Category Archives: Home Tips and Tricks





Tips, tricks, hacks– those are my middle names. If there’s a way to do it easier, faster or cheaper I will find it and then I’ll share it with you.

In this section, we’ll go over some common decorating tips and home improvement hacks to help you live your homey lives to the fullest.

You also might find a few odds and ends posts in this section since if I don’t know which category to put a post in it will end up in here.

10 Creative Ways to Organize Your Jewelry

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Your fast-growing jewelry collection has finally spilled over into neighboring boxes and drawers, leaving a cluttered mess in its wake. Not only does it look unsightly, but the scattered pieces of jewelry also lead to an inevitable panicked sensation as you’re running out the door and can’t seem to find what you need. It’s easy to slip off your jewelry ... Read More »

Homeowner’s Guide for When the Power Goes Out

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It’s hard to believe widespread electricity hasn’t even been around for 100 years. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1930s that most families finally got their city and suburban houses lit up. Fast forward to 2014, and it’s impossible to imagine what life would be like without the prospect of electricity — well, for the most part. After Hurricane Sandy ... Read More »

3 Tips to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior For Fall and Winter

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With beautiful fall colors and cooler temperatures in our midst, it can be easy to get caught up in the beauty of the coming holiday seasons and forget about some of the essentials around your home.  As a homeowner, you may not have thought about how all of this lively and bustling beauty could wreak havoc on your home. Not ... Read More »

From Drab to Fab: Easy Updates For The Garage

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When someone says , “home improvement,” you probably think of replacing the cabinets in your kitchen, or the carpet in the bedrooms. However, very few people think about investing in improvements for their garage. In fact, the garage may be the most frequently overlooked room in the home, even though it functions as a home for your most expensive item, ... Read More »

20 Tips to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

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The kitchen is, quite often, the hub of the home. Unfortunately, it also tends to be a hub for dirt, grease, slime, crumbs, particles and germs. Cleaning the kitchen can seem overwhelming at times, especially if the dirt has built up over time and across various surfaces and appliances. Heck, it can seem daunting even if it is a regular, ... Read More »

The 10 Biggest Landscaping Don’ts

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There’s something to be said about a well-maintained lawn and an alluring garden. For starters, the property instantly communicates that there has been considerable TLC put into the establishment. By showing a little initiative and being willing to invest enough time, you can improve the aesthetics of any property. Even if you don’t have the proper tools at your disposal, ... Read More »

4 Small Changes to Give Your Home a New Look

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With a new house, it’s not always easy to make all the changes you might like to with a baby and a husband to take care of. Especially when you take into consideration that the child (and possibly the adults) are likely to smear stickers, paint and who-knows-what all over the place at some point. It stands to reason that ... Read More »

How to Grow and Care For an Indoor Herb Garden

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I absolutely love cooking with herbs. It is my favorite way to add new flavors to a dish, but it can get to be expensive buying fresh herbs in the grocery store. Even though I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on groceries, I wasn’t willing to sacrifice those wonderful flavors that my favorite herbs provided. So, ... Read More »

3 Plumbing Issues You Can Fix at Home

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Believe it or not, you don’t need to keep your plumber on speed dial for every minor drain problem you encounter over the course of owning your home. For the run of the mill clog or leak, it may actually be better to fix it yourself – not only will it be cheaper, but you’ll be able to respond immediately ... Read More »

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