MAKE YOUR BATHROOM EASIER TO CLEAN

Bathrooms can be the most difficult places in our homes to keep clean. However, with a few clever changes and upgrades, it can be much easier to clean and maintain your bathroom. No-Touch Faucets: They’re not just for public restrooms, you know. A sensor on your bathroom faucet will eliminate one of the main touchableContinue reading “MAKE YOUR BATHROOM EASIER TO CLEAN”

START HERE IF YOU NEED TO TACKLE SPRING/SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Winter is hard on your home. The weight of snow puts stress on your roof, and the cold expands and contracts the materials your home is made of. Now that winter weather is behind us, here’s where you should start with post-winter home maintenance. Roof and shingles: It’s pretty common for shingles to get damagedContinue reading “START HERE IF YOU NEED TO TACKLE SPRING/SUMMER MAINTENANCE”

WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE YOU BUY

If you just bought your first home, you’re probably still celebrating and feeling the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with home ownership. You’re shopping for furniture, drawing up plans for renovations … but wait! There are some important tasks to cross off your list before you get to the fun stuff. 1. *Change theContinue reading “WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE YOU BUY”

JUST MOVED IN? HERE ARE THE MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR NEW HOME

Moving into a new home is an exciting time in your life. You’re making plans for renovations and choosing furniture, but before you get too far ahead of yourself, there are some more important matters to attend to. Staying safe: Make plans for home security and emergencies. What’s your escape route in case of aContinue reading “JUST MOVED IN? HERE ARE THE MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR NEW HOME”

NEW HOME? HERE’S HOW TO SAVE

Here are a few things new homeowners can do to save on energy and maintenance.  When you’ve just purchased a new home, there’s a ton on your mind. There’s moving, decorating, getting to know your new neighborhood, and more. Here are a few things that should be at the top of your to-do list, becauseContinue reading “NEW HOME? HERE’S HOW TO SAVE”

FIVE PLACES TO INSPECT IN YOUR HOME

Our homes require regular maintenance, both to protect our personal safety and to avoid costly repairs. Here are five of the most important items you should check in your home. 1. The fire extinguisher: It’s recommended that you keep at least one fire extinguisher on every floor. You should also keep one in the garage andContinue reading “FIVE PLACES TO INSPECT IN YOUR HOME”

GET YOUR PORCH READY FOR SUMMER

One of the best perks of owning your own home is having the space and privacy of your own porch. It’s the ideal place to relax and spend time with family during the summer months. Here are some suggestions for getting your porch back in shape after the winter. Cleaning and maintenanceStart by removing theContinue reading “GET YOUR PORCH READY FOR SUMMER”

WHAT AFFECTS YOUR HOME INSURANCE?

Research suggests that about 1 in 20 homeowners will make an insurance claim each year. So while it may seem that your monthly home insurance expenses aren’t worthwhile, the chances of needing your insurance are higher than you might think.  There’s are countless factors that influence your insurance rates, so here are few examples—some you’veContinue reading “WHAT AFFECTS YOUR HOME INSURANCE?”

FIVE STEPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR GARAGE

For many people the garage is the place you mindlessly store stuff just to get it out of the way, and before you know it, you’ve got a cluttered mess on your hands. Here are five steps toward organizing your garage for good.  1. Make a plan: What do you want you garage to be? IsContinue reading “FIVE STEPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR GARAGE”

WHAT TO PACK IN A NATURAL DISASTER

In the event of a natural disaster, you have to be ready to flee at a moment’s notice, leaving you very little time to decide what to take. To help you prepare for an evacuation situation from a wildfire, tornado, hurricane, and more, here are 5 things to consider packing. Special Mementos. Is there a locketContinue reading “WHAT TO PACK IN A NATURAL DISASTER”