Tag Archives: tips and advice

Shorewest Shares: How To De-Clutter and Get Organized for the New Year

The best way to start 2015 is by de-cluttering and staying organized. Here are 22 tips to help you get started: 1. After purchasing new electronics, download the user’s manual and store in your iCloud. This way you won’t lose …
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Categories: DIY, Home Improvement


Shorewest Shares: New York Times Calls Homeownership Best Way to Build Wealth

The New York Times recently published an editorial entitled, “Homeownership and Wealth Creation.” The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and prices, but also in the confidence of consumers and experts as an investment.   …
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Categories: Home Buying


Shorewest Shares: How to Create a Jar of Good Things

Supplies Mason Jar Paper Pen This is really quite simple, but the idea behind it is amazing. As we start each New Year, we reflect back on the previous year. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember all the good that happened …
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Categories: DIY


Shorewest Shares: DIY Olaf Snow Globes

Supplies • Mason jar • Crayola Model Magic • Artificial snow • Black buttons (three, small) • Felt (orange and white) • Googly eyes • Elmer’s glue • Cord (from the jewelry section) • Toothpicks • Hot glue gun • …
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Categories: DIY


Shorewest Shares: Winter is a Great Time to House Hunt

  Spring and early summer are traditionally known as the high season for home sales, while winter is often over looked. Winter can be a great time to buy a home, if you don’t mind fewer homes for sale and …
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Categories: Home Buying


Shorewest Shares: DIY Projects with PVC Piping

Hair Dyer and Curling Iron Holder Supplies PVC Y connecter Paint/duct tape 1. Using the PVC Y connecter, spray paint or use duct tape to personalize for your style. 2. Attach to a wall, door, put under the sink or …
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Categories: DIY


Shorewest Shares: DIY Mistletoe Painting

Supplies • Canvas • Washable green paint • Acrylic yellow and red paint • Red ribbon • Hot glue gun • Paint brushes • Cute, little feet! • Paper plates   1. Set your canvas on an easy to reach/lean …
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Categories: DIY


Shorewest Shares 23 Things You Can Do in 10 Minutes to Make Your House More Saleable

  You’re ready to sell your house. You spent the time updating your house and making little fixes. If your house is already listed but hasn’t sold yet, these quick adjustments you can do in 10 minutes or less may …
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Categories: Home Selling


Shorewest Shares: A Thanksgiving Project

We have been have preparing for Thanksgiving for the past couple weeks, and now Thanksgiving is just two days away! We shared How to Prepare for Thanksgiving Guests and How Your Family can Give Back this Thanksgiving Holiday. On Thanksgiving, you …
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Categories: DIY


Shorewest Shares: How to Prepare For Thanksgiving Guests

Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away, and most families have already decided where they will be celebrating the special day. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, not only do you have to cook, you also have to make …
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