7 Basic Plumbing Lessons for Newbies

When you own a home, at some point, you are going to need to do some plumbing work. You don’t always have to call a plumber unless it’s a major problem which you can’t handle. If you know absolutely nothing about plumbing, then you may have no choice, but if you do have some basic plumbing knowledge and experience, then you may be able to handle it yourself.

Here are some basic plumbing tips every homeowner should know, since you can prevent or fix it yourself and save hundreds of dollars.

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Settling Down: 4 Important Activities After You’ve Moved

Moving is always a stressful time with so many things to plan and do, even if you are moving locally. You could be moving to a nearby town but it still requires a lot of work. However, when you plan things properly and in an organized way, it can definitely reduce a lot of stress for everyone, especially if you have a family with children.

You want to make sure everything goes smoothly and that you don’t skip a beat the moment you get to the new place. Here are some things you really need to do so that you and your family get back into a normal routine as soon as possible.

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The Handiest Tool: 3 Uses of an Impact Wrench

You enjoy working with your hands but often find yourself tired at the end of the day or wondering if you can complete your jobs any faster. While tools such as drivers, socket sets, and wrenches are must-have items, your goal should always be finding a way to do the job you need to do with the least amount of effort in the least amount of time. For this reason, an impact wrench is a smart addition to any tool chest.

An impact wrench is a helpful tool with adjustable torque, allowing the user to tighten or loosen nuts, bolts, or screws with little exertion. Below are reasons you should consider purchasing one and ways it will help you, no matter what job you need to tackle.

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Hiring a Locksmith: 4 Best Practices to Get Your Door Unlocked

A locksmith is a long and storied profession. Ever since man has had property and a need to protect it, we have needed locks and ways to both keep things in and other people out. Sometimes that has included keeping people in too. Like prisoners in ancient jails to the Tower of London right up to today’s modern penitentiaries and correctional facilities. If there is a lock, there needs to someone to not just pick it out, but maybe pick it open too. Being a locksmith was one of the original guilds of craftsmen in medieval England and had the respect and trust of people and kings.

Today we still place our trust and the contents of our homes and businesses into the hands of locksmiths in more ways than we realize. Yes, they still perform the basic services of making an extra key for when guests come to visit, or picking the lock on our apartment after we lose our key and get locked out. But the modern locksmith is much more likely to be found designing a security system than picking a lock or making extra keys.

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5 Short-Term Rental Guidelines for All Landlords (Or Property Owners)

Let’s be honest: it can be too expensive to live in the city under today’s conditions. Rising property taxes, rising energy costs, rising home values. At the end of the month, what’s left in your pocketbook? Not much, except just more bills, receipts and notices. This is why so many homeowners and landlords are taking advantage of short-term rentals.

Despite the government clamping down on the latest housing trend, it still remains popular for both property owners and tenants. It is convenient for homeowners and affordable for tenants. That said, it is imperative to protect yourself, your property and your investment when you decide to take on a short-term rental. You want the right tenants, you want everything to remain in great condition and you want to ensure you have a superb reputation.

Here are five short-term rental tips for all property owners and landlords:

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How to Stop a Leaking Pipe in 6 Simple Steps

When a pipe starts leaking, it’s best to call a plumber. If a pipe leaks for too long, it will end up causing some water damage to your home, and you don’t want that to happen.

Unless you have a lot of experience with fixing leaks and replacing pipes, hiring a plumber is the best way to make sure everything will be done properly. However, if for any reason a plumber can’t visit your home right away, you should be able to at least fix the leak temporarily before it has a chance to cause too much damage.

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9 Home Office Supply Organization Ideas to Avoid Clutter

How is your home office looking these days? Let’s just say that you cannot seem to find that No. 2 pencil despite purchasing 10 of them every single month. That pretty much sums up many people who work from home, whether they are employed full-time by a business or they are entrepreneurs.

Ultimately, what causes everybody to get headaches from banging their hands against their desks are office supplies. You can’t seem to keep them in the same spot. But we have the tips to ensure that you can easily find an eraser, a Sharpie, or a phone charger.

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7 Front Door Security Products to Keep Your Family Safe

The front door is your first defence when it comes to protecting your home against opportunistic burglars. Reports indicate that about 34 percent of burglars enter the house through the front door. You should, therefore, invest in a front door security system to keep the burglars at bay. Below are seven of the best front door security products that will keep you safe:

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6 Tips on How to Clean Your Student Apartment Quickly

Imagine having a morning packed with different classes and getting to your part-time job only to be sent on countless errands or having to stay late. To compound matters, you come home at the end of such a hectic day to a living room that looks like it has just been ransacked. Add to this distressing spectacle a sink piled with dirty dishes, and you have a stinking, messy situation on your hands.

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Living in the Concrete Jungle: 4 Tips to Rent a Condo in Toronto

It’s not easy to find a condo to rent in Toronto, especially at a price that a normal person could afford. That’s not surprising since the vacancy rate in the Greater Toronto Area or GTA has been less than two percent for the last number of years. But finding condos should be getting easier, right? There’s tons of them around. In fact, condos account for almost all of the new rental housing supply in Toronto. And at least a quarter of all new condos are rented or leased. So, there are many condos, but price is another issue.

Far too many condos are listed at the top end of the rental scale, making them unaffordable except for a handful of buyers. Then, there’s the question of where to rent or lease. Downtown has the most condos and may be the most convenient. But there are lots of choices outside of the core that offer more space and a cheaper monthly payment. It’s a difficult set of choices to consider and may not make finding the right condo any easier.

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