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4 Home Chores to Leave to the Pros

4 Home Chores to Leave to the Pros

Aug 4, 2014

1. Plumbing/Electrical When the lights go out or the drain gets clogged, think twice before rolling up your sleeves and doing it yourself. If you are not experienced with plumbing or electrical repairs, you can end up making the problem worse and more expensive to fix. It can also be dangerous, especially when it comes to electrical! Avoid higher bills and risk of injury – call a professional. 2. Painting While picking up a paint brush and a can of semi-gloss might seem simple, painting the walls in any room can be a tricky task. Whether it’s making sure the color goes on evenly without streaks, or climbing up and down (and up and down) a ladder to perfect the trim, you might find yourself taking on more than you bargained for. For this chore, it might be best to take the easy route and hire a professional. 3. Carpet cleaning If your home has carpeting, you know how easy it is for it to stain or look dull and worn. There are plenty of DIY carpet cleaning products out there that may be good for small stains and spot treatment. However, if it’s a bigger job, and you want your home to look its absolute best, call a professional carpet cleaning service. They have the heavy duty equipment to breath new life into your carpeting! 4. Lawn care Planting some flowers and a bush or two are definitely manageable on your own. However, when it comes to lawn maintenance, it might be time to bring in a professional, especially if you’re working with a large yard! Going beyond simply watering and cutting your grass, lawn care professionals know what kinds of fertilizers to use to make your grass healthy and green. Many can devise a system that works with your yard and lawn care budget.   Looking to hire a professional for one or more of these chores, but don’t have a good name? Get a trusted recommendation by signing up for eMazeMe – it’s...

Top 10 Ways to Refresh Your Home This Summer

Top 10 Ways to Refresh Your Home This Summer

Jun 24, 2014

1. Repaint your trim If your rooms could use a pick-me-up, grab a paintbrush and some fresh paint and restore your trim! The room will feel renewed and clean. 2. Rearrange your furniture  Tired of the same old furniture layout? Remember, variety is the spice of life! Refresh your home by rearranging your furniture to give new life to any room. 3. Buy fresh sheets  One sure-fire way to recharge your bed (not to mention make it harder to leave in the morning) is to buy new sheets! Give your mattress an update and buy a funky pattern, your favorite color, or stick to classic, crisp white. 4. Clean your carpets If your house has carpeting, giving it a deep clean is a must when the seasons change. Tackle the job yourself with the help of tools you can find at a hardware store, or call a professional! Either way, you’ll be able to feel the clean as soon as you walk in the room. 5. Paint your exterior Curb appeal is important! Your home’s exterior most likely took a beating during the colder months. Hire a professional to give your shutters or siding a fresh coat of paint, or a thorough repair if need be. It’s one way to make your home look its best for the warm weather. 6. Buy fresh flowers To beautify any room, garden, or patio, opt for fresh flowers! Plant some in the ground, in pots on your patio or porch, and put some stems in a vase for your kitchen. 7. Plant a tree Give your yard an update with a new tree. You can purchase saplings at any local nursery or other store that sells plants. Research what kinds of trees would do well in your yard based on lighting and climate. 8. Rearrange your cupboards Cupboards full of glasses, plates, and more can collect dust easily, especially if you don’t use all of them regularly. Empty your cupboards so you can dust them quickly, and wash your dishes. Come up with a new updated system for organizing your cupboards, or stick to one that works! 9. Replace your light bulbs  Good lighting can make a...

The Ultimate Home Provider Checklist

The Ultimate Home Provider Checklist

Jun 5, 2014

Have you ever needed a locksmith, electrician or other home service provider immediately and didn’t know anyone to call? Don’t get caught in that predicament again. Add providers to your master list of businesses on eMazeMe.com and request recommendations for any providers you are missing. Use this list as your guide!...

3 Easy Home Improvement Tips

3 Easy Home Improvement Tips

Oct 11, 2013

Whether you own a home or you’re simply renting, many of us experience the same sticky issues while trying to make improvements to our humble abode. Reference these everyday solutions to your everyday problems. If it’s more than you can handle on your own…never be afraid to call a professional. You know where to find them… PAINT SPILLS: Shoot! While painting your living room (and jamming out to Huey Lewis, of course) your paint splattered everywhere. How the heck do you clean this up properly? Leave it to some cat nip or salt to help. Follow these instructions. MOLD ISSUES: Always be keeping your eyes out for mold, especially after a wet season of weather. It can grow anywhere moisture has been and if you simply clean it up but not actually fix the water problem, you will see it come back. Learn whether you can correct the situation on your own or need the help of a professional here. WATER MARKS: Who hasn’t experienced the thrill of finding a water ring on your nice wood furniture only to complain and cover it up. No sense in that stress…learn how to repair the stain so you can move forward whether coasters are around or not. Looking for more visual tips and ideas to improve your home? We found it…. HUNDREDS OF HOME IMPROVEMENT...