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    7 Ways to Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer in Just One Weekend

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jun 2, 2022 8:45:00 AM

    Calling all weekend warriors! Believe it or not, you’re just a short stretch away from the height of summer, and we want to help you get your backyard bbq/campout/pool party ready. These seven projects are the definition of “one and done” simple enough to complete in a single weekend.

    Read on for our tips to transform your backyard and make space for summer.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement

    Make your home more planet-friendly this Earth Day

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Apr 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

    In honor of Earth Day, we've put together some energy-saving tips that will not only reduce your environmental impact, but also make your home a more enjoyable, happy and healthy place to live. 

    Here are 8 practical ways that you can reduce energy consumption in your home and help make the planet a little happier all year long.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement

    5 Spring Cleaning Ideas That Are Good For Any Time of Year

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Apr 5, 2022 11:37:57 AM

    Spring is the perfect time to clean things up and make a fresh start—but really, there’s no bad time to commit to creating a healthier home. The best habits to cultivate are the ones that allow you to enjoy your home to the fullest, year round. Regardless of when you start, here are some new home maintenance habits you can put into rotation to reach your goals.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement

    These 8 Home Issues Can Become Huge (and Hugely Expensive) Problems

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Mar 22, 2022 1:30:00 PM

    Homeownership comes with an immense source of pride. It can also be the cause of considerable financial strain. To avoid unnecessarily pricey repairs, preventative maintenance is key. It can help you diagnose certain commonly overlooked problems before they bite you in the bank account. Here are eight issues that are often overlooked and easy to avoid.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement

    6 Home Decor Trends You’ll Want to Jump on in 2022

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Mar 1, 2022 12:01:39 PM

    Spring is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to spruce up your home. If revamping decor is on your list, but you aren’t sure where to start, here are six trends emerging in 2022 that we’re already in love with. 

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement, home decor

    Kick off a Year of Healthy Home Maintenance

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Feb 23, 2022 11:57:35 AM

    Owning a home in Northern California can be a joy, but it can also be a lot of work. Luckily, ongoing home maintenance can be broken down into short, easy-to-tackle monthly to-do lists that help make it more manageable.

    To help get you started, we've put together a list of tasks to tackle over the next three months — starting today! For a full, yearlong list of suggestions, check out our 12-Month Northern California Home Maintenance Checklist.

    Now, roll up your sleeves and get your home in tip-top condition.

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care

    Winter Garden Preparation for a Successful Spring Planting Season

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jan 16, 2020 5:02:53 PM

    While we’re currently locked in the dead of winter, spring is only a couple months away and with it comes warmer weather, pops of greenery, and a long list of things to get done in the garden.  Luckily, there’s no need to wait. You can (and should) get started on your to do list today. Here are a few tips to help your green thumb get off on the right foot.

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    Topics: home maintenance

    Busted: Popular Home Maintenance Myths Debunked

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jan 9, 2020 9:02:58 AM

    We’ve been hearing some interesting home maintenance myths lately that has us thinking it’s time to separate fact from fiction. So just call us Adam and Jamie because we’re ready for some serious myth-busting. Luckily (or unfortunately?), there’s no need to blow anything up.

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    Topics: home maintenance

    New Year's Home Maintenance Tips

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Jan 7, 2020 6:39:00 AM

    Happy 2020! With this new year, comes a wonderful opportunity to set some new habits around your home. One we can't recommend enough: doing a little something for your home each month. Those small efforts add up quickly! To make it easier, we compile our top recommendations each month. No need to research, simply follow along and start appreciating the impact around your home. If you want to skip ahead, we have the entire year's plan set out in our 12-month Bay Area Home Maintenance Checklist, plus optional calendar reminders and monthly emails so you never miss an update. 

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, love your home

    5 Home Maintenance Lessons From "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

    Posted by Ed Yevelev on Dec 23, 2019 11:53:01 AM

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is more than a classic holiday movie — it’s a guide for how not to care for your home. 

    So while we winced watching Clark Griswold face home disaster after disaster, we also couldn't resist turning his experience into a set of homeownership tips. (We're all about education here at House Manager, after all.)

    Here are just a handful of practical lessons from the movie that all homeowners can use; we'd share them with Clark if we could!

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement, christmas


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