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6 ways to revive your home with essential oils

Essential oils, highly concentrated essences of plants, have the power to improve our lives, revive our spaces and boost our mood, whether it's through diffusing them to add a fresh scent to the kitchen, creating a spa-like oasis in your bathroom or whipping up DIY cleaning products to use all over your home."How we care for the everyday spaces we live in impacts our well being," said Charlynn Avery, an aromatherapist and educator for Aura Cacia, a company that sources... read more
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3 ways to make your home more eco-friendly with smart home technology

More and more Americans are shifting to a greener lifestyle, and if youre one of them, you're always looking for ways to reduce your impact on the environment. Cutting your energy usage is a big part of that, and the benefits of doing so are twofold: First, of course, is being more environmentally friendly, and second, is the...
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Home improvements to help your home sell faster and for more money

The real estate market is heating up, and if you're planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals.To boost your home sale...
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Hard water proves hard on your wallet

Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the hard and soft scale from...
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5 deep-cleaning jobs that are oddly satisfying

Whether its scrubbing through grime to reveal a sparkling surface, cleaning dust bunnies from under appliances or organizing your pantry, theres something oddly satisfying about a deep clean.According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Clorox, lots of people get the good vibes flowing when its cleaning day. Seventy-one percent say it makes them feel relaxed, while...
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