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Now that Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are coming up and everyone’s back to shopping and posting cute pictures of puppies and kittens on Facebook and stopped freaking the fuck out about the election, I thought I would share a story about our home improvement project.

Kate and I have been rushing to take care of some projects before Trump ruins everything. Earlier this year, we got into the Made in Minnesota solar lottery, which provides tax credits for buying MN solar panels. When combined with the federal tax credit (which I assume Hair Furor will do away with), the system pays for itself after 7 years, then we’re in the electricity generation business, selling the electricity we generate back to the grid tax-free. We have an old roof, so we decided to replace that as well.

Last Saturday, the three-day ordeal of the roof replacement ended, and I

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Overwhelmed With Household Clutter? Marie Kondo Shares One Easy First Step to Tidying Up

Even if you cannot take the plunge to tidy your home, you can take small steps that are relevant to tidying.

For example, I recommend that you take pictures of all of your rooms. You will be shocked how they look messier in pictures than they do when you are in them. I’m not suggesting this to make you feel bad; by seeing your rooms objectively, you will be able to think “I want to change this that way” and come up with specific solutions. These steps will increase your motivation to organize. And, you can use those pictures to compare before and after tidying and appreciate the difference. Looking at the photograph of the messy room after you’ve tidied, you will feel shocked by how your space once looked.

Another good method is to share your tidying progress with someone else. You can tell someone close to you that

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Improve Your Home By Transforming Your Basement To a Bedroom

Have a cold and creepy basement that you hardly use for anything other than storing holiday decorations? If so, you should consider turning it into a useable bedroom. While this can give you more space, allow you to accommodate more children and grandchildren and add value to your home, you can also use it to earn an income. Platforms like Airbnb allow you to rent out rooms in your home so that you can make a profit. The possibilities for this space are endless if you are willing to put in a little work. If transforming your basement into a bedroom seems like something you want to pursue, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind.

Depending on where you live and the typical weather, flooding in your basement could be an issue. Take measures to avoid water by upgrading your sump pump and making sure that the

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6 Easy Ways To Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

 

First time home owners know that buying a home is one of the most important investments that you can make. And while signing the papers on your first home can feel like putting down roots in your perfect pad, the reality is that most millennial homeowners end up moving multiple times, due to changing family and career factors. That’s why your home’s resale value should be a primary focus right from the get-go.

Selling a first home can seem even more stressful than SEO Jacksonville purchasing one, but these simple tips on boosting your home’s resale value can go a long way in removing the stress from the equation. That’s why we’ve partnered with H&R Block to bring homeowners a guide to home improvement projects with the best return on investment. Whether you’re looking to sell now or in the distant future, knowing how to boost your property value

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