Dusty Devils: 4 Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

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Allergies affect about 20% of Americans and allergens are everywhere. Nasal congestion, sneezing, wheezing, rash, and itchy eyes are all common and unpleasant symptoms of an allergy. While difficult to completely eliminate allergens in your home, here are some things that can be done to reduce their presence. Keep upholstery clean Fabrics of all sorts [...]

Home Cleaning: 6 Unsuspected Things Making You Work Harder to Keep Your Home Clean

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It’s already a difficult task to keep a home clean when you have other obligations, but when you’re forced to work harder to clean, the task seems nearly impossible. Hidden elements around your home, from your water to your appliances, could be making your evenings and weekends full of cleanup efforts more difficult. Luckily, there [...]

How Negative Thinking Can Hurt Your Marriage

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The purpose of getting married is to share your life with your loved one and to live happily ever after, but things don’t always go as planned. As the honeymoon period is over, and the years go by, difficulties arise and these hardships can put a dent into the strongest relationships. Whether you’re dealing with [...]

Repair or Trash? 6 Items You Shouldn’t Throw Out When They Stop Working

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In a culture built around consumerism, lines tend to be blurred around “repair” and “replace.” Companies sometimes want you to throw out their products when something goes awry so you’ll buy something new. As it turns out, though, many things we think to trash can be repaired relatively easily. Let’s look at a couple. Cellphones [...]

Family Heirlooms: How to Protect Your Family Valuables

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When valuable property has been handed down from generation to generation, keeping those items safe and secure should always be a priority. Whether you choose to proudly display these heirlooms in the home or you’ve decided to keep them in a secure storage facility, protecting these antiques can be accomplished in several ways. Climate-controlled storage [...]

6 Home Upgrades That Will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Help You Save Money

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Climate change triggered by the release of greenhouse gases is changing the planet and may have detrimental effects on generations to come. Cutting down on your carbon footprint, or the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds your home emits due to the use of fossil fuels, can have a great impact on the [...]