February 2016

The Ultimate Checklist for Staging Your House

From BY NATALIE BURG Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of REALTORS® “2015 Profile of…

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10 Tips for Growing Your Best Garden Ever

From Kitchen Gardeners International BY ROGER DOIRON The tips below are the things I know now as a 47 year old which I wish knew as as 37 year old. Hopefully, one or two of them will be new to you…

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Cool Tricks for Keeping Your Attic From Going to Waste

From BY LIZ ALTERMAN If you’re currently using your attic as a catchall for everything from your old Beanie Baby collection to those torrid letters from your sixth-grade pen pal (what were you guys thinking, anyway?), you’re missing out. Homeowners…

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Science and Fun–Educational Summer Camps in Bergen County

From We love these education, science and cooking summer camps- where enrichment (and fun!) is the name of the game. Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections: Engage learners in the joy of discovery through a variety of exciting experiences. Summer Connections offers…

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9 Telltale Signs That Your Home is Outdated

From Photo by Steven Errico/Getty Images BY JAMIE WIEBE Despite its many flaws, you love your home—outdated wooden baseboards, disco-era living room set, purple exteriors, and all. But does anyone else love it? If you’re considering putting your place on the…

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6 DIY Projects You Should Never Do Yourself

From Photo by sturti/istock BY ROSIE AMODIO Whether you’re addicted to watching HGTV or “This Old House,” home improvement shows always make everything look so easy. But before you pick up the drill and sledgehammer, please pause for this public service announcement. “Those…

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Which Durable Countertop is Best for Your Kitchen?

From BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON Want a hardworking countertop that fits your budget? We took a look at six of the most-durable countertops based on a recent “Consumer Reports” test. After a thorough exam, we’re ready to let you…

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Sick of Winter? The Houseplants Will Perk You Up!

From BY STACEY FREED Real talk: “JanuFeb” can be grim. The holidays are a distant memory, and now you have to slog through a barrage of dark, frigid days until spring makes its glorious appearance. To escape that persistent…

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