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With the country beginning to reopen, it’s time to kick all those quarantine supplies out of your living room and give your space a makeover for summer.
With the country starting to reopen, it might finally be time to stop hoarding toilet paper. Which means it might also be time to kick all that extra stuff out of your living room—like the surplus of cleaning supplies, kitchen-overflow of canned soup, and the many, many bottles of water.
Call us crazy, but we also think it’s the perfect time to give your space a face-lift. After months of quarantine, we’re all about ready for a makeover (or, at the very least, a haircut). While we can’t redesign your wardrobe or tame your hair, we can
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Sheltering in place means we’re working, socializing, and eating at home more than ever. But all that snacking and cooking can lead to more food waste, which can attract pests like rodents and insects—even if you haven’t previously seen them in or around your home.
“The pests that are more out in force during the pandemic outbreak are those pests that have depended on commercial food waste, which has now disappeared,” says Bobby Corrigan, an urban pest specialist. “Mostly, this means rodents.”
While you’re unlikely to see your very own pizza rat hustling down your stairs, your home may be at risk of attracting a pest or two. Here’s a few tips from the experts on how to keep those pesky pests out while you’re quarantining at home.
Tarek El Moussa of “Flip or Flop” is used to selling hot properties, but on his new HGTV show, “Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa,” one of the houses he works on literally catches fire!
In the episode “A Baptism by Fire,” El Moussa teams up with mother-son team Audrey and Anthony, who are hoping to make a family business out of house flipping. But these two get in big trouble when their Woodland Hills, CA, house catches fire, possibly due to old electrical wiring.
With hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, this episode ends with an incomplete renovation, making this “Flipping 101” a cliffhanger of sorts—or even a flop, at least in terms of deadlines!
Still, there’s lots to learn from El Moussa’s renovation