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Packing tips from packing pros!

family packing boxes for a moveYour closing day is approaching, and you are ready to sign on the dotted line. You’ll have a lot to do in the next few weeks, most importantly; you’ll need to pack. We asked our packing experts for their top packing tips to make moving day a success.

It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve moved, packing always takes much longer than you think it will. It’s best to start three weeks before moving day and spend time packing every day. Start with the things you aren’t using first, so you aren’t using paper towels to dry yourself off after showering the day before you move.

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The 2021 Colors of the Year

The Pantone 2021 colors of the year

Does anyone remember Pantone’s color of 2020? It was blue. No, really. It was “classic blue.” It’s as if they chose a color for how everyone in the world would feel throughout 2020. Maybe that’s why it’s not surprising that the colors this year promote calm and joy. If your space is in desperate need of some new paint, Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Behr release either the color of the year or color trends of the year. These suggestions can be beneficial if you have no idea how you want a room to look--all you do know is that you don’t want to see “classic blue” ever again.

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Home maintenance till spring — the things you need to take care of

A snowy landscape with a home on it Don’t let winter get you down! We might be in the middle of winter, but spring is just down the hall and to the left. However, there are still winter home maintenance tasks to take care of, even as we head to warmer months. We have several indoor and outdoor tasks to keep your home warm, safe, and wonderful throughout the season.

It’s cold outside, so you naturally turn on the heat to warm your home. However, the rood doesn’t warm up evenly, resulting in hot spots that melts only some of the ice. That melted water runs into the ice, but can’t roll off the roof—so it backs up into your shingles and into the roof. Make sure your roof is well insulated and ventilated.
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The best home projects for winter

Modern living room with wood-panel accent wallThat new firepit patio might be the most exciting project on your list of ideas, but it’s going to have to wait. It’s just too cold, and the last thing you want is snow destroying what progress you’ve made. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other wonderful projects for our home. Winter is the best time for these indoor house projects. From redecorating to remodeling, here are some excellent home projects.

Are you tired of the current color pallet? Well, why not give them a little update this winter? If you just want to see the end results quickly, you can hire a professional. They can finish a paint job in a matter of hours. However, painting also makes for a great DIY project. Each room will take several days, but if you and your family need an activity to do together, painting can be a fun one.

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Nine indoor winter maintenance projects you can't skip

Person holding a mug that says "Let the adventure begin" with a snowy background.

Oh, winter — that magical time of year when the lights are bright and you wake up to a crisp, cold..uh, freezing home on the coldest day of the year?! While it might be nice to cozy up by the fire, it is never nice to wake up to find out your heating system went kaput in the middle of the night.

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Winter outdoor checklist

roof with icicles hanging from gutters

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not leave mounds of snow on your roof or your gutters clogged. I’m telling you why—outdoor winter home maintenance is coming, and it’s not bringing any gifts or coal. Coal you could at least use to make your house warmer. No—the winter will wreak havoc on your home if you aren’t diligent. Because, while you might want a skylight someday, you don’t want a cave in of snow to make it for you. Here are ten crucial tasks to make sure you do at the start of—and throughout—the winter.

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Save thousands of dollars by protecting your pipes this winter

We want you and your family to be safe this winter. We’ve got some tips and safety measures to take to be sure that you don’t find yourself with a winter emergency.

Pipes freezing (and bursting) can cause a lot of damage, costing homeowners thousands of dollars every year. You can prevent your pipes from freezing by doing the following:

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