Staging Your Home For a Viewing, A step by step guide

As if setting your home for sale wasn’t a big enough deal, you also need to nail your interior and exterior before anyone comes to view your house There are two very important points you need to remember when you’re staging your home for a viewing. People are not buying a house, they’re buying a home It’s the buyer that’s buying, not yourself To make sure you nail that first impression, here’s a step by step guide to staging your home for a viewing! Declutter Before we get Read more [...]

Moving House Happily

It is a cliché, though no less accurate for it, that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. It means worries about money, dealing with estate agents, landlords and other tenants, as well as relationship stretching wrangling with the people you’re moving with. All the time, hanging over your head, is the worry that if you can’t find somewhere new to live and successfully move there in time, you’ll find yourself homeless! We’re presenting a short guide to cutting Read more [...]

Allergic to Dust? We Might Have Found the Most Natural Cure

The sneezing, wheezing, coughing, watery eyes have been going on for too long. Your home, which should be your sanctuary, your oasis, seems to be making you suffocate. The worst part is that the "season" for dust never really goes away, meaning that your suffering continues to be everlasting! Now instead of medicating yourself to the point that you can hardly keep your head up from the drowsiness, let's get rid of the problem the easy way: duct cleaning. That's right- instead of trying to fight Read more [...]

Transitioning Back to the Working Parent Life

No one said being a parent was easy. No matter what you do, you always have the niggling feeling that you did the wrong thing by going back to work, staying at home, or even finding a hybrid version. You feel like you are missing out on your child's biggest moments and milestones, even if they are just something small like cutting another tooth or learning to wink. But going back to work is a reality for many North American parents who find it difficult to live off one income, and the pressure Read more [...]

How To Save For Your IRA

Saving for retirement is a very important part of your early working life. When you become a working stiff, you need to find some why to put 10% of your income each month into your retirement accounts, like an IRA, so you can be sitting pretty when you get to your golden years. In order to do that, you need to create a workable budget and you need to be able to cut corners somewhere. Where can you do that other than household management? Especially in the realm of homeowner DIY projects. You can Read more [...]

Bring Your Old Bathroom Back to Life Without a Total Renovation!

There is a perception amongst homeowners that renovating their bathroom is a tremendously expensive experience. And this is for one main reason - it’s true! There is no denying the high cost of giving your bathroom a total renovation. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a select number of small changes to bring the new style into what could be considered as the most important room in your home and arguably the one where you spend the majority of your precious preparation time. Not Read more [...]

4 Reasons You Need to Keep Your Gutters Clean

Cleaning out your gutters is definitely not a particularly fun way to spend your weekend. It's one of those chores that we are constantly pushing to the bottom of our to-do list, and, really, who can blame us? But as tedious a task as it may be, failing to regularly clean your gutters can lead to all sorts of problems in the future, problems that are significantly more difficult and annoying to resolve. Royalty Free Photo Some of the problems that arise from a poorly maintained roof without Read more [...]

4 Key Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Comfortable

Your home is your retreat. You put so much work into turning your living room and bedroom into relaxing spaces. Why not add some personal touches to your bathroom, too? Create a soothing atmosphere that lets you relax in a bath or keep calm while you're getting ready for work. Discover four key ways to make your bathroom more comfortable.  Add Heated Floors and Towel Racks Image via Flickrby jstewart When you stumble out of bed in the middle of the night to use the powder room, your toes don't Read more [...]

3 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe and Secure

As the head of your household, you probably worry a great deal about your family, worrying if they are well and safe and happy. Our close bond with our family has shaped our identity and gives meaning to our lives. While you may be doing your best to practice patience, encourage them with kindness, and provide them with guidance, one of the most powerful things you can do is to take practical steps to make sure that they are safe. Here are 3 ideas to consider: Protect your family with a Read more [...]

Mirrors for All Your Needs

If you have been looking for a mirror for your house recently, you have probably ran into the same problems that we all have. Nothing quite seems like a good fit. Either the style is off or the size of the mirror is not quite right. And then you finally find the perfect one after weeks of searching, but one glance at the price tag makes you put it right back on the shelf. Mirrors aren’t supposed to be so expensive. Most of the time they are glorified wall decorations, so spending a lot of money Read more [...]