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Thursday, November 10, 2022   /   by The Bell Home Team

6 Smart Tips for Swapping Out Your Closet for Fall and Winter

That twice-annual clothing swap is upon us! And sometimes it’s a dreaded chore.
Hauling apparel from one spot to another is something we often put off until the last possible minute—and when it occurs in the fall or early winter, you’re left literally shivering as you dig through your woolens.

However, swapping out your closet as the temperature changes is a smart move, organizationally speaking, says Katie McCann, a professional home and office organizer at Haven.
It can streamline your mornings. By having the correct clothing front and center, you won’t have to paw through lightweight summer items to find your suede jacket and faux fur muffler.
For some help with this sometimes challenging task, here are six smart tips you can try as you approach sweater weather.
1. Start sorting
“Anytime you can go through the process of touching and assessing your clothes, it’s a great exercise—you can see what no longer works with your lim ...

Monday, November 8, 2021   /   by The Bell Home Team

Winter Maintenance Tips

It doesn't matter if you shun the cold weather or embrace it, winter is quickly approaching. Here are 30 tasks to tackle now to make sure your home is ready for the season.
1.    Make Sure Your Heating System is Ready
Depending on the type of heating system you have, there are a few home maintenance things you should do before the temperatures really start to dip. If you have a high-efficiency system, PVC vent pipes need to be cleared of any obstructions. And those with a boiler system should have their system cleaned every year. Those with gas should have a cleaning about every three years.
2.    Check the Fireplace and Chimney
If you use your fireplace, have it cleaned by a chimney sweep. You should also check for any debris and cracks in the chimney. And creosote buildup and debris such as leaves and bird nests could become a fire hazard.
3.    Check Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
According to the U.S. Fire Adminism ...

Monday, February 15, 2021   /   by The Bell Home Team

7 Home Improvement Projects To Do With Your Kids

Grab a paintbrush and roll up your sleeves – doing home improvement projects with kids just got a little easier. Dealing with dust and contractors and managing the stress of renovation can be rough on you and your family. When it comes to projects for kids, you want hassle-free home renovations without the 85-step instruction manual.
Before you begin your home improvement projects, put a plan in place for your kids. Remodeling your kitchen by installing those updated cabinets might increase your equity, but completing home renovation with children around can prove challenging. Whenever possible, schedule your home improvements during months when kids are in school or daycare or plan a family retreat while contractors get to work. Safety is paramount, so make sure to communicate with contractors about keeping harmful chemicals and tools out of your little one's reach. And to curb curious explorers, talk with your kids about where they can play and which areas are off-limits. Withm ...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021   /   by The Bell Home Team

Father Daughter Valentine Ball

The Bell Home Team is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 19th annual Father Daughter Valentine Ball!
This yearly event benefits patients and their families at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Although the Ball will be virtual this year, this is something you do not want to miss! With a silent auction, magic & balloons, crafts, dancing, activities and more, it is sure to be a joyous evening. The virtual ball will be held on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. 
For tickets visit the Upstate Foundation here.
Join us in giving back to our wonderful community by signing up to attend today! We hope you take this opportunity to dress up and enjoy the evening from the comfort of your own home with your loved ones. ...