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...]

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...]

How to Stay Organized While Unpacking

The move is over. The last box came through the door and you can breathe a sigh of relief. That is until you look around and see all the unpacking you are going to have to do. It may take days, weeks or even months to get completely unpacked and organized. Use these helpful tips to get started on the right track. Kids and Babies First Small children can get confused and overwhelmed when moving into a new, unfamiliar place. Setting up their bedrooms and getting out a few familiar … [Read more...]

Top Things to Check Before You Buy a House

A house is a big investment. It’s probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever purchase. You definitely don’t want to make an impulse buy or rush into anything. When you’re in the market for a house, you need to think clearly. Use caution and approach each home with a critical eye. Otherwise, you might end up with a dud for a home. But what exactly should you watch out for? Here are some tips on what to check before buying a home. Pipes and Plumbing. A house with bad plumbing is a … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Tidy This Summer

Spring and summer are the most popular times of year to list homes for sale. If you intend to relocate soon, you may understandably want to take every step possible to present your home beautifully. Regardless of the décor or layout, one thing that can detract from your home’s appeal to potential buyers is a dirty, disorganized space. Unfortunately, it may seem like cleaning is a never-ending task and as though it never produces the truly pristine results that you desire. These tips can help you … [Read more...]