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Nothing says friendship like someone asking you to help them move house. You spend a few backbreaking hours helping them lug “essential” items like their collection of vintage KISS posters, they save a pile of cash by not hiring a moving company, and you get paid in pizza and beer, somehow making the whole thing “worthwhile.”
Spring is finally on the horizon, and if you’re like us, you’re ready to clear the cobwebs out of your home and get it prepared for more sunshine and longer days. But a major spring clean can be a big undertaking, no matter the size of your home. Preparing to deep clean your home as the weather warms up? Here’s a short guide to starting your spring cleaning—and what types of services you can outsource so you can get out and enjoy the weather instead of being stuck inside cleaning all day.
Remember all the great plans you had to fix up your house when you first moved in? Did you spend hours poring over paint decks to choose the perfect shade of green for the living room? Weren't you going to hang your family photos in a beautiful display for everyone to enjoy? How much money were you going to save by installing your own window treatments?
We spend a lot of time thinking up ways we can show our loyal users just how important to us they are – but we have to admit, we’re even prouder than usual of our new monthly raffle for Puls+ members.
Remember the amazing feeling you had when you first purchased your home? You finally had something to call your own with no more landlord restrictions or rent payment with nothing to show for it at the end of each month.
There’s something about the new year that makes you want to get a fresh start—and what better way to get your home fresh than by investing in a state-of-the-art clothes dryer? Whether your old one has bit the dust or you simply want to take advantage of all the new technology in these machines, purchasing a new clothes dryer is the perfect way to start out 2020.
If you were under the impression that the cutting-edge innovation powering today’s smart homes has skipped over the laundry room, you might want to check out our list of best new washers of 2020.
Whether you have every room of your home dedicated to a different Christmas tree or you put up a wreath and call it a day, it’s nice to infuse a little holiday magic into your home this time of year. The only problem? Once the season is over, it can be difficult to find space to store all of your ornaments, wreaths, and trees—especially if you’ve hit those after-holiday sales.
Holiday lights look great and can go a long way towards warming up a cold winter evening. But if the number of homes still sporting unlit displays well into February are any indication, hanging Christmas lights (and taking them down!) is more time-consuming than it looks. If you want to get yourself a little gift this holiday season, you may consider having a professional install Christmas lights for you. It can cost nominally more than hanging them yourself, but then you don’t have to spend hours standing on a ladder in the freezing cold, either. Whichever way you choose to go, we make it easier than ever to install Christmas lights with our professional pricing and DIY installation guide, after the jump.
Cleaning out your gutters is one of the most dreaded tasks of the fall, but it’s also one of the most crucial to get done. Though it may not seem like a huge deal to skip cleaning them out, failing to clean your gutters could cause a clog. And because your rain gutters are designed to move the flow of water away from your home, this could potentially cause damage to the roof, the walls, and even the foundation.
Just like the inside of your home needs a good routine cleaning, the outside of your home can use an occasional rinse off to get rid of the dust, dirt, and algae that can build up throughout the changing seasons and harsh weather. The best way to eliminate all of this grime is to spend an afternoon using a pressure washer, which can get even the dirtiest patios, siding, and driveways sparkling clean.
Drywall. Gypsum. Sheetrock. Whatever you call it, the majority of our homes use this versatile product as a canvas for our creative wall art. We hang pictures, televisions, shelving, or window treatments on it. We bump into it often, and our pets sometimes chew on it. Whatever the cause, and whether you need your security deposit back or just want to fix up the house, you’ll need to repair the holes left behind in your drywall.
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Drywall is used in 96 percent of homes today, so there's a pretty good chance your walls and ceilings are made of this highly popular material. Unfortunately, it’s quite susceptible to damage, so no matter how careful you are, there's a good chance you'll encounter some bumps and dents that will need to be repaired, especially if you've got kids and pets.
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.