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How to Pack Your Garage In 5 Steps

Guest Post: NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm
Posted by Matthew Hillier on September 09, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Home-Selling Tips  Homeownership
Packing up a garage when moving can feel like a chore. With a little planning, packing up your garage will ease your mind and possibly fill your wallet! Here are some tips on how to tackle the job. When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want to look at. Often, our garages have become the dumping... read more
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If you feel like you’re being drenched by utility bills, you may be looking for ways to cut your monthly costs. While utilities like internet and cable TV may seem like obvious targets, your water bill can also run much higher than necessary. Missing water bill payments could also eventually hurt your credit score. While most utilities don’t report on-time payments to the credit bureaus, many will report accounts that have gone into default or collections, which will cause your scores to take a hit. The... read more
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Getting your home market-ready used to mean a fresh coat of paint, a decluttering of the closets and a careful rearranging of the furniture. For good measure, some sellers might even bake a batch of cookies the morning of the open house to make their home feels extra homey. However, with today's tech savvy consumers, these tactics have drastically changed and it is highly recommended that home-sellers should stage their properties with the latest smart-home technology to foster bids more qu... read more
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Replace your light bulbs Traditional incandescent light bulbs consume an excessive amount of electricity and must be replaced more often, which leads to higher yearly expenses. Popular compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), Halogen incandescent bulbs, and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) use 25-80% less electricity and last up to 5 times longer than traditional bulbs. Although energy efficient bulbs are more expensive off the shelf, their efficient energy use and longer service lives mean that they cost less in th... read more
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Rule the Weekend: 6 Must-Do Projects!

Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 28, 2019 in  Curb Appeal  Home Decor  Home Improvement
Keeping your home’s interior and exterior looking great doesn’t have to be a full-time job. In fact, all you need is a weekend! Here are six home-beautifying projects to tackle during your time off.            Painting A new coat of paint is a quick and affordable way to transform the look of your home’s interior or exterior. Find Local Painting Pros       Roof Repair A strong roof means a safe home. Hire a roofing pro to inspect your home... read more
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