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Monday, September 5, 2022   /   by Bell Home Team

Your Complete Fall Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning gets the spotlight every year, but this autumn, make fall cleaning a priority.
With schools having recently started and holidays nearing, a good fall cleaning can make your life far easier. Seasonal cleaning can begin as soon as the first leaves fall, so when the weather turns frosty, you have a tidy home to cozy up in. Fall cleaning is the perfect way to prepare your home inside and out for you and your guests. So, instead of scrambling to fix up your home days before big family celebrations this fall, put in the work now to save yourself the anxiety. 
We’ve gathered a list of the most essential autumnal chores and handy hacks that will ensure your home is not just spick-and-span but also sparkling. 
Indoor Fall Cleaning 
Due to the cold temperatures and harsh winds that come with autumn, it’s most important that you focus your fall cleaning efforts on your home’s interior. While the thought of cleaning your entire indoor livins ...

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Monday, August 1, 2022   /   by Bell Home Team

Your August Home Maintenance Checklist

The dog days of summer are barking and Labor Day is just around the bend, signaling the end of yet another epic season in the sun. But before you give your flamingo pool float one last hurrah, take a break with some home maintenance prep for the changing season ahead.
We know what you’re thinking: It’s still summer, and you’re being a buzzkill! Why worry now about what you can do next month? Well, as it turns out, some home maintenance tasks are best tackled in August, before temperatures start dipping.
Don’t worry: We’re here to make all those chores as quick and easy on you as possible. With our handy checklist of home maintenance tasks, you can knock ’em out and be back to your barbecues and beach days in no time.
Check washing machine
With the kids home from school and loads of sweaty garments to clean, your washing machine has likely taken a major beating this summer. With all that extra use, be sure to chem ...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022   /   by Bell Home Team

Maintaining Common Backyard Items

With every new season, your backyard space is exposed to the elements. Through rain, snow, and heat, the items in that space can take a serious beating.
Maintaining and replacing the things in your backyard may not be fun, but it’s part of the responsibility of having a backyard, right? So look at it this way: Extra hours spent on upkeep will make you want to spend as much time as possible in your outdoor oasis.
“Many people tend to focus on their front yard for curb appeal and resale value, but the backyard is really where homeowners can have an extension of their home,” says Jeff Beck, CEO of Leaf Home. “Focusing on repairing and updating the spaces is a valuable investment in both time and money—be it replacing patio doors, refinishing a deck, or building out a patio.”
So just how long are the furnishings, fixtures, and tools in your backyard supposed to last?
Patio furniture
Stylish and functional outdoor seating is a must, but patm ...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022   /   by Bell Home Team

6 Summer Maintenance Tasks to Save Money

After what feels like the longest ever stretch of months stuck indoors, summer—glorious summer—is finally upon us. But before you get too comfy and curl up in a hammock with a delicious blended beverage, know that there are a few things you really should check off your to-do list first.
Yes, that’s right: We hate to be a drag, but in between barbecues and beach days, you still need to stay on top of maintenance around the home. Otherwise you might find yourself with big problems down the line—and big repair costs.
But don’t worry: We’re here to help you prioritize the tasks that’ll keep things running smoothly through the scorching months ahead, and get you back to your summer soirees ASAP.
1. Summer Maintenance: power-wash your house

Power washing your exterior can bring big bucks when it’s time to sell.
“If most of your entertaining will be done outdoors, now is a great time to power-wash the deck, pool area, patm ...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022   /   by Bell Home Team

Perk Up Your Patio With These DIY Tips

So you’re a little late to the outdoor party, but now that the unofficial start of summer is here, you’re realizing that you need to deck out your patio for what will undoubtedly feel like the best summer ever. But if you’re hoping to score a bargain, after a year of shortages and unexpected expenses, you’re probably out of luck.
Rather than spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on brand-new decor for your favorite outdoor space, why not make it yourself? We spoke with design and DIY experts from all over to uncover some pretty patio pieces you can easily—and cheaply—put together. Here are six of our favorite DIY projects that will refresh your outdoor space—all in a single weekend.
Outdoor sectional

Hoping to add more seating to your patio this season? Look no further than this easy and cheap DIY outdoor sectional from Kinda Sorta Simple. Made entirely with two-by-fours, this is an affordable project you can easily tackm ...

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