Company Coming? Time for Holiday Home Improvements

Thanksgiving turkey day ideas for hosting companyEvery Thanksgiving, the same thing happens. You start to notice all those little things around the house that need attention, like that peeling paint on the front door, or those gouges in the wood flooring.

Before the relatives descend again like a flock of wild turkeys for the next round of holidays, we've got some quick fixes to suggest.

Some of them, like regular seasonal maintenance tasks, are important to protect your investment in your home. Others, like clearing away clutter, will make you and your guests more comfortable right away. And energy-efficiency upgrades, like adding some insulation in the attic, will put money back in your pocket.
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Of course, the key to making home improvements is knowing when to do it yourself and when to hire it out. Otherwise, the day after Thanksgiving will henceforth be known around your house as Black-and-Blue Friday.

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