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It’s no secret that most New Year’s resolutions are tossed out about a month after the tree is taken down, but this year, dear homeowner, things will be different. In 2021, you have the opportunity to make resolutions on behalf of your home rather than your waistline or still-blank journal pages, and we believe you’ll enjoy the sense of pride and wellbeing that you’ll gain as a result of sticking to them.

As homeowners, we must stay focused on saving money, maintaining and improving our homes, and keeping interior spaces organized and gleaming. Sound daunting? By following Parks' Top New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners, you’ll have a handy guide to keep you on-track from now on.

1.) Budget for Emergencies

The average homeowner would be wise

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For the fall-lovers; great news. For the can’t-get-enough-of-summer-type; sorry about the title, summer isn’t over just yet!

Either way, we’re all wondering where the time has gone this summer! It is, once again, going to be dropping in temperatures before we know it. With the impending drop in temperatures, we want to remind you of the quick things you can do to help keep your home in tip-top shape as we approach fall: 

Check for those Future Drafts 

Little cracks and crannies can go all summer without being noticed - but leave it to that first cold day and you’ll be wishing you took care of them earlier!

To prevent losing the heat you’re working (and spending!) to try to identify any small openings to the outside. You can use your hand

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Spring’s verdant foliage and fresh, sweet air brings cleansing and refreshing our homes to the forefront of our minds. Often the shift in weather provides just the kind of energy boost we need to get started! Spring isn’t just about cleaning, however; it's also the ideal time of year to give your home a thorough inspection and make sure everything is in good repair. 

This home maintenance checklist targets parts of your home that experience the most wear and tear during the winter. Take care of these tasks now so that you can relax all summer long! 

1.) Check for gaps in your building’s moisture barrier.

Winter can be extreme, wearing down your home’s moisture defenses. Crawl spaces, windows, attics, and anywhere your home meets the ground

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Tennessee is expecting a warmer-than-average winter this year, but prudent homeowners will nevertheless prepare for winter with these 10 exterior home maintenance steps to keep your home warm and in tip-top shape.

1.) Protect Your Pipes

Even children know that water expands as it freezes, and when the temps hit freezing, the water in your pipes will be no exception.

To avoid the headache and huge expense a burst pipe can bring, leave at least one faucet in your home dripping when the temperatures drop.

Check your outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems, being sure to empty all the water from them before it has a chance to freeze. Disconnect hoses and bring them into a garage or shed.

Additionally, wrap your home’s interior and

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