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July home maintenance and cleaning checklist.

august home maintenance checklist.

Some housecleaning tasks only need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is, we forget to do them once or twice a year. Here are 10 things to do to clean and maintain your home in August.


How to create a family disaster survival kit.

how to create a family disaster kit.

Does your family have a disaster kit? No matter where you call home, there is no place that is immune from disaster - natural or otherwise.

Here's how to create a family disaster kit.


9 essential fireplace maintenance tips.

9 fireplace maintenance tips.

The air is crisp; the nights are cool. What better way to complete the cozy picture than to build a roaring fire? Here's how to get your fireplace maintained and ready for the crackling nights ahead.



How to fix a backed up toilet yourself.

how to fix a backed-up toilet.

You know the signs of a backed up toilet: the bowl water is rising and the rest of the family runs for cover. It's a plumbing disaster waiting to happen.  Here's how to get a toilet unclogged in 3 easy steps.


How to fix a backed up sink.

how to fix a backed-up sink.

Fixing a clogged sink yourself has two big advantages: You save time and you save money. Here's how to fix a backed up sink yourself.




5 tips for maintaining your garbage disposal.

5 garbage disposal maintenance tips.

Yes, you do actually have to maintain your garbage disposal. If you want it to keep grinding away daily, that is. Garbage disposal repair isn't cheap. Here are 5 easy tips to help you keep this essential kitchen appliance grinding along smoothly.




How to fix a wall hole in 5 easy steps.

how to fix a wall hole in 5 easy steps.

Yes, you could always just hang something over the wall hole to hide it from sight. mAlmost as easy? You could fix a wall hole yourself. Here's how to fix a wall hole in 5 easy steps.



Easy bathroom caulking tips.

easy tips for bathroom caulking.

Bathroom caulking is easier to do than you might think. If you've resisted bathroom recaulking because it seemed like a big job, hesitate no more. Here's how to recaulk your bathroom in 4 easy steps.



5 easy home repairs you can do yourself.

5 easy home repairs you can do yourself.

Easy home repairs you can do yourself has two big advantages: You save time and you save money. Here are 5 common repairs you can tackle successfully yourself at home.



3 tips for hiring a carpet cleaning service.

3 tips for hiring a carpet cleaning service.

Don't get swept under the rug when hiring a carpet cleaning service. Plenty of people will present themselves as professionals. For that reason, these 3 tips for hiring a carpet cleaning service can help.



8 preventative home maintenance tips.

8 preventative home maintenance tips.

The first step in creating a low maintenance home is to schedule regular preventative maintenance to solve small problems before they need big, expensive fixes. These 8 simple preventive maintenance steps can help.



5 ways to prevent plumbing problems.

5 ways to prevent plumbing problems.

You can prevent plumbing problems such as clogged drains, leaky faucets, and backups from happening in the first place with a little proactive preventative maintenance now. Here 5 things you can do to prevent plumbing problems.



5 steps to a winter ready home.

5 steps to make your home winter-ready.

These 5 steps to winterizing your home will help you protect your home and the investment it represents, and get the season started off on a solid foundation.




5 refrigerator maintenance tips.

5 refrigerator maintenance tips.

Your refrigerator is one of your home's most important (and expensive) appliances. Regular maintenance and cleaning can prevent increased energy bills and costly repairs.  Here are the 5 key steps to keeping your fridge in peak operating condition.



15 toolkit essentials.

15 essentials for you home toolkit.

Preventative maintenance and home repairs you can do yourself will save you time and money. So instead of waiting on an expensive home repair service, you can be your own handyman (or woman). Here the 15 toolkit essentials you need to make that happen.

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About the Author

Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.