Halloween is on the way, so we've put together some awesome, easy costumes that are great for the last minute DIYers. No need to scour the internet or pay a visit to any kitschy, pop-up costume outlet, because we've got you covered. With these ideas, you can still look festive at any Halloween party without breaking a sweat — or the bank. Continue reading "Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes"
For many parts of the country, the winter can be harsh and unforgiving. Owning a home adds another level of worry when the temperature plummets. Winter’s harsh weather can wreak havoc on your home (and your wallet) if you aren’t prepared. It’s always best to be proactive against winter rather than reactive. Continue reading "5 Winter Home Disasters and How to Avoid Them"
Sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas is the totally boring holiday called Thanksgiving. I know I don’t agree with that statement either. I love Thanksgiving. In fact, it’s my favorite holiday. But if you are a child Thanksgiving can be very boring. There are any presents and they don’t get to dress up. That’s not the case anymore. Here are few ideas to make Thanksgiving a blast! Continue reading "Having Fun at the Kid’s Table"
When it comes to cleaning, things can become mundane very quickly. No one really enjoys cleaning, but sometimes using a new product or a new method can really spice up your cleaning routine. I’m not talking about using lemons and vinegar. I’m talking about using very unique and out of the box ideas that seem to work. I want to preface this by admitting that I haven’t tried any of these techniques so please be cautious. Continue reading "4 Out of the Box Cleaning Hacks"
Every year around the holidays, our kitchens take a beating. If you just hosted Thanksgiving, you know exactly what I'm talking about... and no other appliance gets it worse than our poor ovens. If your oven's door glass is looking greasy and foggy - never fear! We want to share some of our favorite ways to get that glass crystal clear again: Continue reading "How to Clean Oven Door Glass"
What Exactly is Mercury Glass? If you’re attracted to stylish things, you might adore the look of mercury glass. This type of finish is more prevalent than you might expect. You’re especially likely to find mercury glass in the form of holiday decorations, but these can be a bit expensive. Learn more about mercury glass, how to make your own DIY glass ornaments, and tips for cleaning mercury glass to keep it looking merry and bright for many holiday seasons to come. Continue reading "What Exactly Is Mercury Glass?"
Making sure your fireplace/wood stove is in safe, working condition this winter is a top priority... but once you've got that squared away, it's important to also keep it looking clean! Sure, fire keeps us warm in our homes, but it's also beautiful and relaxing to watch. So, how are you supposed to enjoy a roaring fire if the glass door is all covered in soot and build-up? Luckily, cleaning your fireplace glass is much easier than you think. Continue reading "How to Clean Fireplace Glass"
What’s your leaf removal strategy? A little clean-up every weekend, or one big leaf haul at the end of the season? Are you a rake person, or a leaf blower person? And who’s cleaning your gutters? It seems that throughout October and November, every time you blink there’s another layer of leaves and debris covering our lawns. Thankfully the weather across the country has been mild (if not downright unseasonably hot), and fall foliage is beautiful… because we’re sure spending a lot of time outside keeping our homes looking tidy! Here are some of our favorite leaf clean-up tips and tricks: Continue reading "Best Leaf Removal Tips and Tricks"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean your windows, siding, gutters, or roofs? Ladders are scary and dangerous, but so is someone who hasn’t had experience with a pressure washer. Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer help. Continue reading "Which Chores are Best Left to the Professionals?"
Fall is here and that means some people are excited, and some are depressed! Whether you love the transition to colder weather or you dread the holiday seasons, you can make this fall an enjoyable romp for the entire family by following our fall bucket list: Continue reading "Fall Bucket List"