6 Ways to Baby Proof Your Home

Whether you are a new parent, a grand parent, or a day care provider, if there are going to be children in your home frequently, you want the house to be as safe for them as possible.

There are plenty of hazards around any normal home and there’s no way you can prevent every scenario. But safeguarding kids against the big items will give you a good start on creating a child-friendly home.

Here are some baby proofing items to check off your list before the child arrives. Read more →

4 Ideas for Upgrading your Countertops on a Budget

If your kitchen is starting to look old and tired, the countertops might be the culprit.

Countertops see a lot of action and they can fade, dent, scratch and stain. If you want to replace your countertops, but you are on a budget, you might think your options are limited.

The good news is there are many different countertop materials you can consider that are stylish and affordable.

Here are a few options. Read more →

8 Tips for Getting Ready to Sell Your House

If you are ready to move to another house, you have to sell your home.

Preparing a home for sale can be a big project, especially if you want it to sell fast and for a good price. There are plenty of professionals that can help you with advice and even some of the details, but it is easier to do it on your own if at all possible.

Here is a checklist to help you turn your home into a marketable piece of property that will sell faster and easier for the best price. Read more →

The Minimalist Guide to Choosing Between Carpeting and Hardwood Flooring

If you are redecorating an area of your home, you might want to update the flooring.

There are many different options from which to choose, but the two most popular include hardwood floors and carpeting. Both types of flooring have pros and cons.

Before making a decision, examine the options and see what fits into your room, your style, and your life the best.

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Guests

Whether it’s the in-laws or a friend from high school, everyone opens their home to guests from time to time.

When you are about to have guests in your home, you want to prepare in an efficient manner so your house is warm and inviting to anyone who enters the front door.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare your home for the guests who are about to arrive.

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How to Clean the House (Even if the Kids are Around)

We can all agree…children do more to dirty a house than they do to clean it. But just because the kids are home making messes around every corner doesn’t mean you can’t get a few housecleaning items checked off your list as the day goes by.

Here are a few tips to help you get the housecleaning done with the kids on the premises.

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How to Take Charge of Your Annual Household Chores

There may be a few things in your house that you clean on a daily basis while other items get left off the list. Kitchen counters, for example, need to get wiped down on a regular basis while the windows are often ignored.

But there are some household chores, like having your carpets cleaned, you really should tackle on an annual basis.

This list will help you keep track of the chores you should attempt at least once a year.

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Things to do Around Home Before Your Vacation

When you go on vacation, you want to relax and enjoy a stress free, worry-free time away from home. The last thing you need is for something to happen to your home while you area away.

It is important to secure your house when you are going to be away so you don’t have to worry about intruders, water issues, or power problems.

Here are a few things you should do before you head off for time away from your every day life.

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5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

It’s nice to think about living a simply, clutter free life. You don’t need all the stuff that surrounds you, do you?

There are plenty of benefits to having fewer items. You have less to clean and organize and that can lead to less stress. If you feel like you are ready to declutter your house, you may get anxious at the idea.

Where do you start?

How will you make the decisions on what to keep and what to toss?

Let these tips guide you through the decluttering process.

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9 Ways to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Most homes have at least one room that is too small and that can cause a whole host of problems. Small rooms are hard to decorate and they can give off a cramped feeling to anyone who walks in the door.

There are many different things you can do in order to make a small room look as large as possible. Here are a few ways to open up small rooms so they feel bigger than they really are.

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