YWH 6-30

10 Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

One of my favorite parts of summer is basking in the warm sun. Unfortunately, though, it tends to get uncomfortably hot, fairly quickly. Soon, much of summer means that you're stuck in an air-conditioned room with fans blasting nearly everywhere…
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YWH 6-23

How to Make Your Office Dog-Friendly

Tomorrow is my favorite holiday of the year! Friday, June 24, is “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” and if the thought of having bringing your pup to work delights you, you’re not alone. Research has shown that dogs in the workplace…
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These 5 Home Improvement Projects Require A Contractor

Thinking about undertaking a do-it-yourself project? Are you sure you’re up to the task? Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of great guides and books out there, not to mention the click hole that is Pinterest. While handy…
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Your Wild Home 3-4

10 Tools You Need Before Starting A Home Improvement Project

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Or, at least, that’s how the saying goes. I’m not advocating eating elephants. Fairly certain you shouldn’t put Dumbo’s mom on your dinner menu. But the old adage holds…
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How To Get The Best Utility Rates

When you open your utility bill, do you heave a sigh of relief or emit a groan of despair? While individual usage counts for a lot, where you live has an impact, too. For instance, in 2015, the average monthly…
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How to Repair Pet Damage Before Moving Out

I remember it as clear as day the first time I brought my puppy home. It was all flowers and rainbows until we got home, and my little ball ‘o fluff squatted. In that slow-motion moment, I knew my apartment…
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Your Wild Home 2

The Efficient Home Gym Approach

Hey all! As an avid exercise-avoider, I know that the New Year is a time that many start up new health routines. When Josh Anderson offered to write a post on how to create an at-home gym routine, I knew it…
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10 Five-Minute Home Fix-Ups

Nothing motivates us to clean our house like the impending arrival of guests. And by “motivates,” I mean of course I procrastinated and now I only have half a day to get this home ready for non-animals to see it.  Whether you’re…
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How to Turn Your Closet Into a Home Office

Turn your closet into a home office? Willingly forfeit precious closet space? For those who, from the title alone, think I’m crazy: Hear me out. First homes – and first apartments – do not tend to be spacious dwellings. They’re…
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3 Books You Ought to Read Before You Begin a Home Improvement Project

Getting the renovation bug is generally pretty exciting. You’re off to new adventures, ready to disrupt your life in order to have a new home – or at least a home that looks new. Before you jump in feet first,…
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