Things You Should Never Store in a Garage

  You probably use your garage to protect your cars and to store some items you don’t use a lot. But certain items should never be stored in a garage. Here are a few and the reasons why: Propane tanks. These should never be stored in closed areas. Paint cans… since temperature changes can make

Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Bathroom

Here are some simple ways to spruce up your bathroom at an affordable cost. Wallpaper is a sure sign of an outdated bathroom but fixing the problem is very inexpensive. Remove the paper and paint the walls a neutral color that complements the other elements of your bathroom. Give your bathroom an elegant and decorative

Making Your Home More Secure

There’s no absolute way to protect your home from break-ins but securing your home doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some tips and suggestions on simple steps you can take to make your home more secure. Lock doors and windows. Sounds obvious… but using the locks you already have remains one of the best

Taking Care of Your Roof

One of the most overlooked home maintenance tasks is inspecting your roof – which is something you should do at least once a year. You don’t have to climb up on your roof to inspect it. You can easily perform the inspection from ground level with a pair of binoculars. Here are some things you

What is a Home Warranty

    Today’s topic… Home warranties… A great way to give you protection and peace of mind. A home warranty is different than homeowner’s insurance, which covers your house and personal items from things like fire or theft. But what if one of your home’s major components needs repair or replacement? Things like plumbing, electrical,

Ways to Control Dust in Your Home

  Dust is something you can get rid of… but it keeps coming back. The first line of defense against dust is prevention, so here are some ways to control dust in your home. Change your bedding at least weekly. If you have allergy problems, consider encasing your mattress and pillows in zippered, allergy reducing

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel is known for its ability to resist corrosion and rust, which makes it a popular choice for kitchen appliances. However, stainless steel can still collect dust, dirt, and grime… but it responds well to cleaning… as long as you use the right products and techniques. Never use chlorine bleach, oven cleaners, steel wool

How to Ease Home Buyer Stress

The home buying process can be a happy and exciting experience if you prepare yourself before beginning your home search. You can minimize stress if you take the following steps: Determine what you can afford. Examine your financial position, total income, monthly expenses and the amount you have available for a down payment. Check your

Bunk Bed Safety Tips

  Bunk beds are a practical option for families looking to save space. Kids love them, but bunk beds can be dangerous. The following guidelines can help you avoid bunk bed nightmares. Place bunk beds in a corner, with walls on 2 sides. Don’t allow children under age 6 to sleep in the top bunk.