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‘Home Maintenance’ Home Savvy Post Archive

A Move-In Check List – Before and After Closing

A Move-In Check List – Before and After Closing

Whether you are a first time home buyer or are making your first move in years, there are a few important steps to consider right around your closing date.   BEFORE YOUR MOVE: Hire a reputable, insured moving company well in advance..   Make sure to confirm what day they []

Holiday Safety 101

Holiday Safety 101

The holidays should be a time for fun with family and friends.  Make sure your holidays are care free and full of cheer by taking a few safety precautions around the home before the holidays get in full swing.  Stop by and read my guest post Holiday Safety 101 at The CSI []

Prevent A/C Unit Damage Now

Prevent A/C Unit Damage Now

Spring is in the air!  As our gardens are greening up and temperatures rise, it is a great time to start thinking about how important our air conditioners may be to us in the upcoming months.  A/C repairs can be costly and, as a Texan, I do not want to imagine a June day []

Preparing Your Home For Travel

Preparing Your Home For Travel

“Home” is so important to me and my family, but if you visit Home Savvy regularly, you will quickly learn that we love to travel. Traveling isn’t about getting away from home for us, because we are always so happy to return and settle back in. Travel, for us, is []

How to Empty and Clean Out Your Washer’s Drain Pump Filter

How to Empty and Clean Out Your Washer’s Drain Pump Filter

Do you have a front load clothes washing machine?  Have you every wondered what happens to that spare change you occasionally forget to take out of your pockets before washing your jeans?  If so, this is the tutorial for you. Most front load washers have a drain pump []

Cutting Utility Costs – A Few Easy Options

Cutting Utility Costs – A Few Easy Options

This intense Texas heat has resulted in some CRAZY electric bills for us over the past few months.  This month’s was a record breaker… ugh!  I would consider my family an environmentally conscious family (we aren’t perfect, but we try to make a solid []

Cleaning Out Your Clothes Dryer Vent

Cleaning Out Your Clothes Dryer Vent

Most of us know the importance of cleaning out the lint filter in our dryers with each load.  We know it is important for removing as much lint as possible from our clothes, for maintaining the efficiency of our dryer, and for preventing fire hazards.  However, you should []

Have a Sparkling and Safe Laundry Room

Have a Sparkling and Safe Laundry Room

The laundry room is a space in our home that most of us use very frequently, but you may not pay as much attention to keeping it clean as you do the rest of your home. After all, we aren’t entertaining company in our laundry rooms right? However, if you complete The []

Testing Circuit Interrupters

Testing Circuit Interrupters

Do some of the electrical outlets in your home look like this? This is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI. GFCIs play a very important role in the safety of your home and may save your life from dangerous electrical shock. GFCIs are most often installed in areas of []

20 Minute Challenge: Keep It Cool

20 Minute Challenge:  Keep It Cool

Hi Everyone!  This crazy Texas heat has sent me on a quest for tips for staying cool.  In this quest, I have found a lot of articles about cutting cooling costs for the home and I would like to share in a 20 Minute Challenge:  Keep It Cool! Now, in today’s []

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