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Decluttering? Here’s how to get rid of your filing cabinet

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Reading time: 3 minutes  If you're currently working from home and practicing social distancing, you might notice your home is a bit more cluttered than usual. You might even wonder why you still have your filing cabinet. It takes up space in your home office, if you have one, and your bedroom or closet if you don't. Here at vipHomeLink, we wa...
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Tips to decluttering your home from a personal organizer

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Reading time: 5 minutes  Now that you're working from home or at least chilling there more than usual, you might have noticed that your bedroom has too many sweaters or your bathroom closet doesn't fit all your facial products. We spoke to Betsy Marsala of NEAT Method , a luxury home organizing company, to find out the tips and secrets you nee...
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5 Super easy home improvements that don’t require an outing

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Reading time: 4.5 minutes Before retreating into your home, you probably made a list of essentials to pick up (toilet paper and mac and cheese, of course), but you might have left off "neutral color paint" to refresh the living room. While you might not have the supplies you need for certain tasks, that doesn't mean you have to hit pause on all you...
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Quick TIPS: How to stay connected when social distancing

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We're not going to lie. St. Patrick's Day was hard this year. Our Founder Alfred Bentley found it eerie (but necessary) to practice social distancing and not be with his usual friends and family over the holiday. Hence, this party –  "While we were all online, I asked, 'Hey. Why don't we get on a video call?'" Alfred recounted for us the ...
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The after-hours home maintenance checklist

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Reading time: 4 minutes With bars and restaurants closed and national sports cancelled, what do you do during the evenings and on weekends after you've logged off work? After you've watched Frozen 2 for the twelfth time, we have a few suggestions that can make your home safer and more valuable as well as provide a little fun for you and your f...
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How to keep your home healthy from coronavirus

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Reading time: 4 minutes At vipHomeLink, our mission is to help improve the safety of your home, so we reached out to Dr. Suzanne Bentley, Medical Director of the Elmhurst Satellite Simulation Center at Mount Sinai, to get answers to important questions you may have about the spread of coronavirus and what steps you can take to keep your home&n...
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Quick TIPS: 8 steps to protect your smart home from hackers

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Where thieves used to pick your front door lock (and some still do), hackers are now making their way into your home via your smart technology. In fact, hackers are now targeting the most innocuous smart devices, like your lights and programmable thermostat. So how do you protect yourself from a smart home hack? We've got a few quick tips.   1...
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What you need to know to join the smart home revolution

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Reading time: 5 minutes From video doorbells to lights to refrigerators, the smart home revolution is underway! According to the National Council of Home Safety and Security , more than 47% of Millennial homeowners have smart devices in their homes, and an incredible 81% of home buyers say they'd be more apt to buy a home with smart tech devic...
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7 Retro items no longer in your home + safety tips for your modern abode

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National Retro Day is today, so in honor of yesteryear, we're taking a look back at items that were once in your home or ones that have transformed over the years. We also threw in a few modern tips to keep your home groovy (baby).   Sewing machines After hitting the home in the late 1880s, sewing machines became a favorite...
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Quick TIPS: Spring maintenance tips you can’t ignore

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Reading time: 2 minutes Spring is almost here, so it's time to get your home ready for the season of April showers, May flowers, and the start of summer heat. We've got 10 essential spring home maintenance tasks you must do before you kick back with some soda, pretzels, and beer. How do I prepare my house for spring? Clean your windows an...
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In deep water: Preventing water damage in your home

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When the Polar Vortex attacks without mercy, à la  The Day After Tomorrow , a swift but harsh cold front can cause a drastic change in temperature and major problems for your home – icicles running down your walls, lumpy carpets, and mold, to name a few. If your home's pipes burst, you will need to take immediate steps to stop the leakage and ...
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Get your home into shape in 3 simple steps

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When was the last time you checked your smoke detectors? Made sure you have GFCI outlets installed where they are required? Replaced the hose to your washer? (And it's a braided metal hose, right? Not rubber?) There is a lot to track inside your home, and vipHomeLink can help. Enter the Home Fitness Index (HFI). The HFI tells you how "in shape" you...
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Quick TIPS: What to do when your pipes break + prevention plans

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What do you do the moment you see water streaking down your walls? We talked to Don Joyner, Founder and President of Great Lakes Waterproofing, to learn immediate steps you need to take to save your home. After the break ​   Find the main water valve, which is usually in your basement. It's most likely a round or oblong red handle. Turn i...
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How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey: Advice from top chefs

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Thanksgiving is both delicious and dangerous, so we've found tips and tricks to help you cook your Thanksgiving bird to scrumptious perfection safely. ​ Thanksgiving is one of the best days of the year. There's food and drink, then even more food and more drink, and just when you think you're full, you somehow find room for pie. But Thanksgiving ca...
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Cooking safety tips you absolutely, positively must do before you start your turkey prep

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More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year, and most can be prevented by following these simple safety tips.   ​ It's not surprising that most home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving, followed closely by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving. In fact, the National Fire Prevention Assoc...
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The alarming truth about in-home alarms

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Saving lives from house fires is as simple as a few batteries, a handful of alarms, and some metaphorical elbow grease. Here's what you need to know. Firefighters, Smokey the Bear, and Sparky the Fire Dog all tell you the same thing: Most house fires are preventable. Not to put you in the hot seat when it comes to the "only you can...." messag...
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Rooftop maintenance you should do now (before it’s too late)

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Santa's annual rooftop adventure will be here before we know it, so keep your roof in tip-top condition with these helpful tips. ​If completing maintenance on your roof isn't a priority, it should be. A new roof can cost as much as $40,000 , and insurance companies may refuse to honor a damage claim if your roof was not well-maintained in the first...
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355,400 Reasons to have home inventory (and how to create one)

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Fire, home invasions, floods, and other disasters threaten your precious (and not-so-precious) possessions. Reclaim them with the help of a home inventory.   ​ Close your eyes. Now, can you name every valuable item in your home? Our guess is - probably not. While no one expects their home to be involved in a fire, home invasion, flood, or othe...
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3 homeowner horror stories that will give you the heebie-jeebies

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Chills, thrills, and spills. These homeowners walked into their slightly-used digs and walked out - or fled  after their houses turned on them. ​Every new homeowner has at least one horror story. From collapsing floors to ants in the bed, these frights can keep you up at night, but many of these stories could have been prevented if the ow...
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Getting smart about (smart) smoke detectors

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We all know the importance of having smoke detectors, but who among us has not disconnected one due to that low battery chirping or because it went off while you were cooking? Temporarily disconnecting your smoke detector may not seem like a big deal at the time, but often those low batteries won't get replaced or reconnected after the smoke-filled...
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