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7 Guides That Make You a Better Homeowner

Guest Post: Jessica Thiefels, Founder & CEO at Jessica Thiefels Consulting
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 03, 2020 in  For Your Home  New Homeowner
Homeownership in the U.S. in increasing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the Q2 2018 U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent, up from 64.2 percent in Q1 2018 and 63.7 percent in Q2 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Being a homeowner is exciting and rewarding—not to mention it comes with a lot of perks. No more landlord, no more renting, and no more leases. While owning a home has a long list of benefits, it also comes with great responsibility and hard work. Be... read more
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5 Spring Cleaning Trends That Go Way Beyond Clean

Guest Post: Melina Gillies, Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Blog Contributor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 03, 2020 in  For Your Home  Home Decor  Home Improvement  Spring
If you’re among the 68 percent of adults, as reported by OnePoll, who feel daunted and uninspired about the prospect of spring cleaning, you may want to consider the positive mental aspects of meeting the task head-on. Psychology Today reports on the negative impact clutter can have on our mind and bodies, and the long-term health benefits that can result from a thorough spring cleaning. Experts say the key to success is to go beyond clean to a decluttered and refreshed space. Here are five way... read more
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Home Design Trends for 2020

Guest Post: Jenny B, Copywriter at Elephant Stock
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 03, 2020 in  For Your Home  Home Decor
Floral prints, unique window treatments, black and white wall art and many more are evolving in 2020. Well, 2020 is the best year to pull a dream appeal for your home because many unique styles will come into the picture this year. So if you are looking to renovate your home design, take a look at the following home design trends for 2020:Vintage AccentsWhat goes always come around in the home design space. One thing that we are starting to see is traditional, vintage accents, such as spooled leg and spindles.... read more
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How to Safely Move your Plants to your New Home

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 05, 2020 in  Buying a Home  For Your Home  Healthy Living  Home & Garden  Home Decor  Homeownership
Moving can be stressful for all living beings. When it comes to change, plants are especially vulnerable. However, with a little love and some planning you can protect your plants and help them adjust to their new environment.  Whether you are worried about your small succulent collection or you are a certified plant parent, be assured these tips from Tim Moore, lead editor of Backyard Boss, will help keep your plants safe and secure throughout the moving process. Spoiler alert! Before you get our ha... read more
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Your closet is the most underutilized but most important space in your entire home! Yet, time and time again you go to open your sliding closet doors just to be reminded how little of space you have for your belongings. Even after you’ve vacuum–sealed your off-season clothes, there never seems to be enough room. So what can you do about this? What are your options? While it may be a tough task, organizing a small closet is a possibility. In fact, by utilizing every inch of vertical space, you can create... read more
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