year on carpet cleaning. After all, carpet stains can’t be swept under the rug – literally or metaphorically. 

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