Plant Your Pest Control

By |2019-07-24T19:04:30+00:00July 24th, 2019|Home and Garden Tips|

Even though we think of many insects and arachnids as pests, all creatures perform a role in their ecosystems, even systems as small as a backyard. Scorpions eat other insects and ants help aerate the soil so water and oxygen can reach plant roots. Because pests have important jobs, it’s better to try and repel [...]

Top Paint Color Trends for 2019

By |2019-04-26T18:28:31+00:00April 26th, 2019|Home and Garden Tips|

When it comes to design, few things can set the mood of a room more than its hue. Picking out the perfect paint color can be anxiety-inducing—from compiling color swatches to painting test strips, getting the perfect paint color down is really an art form. The good news? Paint isn't permanent, and mixing it [...]

Resetting Your Home After the Holidays

By |2019-01-08T00:52:50+00:00January 8th, 2019|Home and Garden Tips|

When the gifts have been opened, the tree has been taken down and Christmas has passed, I start to crave simplicity and fresh inspiration in my home. There’s a moment every year after the decorations have been packed away where the house feels a little bare, but I like to look at this as my [...]

The Best Christmas Lights for 2018

By |2018-11-28T20:11:30+00:00November 28th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

GE’s Energy Smart Colorite LED Miniature Lights After spending over 70 hours researching Christmas lights, interviewing experts, and testing 20 strands of lights side by side, we’ve found that GE’s Energy Smart Colorite LED Miniature Lights (available in multicolor strands of 50 bulbs or 100 bulbs and in warm white strands of 50 bulbs or [...]

Sealing a Garage Floor

By |2018-10-15T20:56:24+00:00October 15th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

If your garage floor has seen better days, of if you just got a new garage, you might consider sealing it. While there are many products available, we used a two-part epoxy kit from Rust-Oleum. The kit contains everything you need to have your garage floor looking like new including cleaner, two-part epoxy coating, decorative [...]

9 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things

By |2018-09-25T00:18:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Ahhh! Sparkling floors, gleaming windows, and zero dust bunnies. A thorough cleaning can make your abode feel brand new. But that immaculate house comes with a price — sore biceps. Instead of skimping on your annual deep clean because you’re zonked, use these brilliant hacks for nine of the most pain-in-the-butt tasks. You’ll get the [...]

6 Unexpected Places Mold Can Hide in Your Home

By |2018-09-20T19:48:10+00:00September 20th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Mold is sneaky. To find it, check in these unusual places that provide mold with the water and food it needs to grow. It’s not a shock when mold shows up behind drywall after a flood or covers baseboards in damp basements. But mold can surprise you and hide in unexpected places, making it harder [...]

Interior Design Benefits of Moving Into a Newly Built Modern Home

By |2018-08-22T20:57:14+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Buying a new house implies a fresh beginning, marked by excitement and freedom of choice. This is especially true when it comes to decorating; your home will be a white artist’s canvas, which you will have to imprint. In today’s post we will focus on a variety of features that should enhance your enthusiasm when [...]

How To Keep Your Carpet Clean

By |2018-08-07T20:15:40+00:00August 7th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

How to Keep Your Carpet Clean Carpeting is expensive, so you want to maintain your carpet long term. Keeping carpet clean is an ongoing project, but with time and dedication you can have clean carpeting for years to come. Regular cleaning is key. Vacuuming and professional cleaning are important for a clean carpet. Take action [...]

How To: Clean an Air Conditioner

By |2018-07-31T20:14:20+00:00July 31st, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Help your hard-working air conditioner keep you cool this season and the next when you give your unit a much-needed scrub down. Air conditioners are our saving grace during sticky summers—there’s nothing quite like the relief of walking into a room that has the cool air blasting after hours in unrelenting 70-degree-and-sunny heat. But while [...]