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  1. Cool tips for saving energy during the summer

    Just like there are ways to keep your home warmer in the winter while lowering your energy costs, the same is true in the summer cooling season.

  2. Fill cracks in your concrete and mortar

    Whether you have a cement driveway or a brick home, you surely have some concrete or mortar cracks to deal with. If you hate looking at the cracks, you can fill them yourself if you use the proper method and products.

  3. Technology improves your home security options

    In summer, homeowners' thoughts often turn to home security to make sure they aren't burglarized while on vacation. But it's important to take protect your home even while you're in town.

  4. Insurance coverage crucial for your next move

    While getting organized to move will make things smoother and cheaper, one thing that is tough to control is something getting scratched or damaged during the moving process.

  5. Take it one space at a time when decluttering

    Most of us have a drawer in the kitchen where we throw receipts and other small items rather than storing them in the proper place. But some of us have taken the 'junk drawer' philosophy to too many other rooms in the house.

  6. Check the rules before you dig into a project

    Now that the home remodeling and landscaping season is in full bloom, you need to make sure you follow the rules set forth by your local municipality, homeowners association or state, depending on what project you are embarking on.

HomeStyle Columnist

America's Master Handyman, Glenn Haege, has been involved in the home improvement industry for more than 40 years as a retail store manager, instructor, corporate manager and broadcaster. Glenn's column appears Friday in the Homestyle section and is distributed nationally via the New York Times newswire.

Send email to: AskGlenn@MasterHandyman.com (Note: due to volume received, Glenn is not able to respond personally)

More on Glenn Haege

Glenn has been a weekend fixture on the radio in southeast Michigan for close to 30 years as host of the award-winning "Handyman Show with Glenn Haege" on Detroit radio station WJR - AM 760, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. His program is syndicated nationwide on 140 radio stations from coast-to-coast. As an testament to his professionalism, longevity and quality on-air performance, Glenn was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011.

His highly popular help site, www.masterhandyman.com, which attracts almost 1 million hits a month is where you will find his weekly articles, podcasts of his radio shows and books, as well as, being able to sign up for his free weekly e-mail newsletter. In addition, Glenn has written 11 books on home improvement topics.

Glenn also is a much sought after regular speaker at various home shows and at home improvement industry trade shows and events.

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