Lawn Tips this Spring for Homeowners

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As a homeowner, you want your lawn to appear its best. You can’t simply leave your yard alone and hope it “springs” into action every growing season. You may have a couple of nice blooms, but you should manage the yard every season throughout the year. Contrary to common belief, lawn care is really a year-round job. When you walk out of your front door in the spring, you will want to be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape that may have been planted in the earlier months. But you won’t be able to do this without getting your yard ready for spring.   Cleaning Up Your Lawn Your home needs a spring cleaning, and so does your yard. You will want to remove debris and prep your lawn and…
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Bathroom Remodel Tips

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Homeowners love to remodel their bathrooms more than kitchens. Bathrooms are smaller than kitchens, making the job easier and faster. Plus, it is less money to remodel. Bathrooms use less flooring and paint, cabinets, and countertop. Bathroom Flooring The most popular choice for bathroom flooring is tile. Specifically, ceramic and porcelain tiles are great options for bathrooms. Tile flooring is resilient, waterproof, available in a variety of colors and designs, and generally less expensive than other hard surface options. Water is so prevalent in bathrooms that it is an expectation, not an anomaly. Water is everywhere: on the walls, ceiling, and floor. Moisture will quickly ruin the wrong flooring. To make matters even more difficult, you eventually have to pull those other factors into the dialogue. If moisture were the…
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New Year’s Resolutions for Business in 2022

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The start of a new year is usually the time we think about how to improve our lives and business. It's important not only to set goals for yourself but also for your company. These New Year's resolutions can be anything from new marketing strategies to hiring practices: Set objectives for this year so you know what needs improving- Marketing goals include getting more clients, decreasing turnover rate, increasing sales volume, and staying on top of technological advances. Create a plan- Once you have set your New Year's resolutions objectives, create an action plan with deadlines that will help you meet those objectives by the end of the year. Prioritize tasks- Make sure that tasks are prioritized based on their importance.   Are you looking for ways to increase sales…
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Holiday Decorating Tips

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There’s no right or wrong way to decorate for the holidays, but having a few holiday decorating tips will bring you comfort and joy while you decorate your home or office. Discover how to deck their halls for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.   Set a Budget and Consider Your Time You can't do everything so make a plan that will suit your budget and time. You don’t want to feel overwhelmed or not prepared, while you decorate your winter wonderland. Inexpensive ornaments from a discount store can look festive when grouped together. Don't forget the cookies and music to get in the holiday spirit.   Decorate Throughout the Home or Office Decorate throughout the home or office. But if there are too many decorations it can distract from your special…
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Fall Maintenance Checklist for Your Home

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Today is the first day of Fall. As the season begins to change, it's time to start preparing your home for the winter weather. Tackling a few fall maintenance tasks for your home now can help you later in the season, so you can enjoy the fall colors. Most of the tasks can be done by the homeowner or if you'd rather hire a professional to handle them, it is well worth the expense.   Outdoor Fall Maintenance for Your Home   Clean the Gutter and Spouts This is an ongoing fall chore that you shouldn't overlook — clean all those wet autumn leaves from gutter spouts before the blockages damage your gutters. Your plumber's snake is a great tool for pulling clumps of wet leaves out of clogged downspouts.…
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Tips for Designing Your Home Office

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Whether your home office is a remote workspace or a designated space for running a business, your office should be designed to be functional and comfortable. An efficient home office should have three activity areas: • Work Center – includes your workspace, computer, printer/scanner, and other frequently-used office products. • Reference Center - includes industry books, binders, manuals, and materials. • Supply Center -includes office and paper supplies, such as paper, stapler, paper clips, and more. When setting up hardware, be conscious of access to drives, trays, and cords. Don't block access to drawers or take up legroom with tangled cords. Don't forget to label the cords that connect different components to each other, as well as the cord to the electric supply. Bundle wires together to cut down on…
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Summer Safety Tips for Contractors

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Summer in the Midwest is a wonderful time of the year. The days are longer, and the weather is warmer — the busiest construction season of the year. It is also a time when general contractors and subcontractors need to add extra safety practices for their crew from the dangers of summer. Heat-related illnesses, such as sunburn, heatstroke, and dehydration, are major concerns for employees working outdoors. They can lead to fatigue and could cause human error and pose a safety risk. And a lack of hydration can cause heat exhaustion. Symptoms include excessive sweating, nausea, dizziness, clammy skin, and headaches. Without treatment, heat exhaustion will set in when the body’s core temperature reaches 104 degrees and can lead to death.   Keep Your Workers Hydrated Provide your workers with…
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Transform Your Backyard Into Outdoor Living Space

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Are you thinking of transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space? There are a lot of factors to consider when designing your outdoor living room—space, climate, and budget. There are plenty of ideas that can enhance almost every outdoor area. It’s easy to maximize outside living spaces with these design tips!   Create an Outdoor Living Room Comfy chairs and sofas, a place to set your drink, and an emphasis on family and friends gathering are really all it takes to create an outdoor living room. But when it comes to patio furniture setup ideas, having multiple areas for people to sit is one of the best. This can make your backyard seem bigger, and it helps create separate areas for entertaining. Plants and outdoor rugs can create more…
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Interior Design Apps to Help you Budget and Plan

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These interior design apps help you brainstorm, budget, and plan your next renovation or room design for the home or office. Use technology to get creative with your next interior design project. Renovating your home, office, or even building a new addition, is best done with some planning. Fortunately, plenty of apps are available for your smartphone or tablet to help with the design, planning, professional consultation and even buying stages of freshening up space. Houzz has a great reputation for helping people plan for home remodeling and design, as well as providing access to a network of professionals and home decor products. The Houzz app offers access to your saved idea books and 3D virtual room staging. App users can also participate in discussions with other users and professionals…
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The Latest Office Renovations for COVID-19

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During these trying times, many companies are making renovations to their offices to help keep employees safe and healthy. There are key features to consider for your office renovation during COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses to shut down, some permanently. While some employees are working remotely from home, others are working in the office. Companies are considering office renovations in the time of COVID-19 to help mitigate the spread of the virus. They have a responsibility to protect their employees and comply with OSHA standards. When one employee tests positive for COVID-19, the entire office building is immediately put in jeopardy. Here is a list of the most essential features to consider for office renovations during COVID-19:   Temperature Check or Thermal Screening A handheld infrared thermometer and…
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