Tools and Tips for Organizing a Garage

clean and tidy garage with green shelves hanging bike and grey walls

Read time – 3 ½ minutes TL;DR Garages get messy and cluttered because they’re commonly used places for storage. Dedicate at least a day to organize your garage. Save time by planning beforehand and by buying supplies. Group items into like categories. Utilize vertical space when organizing your garage by using hooks. Try your hand…

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How to Treat Common Construction Injuries

man doing construction injured holding knee on floor of home

Read time – 3 minutes TL;DR It’s impossible to eliminate the risk of construction injuries altogether, but proper precaution can help avoid mishaps. Remember to keep your work area clean, stay alert and follow proper safety protocol. Cuts are the most common injury. Wash out cuts with clean, running water and apply pressure to stop…

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How to Advertise with Referral Programs

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Read Time: 2 ½ minutes TL;DR Referral marketing is the most trusted form of advertising. The best way to increase the rate of referrals is through the creation and implementation of a referral program. To create a successful referral program you must provide worthwhile incentives, make the program easy to use, and make sure your…

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How to Select Wood Stain

Unfinished Light Brown Stain varnish on wooden pine boards with Brush and Bucket

Read Time: 2 ½ minutes TL;DR There are four main factors when considering wood stain: wood texture, desired stain coverage, area lighting, personal color preferences. Depending on the project, there are multiple types of stains with different properties: non-penetrating pigmented oil stains, penetrating oil stains, non-grain raising stains, sealer stains, and organic stains.   Nothing…

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The 4 Home Disaster Zones During A Hurricane

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Read Time: 5 minutes TL;DR The 2019 hurricane season is going to be particularly active, according to meteorologists. The most vulnerable areas of a house are entryways, openings and external surfaces. Opt for heavier doors and install secure hinges and latches. Install shutters on windows, as well as impact-resistant glass. Garage doors are commonly overlooked,…

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How to Increase Your Home’s Value

DIY home craft project behind row of coins with sprouting plant

Read Time: 3 minutes TL;DR Increasing the value of your home is all about cost-effective routine upkeep. It starts with creating a realistic plan that is prioritized, easy to follow, and cost-conscious. When making big or long-lasting changes to your home, consider what trends will hold their value for long periods of time and which…

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Your Guide to a DIY Backyard Playground

For families with children, there aren’t many DIY projects that can beat a backyard playground in terms of value and fun. When planned and built properly, they can provide endless hours of outdoor fun, while staying within easy reach of the comforts of your home. Convenient fun isn’t the only benefit of a backyard playground…

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The Best Gifts for Dad

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is on the horizon and if you have ever been to the store with Dad when he is working on a project, you doubtlessly have heard him muse about this tool or that kit that he’s had his eye on, often for a long time. For one reason or another, he hasn’t bought…

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10-10-10 Memorial Day Sale

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Don’t miss our 10-10-10 Memorial Day promotion going on from May 22 through May 31, 2019! For these 10 days, you’ll receive a 10% discount at the register and a $10 mail-in rebate (good through June 2, 2019) on all Manor Hall Paint & Primer in One products while supplies last. Visit any Doug Ashy…

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Beat the Summer Heat: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Home Energy Efficiency

Read Time: 3 minutes TL;DR The summer months can take a serious toll on your utility bills if your house isn’t properly equipped to handle it Installing certified energy saving products, a programmable thermostat and ensuring your air filters are regularly replaced can ensure your air conditioning is operating efficiently Installing ceiling fans, sealing leaks…

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