The First Thing to Do When Moving into a New House

With so many details to plan, it’s easy to overlook this very simple first thing to do when moving into a new house.

It’s been weeks, maybe even months, but closing day is finally upon you. Before long you’ll have the keys to your new dream house. The excitement of moving is in the air, but with it comes some uncertainty. After all, there are a lot of details to look after. Where should you begin? What’s the first thing to do when moving into a new house?
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How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets At Home

Instead of spending thousands of dollars on replacements, learn how to refinish kitchen cabinets yourself in just a few simple steps.

Imagine you’ve just bought the house of your dreams. It has everything you’ve ever wanted in a home —and some things you don’t want. Take those old kitchen cabinets for example; obvious proof that the last owner lived there for over thirty years. Since you’ve sunk all your budget into home-buying, there’s only one thing you can do: learn how to refinish kitchen cabinets yourself.
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Happy Halloween! Door Decorating Ideas to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters

Once again, the time of year for ghosts, goblins, and of course, candy, is upon us. Here are some Halloween door decorating ideas that are sure to add some fun to the spookiest night of the year.

Summer is finally over. Soon the leaves will turn their brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. The air will be crisp with autumn, and tiny trick-or-treaters will fill the streets hoping to fill pillowcases and plastic pumpkins full of candy. And what better way to draw them to your home than with fun and easy Halloween door decorating ideas?
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How to Measure a Window for Blinds and Get It Right the First Time

There’s more to know about how to measure a window for blinds than you might think. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

Imagine you’ve just moved into a new home. You’ll no doubt have at least a few windows you’ll need to fit with shades, but you’ve never done it before, and you don’t know how to measure a window for blinds. Don’t worry—you’re not alone. Measuring a window for blinds isn’t as easy as it seems. Fortunately, there are some easy DIY tips to help you succeed on you first try.
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