10 Best Beaches in the Midwest

Beaches of the Midwest

Have you ever spent a summer on either a west or east coast beach?  I lived for years near both.  The pounding surf can be very cool.  Of course, there are city sewage leaks, gross dead sea creatures, and sharks too. Well, they can’t beat the best beaches in the Midwest. The good news is […]

How to Improve Your Sleep by Revamping Your Bedroom

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Poor sleep can be a problem with consequences. W. Chris Winter, MD, in his book The Sleep Solution, lists the following medical conditions that can be caused or aggravated by poor sleep: “Hypertension, heart attack, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart failure, migraine, atrial fibrillation, depression, bed-wetting, or neurodegenerative disorders and memory disturbances like Alzheimer’s disease.” In […]

What are the Best Home Security Systems for 2023?

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We have aggregated some excellent website links comparing the best home security systems for 2022. If you’re ready to step up your home security this year, you have a lot of choices. It’s never been more affordable for the average homeowner to find an easy-to-install security system than it is today. It’s time to keep […]

Best Colors to Help a House Sell in 2023

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At some point, as we climb the ladder to financial success in life, we purchase our first home. Usually, this is a great experience. Eventually, however, the day arrives for many that we will need to sell that house. A big question should be, ‘what are the best colors to help sell a house?’ At […]

Awesome Home Improvement Advice

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I suppose everything is someone’s fault, right? Awesome home improvement advice is Tim Allen’s fault! At least, that’s my take. Why? Because Tim Allen had a sitcom called Home Improvement, he thought the whole process was too funny. I mean, we know home projects are a fun thing. Aren’t they? We see endless commercials with […]

Maintenance Management at Home

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A search on the internet shows most maintenance management literature and software is devoted to medium to large-sized institutions and much less to micro-sized organizations and especially much less to the home and the individual. This makes sense: the art and science of maintenance management were born in large organizations, and the record-keeping necessary to […]

Ultimate Guide to Complete Home Maintenance

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Maintaining your home is not always the same as improving your home. Although, it is true that improving your home can frequently mean that some repairs were needed in the first place. So, here we are complete home maintenance. First things first: You’ll need to check your toolbox. It’s possible some teen (or adult, for […]

The Best First-Time Home Buying Guide

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So, you’re thinking of buying a home for the first time. No, it’s not an easy process for the average person. I mean, if you (or your family) are not financially advantaged or carry juice in the right circles, things can be somewhat problematic. We believe that the best first-time home buying guide should help […]

How to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

How to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

Every area of the United States is subject to natural and man-made disasters. So, it may be wise to learn how to prepare your home for a natural disaster. Earthquakes, for instance, seem to occur far more often along the long-recognized fault zones running along the Pacific Rim and up the California coast through Oregon, […]

Maintenance Management and the Internet of Things

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The last several decades have seen the rise of artificial intelligence, cell phones, the Internet, and other technologies that have dramatically changed the world. One of the “other” technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), was introduced almost at the same time as the Internet and only a decade after the cell phone. While already a […]