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Recycle what? 5 tips for recycling bathroom products

(BPT) - Most of us are used to recycling at home, but specifically in the bathroom? Not so much. However, your bathroom is home to a number of recyclable products, from shampoo and mouthwash bottles to bandage and tissue boxes. With families as busy as they are, it’s no wonder bathroom recycling is far from top of mind. A recent survey done on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. found 60 percent of moms wish they remembered to recycle more.

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Thursday 03/23/2017
Smart Home Innovations to Make Your Home More Comfortable
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Innovations in smart technology continue to make our lives easier -- and now that extends to appliances and amenities for added convenience and control. Here are three to consider.

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Wednesday 03/22/2017
4 design upgrades for a spring refresh
Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - With warm weather knocking at the door, it’s time to rejuvenate your space and rid the home of winter clutter. While it may be the perfect time of year for a refresh, it can be challenging to find exciting new ways to decorate. With top design trends in mind, here are four simple solutions to spring into a new look this season.

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Stop Pests This Spring With These Safe, Simple Steps
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Spring is here, and that means not only getting a jump on your cleaning, but also having a reason to check all areas of your house and garage for signs of pests that might have made themselves at home over the winter.

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Dare to Dream
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Make Spring Cleaning a Cinch
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Going Green with Natural Stone
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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7 Tips to Shake Up Your Lifestyle
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Smell Your Way to a Better Mood
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Prepare Outdoor Spaces for Warm Weather Use
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Make Your Promposal Epic
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 03/21/2017
3 upgrades to help boost your home's energy efficiency
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - With milder temperatures and longer days, it seems as though the last vestiges of winter are behind us. Yet, if you experienced high heating bills, or drafts and cold spots throughout your home, it could mean your home is not as energy efficient as it could be. Home improvement experts suggest spring is the ideal time for homeowners to think about investing in projects that boost their home’s energy efficiency while helping save money each month.

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Declutter Your Home And Give Unused Items A 'Second Chance'
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here are five simple, effective tips to help you clean out any junk you’ve accumulated—and make some quick cash in the process.

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Wednesday 03/15/2017
Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Add Life to Outdoor Spaces
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Don’t Lose the Luster
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Savvy Smartphone Features
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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How to Create the Closet of Your Dreams
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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On-Trend Home Design
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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3 Steps to a Budget that Works
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Saturday 03/11/2017
Shopping Local Can Benefit You and Your Community
Updated: March 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) If you have home improvement plans this spring, it’s important to consider where you will be doing your shopping. For many people, the first stores to come to mind are big box retailers because of the widespread assumption that chains can offer better selection and better prices.

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Friday 03/10/2017
3 tips to make your bathroom remodel a breeze
Updated: March 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - If you're thinking about remodeling your bathroom, you’re not alone. Bathrooms are the most common remodeling project people will undertake in 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders. So what's the best way to begin? Here are three expert tips to help you get started:

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Clearly, Window Film Saves Money
Updated: March 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—You can keep your windows from decreasing your home’s energy efficiency and increasing your monthly energy bills.

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Thursday 03/09/2017
5 formas más rápidas para que su casa brille esta primavera
Updated: March 15, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Todos conocemos a alguna persona que ama limpiar. Pero para el resto de nosotros es un mal necesario ¡del que debemos salir lo antes posible!

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Ten Tips For Successful Spring Cleaning
Updated: March 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—As the weather begins to warm, many people begin to think about spring cleaning. Here are 10 simple tasks to help get ready for spring.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
Get to the Bottom of Water Waste
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Have your water bills started creeping up? Or, if less than five people live in your home, does your winter water bill exceed 12,000 gallons per month? Then it's no mystery; you probably have a water leak.

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Protect Your Kids at Home
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Cleaning Hacks to Tackle Each Room of Your Home
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 03/07/2017
Beauty and utility: Designing a functional, stylish home
Updated: March 15, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Spring is a time of renewal and home improvement. More and more, homeowners are looking for maximum practicality and durability from everything in their home. They won’t, however, sacrifice style and aesthetic to achieve it. Fortunately, home products continue to advance, be it waterproof technologies or scuff-proof surface finishes, all while maintaining the on-trend style and beautiful details design-savvy homeowners seek.

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How to Make The Backyard The Style Center of Your Home
Updated: March 07, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - For many homeowners, the backyard is not at the forefront of their home-design plans. But procrastination can be an advantage when it comes to outdoor living. By the time many people consider the backyard, they have developed a strong sense of their own décor personality.

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Monday 02/27/2017
4 Tips to Flip the Switch to a More Beautiful Home
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The average home has 45 light sockets which means you probably have more light bulbs than just about any home product, and yet the lighting aisle can still be a daunting place. With the right knowledge, you can save money, protect the environment and bring the best features of your home to life.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
Bold and Blended
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tuesday 02/21/2017
6 surprising spots in the home you can transform with a wholesale club membership
Posted: February 21, 2017

(BPT) - You may already know a wholesale club is a great place to buy groceries, but your membership in a club like BJ’s Wholesale can also help you save money in virtually every room of the house, not just the kitchen and pantry.

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Thursday 02/16/2017
What to Know Before Replacing Home Flooring
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Whether you are building a new house or making upgrades on a current home, there is a lot to consider when it comes to flooring. It’s important to keep in mind that the choices available have changed in recent years.

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From Clogs to Backups: 3 Simple DIY Plumbing Fixes
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) If the idea of doing-it-yourself where plumbing is concerned sounds intimidating, fear not. There are many simple fixes to common plumbing problems that just about anyone can take care of without professional assistance. More importantly, performing these simple maintenance tasks as they are needed can prevent larger problems from occurring.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
On-Trend Transformations
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Easy Home Upgrades
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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How to Maintain Marble Floors
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
Millennials Go House Hunting, and Here's What They Crave
Updated: February 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF-Guess who's been driving home sales for the past few years?

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Friday 02/03/2017
Water Treatment System Maintenance for the Well Owner
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Water treatment can help household well owners address health risks and undesirable taste, odor, and smells -- but treatment systems work only if properly maintained, says the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), which operates the website, WellOwner.org.

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Thursday 02/02/2017
Look Like A Blooming Genius To Your Valentine
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Legend has it that King Henry VIII—the one who famously had six wives—declared the first Valentine’s Day in 1537. Ever since, it’s been an occasion to show the one you love how much you care, with cards, sweets and gifts. And flowers. It just isn’t Valentine’s without the flowers!

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A Blended Take on Family Favorites
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Rearrange your backyard with a concrete fire table
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Fire pits and fireplaces continue to be among the top 10 most desirable residential landscape design features, according to the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects annually. When you consider that few things compare to gathering family and friends around a cozy, warm and welcoming fire pit or fireplace, this long-standing trend makes a lot of sense. In addition, a fire pit or fireplace often serves as the beautiful and functional focal point in a backyard. Unfortunately, fire pits and fireplaces are generally anchored permanently in one location.

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Versatile Tools, One Beautiful Yard
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Want to get your outdoors in shape quickly and without a garage full of equipment? It all starts with power equipment that provides consumers maximum versatility, ease of operation and the ultimate in convenient storage.

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8 Household Items You May Need To Replace
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Saturday 01/28/2017
Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier
Updated: January 29, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
The home design trend you need to know about
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - With the new year underway, the housing world is buzzing about the next transformative trend in home design and remodeling. This year it seems certain the growing trend of mixing and layering materials, something many designers and architects noticed was growing in popularity over the past few years, will dominate the remodeling and design scene.

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5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017
Updated: January 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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