Top 3 Tips to Make Your Home More Emergency Ready

Sometimes, disaster strikes without warning. Therefore, you should always have both your family and your home prepared for when disaster strikes. And while this may seem like an obvious piece of advice, it is one that so many neglect to follow. In fact, according to FEMA, 60 percent of Americans do not do anything to practice for when disaster strikes. This is unfortunate, as emergency preparedness is rather simple. So, what do you need to do to be better prepared for an … [Read more...]

Home Security 101

Taking ownership of your first home has to be one of the most exciting achievements we experience as adults. It’s probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, and can become your greatest asset over the years. It goes without saying that protecting that asset is vitally important, but when you're already facing stiff monthly mortgage payments, how to go about this can be more than a little stressful! Here are some low- and no-cost investments that not just keep you and your family more … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Blend Your New Shed with Your Landscape Design

Have you decided to add a new shed to your backyard space? There’s no question this structure can provide you with the ideal storage space; however, if you are like some people, you may not want the shed to become the focal point of your landscape. The question is – what can you do? One option is to custom design your next shed. This way you feel confident it will blend-in. Some other tips to help everything “mesh” together and look great can be found here. Remember, it’s fine to go a … [Read more...]

Hurricane Season Prep: 4 Unmissable Essentials

For much of the country, summer is a time of joy. It’s a chance to sit back, enjoy the warm weather, take the chance to eat outside, and generally indulge. However, for some parts of the country, summer is not a season of such joy. By the time July and August arrive, residents are forced to spend their days not enjoying the warmth of summer sunshine. They instead scan the skies for any sign of arguably the most disastrous weather condition of all: hurricanes. Source As … [Read more...]

Top Things to Outsource to Make Your Life Easier

Want to know the best things to outsource to make your life easier? Here are a few tips and tricks on how to save time and money. Lawn Services A beautiful lawn is a hard task to keep up with all by yourself. The summer month makes it brutal with hot weather. It might be beneficial for you and your family to consider hiring a lawn service. Pool maintenance If you own or manage an in-ground or above-ground swimming pool, you know how time-consuming it can be to remove the debris and … [Read more...]

5 Home Safety Tips You Might Have Never Thought Of

Nothing is more important than keeping your family safe. This includes the pets. You are a safe mom; in fact, your husband and friends pick on you because no danger gets past you. Or does it? Yes, you have carbon monoxide alarms in every room and spare batteries on hand. Yes, you insisted a contractor fence in your pool with a 6-foot gated and locked beauty your teens can’t even break through, but there are some home dangers you might not have taken into account. Here are five of them. 1. Water … [Read more...]

Making the Sale: Every Mother’s Guide to a Smooth Home Sale

Making a sale on your property has to rank as one of the most stressful things you can do in your life. There are so many things a mother needs to concern herself with, such as raising the kids and making sure the bills are paid on time. Trying to sell the home is another variable to think and worry about, and this is important. Yes, you want to make sure you sell your home as smoothly as possible, but you also want the best possible value as well. There are so many things to consider in … [Read more...]

5 Essential Spring Gardening Tasks

As spring arrives you’ll probably take a look into the garden and sigh. Despite your best efforts there will be a list of jobs that need completing to get your garden ready for the spring and the approaching summer. It’s important to get started early; this will help to make the jobs easier for you before nature take over. Top Tip: To help keep your fitness and flexibility up over the winter months take a look at www.bikingexpert.com/best-electric-trikes-for-adults-reviews/ and consider … [Read more...]