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Shine a Light on Spring Cleaning

(March 14, 2018, posted in Home Improvement)

When it comes to ensuring the shiniest results from your spring-cleaning, it's most effective to start from the top and work your way down. Here's why.
The laws of gravity are never so apparent than after you think you've finally conquered your spring-cleaning, only to look up and realize your ceiling fan is coated in dust. Start dusting the fan and see how fast the shine goes off all your hard wor... read more.

Party Perfect

(December 20, 2017, posted in Just for Fun)

Hosting a party this holiday season? Here are a few ideas to make it a fun and memorable event not only for your guests, but for you too!

At the Top of the List: Make Lists!

It's never too early to start getting organized, and that means making lists so you don't forget a thing.
A written cooking and party prep schedule that includes cleaning, shopping, food prep —even time to set the table and creat... read more.

What's Lurking in Your Home?

(December 20, 2017, posted in Home Improvement)

It's not just Halloween that brings out scary things around the home; check out these everyday, frighteningly germy hiding spots! 

1. Cutting boards. From dangerous coliform bacteria to molds and yeasts, your cutting boards are a hotbed of scary germs. Be sure to place boards in the dishwasher or hand-wash in hot soapy water after every use. You can also disinfect cutting boards by wiping them down... read more.

Step on it! To Refinish or Replace Wood Floors?

(June 05, 2017, posted in Home Improvement)

There's nothing like the warm, classic allure of wooden floors. But even within this category there are many options, whether you're refinishing an existing wooden floor or installing a brand new one.

Refinishing an Existing Floor

Depending on the of your wooden floor and your own DIY comfort zone, you may be able to refinish your dull, scratched wood floor yourself. But before doing anything, make... read more.

The Basement - What to Watch For when House Hunting

(June 01, 2017, posted in Inspection)

When searching for a new house, one of the most important areas to check out is the basement — a damp or wet basement can result not only in a future financial drain, but also in health concerns. Be sure to have a home inspection conducted by an accredited professional before making any kind of a buying decision.

Upon viewing the basement of a potential home, you may find that your nose, by picking... read more.