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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • 3 Down-and-Dirty Tricks for Big Savings!

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    Looking to do some major cleaning but don't want to spend that much? Take a look at some of these tips courtesy of This Old House:

    Shop the Dollar Store

    Shop the dollar store rather than your local home center to buy specialty tools you may use only once or twice for projects such as cable or phone wiring.

    Cost: $1 per item.

    Savings:$25 for curved long-nose pliers and $20 for a coaxial compression crimper at The Home Depot.

    Bonus: No worries if tools break.

    Extend the Lives of Filters

    Extend the lives of filters in some air purifiers, bathroom fans, window air conditioners, and even your furnace by vacuuming out dust and loose dirt. Just be sure your vacuum is HEPA equipped to keep fine particulates from being released into the air.

    Cost: $0

    Savings: About $40 for two replacement air-purifier filters. You typically have to change them four times a year, but thorough cleaning can cut that down to just two times.

    Bonus: While you've got the vacuum nozzle hooked up, use it to suck up dust bunnies and spiderwebs in hard-to-reach places.

    Read more at This Old House

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