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Elyssa at WhirLocalTips for Keeping Your Houseplants Alive During Winter

Tips for Keeping Your Houseplants Alive During Winter

Winter houseplant care is a little different than houseplant care during the spring and summer. When it starts to get cold outside and there's less sunlight during the day, houseplants need a little extra care to stay healthy. Let's go over a few tips that should help you keep your houseplants alive (and thriving) all…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhat to Consider Before Switching to Smart Bulbs

What to Consider Before Switching to Smart Bulbs

Smart light bulbs have been growing in popularity for a few years now, but they can still feel pretty new and uncertain to those who have never used them. While they may seem unnecessary or complicated to some, they can add ease, accessibility, and customization to a home that traditional lightbulbs do not offer. Let'…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 November Tasks to Prep Your Lawn or Garden for Winter

5 November Tasks to Prep Your Lawn or Garden for Winter

If you haven't already done so, November is the perfect time to take care of your yard and garden preparations for winter. There are many ways you can prepare your outdoor space upcoming colder weather, so let's go over five of them here. 1. Rake Up Fallen Leaves As annoying as it can be, raking up fallen leaves…
Elyssa at WhirLocalTips to Help Increase the Value of Your Home

Tips to Help Increase the Value of Your Home

If you're looking to sell your house in the future and want a strong return on your investment, you're likely trying to figure out how to increase its value. There are a lot of factors that can go into increasing the value of a home, from something as big as a kitchen remodel or as small as repainting a room. Let's go…
Elyssa at WhirLocalPrepping Your HVAC System for Winter

Prepping Your HVAC System for Winter

It's starting to cool down outside, and it's time to take a look at your heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system if you haven't already. HVAC systems usually don't get the attention they deserve until the first signs of cold weather start to hit, and it's important to take care of them now so you can be prepared fo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal7 Ways to Save Water and Reduce Your Water Bill

7 Ways to Save Water and Reduce Your Water Bill

It's no secret that water is a limited resource in need of conservation—not to mention residential water bills can be expensive and become a big strain on the household budget. Let's go over 7 ways you can save water and reduce your water bill! 1. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. We've all heard …
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhen (and How) to Clean Your Washing Machine

When (and How) to Clean Your Washing Machine

You might not think about washing machine maintenance very often, but washing machines are one of the most-used appliances in your home. Even though you run detergent through it regularly, that soap residue can build up (in addition to dirt and other gross things) and make your machine less efficient. To keep it runni…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Simple Ideas to Make Your Home Feel Lighter and Brighter

6 Simple Ideas to Make Your Home Feel Lighter and Brighter

Do you feel like your home is feeling a little dark and gloomy these days? If so, there are some simple fixes you might want to try! Let's go over six simple ideas to make your home feel lighter and brighter. Add More Lighting It may seem too obvious, but adding more light sources can really help brighten up you…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Are you looking for ways to save energy in your home and reduce your utility bills? If the answer is yes, there are a few simple things you can do. Replace Your Lightbulbs One small thing you can do to make your home more energy-efficient is to replace your old lightbulbs. Replacing traditional incandescent bulb…
Elyssa at WhirLocalPainting Your Home: Tips and Tricks for DIY-Savvy Homeowners

Painting Your Home: Tips and Tricks for DIY-Savvy Homeowners

Painting your own home is a DIY project that can be both rewarding and cost-effective. It often saves money, gives you the satisfaction of completing a project yourself, and can be an enjoyable experience. However, there are some important things to know before you start painting. Let's talk about them! Plan Before…

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