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8 Plants to Cleanse & Purify Your Home

8 Plants to Cleanse & Purify Your Home

Poorly ventilated offices and home have been shown to cause health problems including itchy eyes, headaches, coughing, and congestion.  In response to this growing issue, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America have come together to figure out the most effective air purifying plants to help you stay healthy. Here are a few plants that can bring life and health to your happy home.

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Strategies For Senior Downsizing: Key Points To Consider As The Process Proceeds

Strategies For Senior Downsizing: Key Points To Consider As The Process Proceeds

There are a lot of factors to consider when a senior decides to downsize and move into a smaller place. There may be financial and estate implications to consider along with the process of moving and the emotional ties that may be involved. Family members can do a lot to lend their support during this process and make things go a bit more smoothly for their older loved one.

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How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC

How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC

Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash

Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning.

You don’t have to switch on the air conditioner to get a big chill this summer.

These tips will help you keep your house cool without AC, which will save energy (and avoid AC wars with your family.

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Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s aren’t just good for groceries

Organic food does your body good, but according to Zillow, it’ll do your home some good as well. As of 2016, 2.8 million homes are located near one of 375 Whole Foods locations or 451 Trader Joe’s locations, and those homes have appreciated at double the rate of homes in other areas.

From 1997 to 2014, the median U.S. home originally worth $103,000 had appreciated 71 percent to $177,000. Meanwhile, a median home near Whole Foods originally worth $157,000 appreciated a whopping 140 percent to $376,000; and a median home near Trader Joe’s appreciated 148 percent to $407,000 during the same time.

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

By: G. M. Filisko

Published: February 10, 2010

Working to get your home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time.

Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up with a lower sales price. Before the first prospect walks through your door, consider some smart options for casting your home in its best light.

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8 Super Easy Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Bathroom Look AMAZING

8 Super Easy Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Bathroom Look AMAZING

1. Getting your bathroom fixtures shiny and looking like new can be a time-consuming project, but this hack makes it easy.

Put a few drops of baby oil onto a damp cloth and then wipe down your steel or chrome sink fixtures. The oil will add shine and also help prevent scum and lime build up. Don’t use too much or your fixtures will be greasy.

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The 10 Best Places to Camp For Free in Northern California

The 10 Best Places to Camp For Free in Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public lands—except, perhaps, camping there for free. Land managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management is typically home to lots of free camping, meaning folks can drive up to an established primitive site—which doesn’t typically have the usual campground services like water, garbage pickup, or restrooms—and pitch a tent without the hassle of fees or permits. For front country camping in Northern California, assume that you’ll need a current California Campfire Permit in order to build a campfire, use a camp stove, or barbecue. Check out our list of 10 awesome (and free!) spots to remember why you fell in love with camping in the first place.

Backpacking Coleman 3 Person Tent Camping Backcountry Hiking Northern California Free

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