Around the House This Weekend

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Around the House This Weekend
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Checking home improvement projects off your to-do list is part of the fun of gearing up for summer. Here are 10 essential home maintenance projects that can be accomplished in just one weekend. Each of these projects requires a relatively small amount of your time and money, but a little goes a long way when making your home more comfortable, beautiful and, of course, summer-ready.

Clean Your Grill
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Clean Your Grill

Clean up that gas grill. With a bit of preparation, the right supplies and a little elbow grease, it’s easier than you may think.

How to Clean Propane Grills

Beat the Heat
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Beat the Heat

Keeping the summer heat outside where it belongs can be as simple as replacing your door sweep.

How to Replace a Door Sweep

Wave Your Flag
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Wave Your Flag

Install a flag bracket and show your colors all summer long.

How to Attach a Flag Bracket

Prepare for an Emergency
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Prepare for an Emergency

Create or review your family’s emergency survival kit to make sure you’re prepared for summer storms or natural disasters.

How to Make an Emergency Survival Kit

Clean the Pool
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Clean the Pool

Get the swimming pool ready for summer fun.

DIY Swimming Pool Maintenance

Clean the Deck
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Clean the Deck

Your backyard will be prepped and ready for backyard parties if you take a moment to swab the deck.

How to Clean Pressure Treated Wood Decks

Change Your Lawn Mower's Oil
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Change Your Lawn Mower's Oil

Keep your lawn mower running right by changing its oil.

How to Change Oil in Lawn Mower

Seal a Leaky Downspout Joint
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Seal a Leaky Downspout Joint

Seal leaky downspout joints to keep your gutter system working efficiently.

How to Stop a Downspout From Leaking

Organize the Garage
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Organize the Garage

Make space for summer gear by assigning a place for everything in the garage.

Storage Solutions for the Garage

Repair Minor Concrete Holes
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Repair Minor Concrete Holes

Patch any holes in concrete sidewalks or driveways.

How to Patch Holes in Concrete

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