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It's getting chilly, and that means it's time to winterize your home. Here are 35 tips on how to maintain your house during these cold months:

1. Consider using green alternatives to traditional insulation. There are several options including cellulose and spray foam.

2. Learn from the old timers! Plant evergreens close to your home and consider planting a windbreak on your property. A windbreak can save up to 30% in energy costs.

3. Your attached garage can add to the difficulty in heating your home. It is a large, unheated space that usually shares a wall with either the kitchen or the den. Either way, keeping it warm helps keep the whole house warm. Take a look at the instructions to make this garage solar heater.

4. Install a permanent

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There’s no better time than spring for a fresh start and it’s a great time to get your rental home cleaned and organized. If you’re not quite sure where to begin, here’s some pointers to make spring cleaning your rental home easy and rewardin

Make a plan

To keep organized and make sure you don’t burn out before you’re finished, have a manageable, realistic plan. Start by making a list of what you want to achieve during spring cleaning and how long you think each task will take. Get organized and break the project into tasks. Don’t expect to accomplish all your tasks in one day. Give yourself plenty of time. Getting worn out by trying to do everything in one day can derail the best of plans.  

Gather your tools and cleaning products

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