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6 Tips for Buying Furniture Online

May 22, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

6 Tips for Buying Furniture Online

Thanks to the prevalence of online retailers, major furniture pieces today can be bought from the comfort and convenience of your home. You can even have them delivered directly to your doorstep. However, buying from an online retailer doesn’t engage your senses in the same way as shopping in person. Use these tips to get great deals on your furnishings and to make sure you love them when they arrive.

Measure Spaces and Furniture

Finding the perfect sofa to go with your favorite chair won’t do any good if you can’t get it through the door. Measure the height and width of doorway access points and hallways. Next, measure the entry clearance by running your measuring tape from the wall or railing directly across from the outside of your doorway, through the door, and to the back wall of the room. Once you have these measurements, compare them with the dimensions given in the product description. Crate&Barrel offers a clear and concise resource guide to determine whether a given piece will fit.

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Where to Advertise Your Rental Property

May 20, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Where to Advertise Your Rental Property

To recover your investment expenses and maximize your returns, it is vital to find tenants to occupy your rental property. Apartments that sit empty don’t generate income. Here are a few tips on how to attract tenants and fill your vacant units.

Newspaper Ads

Placing an ad in your local paper is as traditional as it gets for advertising. Since space is limited, use abbreviations for common words like bedroom (BR), washer/dryer (W/D) or air conditioning (A/C). Be sure to include the number of rooms and amenities, and whether utilities are included in the rent.

“For Rent” Signs

Placing a “For Rent” sign on the lawn reaches a limited audience, but don’t underestimate its potential. It is one of the more inexpensive forms of advertising. For best results, place signs with a contact number along busy roads adjacent to the property. Use eye-catching colors and print in large, legible letters.

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6 Top Home Decorating Apps You Can’t Live Without

May 18, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

6 Top Home Decorating Apps You Can’t Live Without

Are you looking for a way to combine your decorating skills and your love for technology? Check out these top home design apps for your decorating needs. Whether you’re looking for maintenance reminders, color matching, room planning, or DIY projects, you’re sure to find an app to help keep your home looking beautiful.

BrightNest

Powered by the review community at Angie’s List, BrightNest offers a range of tips and home maintenance reminders. A handful of questions tailor suggestions to your tastes. Topics range from suggestions for blinging out your backyard to entryway organization ideas. Download the free app for iOS or Android, or enjoy browser access via your laptop.

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What You Should Know Before Choosing a Storage Facility

May 15, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

What You Should Know Before Choosing a Storage Facility

If you’re moving to a smaller home or over a great distance, you may need the services of a storage facility. The amenities, cleanliness and security level offered may differ between units, even within the same company. Use these tips to decide which facility is right for you.

Know How Much Space You’ll Need

Storage unit sizes range from the equivalent of a utility closet (5 feet x 5 feet) to a standard one-car garage (10 x 30 or 10 x 40 feet). The space you need depends upon what you intend to store and your packing skills. Highly efficient packers can utilize as much as 80 to 90 percent of the space, while inexperienced packers may use only half. Another factor to consider is how frequently you’ll want to access your belongings. Tightly-packed units make it difficult to get to seasonally rotated items.

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Tips for Throwing Your First Housewarming Party

May 13, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Tips for Throwing Your First Housewarming Party

Whether you’re having your own housewarming party or planning the event for a friend, early preparations will result in a relaxed atmosphere for everyone. Housewarming parties are a fun way to get to know new neighbors and coworkers as well as reconnect with old friends. Use these tips to throw a successful welcome home event.

Don’t Stress About Unpacking

Your house doesn’t have to be in perfect shape to hold a housewarming party. Much of your time will be spent in the kitchen, dining and family rooms. Make sure each room is in order. If the weather is nice, extending the party outdoors to a porch or patio can set the guests and hosts more at ease.

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