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8 Agonizing Gardening Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Spring is in full bloom, and if you are like most Ohioans, you plan to plant your vegetables and flowers around Memorial Day weekend. However, getting suitable plants to thrive in your garden can be tricky – especially if you are new to Ohio.

Here are my tips to get you started and keep your garden a source of pride all summer and fall, even if you have a black thumb!


Avoid These 8 Mistakes


Great gardening involves good planning, excellent execution, and superb follow-…

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What does Your Front Porch Say About You?

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Your front area, stoop, or porch is the first thing people see before entering your home. In most cases, they linger there for a few seconds. So it’s vital that your porch look as spiffy and welcoming as possible to leave a lasting impression.

Here are ten ideas to leave a remarkable impression right from the start.


Make it Clean and Tidy

Clean your porch. Get rid of leaves and cobwebs up and around it. Look at this area with a critical eye. Be sure to repair any issues. Pow…

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Porches are Popular: What to Consider When Constructing or Updating One

By De-de Mulligan


According to the United States Census Bureau, in the East North Central area, 70% of new construction homes or condos are adding porches versus 26% are adding decks.

It turns out screened-in porches were popular before centralized air conditioning became the norm. They were great places to escape from the sweltering summer heat that was trapped inside the house. Often, children and adults alike slept on the porch to obtain a good night’s sleep.

But now, por…

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14 Steps to Keep Seniors Safe in Their Home

Most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible. However, to do so, subtle and not-so-subtle things around the house need to change to prevent falls and accommodate walkers and wheelchairs.

Here is a step-by-step guide to follow when evaluating and readying a senior’s home. Remember, while assisted living is always a possibility, a safe and secure home can keep you and your loved ones in their home for several years to come.


It Starts with a Home Evaluation


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6 Steps to Maintaining a Clutter-Free Home

Even though the thought of this process can be painful, consider making a personal pledge to purge twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall – especially if you are working from home or your children are starting school.

Here are the things to keep a clutter-free home day in, day out.


The Daily Declutter


  1. Put things away.
    Don’t let dishes build up in the sink, leave folded laundry in the basket or hang coats over chairs. Instead, please take a few …

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Walkable Neighborhoods Can Help Sell Your Residence Quicker

The 2017 Community and Transportation Preference Survey commissioned by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) of 3,000 United States residents from fifty large metropolitan areas shows a growing trend that Americans want smaller homes in walkable neighborhoods.

Below are the highlights of the survey. As you will see, Stow Ohio lines up very nicely with what is vital to today’s buyer.


Walkable Survey Insights

Here is the executive summary:


  • 88% of survey p…

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These 25 Tips Can Help Organize Your Spring Cleaning Efforts

Spring has sprung here in Stow, Ohio! But with longer days and warmer temperatures, this is the perfect time to start a deep cleaning regiment for your home.

This list may take a few days, or even a few weeks, to complete. It’s vital to have the right cleaning supplies and a plan to get everything finished.


Supplies You Will Need

  • Trash bags
  • Donation bag
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • White Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Antacid tablets
  • Toilet bowl sc…

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21 Winning Ways to Winterize Your Home Inside and Out

By De-de Mulligan

Winter will be upon us soon, so take this opportunity to these tasks this month and next to keep your house looking great. Taking these crucial steps will reap the following benefits:

  1. Lower your home heating bills
  2. Increase the lifespan of your house
  3. Make your property safer and
  4. Create a cozy environment for yourself and your guests.


Inside Tasks


Windows and Doors

  • Inspect all windows and doors for cracks or broken glass. Replace glass…

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Cleaning Tips and Schedule for those Often-Neglected Home Items

Your family or cleaning service has a daily, weekly, and monthly routine about what to clean. Once a week, you vacuum, scour the bathrooms, do the laundry, and so on.  Once a quarter, you might scrub the carpet and change the air conditioning filter. And then you do things like cleaning the gutters when you see they are not working any longer.

However, there are many items in your home full of germs, pollen, and dust mites that need your attention regularly.

Here are 15 of the most ne…

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