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    Four steps to creating a tidy, joyful workspace

    Want to reduce stress, increase productivity and set yourself up for more joy and success in your career and personal life? Tidying your work environment will do just that. Here’s how to do it: COMMIT, CARVE OUT TIME, AVOID DISTRACTIONS To achieve permanent results, finish tidying as rapidly as possible. Decide what support you need […]

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    Make your bathroom a spa

    Many of us can’t wait to have the ultimate spa experience again — the feeling of relaxation and mindfulness in a place where design has created a functional, yet emotionally soothing, environment. This can easily be replicated in your own home. Here are some suggestions for using design and decor to create a spa-like bathroom […]

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    Home: The perfect getaway

    With travel plans canceled, many Coast residents are seeing the potential in their own backyards. If they must shelter in place, they’re determined to staycation in style. Whether its upgrading patios, putting in a pool or enhancing curb appeal, these local pros say they’ve been busier than ever helping clients create their at-home retreats. POOL […]

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    Why gardening is good for you

    For many of us, spring means getting out into the garden. This can provide us with vegetables, herbs and flowers for decoration — not to mention curb appeal. But did you know gardening offers many health benefits as well? You may not think pulling weeds and spreading mulch is much of a workout, but gardening […]

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    High-tech gadgets for a brainy backyard

    Compiled by Jennifer Gentile A true smart home is intelligent inside and out. Here are some handy tools to increase the IQ of your outdoor space: 1. Have you ever overcooked a steak or had to return it to the grill because it wasn’t done? With a smart thermometer like the Weber iGrill Mini, you […]

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    Staging to sell

    When putting your home on the market, preparation and presentation are the key to success. To sell a house quickly, you need to attract as many potential buyers as possible. High-quality, staged photos and videos are the best way to supercharge your home’s appeal and help it stand out in today’s competitive marketplace. During the […]

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    Should I refinance?

    As the coronavirus brings the world to a standstill, homeowners are clinging to one bit of good news — this may be the perfect time to refinance. The pandemic has driven rates to historic lows, causing a record number of people to rush to save money on their mortgage. If you own a home, you’ve […]

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