Home Management

Pest Control 101

If you think there is only one family living in your house, think again. Families four, six and eight-legged creatures are most likely nestled comfortably behind your walls. They may be eating your food, chewing through your stuff, and secretly delighting in scaring the living daylights out of you every once in awhile.

Go to YOUR Room! 5 Ways to put that spare space to work for you

It's a luxury any of us would love to be burdened with: a spare room. If you've recently stumbled upon a little extra real estate in your home because your kids have moved out or your partner went back to a full time job, why not create the room of your dreams? Or, as Virginia Woolf once famously called it, a room of one's own.

What we are proposing is a space that truly reflects your interests; a place where you can get away, express yourself, or devote yourself to your hobby. Looking for inspiration? Check out these ideas:

I Smell a Rat! Tips on coping with a packrat

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I'm Buried In a Mountain of Stuff That Isn't Mine!!!
Tips on coping with a packrat

Does it sometimes feel that there isn't a single square foot in your home that's uncluttered? Have you forgotten whether your floor is carpet or wood? Do you have problems finding your stuff because it's buried under so much other stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might just be living with a packrat.

Find Your Kitchen's Hidden Space

No Room for that New Counter-top Gadget?
Between new options for storage and a bit of organization, almost every kitchen can hold a bit more

Whether you are living with a cooking area that is 300 square feet or a space one quarter that size, kitchens invariably feel cramped and our counters are jammed with appliances, cookware and other knickknacks. With discount retailers like Costco offering specials on large-quantity items, sometimes there isn't even enough room for food!

Resolutions You Can Live With

The New Year inevitably brings resolutions: lose weight, live healthier, save money, find romance, etc. It's typical to make resolutions for yourself, but what about your home? After all, you don't want to be a slimmer, healthier, wealthier person living in a home you hate, right?

Believe it or not, the most common resolutions can be applied to your home, too! Remember, the trick to achieving success with any resolution is to have a solid plan of attack. So, let's get started.

Lose Weight

Welcome to Chez Moi! Give your Guests a Hotel Experience

All of us have been guests in less-than-ideal accommodations. Whether it was the lumpy bed and flat pillows at a motel or sleeping among your Aunt Ruby's overly-friendly cats, sometimes we are stuck toughing it out when we travel. Remembering these experiences makes us hope to never subject our loved ones to the same kind of treatment!

The next time you are hosting company, consider giving your guests the royal treatment. In addition to providing them with a fantastic room to sleep in, make them feel as though they are truly on vacation.

The Home Improvement Workout

Can't Make it to the Gym? It's okay! Do-it-yourself instead!

Does your exercise routine have you in a rut? No time for the gym? No problem-you can probably burn all the calories you want by rolling up your sleeves and tackling those longstanding, long-overdue projects around the house. You'll get your workout in and have something to show for your efforts at the end of the day.

Throw a Do-It-Yourself Party!

You're Invited to A Party. Bring Your Power Drill!

Is there a do-it-yourself project you are dying to do but you can't, well, do it yourself? If the size of your project has you looking in the Yellow Pages for a contractor, stop a moment. Maybe the right call isn't to a contractor but to your friends. You know you're all always looking for a reason to get together, so why not throw a do-it-yourself party?