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Best Practices for Storing Holiday Décor

Best Practices for Storing Holiday Décor

With the holiday season now behind us, all of your festive decorations need to be stored away until next year. But improper packing and storing of fragile décor year after year often results in decorations getting smashed or broken. If you’ve ever…

Read More January 5, 2020
3 Tips for Boosting the Value of a Home

3 Tips for Boosting the Value of a Home

Smart homeowners are always looking for simple ways to improve the valuation of their property. While market demand is certainly a factor, there is much that can be done to make your home more valuable in today’s real estate market. Here are…

Read More December 15, 2019
Ceiling Storage: A Great Way to Maximize Space in the Garage

Ceiling Storage: A Great Way to Maximize Space in the Garage

Home storage can sometimes feel like a luxury, particularly in homes built in previous decades. But, the same can still be true in a modern home as well. If you’ve found yourself running out of storage space, yet needing a bit more,…

Read More November 15, 2019
5 End of Summer Home Maintenance Tips

5 End of Summer Home Maintenance Tips

With autumn and cooler weather approaching here in California, the seasonal change is a great time to handle some home maintenance tasks.  Here are five things you should consider doing before the transition to wetter weather: Landscaping Examine your trees and shrubs….

Read More September 15, 2019
4 Important Tasks: Garage Summer Cleaning Checklist

4 Important Tasks: Garage Summer Cleaning Checklist

If you’re like most people, the garage isn’t just a place to park our cars –it’s also a storage unit. Over time, you may find your garage has accumulated an excess of clutter and old things that you no longer need or…

Read More July 15, 2019
4 Smart Technology Upgrades to Create a Modern Home

4 Smart Technology Upgrades to Create a Modern Home

Having smart technology in your home makes your lifestyle more comfortable and convenient. As technology advances, we can implement these tools to take care of mundane tasks while also optimizing the overall function in each room. Are you leveraging smart technology to…

Read More June 15, 2019
5 Home Renovations That Require Professional Services

5 Home Renovations That Require Professional Services

If you love the feeling of having power tools in hand, then a DIY home renovation project might be a fun hobby on the weekends. A little bit of elbow grease is a great way to improve the appearance and value of…

Read More May 15, 2019
Real Estate Market Trends: How to Protect the Value of a Home

Real Estate Market Trends: How to Protect the Value of a Home

If you have been watching the real estate industry, then you’ve probably noticed that many experts are talking about the slowing of the market. After many years of strong home prices, it’s no surprise that home values are beginning to slow. Even…

Read More April 15, 2019
4 Steps to Be Ready for a Home Inspection

4 Steps to Be Ready for a Home Inspection

If you are ready to sell your home, then it is important that you are proactive to prepare the property for an inspection. During the real estate process, the property needs to be inspected professionally to determine the value of the home…

Read More March 15, 2019
Remodeling Tips to Add Value to a Home

Remodeling Tips to Add Value to a Home

If you have been procrastinating a long list of DIY projects, then it might be time to work on these tasks so that you can improve the value of your home. A few small repairs and renovations can go a long way…

Read More February 15, 2019
4 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell This Year

4 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell This Year

Is 2019 the year that you are finally moving your family into a dream home? If you are ready for an upgrade or you anticipate that you will be moving because of a job change, then it is time to think about…

Read More January 15, 2019
Home Preparation Tips for Holiday Hosting

Home Preparation Tips for Holiday Hosting

The holiday season is drawing near! What are your plans for the rest of the year? Some people travel to visit family, while others are the host for the gathering of family and friends. If you are anticipating guests in your home,…

Read More November 15, 2018
Garage Insulation and Other Tips to Reduce Utility Costs

Garage Insulation and Other Tips to Reduce Utility Costs

The cost of utilities is a topic that gives many California homeowners a little bit of heartburn. The rates have been rising in recent years, leaving many families with expensive monthly bills. If you are tired of paying that much for your…

Read More October 15, 2018
Garage Organization: How to Store the Bicycles

Garage Organization: How to Store the Bicycles

Organizing the garage is an important step so that your space is comfortable and easy to use. If you are always tripping over bikes, sports equipment, and storage containers, then it means that it might be time to dedicate a Saturday to…

Read More September 15, 2018
DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor for Home Renovations?

DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor for Home Renovations?

There’s no doubt that renovations are a great investment for your home, but many homeowners are worried about the cost of these home improvement projects. How much should you spend when it is time to upgrade your property? DIY to Save Money…

Read More August 15, 2018
2018 Trends in the Garage Door Industry

2018 Trends in the Garage Door Industry

Technology is changing fast, giving people more options than ever to create the home of their dreams. If you are considering ways to upgrade your home, then you shouldn’t overlook the features in the garage. Here are a few trends that we…

Read More July 15, 2018
Easy Tips to Manage the AC Bill This Summer

Easy Tips to Manage the AC Bill This Summer

Temperatures are warming up! So, many homeowners are looking for ways to improve energy efficiency to help with the management of utility bills this summer. Energy costs can be expensive, and unfortunately you can’t control the rates that are charged by the…

Read More May 15, 2018
Spring Cleaning Goals for a Comfortable, Beautiful Home

Spring Cleaning Goals for a Comfortable, Beautiful Home

April is the perfect time of year for many homeowners to work on spring cleaning and other home improvement goals. Whether you are planning a few family activities around the house for spring break, or you want to bring in a housecleaning…

Read More April 15, 2018
Repainting Your Home to Boost Curb Appeal

Repainting Your Home to Boost Curb Appeal

Just because your home looks outdated, doesn’t mean that you need to spend a lot of cash on major renovations. There are a few simple, affordable solutions that will upgrade the appearance of the property and make it look modern and new….

Read More March 15, 2018
The Best ROI for Home Improvement Projects

The Best ROI for Home Improvement Projects

Investing in home improvement projects is an important step to protect your equity and maintain a comfortable home for your family. If you want to boost the value of your property, then you need to consider a few renovations that will optimize…

Read More February 25, 2018
Important Tips if You are Storing Holiday Decor in the Garage

Important Tips if You are Storing Holiday Decor in the Garage

The holiday season is often a time when families pull out the wreaths, garland, and trees to deck the halls of their homes. It is fun to have these festive decorations for the season, but it can be a process to set-up…

Read More December 25, 2017
The Best Home Improvement Projects for November

The Best Home Improvement Projects for November

The beginning of November is often considered to be the “calm before the storm” of the busy holiday season. If you are preparing to host family or friends for Thanksgiving or other holiday celebrations, then you need to make sure that your…

Read More November 5, 2017
4 Things to Do After Buying a New Home

4 Things to Do After Buying a New Home

Are you excited to move into a new home with your family? It takes a lot of work to find the right property, close on the deal, coordinate the sale of your previous home, and then move your furniture and belongings to…

Read More October 15, 2017
3 Steps to Improve the Energy Efficiency of a Home

3 Steps to Improve the Energy Efficiency of a Home

Have you noticed that your utility bills are going up? Many homeowners in California are worried about the increasing costs of energy. Rates are rising, making it harder than ever to manage the monthly budget for utilities. Luckily, there are a few…

Read More September 15, 2017
The 7 Smartest “Feel Good” Home Upgrades

The 7 Smartest “Feel Good” Home Upgrades

When you walk in the door after a long day at work, do you feel relaxed and happy to be at home? If you are dissatisfied with the quality of your home, then it is time to invest in a few upgrades…

Read More August 15, 2017
Easy Tricks to Simplify Yard Work and Garage Care

Easy Tricks to Simplify Yard Work and Garage Care

Do you cringe at the idea of spending your Saturday working in the yard? Most homeowners don’t enjoy yard work, but they see the importance of maintaining a beautiful home. Instead of feeling frustrated every time you need to clean the garage…

Read More July 25, 2017
Common Homeowner Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

Common Homeowner Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

Many homeowners, especially new or first time homeowners, experience a range of emotions that include everything from excitement to apprehension about the responsibility of owning a home. It seems as if there is always a “to-do” list for the house, ranging from…

Read More June 15, 2017
The Benefits of Applying a Minimalist Mindset in Your Home

The Benefits of Applying a Minimalist Mindset in Your Home

Are you constantly overwhelmed because you feel like you can’t keep up with the clutter and messes in your home? Many families are living in a situation where they have a hard time managing and organizing all of the “stuff” in their…

Read More May 15, 2017
Small Changes that Will Have a Big Impact on the Curb Appeal of Your Property

Small Changes that Will Have a Big Impact on the Curb Appeal of Your Property

Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home right away, you need to consider the presentation of your home. Curb appeal affects property value, as well as the first impressions that are formed when people come to visit. So, it is…

Read More April 15, 2017
Freshen Your House with These Spring Cleaning Tips

Freshen Your House with These Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is in the air! So, many homeowners are putting together their to-do list to get ready for the warmer summer months. What items are you on your spring cleaning priority list this year? Here are a few suggestions to improve your…

Read More March 15, 2017
Simple Renovations to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Simple Renovations to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Curb appeal matters because it affects the value of your property and the first impression when someone comes to visit. When you are standing at the end of your driveway, do you see a home that is in good condition or a…

Read More February 15, 2017
Organize Your Home in Less than an Hour per Day

Organize Your Home in Less than an Hour per Day

Have you set a New Year’s resolution to organize your home this year? It can be stressful to live in a chaotic, cluttered living space. Getting organized can be a big task, but it is worth the effort because of the many…

Read More January 15, 2017
Should You Keep Your Pet in the Garage?

Should You Keep Your Pet in the Garage?

A pet can be a fun addition to the family, but many homeowners are worried about having an animal indoors. If you don’t want to keep the pet in the backyard all the time, then you might consider the benefits of creating…

Read More December 15, 2016
Preparing Your Home for the Holiday Season

Preparing Your Home for the Holiday Season

The end of the year is drawing near, which means that your calendar is likely filling up with many fun holiday events. During this time of year, homeowners often find it difficult to keep up with regular house cleaning tasks. Instead of…

Read More November 15, 2016
3 Things to Do Before You Buy a Home

3 Things to Do Before You Buy a Home

As a home buyer, there are a few things that are easy to overlook during this process. It is exciting and overwhelming at the same time to make this big purchase, and it is important that you pay attention to the details….

Read More October 15, 2016
Features that Potential Home Buyers Want to Find

Features that Potential Home Buyers Want to Find

Are you getting ready to sell your home? It is important that you take a close look at your home to highlight the features that potential buyers are searching for. By focusing the real estate listing on these important features, you will…

Read More August 15, 2016
Once a Year Cleaning List for Your Home

Once a Year Cleaning List for Your Home

Keeping up with regular cleaning tasks in your home is the best way to maintain a comfortable environment. Even if you are consistent with sweeping, mopping, and bathroom cleaning each week, there are still some deep cleaning tasks that need to be…

Read More July 15, 2016
Simple Ways Home Organization Saves You Money

Simple Ways Home Organization Saves You Money

When was the last time you found yourself rummaging through the garage or the storage closet to find a certain item that was needed? It can be frustrating to be in the situation of sifting through the clutter to find something. Disorganization…

Read More June 25, 2016
Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Home Appliances

Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Home Appliances

It can be a frustrating experience to have a home appliance break down, especially if you don’t want to spend the money to buy a new one. If you feel like your home appliances are dying prematurely, then there are a few…

Read More April 15, 2016
Basic Home Maintenance Tips When Moving into a New House

Basic Home Maintenance Tips When Moving into a New House

It is an exciting time to be moving into the home of your dreams or maybe you already live in your dream home!  Either way, here are a few good safety and maintenance tips to follow this spring: Change the Locks You…

Read More February 25, 2016
Organize Your Garage for Holiday Decoration Storage

Organize Your Garage for Holiday Decoration Storage

Now that the holiday season is over, it is a great time to clean out the garage to ensure that you have a safe and secure way to store your holiday decorations. Many people like to keep their holiday décor in the…

Read More January 25, 2016
How to Clean Your Garage Doors

How to Clean Your Garage Doors

Have your recently planned time to clean your garage doors? Homeowners often neglect the care of the garage doors, because this task isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when it is time to clean the house. If you are deep…

Read More January 5, 2016
Tips for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Tips for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Energy efficiency is a popular topic right now, and many homeowners are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. A few simple steps can go a long way to reduce your energy usage, and you might be surprised…

Read More November 15, 2015
End-of-the-Year Outdoor Home and Yard Tips

End-of-the-Year Outdoor Home and Yard Tips

Ongoing home and yard maintenance is one of the most effective ways to maintain the value of your home. As the end of the year is approaching, you should consider the tasks that have been neglected or the things that need a…

Read More October 15, 2015
Harvest Season – Where to Store Garden Produce

Harvest Season – Where to Store Garden Produce

Fall is a wonderful time of year because it is a season to enjoy the delicious harvest. Whether you are a gardener or you enjoy buying fresh produce from the local farmer’s market, it is important to know how to properly store…

Read More September 5, 2015
Summertime Grill Maintenance Tips

Summertime Grill Maintenance Tips

Whether you store your grill in the garage or on the outside patio, it is important that you are proactive with maintaining your grill during every season of the year. Regular maintenance ensures that the grill is ready to use in a…

Read More August 5, 2015
3 Smart Organizational Tips for Your Home

3 Smart Organizational Tips for Your Home

It can be stressful to be constantly picking up items around the house, especially if you don’t have a good place to put each item. Next time you are cleaning, take a little extra time to organize the closets and storage space,…

Read More July 5, 2015
Tips for Avoiding Common Home Appliance Repairs

Tips for Avoiding Common Home Appliance Repairs

Home appliances make daily living much more convenient and comfortable, and some people take their appliances for granted… until the moment the appliance stops working. Regular repair and maintenance is normal for any type of appliance, and you should make it a…

Read More June 8, 2015
Simple Steps to Improve the Efficiency of Your Home

Simple Steps to Improve the Efficiency of Your Home

Are you looking for ways to make your home more efficient? Some people want to improve home efficiency to reduce their environmental impact, while others want improved efficiency to save money on their utility bills. Regardless of your motivation, here are a…

Read More May 5, 2015
Long Term Storage Tips to Protect Your Belongings

Long Term Storage Tips to Protect Your Belongings

Storage is an essential part of every home, and it is important that you carefully plan your long-term storage to maximize the space that is available and protect the items that are being stored. It is easy to get lazy and throw…

Read More April 4, 2015
Maintaining Security in Your Garage

Maintaining Security in Your Garage

If you are like many other people, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of dollars of equipment stored in your garage. The garage is a great place to put your tools, yard equipment, sports gear, or anything else that needs to…

Read More March 25, 2015
Spring Cleaning for Your Home

Spring Cleaning for Your Home

Springtime is quickly approaching, making right now the perfect time to put together a spring cleaning plan to give your home a facelift. Whether you are planning a one-day cleaning blitz or several projects over the course of a few weeks, there…

Read More February 23, 2015
Improving the Functionality of Your Garage

Improving the Functionality of Your Garage

Do you park your cars outside because the garage space is being used for storage? There are many people who have too much stuff to keep in their home, and to solve the problem they turn their garage into storage space and…

Read More January 18, 2015
Post-Holiday Organization and Storage Tips

Post-Holiday Organization and Storage Tips

The end of the holiday season means that you will need to dedicate some time to put away holiday decor and clean up the messes around the house. It can take a lot of work to clean up holiday decorations, and you…

Read More January 4, 2015
5 Tips to Save Money on Your Heating and AC Bill

5 Tips to Save Money on Your Heating and AC Bill

When the heater or air conditioner is running, there are a few things that you can do to minimize the utility bills and maintain the right temperature in your home. If you want to cut costs, these are a few tips that…

Read More December 22, 2014
6 Tips to Keep Pests and Critters Out of Your Garage

6 Tips to Keep Pests and Critters Out of Your Garage

The garage tends to be an area that collects various outdoor items such as yard working tools and sports equipment. But there are a few things that you don’t want to be collecting in the dark corners of the garage: mice, rats,…

Read More November 25, 2014

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