Envision your new home after the move. I’m sure the image that comes to mind is serene and clutter-free. You can achieve this goal by putting your stuff into perspective and questioning every item before it’s packed up and hauled to its next home. To decide which belongings will come with you, ask yourself these […]Read more "Should It Come With You When You Move?"
1. She makes you clean your room. When selling your home, the overall first impression is most important to prospective buyers. Don’t be surprised if your agent reminds you to tidy up before showings, make your bed, and not stuff your dirty laundry in the closet like you did when you were a teenager. 2. […]Read more "10 Ways Your Real Estate Agent Is Like Your Mother"
With Mother’s Day and Memorial Day coming up this month, there is plenty of incentive to get those outdoor spaces ready to entertain. From scheduling house painting to organizing your outdoor cooking tools, tick these 10 items off your to-do list so you can get to the good stuff: hanging out around the grill, kicking […]Read more "To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist"
PREP: 45 MINS TOTAL TIME: 4 HOURS SERVINGS: 6 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 1 recipe cooled Vanilla or Chocolate Pudding 6 Peanut butter sandwich cookies DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl, whip 1 cup cream along with sugar until soft peaks form. Reserve. Place peanut butter and remaining 1/2 […]Read more "Martha Stewart Peanut-Butter Chocolate Parfait Recipe"
#1 Stop the Pests that Make Your Patio Look Untidy t’s hard to enjoy your patio if it’s covered in debris scattered by the wind or by critters with a penchant for digging and trampling. Stop critters with the humble pine cone — instead of regular mulch. Those spiny cones will deter pests and mischievous pets, and chances are […]Read more "5 Tricks to Rejuvenate a Run-Down Patio on a Budget"
1. Buy organic and local whenever possible “Understanding the resources that go into producing our meals can make us more aware of the relationship between food and climate change, and help us make better choices,” says David Suzuki, an award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster. Think about it. How much energy is used to produce the food […]Read more "8 Easy Things to Do to Celebrate Earth Day"
A DIY painting job doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, besmirched floors, and ceramic sinks speckled with robin’s egg blue. Use these simple painting tips and tricks from the pros to make the process faster and less messy — and ensure a fresh, modern look for your home. #1 Soak Brushes in Fabric Softener to Keep Brushes […]Read more "7 Painting Hacks to Get the Look of a Pro — Without the Pro Price"