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Keep your home in tip-top shape. Whether that means minor repairs or beefing up your security system, our home services resources have you covered.

Things to Consider When Installing Outlets

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  While it might not be as fun as choosing countertops or paint colors, planning your new home’s electrical outlets can impact your daily life more than you realize. After […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Automating Your Home

We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are made easier, which is fortunate considering the fast-paced lives most of us lead. In recent years, great strides have been made in making homes a bit more “tech savvy.” This technology, in short, allows the homeowner […]

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New place, new internet: How to pick the right ISP for your needs

What to know when switching internet providers Moving into a new place often comes with a ton of to-do lists. One of those items on your list is most likely finding a new internet service provider (ISP), especially if you’ve moved away from your former neighborhood.  Or, maybe you picked the first ISP on the […]

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10 Ways to Utilize Your Smartphone to Control Your Home

Your smartphone is only as good as the apps you have, right? Of course I know there are other components to a quality smartphone than just applications. Things like cameras, Internet connectivity, file storage, or whatever you want to use it for, but when you get ahold of the right applications you can do more […]

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How To Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Home and Keep Allergies at Bay

Dust mites in your home are one of the most common allergy and asthma triggers. Because they’re microscopic, it can be tough to identify and figure out how to get rid of dust mites. It’s impossible to get rid of dust mites in your home completely, but there are some steps you can take to limit their numbers, which can reduce allergy symptoms and the chance of asthma attacks.

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How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

If you’ve got an automatic sprinkler system installed in your yard, its probably been used at least weekly to keep your lawn green and hydrated. When summer turns into fall, you’ll need to winterize your sprinkler system along with other essential cold-weather tasks on your list. Before you know it, temperatures will drop to below […]

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How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets in 5 Easy Steps

You hear a buzzing noise near your front door and look around for the source. You find one yellow jacket flying around your yard and think nothing of it. As each day passes, the sound gets progressively louder, and one yellow jacket turns into a large group. At first, avoiding this swarm is the best thing you can do, but now you’re worried they’ll block your way into your home.

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How to Grow Grass for Your New Lawn

In order to start growing grass so you can have a lush and beautiful yard, you need to first learn how to seed a lawn. Learning how to grow grass is not complicated. In fact, you can successfully seed your lawn by following these five simple steps.

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The Best Mouse Traps of 2021

Despite their small size, mice are troublesome when invading your home’s cabinets, crawl spaces, garbage cans, and other areas. They are in search of food and, until they find it, they chew your home’s interior structures. Controlling mice using a cat might not be as effective as a commercial mouse trap.

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How to Clean a Bathtub in 6 Simple Steps

Soaking up suds in the bathtub is one of life’s little pleasures… unless you haven’t cleaned your bathtub in a while. Whether you enjoy baths daily or annually, Learning how to clean a tub can keep your bath looking as fresh as you feel when you come out of it.

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How to Get Rid of Weeds in Grass

Keeping unwanted lawn weeds away is one of the most demanding outdoor household chores. Stubborn growths of dandelions, clover, and crabgrass can make a yard look patchy and unkempt. Learn how to eliminate weeds in grass areas and make your lawn beautiful again. Types of grass weeds and how to get rid of them By […]

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Bad Kitchen Cleaning Habits to Kick in 2021

Are you freshly invigorated by the new year? We definitely are – and the clean start is motivating us to, well, clean. In the spirit of new year’s resolutions and becoming our best selves in 2021, we’ve been working to upgrade our cleaning routines. And that means eliminating bad kitchen cleaning habits. We’ll be doing […]

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10 Ways to Protect Your Home While On Vacation

The products featured here are independently selected based on thorough research from our editorial team. If you buy something through links on our site, we may receive a commission. It can be hard to defend your home when you’re not physically there. And when you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about […]

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The 13 Best Backyard Plants to Grow for Privacy

Poet Robert Frost said it best, “Good fences make good neighbors.” But, barricading ourselves behind 8-ft. walls isn’t very practical, and in some cases, your homeowner’s association (HOA) may not even allow that, but creating a private oasis with plants may be the solution.  We’ve gathered some plants that let you be you, without worrying […]

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The Best Modems and Routers for Xfinity

The products featured here are independently selected based on thorough research from our editorial team. If you buy something through links on our site, we may receive a commission. If you’re signing up for Xfinity internet service, you have two options: rent a modem and router, or purchase your own. While you might take comfort […]

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WOW! TV Reviews and Prices

What you need to know about WOW! TV packages WOW! is a regional broadband provider delivering television, internet, and phone services to more than 800,000 subscribers. The Colorado-based company operates in 19 markets throughout the Southeast and Midwest, with service available in the following markets: Alabama: Valley, Montgomery, Huntsville, Dothan, Auburn Florida: Pinellas, Panama City […]

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Xfinity TV Packages, Plans, and Reviews

Xfinity TV packages are delivered via a cable connection. This allows them to provide reliable, fast service to over 111 million customers in 39 states, making Xfinity the biggest cable provider in the country. Because the company casts such a wide net, it’s easy to check if Xfinity TV service is available in your area.

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Best Fiber Internet Providers

Locking down internet for your new home is one of the most important parts of any move. If you can get fiber at your address, the decision is a pretty easy one. As CNET’s broadband writer David Anders told us, “The first thing I’m going to look for is the connection type between the providers. […]

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AT&T Internet: Packages and Prices for Your Home

Moving is one of the most convenient times to try out new home services. If the internet service provider in your last place missed the mark, it might be time to look into something new, like AT&T internet. AT&T home internet options are plentiful enough to provide internet to nearly any household. The AT&T coverage […]

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Optimum Internet: Plans, Prices, and Reviews

While looking for internet providers in your area, you may have come across Optimum internet plans. The internet provider is a subsidiary of New York City-based Altice USA, Inc. Altice serves more than 4.9 million customers in 21 states, providing cable television, internet, and telephone services. Optimum internet is cable-based and ranks fifth for speed […]

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The Best AT&T-Compatible Modems and Routers

With AT&T as your internet service provider, you’ll have access to fast download speeds up to 100 Mbps, depending on your location, equipment and plans available near you. To access the internet, you have two options: rent a router through AT&T, or purchase your own AT&T-compatible router.  With DSL service, you have to use an […]

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What Pests Come Out in Winter?

Mosquitos, spiders, flies, and other insects are pests you normally think of as summer nuisances. The reason is simple — insects are cold-blooded and tend to be more active in the summer months. However, some home insects are just as troublesome when temperatures drop. There are bugs that bite during winter you should watch out […]

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: How to Prepare Your New Home Before Temperatures Drop

Winter is coming, which means it’s time to make a winter checklist for your home. Whether you live on the coast or in an area that gets blanketed in white for months of the year, it’s time for winter prep. Sure, your winter home maintenance checklist will look a little different depending on whether you’re […]

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14 Tips to Prepare your Home for Spring Landscaping

After winter’s long, frigid reign on your lawn, spring can’t come fast enough. You’re ready to start your spring cleaning and, most of all, your spring landscape. However, before that happens, you’ll first need to know how to prepare your yard for spring. In this article, we will cover the basics, details, and commonly overlooked […]

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