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!

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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Fall Checklist Just For Your Lawn

Fall Checklist Just For Your Lawn

Taking care of your lawn in the fall is one of the best ways to have a terrific looking lawn in the spring and summer.  I know it seems funny to be worrying about the lawn as fall and winter are approaching but as the lawn goes to sleep in many parts of the country how you put it to bed really does make a difference.  Here are some tips to follow.

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Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Tips

As Marylanders, we know that living along the coast puts us at a higher risk for tropical storms and hurricanes. And, with those storms comes the potential for powerful winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, and substantial flooding. Therefore, as the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1- November 30, all Marylanders can benefit from an emergency plan. Residents are encouraged to follow the guidelines and hurricane preparedness tips below to remain safe. 

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