It’s official: The programmable thermostat is the VCR of our day. Why? We think they’re too complicated. According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, nearly 90% of Americans say they’ve rarely (or never) programmed their thermostat because they’re not sure how to do it. But it’s really not that hard, and it’s […]Read more "How to Use a Programmable Thermostat to See Real Savings"
Managing your money is imperative to help you find the best home within your budget. And no, back of the napkin math won’t cut it. Not only do you need to organize, but you also have to make difficult budgeting decisions about how to spend your cash. This can be overwhelming, but there’s one smart and simple strategy that makes budgeting […]Read more "New to Budgeting? Try the 50/20/30 Rule"
The temps are starting to drop; the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Temps are more chilly than warm. That’s when veteran homeowners know it’s time to do these six things if they want to avoid grief or overspending: #1. Buy Appliances Whisper to them. Do a rain dance. Whatever it takes to […]Read more "6 Tasks That Every Smart Homeowner Does In October"
Just because you fill your washing machine with laundry detergent doesn’t mean you don’t need to clean the machine itself. It sounds counterintuitive, but while your machine is ridding your clothes of dirt, it doesn’t always rid itself of that same dirt or a buildup of detergent residue. In addition, the newer HE (high efficiency) […]Read more "How to Keep Your Washing Machine Clean"
1. Waiting too long So you’ve wait until the weekend before your move to make those calls to moving companies. Well, if you procrastinated in your search, you won’t leave any time to do adequate research and get estimates. That means you might not get the best rate (spoiler: Moving’s expensive!) and worse – you […]Read more "5 Major Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring a Mover"
Fall is officially here! Break out the cozy sweaters and get out there to enjoy all of the fun festivities around New Jersey. Whether you love Fall and everything that comes along with it, or you’re already dreaming of warmer weather – here is a Fall Bucket List of things to do to make the […]Read more "Your 2017 Fall Bucket List"
Certain items are at their prime when stored at room temperature. Find out what they are below! Hot Sauce It can live happily in the pantry for up to three years. Advertisement Potatoes Refrigeration adversely affects their flavor, so store in the pantry in paper bags (plastic bags trap moisture and speed decay). Most varieties […]Read more "10 Things You Should Not Refrigerate"