Category: Home & Lifestyle

Tips for Safe Snow Removal »

Winter may have its finer points, but they’re often misplaced when it’s time to remove snow from driveways, sidewalks, and even rooftops.  That’s when winter is more about sore muscles, achy backs, and frostbitten toes. Even if you’re lucky enough to own a snow blower, plowing through a foot (or more!) of heavy, packed snow […]

What You Need to Know About Your Home »

You can probably know your home’s square footage, the approximate size of each room, and the best restaurants within a 2-mile radius.  But do you know your town’s policy regarding signage or your exact property line? If not, you’re not alone since, often, it’s an issue that rarely if ever arises.  Still, the more you […]

My Dishwasher Isn’t Draining! »

We ask a lot of sink drains and dishwashers. We put stuff in or down them, and just expect they’ll know what to do with it. You know, like it’s a job they’re trained for and by now should have down pat. You see, no matter how much you may try not to, sometimes you […]

Thanksgiving Trivia You’ll Love Sharing »

What’s Thanksgiving if not a time to recall favorite stories and meals from the past even as you regale in present company and the new feast spread before you? Still, there’s a lot more to Thanksgiving than family traditions and gatherings. And now, we’re here to share some of that with you, including the very […]

How to Rake Leaves Like a Pro »

Few things in nature are as beautiful as the colors of autumn. Some people start in Maine and travel south to see nature unfold its changing colors one state at a time. And then there’s the rest of us – the people who can’t take that much time off and instead, stay home to clean […]

How to Make Your House a Home »

If your house is starting to look more like four walls and a roof vs. someplace special, it’s probably time to freshen things up a bit. And while there are plenty of ways to do that, from the simple to the extreme, this blog focuses on 6 ways to liven things up without breaking the […]

Costly New Homeowner Mistakes & How to Avoid Them »

The search is over. The negotiations, worry, and stress are behind you, and closing day has come and gone. You are now a proud new homeowner. As such, you delight in knowing you don’t have to pay rent any longer and now treater your living quarters as your own. You can paint without permission, hammer […]

Fall Lawn Care Tips »

Everyone has good lawn care intentions even before the coming of spring – especially if you’ve spent a good part of the winter agonizing the lack of care you gave it the previous spring and summer. Well, here we are, with about a month to go until the official start of fall. Which begs the […]

Summer Home Improvement Projects »

We may not get the winters here in Maryland that a place like New England gets pounded with, but it still gets plenty cold and with plenty of snow. As a result, most of us can’t wait for the warm weather to arrive and rue the day winter finally hits. What you don’t want to […]

How to Help Your Dishwasher Run Better. »

When you think about all your household appliances and how much convenience each one brings to your life, your dishwasher is probably toward the bottom of the list. Not fun to do without, of course, but far from catastrophic. Still, since you have one just the same, why risk having out of commission for any […]