Cape Ace Hardware strives to be more than just your local hardware store. We work hard to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need both online and offline. That is why we created Tips and Tricks for you to have more resources at your fingertips. Here you will find trends, DIY home hacks, seasonal tips and more!

Yard Prep Tips for Spring 

Yard Prep Tips for Spring 

It’s that time of year again. The threat of snow no longer looms. The temperatures are beginning to rise. And, the robins are leaving their winter shelters in search of places to nest. As the outside world springs back to life, it’s important to start preparing your lawn and garden. Here are some handy spring yard prep tips to help.

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5 Easy Dinner Recipes to Try

5 Easy Dinner Recipes to Try

Simple dinner recipes are a busy mom’s best friend. When you’re strapped for time, you want meals that are easy to prepare, yet still delicious. On nights like these, less is always more. But did you know there are actually many great recipes you can make on the grill? In fact, they’re often the easiest and the tastiest. So skip the stove tonight and discover a few easy family-friendly recipes. 

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Where to disinfect to protect your home.

Where to disinfect to protect your home.

According to the Society for General Microbiology, some bacteria can divide every 20 minutes under the right temperatures. In certain cases, it only takes 10-12 hours to show symptoms after germ exposure. Today, illnesses like the flu and Coronavirus have everyone curious about how to better protect themselves. Use Ace’s disinfectant guide to help fight germs this flu season.

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Door Décor Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Door Décor Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It seems like you’ve only just finished tidying up after the end-of-year holidays, yet February is already drawing near. Valentine’s Day offers another opportunity to invest in some seasonal decorations. Door décor can help create a welcoming presence inside and outside of your home. And, you’ll help remind everyone in the neighborhood that love is in the air. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started on your Valentine’s Day door décor.

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After Christmas Décor Ideas

After Christmas Décor Ideas

The new year has begun and the holiday decorations are slowly coming down. Although, with little work, your holiday decorations can transform beautifully into wintertime décor, which can last throughout the season. For instance, neutral metallics, natural elements, and snow-inspired trinkets can help you create stunning after Christmas décor. This year, decorating your table, mantle, and the front door is a breeze.

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Conserve Heat This Winter with These Tips

Conserve Heat This Winter with These Tips

Maryland winters bring snowstorms and less-than-pleasant temperatures. Before the winter weather truly kicks in this season, you’ll want to double check that your inside space is ready to conserve heat. From quick repairs to regular maintenance, there are many simple, low-cost solutions to winter-proofing your home. Follow these tips to keep your house at a comfortable temperature without cranking the thermostat.

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7 Cleaning Tips for After the Holidays

7 Cleaning Tips for After the Holidays

This time of year, there are lots of guests coming and going. Once the last person leaves, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve successfully made it through another holiday season. Unfortunately, now it’s time to clean up and settle back into a routine. Follow these seven cleaning tips for after the holidays.

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How to Install Weather Stripping on Windows

How to Install Weather Stripping on Windows

Is your home prepared to stand up against the upcoming cold weather? Well, there’s an easy, inexpensive way to immediately help keep your house warm. We’re talking about adding new weather stripping on your windows. Weather stripping prevents the windows from getting drafty, and it’s a nice upgrade to the old strips you’re currently using. Follow these step-by-step instructions to get started.   

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6 Essential Winter Grilling Tips

6 Essential Winter Grilling Tips

When the cold settles over Annapolis, serving up tantalizing BBQ might seem like an impossible feat. But, it’s more than possible, even as snowflakes dance around your head. If you’re a grilling enthusiast, you know that nothing – not even the biting cold – can keep you away from your grill. Here at Cape Ace, we applaud your dedication. In fact, we think more people should make use of their grills in winter. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of winter grilling tips designed to get you outside and cooking during the cold season.

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How to Plant Tulip Bulbs

Planting in October is key to beautiful flowers blooming come Spring. One of my favorite things to do before Thanksgiving is plant tulips so when spring returns that first sign of plant life is right in front of our home.  It’s a pretty quick task and you will

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