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Be sure to have a stud finder if you are working on projects around the home. This is a tool that every homeowner should have for those fix-up projects and home decor.
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Stud Finders

Be sure to have a stud finder if you are working on projects around the home. This is a tool that every homeowner should have for those fix-up projects and home decor.

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Be sure your home projects keep moving forward with a great set of tools that includes a pry bar or pry bar set.
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Pry Bars

Be sure your home projects keep moving forward with a great set of tools that includes a pry bar or pry bar set.

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Be sure your tool shop includes handy tape measures for those DYI home projects. You can shop for a variety of tape measures here and have them delivered quickly to your house.
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Tape Measures

Be sure your tool shop includes handy tape measures for those DYI home projects. You can shop for a variety of tape measures here and have them delivered quickly to your house.

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A chalk reel is essential to any home do it yourselfer's tool shop. Here's a selection of chalk lines you may be able to pick up quickly.
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Chalk Reel

A chalk reel is essential to any home do it yourselfer’s tool shop. Here’s a selection of chalk lines you may be able to pick up quickly.

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A hand stapler or staple gun is going to be a handy tool for those do it yourself home projects. Here are a few staple guns and staple gun kits that might work for you.
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Staple Guns

A hand stapler or staple gun is going to be a handy tool for those do it yourself home projects. Here are a few staple guns and staple gun kits that might work for you.

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All do it yourself home fixer uppers need a great set of levels. It's a good idea to have multiple sizes and options at your fingertips. Here are some level sets for your tool shop.
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Levels

All do it yourself home fixer uppers need a great set of levels. It’s a good idea to have multiple sizes and options at your fingertips. Here are some level sets for your tool shop.

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Best Mini Split Air Conditioners

Help Cool Your house With A Mini Split Air Conditioner. Choose the best mini split air conditioner for you after studying style and reviews. You might even consider an Alexa enabled unit. Shop By Brand of Mini Split Air Conditioners Mitsubishi Pioneer Air Conditioner Air Star Daikin Klimaire Innova Classic America Line Set DuctlessAire YMGI Senville Cooper

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Popular this year for the child's bedroom is the twin over full bunk bed. The perfect solution for 2 or 3 sleepers, the twin over full bunk beds offer a great solution for children that share bedrooms.
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Best Twin Over Full Bunkbeds

Popular this year for the child’s bedroom is the twin over full bunk bed. The perfect solution for 2 or 3 sleepers, the twin over full bunk beds offer a great solution for children that share bedrooms.

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How Far is Reno from Las Vegas?

Reno is about a 7 hour drive from Las Vegas, just under 450 Miles. By Air, Reno is about a one hour flight from Las Vegas. Be prepared, Reno is a lot colder temperatures than what you will find in Las Vegas!

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How a real estate lissting price is determined is spelled out on a black background where a man in a white shirt is holding up a house with a price tag
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How Are Home Listing Prices Decided?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it helps to understand how real estate agents calculate the listing price of a home for their sellers. A good real estate agent will want to get the highest price possible for their sellers, but they must do so in the current market and within a reasonable period of time.

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At Home

What Is A Duvet Cover?

A Duvet Cover is merely a protective cover for a Duvet Blanket, which is a piece of bedding. The duvet cover is very much like a big pillowcase and comforter in one (the duvet blanket being the pillow in this example). While the duvet blanket itself, usually full of down, is what keeps you warm, the duvet cover is interchangeable and can come in many different styles and colors.

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Things to Do in Las Vegas

Headzup Vegas

Art is something that everyone is drawn to, though we may each have a different idea of just what art really is. When it comes to something truly unique and compelling however, that’s going to challenge your conception of art versus reality you really can’t do better than HeadzUp Vegas. It’s an amazing place to check out some amazing pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

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Living in Las Vegas

99 Things to Do in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day

  Las Vegas is a phenomenal place to visit any time of year, but when you’re wanting to woo your loved one and celebrate romance, Las Vegas is the place to be! Celebrate with your sweetheart in Las Vegas this Valentine’s Day.¬†Here’s a comprehensive list of 99 Things to do in Las Vegas this Valentine’s

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Best of Las Vegas

The 34 Best, Most Honest Mechanics as Voted by the Locals

How to Choose From time to time most people need the services of a mechanic for their beloved motor. Choosing the right car or truck mechanic can be extremely difficult especially for individuals who are not mechanically savvy. When it comes to keeping your automobile running smoothly, finding, a good, trustworthy mechanic in Las Vegas

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Living in Las Vegas

5 Best Holiday Light Shows in Las Vegas & Henderson

One of the best ways to brighten up the holiday season is to attend one of the best holiday light shows in Las Vegas or Henderson. Las Vegas is a city of lights every day of the year, but residents pull out all the stops when it comes to celebrating the winter holidays. Glittering Lights

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How to Dispose of a Christmas Tree

Cut trees lend their aroma to the season, infusing the home with the scents of Christmas, but what can you do when the holiday is over, and you can’t box or plant your tree. Here are some simple tips on how to dispose of a Christmas tree. Don’t Wait Too Long First, don’t wait for

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Living in Las Vegas

5 Best Choices for Christmas Light Installation in Las Vegas

The holiday season is here, and you don’t want to be left behind in the celebrations because Christmas is best celebrated big, bold, and bright. This is made possible through the installation of fascinating Christmas lights, and here are some of the best choices for Christmas light installation in Las Vegas. Lighting Las Vegas Location:

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Cost of Living in Las Vegas
Living in Las Vegas

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Las Vegas?

I’ve lived in Las Vegas since I was 5. I raised 2 beautiful daughters and lived in homes as large as 4000 square feet and as small as a condo around 600 square feet. So how much does it cost to live in Las Vegas? 1-2 people should cost around $2000 – $3000 average a

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