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[17 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 4,336 views]

In most American households you will find a jar of mustard. While its primary use is to add flavor to food, it can also be used around the home too. If you have a jar of mustard in your kitchen cupboard then here you will find a few tips on how to use it.
Tip Number One – Remove Odors from Bottles
Used bottles can come in useful around the home. They can be used to keep candles in, on their own as a decoration or they can be used as a …

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[7 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 3,305 views]

If you have made the decision to build your own home then you will need to spend a lot of time planning. You need to plan exactly how it will look, how much it will cost, the potential problems that could crop up along the way and which builders/architect you will use. All of these things need to be given careful consideration. After all, this will be your new home and therefore it should be built to the highest standards.
Will You Need Planning Permission?
This is something that you really need …

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 2,570 views]

The thought of building your own home may seem like a great idea. However, it can be a very expensive venture. Many people do not take the time to properly research the costs involved. Unless you work out how much the house will cost you to build, you could end up in a lot of financial trouble. Some people have found this out the hard way and have ended up with a half finished house and a mountain of debt. If you want to avoid this then you really need …

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,497 views]

If you live in an area that is susceptible to harsh weather conditions then it would pay you to be prepared. Natural disasters can happen at any time and if you are unprepared they could cause quite a lot of devastation.
How to Prepare for Disasters
There are a number of things that you should have prepared just in case your home is struck by natural disaster. Firstly you should have a crank emergency radio. These are typically better than battery powered radios and they turn on relatively quickly.
You should also ensure …

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[22 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,171 views]

Has your home suffered water damage from a leak or from flooding? If so you may now be wondering how to clean up the damage left behind. Or maybe you would just like to know what to do if water damage was to become a problem I the near future? Here you will find great tips for cleaning up the damage and the things that you need to be aware of.
Establishing the Cause
Before you can clean up the damage, you first need to ensure that there is no more water …

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[14 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 2,520 views]

When you are looking for a new place to live, the main options that you consider tend to be renting or buying. However, there is another option that some people prefer and that is to build their own home. They design it themselves and then they pay a builder to construct it. If you are thinking about this option then you need to consider a number of factors.
Firstly you need to find the best builder that you can afford. Now isn’t the time to focus on low cost builders. You …

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[2 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,403 views]

If you have been trying to sell your home for months now with little interest, it may be a good idea to update its exterior. Most people think only about the inside of the home. However, the outside of the home is what first catches the attention of potential buyers. If the outside of the property looks uninviting then it can really put people off.
Things to Update
There are plenty of things that you can do to the outside of your property. Firstly you can paint the walls. A fresh coat …

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[1 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,326 views]

However much you love your pets, the mess that they make around the home can often be frustrating. No matter how much cleaning you do, it never seems to make a difference. Within just a few minutes the home once again starts to get covered in pet hair and that lovely pet odor is back. It doesn’t have to be like this however. Here you will find the best tips for keeping a pet friendly, clean home.
Tip Number One – Use Washable Fabrics
Many people allow their pets to lay on …

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[31 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,181 views]

For many people their New Year’s resolution is to get fit. After over-indulging at Christmas time, most of us will gain up to a stone in additional weight. However, while we start off with good intentions of going to the gym, often our lives can prevent us from actually going. If you find that you usually invest in a annual gym membership only to go there just a few times then it may be time to invest in a home gym.
The Benefits of a Home Gym
There are many benefits to …

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[22 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,048 views]

Are you thinking about taking out a home loan this Christmas? Many people choose to apply for loans during the festive season. It is not hard to see why. The cost of Christmas can often be crippling for some families. However, while some loans can help you through the holidays, a home loan may not necessarily be the best type of loan to apply for.
What are Home Loans?
Home loans are a type of loan that is secured on your home. If you fail to pay back the minimum repayments then …

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