3 Time Management Tips – Multitasking Included!

Time management can be a challenge—in fact, 60 percent of Americans recently surveyed by Moen wish they had a better handle on their daily to-dos. To rein in your schedule: Prioritize. Never underestimate the power of a list. Listing out your tasks helps you visually … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Protect Finished Home Furnishings

Furnishing your home can be expensive—especially when you have a lot of square footage to cover. But the truth is, no matter how much you spend, no furniture is immune to damage. Protect your investment with these tips, courtesy of Gina Moss, manager of technical training at … [Read more...]

Helpful Tips for Moving With Pets

People move for all sorts of reasons, and while some moves can boast exciting opportunities, even a move under the best circumstances can be unbearably stressful. Transitioning to a new home can be hard on the furry members of your household, as well. Thankfully, there are … [Read more...]

Why You Shouldn’t Drain Your Savings Account to Cover a Down Payment

If you want to buy a home, you’ll probably need to make a substantial down payment. Putting down 20 percent can help you avoid paying hundreds of dollars each month for private mortgage insurance. You may be thinking about using all the money in your savings account for a … [Read more...]

How to Keep Pets Safe during a Remodel

Your pets may not be top of mind when you're starting a new remodeling project, but if your dog gets out or your cat runs away – it can add a whole lot of stress to the job. Here are some easy tips to think about when remodeling a home with pets. 1. Plug any holes in the … [Read more...]

Multigenerational Households Lead to Family Bonds That Last a Lifetime

Multigenerational living may seem daunting to any family used to having their own space and the freedom to come and go as they please, however, multigenerational households can provide a unique living experience to individuals of all ages. If you’re ready to take the plunge … [Read more...]

Packing a Storage Unit? Don’t Forget to Strategize

Are you in the process of downsizing or looking to open up your home a bit? Self-storage units could be the answer you're looking for. If you're looking to move some belongings to storage, don't forget—there's an art to packing a storage unit!  Use the Space Wisely. … [Read more...]

3 Misconceptions about Multivitamins

A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that Americans aren’t making the nutrition grade, with children and adults scoring 56 out of a possible 100 (equivalent to an “F” grade) in studies comparing what people say they eat to the USDA recommended dietary … [Read more...]

What Exactly Is a Passive House?

In a day when eco-friendly seems to be a hard-selling catch phrase, you can understand why some homeowners would be getting green with their largest investments: Their homes. The Passive house, the most eco-friendly home option around, can cut the energy consumption of a … [Read more...]

Redoing The Kitchen? Take Your Counter Beyond Granite

For most of the past decade, at least, according to The Marble Institute, more than 75 percent of homeowners remodeling their kitchens have chosen granite for their counter tops. Given granite’s durability, longevity and good looks, that’s not surprising. But at $60 to … [Read more...]