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ORGANIZING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AGONIZING

cathy@cbislandhomes.com 808.343.4576 ORGANIZING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AGONIZING Did you make a New Year's resolution to become more organized this year? How'd you do? If you are anything like me, you started out very well but as everyday l...

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THE FAN CLUB

We have officially reached the "dog days" of summer and your air conditioner(s) may need a well-deserved break, or at least a little help. Why not consider incorporating your existing ceiling fans, if you have them, to take some of the burd...

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WHO’S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?

Assuming everyone knows that mirrors visually enlarge a room, let's look at the many other uses of these versatile accessories. Just like windows, mirrors add light to the room's interior. By their very nature, they reflect what is in t...

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HOW ABOUT A TASTY GARDEN?

Can't you just smell the aroma of freshly cut herbs that fills your kitchen with sensory delights from you own garden? You have no herb garden you say? Well, you are in luck! Planting an herb garden is incredibly easy no matter what your pl...

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Living Hawaii

cathy@cbislandhomes.com WHAT DO YOU CALL IT? Depending on where you live (or where you were raised) our topic this month goes by many names: veranda, lanai, porch, patio, balcony, terrace and deck, just to name a few. This extension to...

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TO CLEAN OR NOT TO CLEAN!

People say there are two things certain in life, death and taxes. I'd like to add to this rather daunting list.....cleaning. Unless you never clean, hoard everything and plan to star in a reality TV show, there is no getting around it, you ar...

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Let’s Roll

Spring is soon upon us and it's time to freshen things up a bit. When you want the biggest impact for the least amount of money, painting wins every time! Painting, like most projects, can be made easier by having the proper tools. The variou...

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MAKE A LIST, CHECK IT TWICE PT. 2

As promised, this is Part II of the yearly house inspection list, addressing the interior of your home. INTERIOR LOOK for loose hinges and doorknobs. CHECK the floor for popped nails, loose boards, loose tiles and springy or squeaky s...

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MAKE A LIST, CHECK IT TWICE

January 1st is the official "restart" date. Aw, those infamous resolutions! We're bypassing all those and going straight to the nitty gritty of our home's yearly inspection. As our reference I have used the THIS OLD HOUSE YEARLY INSPECTION CH...

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