If you share a home with roommates or children, the toiletry situation is likely out of hand. Different shampoos and conditioners for every different hair type, two or more almost-empty toothpaste tubes littering the vanity, and sometimes up to a dozen half-used containers of face and body cream. Here’s how the frugalistas get more bang […]
Being a first-time homeowner and home management can be very confusing. You may never have thought about where the breaker panel is, how to turn off the main water shut off valve, and that you have to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every six months. If you weren’t exposed to […]
In the winter, the days are shorter, the nights are longer and the lack of natural light causes all manner of mild and extreme discomforts. Lucky for us in North America, ‘hygge’ has arrived! Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is the Danish and Norwegian word for the feeling you get from cozy surroundings. Look through Danish or […]
If you watched TV in the mid-80s you might remember the show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, where you’d get to peer into the daily lives and homes of movie stars and moguls. The life lesson for most viewers was that when it comes to interior design, cash flow can be a tremendous blessing […]
Yes, you can grow herbs year-round, no matter how much it snows. Nowadays there are brilliant designs from self-watering pots to LED light-augmented systems, that help your herbs thrive in all conditions. Whether you have all the counter space in the world, or none at all, these options will keep your meals tasting garden fresh all […]
It isn’t until the winter months that we realize how much brighter our houseplants make our home. Apart from cleaning the air in our home, their fresh green vibrancy makes us feel good. In fact, several experimental studies prove that the presence of potted plants, whether at home or in the office, have been found […]
Certain areas in your home will see more traffic than others during the holidays. Here’s how to prepare these areas, and yourself, for the influx of guests you’ll be entertaining this year.
Guest Bedroom: Even if you’re not expecting guests to stay over, expect the unexpected at Christmas. Whether it’s surprise out of town guests, or […]
If you’ve had a piece of wooden furniture for a while, chances are it likely has a couple scratches on the surface. Now that you are preparing your home for the holidays, you may not want these finishing flaws to stand out. Before you spend money on a professional, try these do-it-yourself, natural remedies to […]
Going on a shopping spree can be really exciting, especially for the holidays! Loading up on the latest wrapping paper designs, holiday themed cards, stickers and ribbons is joyful. But year after year this tradition leaves you with closets and cupboards full of half used rolls of paper, unopened boxes of cards and handfuls of […]
If you’re like most people, you’re probably unsure of how to effectively clean your copper pots. Sound, about right? Well, you’re not alone! The cleaning method is actually quite simple. The secret ingredient to cleaning copper pots is grease; elbow grease that is, and a mix of sea salt, white vinegar and water.
Step one: Start […]