How To Decide Between Paying for Snow Removal Or Doing It Yourself

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When Does It Make Sense to Hire a Snow Removal Service? Every homeowner knows that when winter hits, it’s just a matter of time before the first snow falls and the driveway will need to be cleared.  For many people, they would have no problem shoveling their driveways themselves. But with busy schedules and a … Read more

Investing In A Home Theater vs. Going To The Movies

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When it comes to watching movies, nothing beats the experience of seeing a movie at the theater. But with the right home theater system, you can certainly come pretty darn close.  In this post, we’ll explore how much it costs to build your own home theater system and consider if it’s worth the investment or … Read more

Should These 5 Common Home Electrical Projects Be DIY?

Which home electrical jobs can you do yourself

When to Hire an Electrician and When to Take on an Electrical Project Yourself When it comes to small electrical projects around the house, it can seem like an easy task to take them on yourself and save a few bucks. However, if you’re relatively inexperienced, then it’s also possible that you might be in … Read more

Painting: DIY? The Answer Might Surprise You

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Is It Cheaper to Paint Your Own House? Nothing seems to breathe new life (and value) into your house quite like a new coat of paint. Whether it’s just one room or your whole interior, changing the color or even refreshing the current one can completely change the look and feel of the space. While … Read more

Building A Deck? The Costs and 9 Tips You Need To Know

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Should Building A Deck Be a DIY Project? Adding a deck to your house can be a great way of increasing your living space. Not only does it get you outside and in the fresh air, but a deck can also give you a fun space for gathering and entertaining guests. While it’s far less … Read more

Pool Maintenance: Making Sense of Whether or Not to DIY

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DIY vs DIFM: The Costs to Maintain a Pool Every homeowner that has a swimming pool knows that it’s a love-hate relationship.  When the hot sun is beating you down and you need a refreshing place to cool off, your pool will feel like the greatest place on Earth. But when it comes to all … Read more

Gutter Cleaning DIY: Save Money By Cleaning Your Gutters

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Save Money By Cleaning Your Gutters Introduction If you’ve got a house with an eavestrough or gutter system, then eventually it’s going to need to be cleaned. Falling leaves, sticks, debris, and other foreign objects can find their way into the channels and eventually prohibit water flow unless you clean them out from time to … Read more

Home Gym vs Gym Membership: Which is Better?

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Home Gym vs. Gym Membership Introduction If you’re into working out and exercise, then chances are that you belong to a gym or a health club. Both are great ways to stay in shape, get your heart pumping, and promote all-around positive healthy activity. However, gym memberships are not cheap. In fact, some of them … Read more

Lawn Care: DIY vs. Professional

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Big Savings With DIY Lawn Care Introduction If you’ve ever seen a lawn care company at your neighbor’s house and wondered why they’re hiring that service out or how they can afford it, then you’re not alone. The initial assumption for most people is that mowing your own lawn is always a cheaper way to … Read more

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