Category: Home & Lifestyle

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 […]

Bathroom Cleaning Shortcuts »

Cleaning the bathroom is nobody’s idea of a good time. Still, tooth brushing, shaving, bathing, and everything else that goes on in there, it’s a chore that needs to be tackled, and in timely fashion to keep it from growing more difficult. So, isn’t it nice to know that with just a few shortcuts, you […]

What to Do if Your Dishwasher Isn’t Draining »

Looking to win a party bet?  Here’s a good one:  the next time you’re with a group of people, bet someone that they can’t tell you exactly how many drains they have in their home. Almost every time, they’ll take the bet and then add up all their sinks, toilets, and maybe even their washing […]

How to Wash & Dry Your Pillows »

Under your pretty pillow cases there is often lurking a yellow, dingy pillow that could scare the daylights out of a ghost on Halloween. Yes, they can look that bad from all the oils from your skin, sweat, and maybe even a bit of drool. But now you can brighten up your pillows and save […]

How to Make Doing Laundry Fun for Your Kids »

Teaching your children to do the laundry is a life skill that they are almost never too young to learn! Not only will it help them learn and practice responsible behavior, but who doesn’t need an extra helping hand or two around the house?!  Follow these simple steps and, before you know it, your kids […]