Spring isn’t just the time for cleaning, it’s also a great time to liven up a bland room. While you're cleaning and removing the dust, you can add something special to a room that can change the entire vibe of the room. The important thing is to have a plan. It’s easier to make good on any redecorating project if you have a game plan intact. Continue reading "6 Ways to Add Flavor to Your Bland House"
We are bombarded constantly with new cleaning products that are supposed to change our lives. According to Statisticbrain.com, we spend $42 a month on household cleaning products. That may not seem like much, but that adds up quickly. If you want to save a few bucks, here are some quick homemade cleaner hacks: Continue reading "9 Homemade Cleaner Hacks"
It’s that time of year again! All of the creepy crawlies and furry scavengers are ready to come out of hibernation. Just like you, they enjoy the warm spring air. Nothing is more frustrating than walking into your clean kitchen and seeing a counter full of ants or doing your yard work and noticing some sharp toothed vermin has chewed through your porch. For pet owners or the environmentally conscious homeowner, chemicals aren’t an option. Here are four ways to help you prevent these critters from making your home theirs – and none of them involve harsh chemicals! Continue reading "4 Chemical Free Pest Removal Hacks"
Have you ever noticed the ceiling of some porches painted a pale blue color? This old southern tradition has gone mainstream, and the popularity of blue porch ceilings is on the rise. If you need help warding off evil spirits, mosquitoes, wasps, nighttime, or other pests... read on. Continue reading "Old Wives’ Tale, or Brilliant Hack: Why Are People Painting Their Porch Ceilings Blue?"
Memorial Day is around the corner! Most of us will have an extra day off of work, and you may be planning a get together with friends and family to enjoy the warm weather - and pool season is officially upon us! When pool season comes around there is a sense of excitement in the air. But if you are the one who has to open and maintain the pool it can be a sense of dread. There are no good or safe shortcuts to opening a pool. But there a few tips and tricks that can help the process: Continue reading "Is Your Pool Ready For Memorial Day?"
The weather is warming and flowers are blooming. Green thumbs are in their flower gardens planting, fertilizing, and trimming. But some of us don’t have the time or the space to have a beautiful lush flower garden in our yard. That’s okay, just bring it inside! Indoor flowers will not only brighten up your home, but purify the air while bringing the smell of spring inside. Here are four easy to maintain indoor flowers... and one that's a little more difficult. Continue reading "Bring your Garden Indoors for Springtime, All the Time!"
Most people think having a pool in their backyard will always be fun in the sun. It’s easy to daydream of throwing birthday parties, getting an intense workout in, that includes laps after work, and spending long weekends lounging poolside catching rays and cultivating the perfect tan. Unfortunately, it’s not all floaties and noodles. Without proper daily or weekly maintenance, your pool could fall into the hands of a plethora of undesirable conditions. Green water, broken filters, and algae build up, just to name a few. And, no one wants to lay by a cloudy green pool. Every choice you make when it concerns your pool has a consequence. Continue reading "Do This, Not That: Pool Maintenance Edition"
Your home’s siding does more than just make your house appealing to look at. There are several non-aesthetic purposes for siding, like lowering energy bills, protecting the frame of your home against the elements, and keeping away pests. So keeping your siding in good repair is important. But at some point, your siding may begin to fail. So what are the signs that your siding might be losing its integrity? Continue reading "5 Signs Your Siding is Failing"
Chances are you look out your windows every day and don’t actually think about how they were designed. Windows play a huge role in your home, yet they are perhaps the least understood. Windows serve a variety of purposes. Some windows are for protection and some are just for decoration. Most windows are designed to bring the most light possible into your home and to allow for ventilation. These diverse types of windows offer something special to your home. Continue reading "How to ID the Different Types of Windows"
Re-using, recycling and re-purposing around the house is not only trendy and thrifty, it's fun and environmentally responsible! For avid DIYers, repurposing functional pieces for a new use is as rewarding as it is fun. Continue reading "5 Ways to Re-purpose Old Windows"