It’s that time of year again, where holiday parties start invading every one of your well-deserved weekends. Guests and friends of guests are coming in and out of homes around this time of year. Something else that could possibly be coming in and out of your home around this time of year is that cold and frigid winter air. During these times, it is vital to make sure your home is ready and prepared for the months ahead. Did you know that (more…)
You’ve heard of ‘spring cleaning’ right? But have you heard of winter cleaning? Probably not and for good reason. Cleaning your home in the wintertime brings a whole new set of challenges. From drier air to dirtier floors and entryways, here are some tips that can help keep your home clean for the rest of the winter:
Everyone’s got their own back-to-school routine: buy school supplies, some new shoes, get the kids back on a normal sleep schedule and juggle scheduling with new sports, clubs and other after-school activities. With all that goes on during back-to-school, it’s all too easy to find yourself buried in a pile of clutter, making the daily morning ship-off just that more hectic. To keep things organized all year, follow these tips for keeping your home, kids and self in A+ shape: (more…)
If there is one thing every homeowner could agree they need more of around the house, it’s probably storage. Spacious cabinets, roomy closets, ample basement or attic space – these are the things homeowners crave. We all need a place to stash our “stuff,” but if your closets are filled to the brim already you may be at a loss as to where to store your keepsakes, out-of-season clothing or just every day odds and ends. Here are six ultra-clever ways to keep your things out of site and neatly tucked away.
1. Take a step – A staircase is one of the greatest examples of maximizing every inch of your home. There are countless ways to use the stairs in your home as storage solutions, but we love the use of each step as a pull-out drawer, creating under-the-stairs bookshelves or pull-out drawers and even converting that empty space below into a cozy reading nook.
We love our little four-legged friends for the companionship, loyalty, laughter and cuddles they give us every day. However, for all the joy they bring us, pets can also be hard work – on both you and your home. From heavy shedding to unsightly pet beds to concealing where they “do their business,” it’s difficult to keep a beautiful home and a happy Fifi or Fido. (more…)