If you're a plant-lover, then you can relate to the pain of watching your favorite plants wither away when temperatures plummet. That doesn’t need to be the case, however, as many plants can survive and even thrive throughout cold weather. So, what are some of the best plants that survive winter?
When you have kids, it's a safe bet you also have a lot of stuff. If blocks, dolls, Hot Wheels, LEGOs, stuffed animals, and random art supplies are taking over your space, fear not. There are ways to contain kid clutter and maintain a more adult vibe in your home without sacrificing fun and play time.
Your bedroom should be where you relax and feel at peace. So why do you feel on edge whenever you go in there? Or maybe the space feels plain and basic, instead of giving you that cushy hotel vibe you want. Creating a cozy bedroom is only a few easy steps away, so stop losing sleep over it.
It seems like life keeps getting busier and busier, with growing to-do lists and neverending responsibilities. With so much stress, it’s more important than ever to find ways to relax and unwind after a busy day. Make every day a spa day by creating a calm, peaceful bathroom to ease tension and help you recharge.
It’s no secret that renovating a kitchen is one of the most expensive home upgrades you can do. But what if your wallet doesn’t match your grand ideas and dreams for the hardest-working space in your home? Don’t worry, you don’t need to live with your outdated kitchen. Instead, use these budget-friendly tips to make your old kitchen feel new.
Buying a house is a major purchase, and if you’re a savvy shopper, you likely want to score a great deal. But negotiating when purchasing a home isn’t the same as haggling at your local flea market. Make the wrong move, and it could cost you the deal (or more than you want to spend). So watch out for negotiating mistakes.
Skinks may appear gross and scary, but they are far from it. While these small garden lizards aren’t dangerous, they are still a nuisance and can be quite annoying to deal with. Many homeowners understandably struggle with how to get rid of skinks.
Selling your house is exciting and stressful all at the same time, especially if there are other homes on the market in your area. Ideally, you want to sell quickly, but what if those other homes try to outshine yours? Well, it’s time to make your home stand out when selling, so you snag the deal first.
Indoor plants are a fantastic way to bring color, life, and even oxygen into an indoor space. They help cleanse the air and give a natural feel to an otherwise man-made space. Often, indoor plants require very little maintenance and need water once a week or even less. But from time to time, just like with any item in your home, indoor plants get dusty. This can give your otherwise green and vibrant indoor plant a dull and dirty look. But what do you do when your indoor plants start to collect dust?
Keeping your stovetop clean and free of food residue is an important step in kitchen maintenance. A dirty stovetop not only looks unsightly, but it can cause mold, damage the stove and even attract unwanted pests. If you have a coil electric stove or any stove with drip trays, you will notice that they look worse over time, But how do you know when it is time to replace your drip trays, and how often should you plan to switch them out with new ones?
If you live along the coast, or in a region prone to severe weather, then you are likely aware of the danger of hurricanes and tropical storms. They can completely demolish homes and entire communities in their path. In some cases, you might even be ordered to evacuate your home when a hurricane is expected to hit. In other circumstances, it is your responsibility to hope for the best but plan for the worst. As you begin preparing your home and gathering emergency essentials, you might wonder exactly what you should buy at the grocery store to properly prepare your pantry for a hurricane.
If you live in an area where there is a real risk of hurricanes, then you have likely experienced grocery stores mobbed with people filling grocery carts with bottled water. Water is one of the most important items to stock up on before a hurricane. We all need water to survive, and powerful storms can render local water supplies inoperable or contaminated. Bottled, or pre-poured drinking water is essential if a hurricane is headed towards your home. But exactly how much water should you secure before a hurricane?
Your oven is essential for everything from an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner to a simple frozen pizza. You can bake cookies or broil vegetables with relative ease as long as your oven is functioning properly. In order to ensure your oven cooks consistently and evenly, you need to make sure it is clean and free of burnt debris. But exactly how do you know when it is time to deep-clean your oven?
Bringing a new dog into the home is a special and joyful experience. Dogs bring companionship, laughter, and endless entertainment to any household. There are so many benefits to having a dog around. But taking care of a dog is no small responsibility. As you embark on training your dog and getting it acclimated to your home, one of the biggest areas of concern is the kitchen. With harmful chemicals, sharp objects, and tempting smells, a kitchen can be a dangerous place for your pup if you aren’t careful. This is why dog-proofing your kitchen is essential.
With the spike in wildfires throughout the world in recent years, having a reliable fireproof safe has become more important than ever. A fireproof safe is the best and sometimes the only way to keep your most important possessions safe in case of a fire. A good fireproof safe can keep important documents, valuables, and sentimental momentos safe when an unexpected fire lands at your doorstep. But if you are understandably worried about a potential fire event, you might wonder how well a fireproof safe will stand up if your house burns down.
Cast iron skillets are a great addition to your kitchen arsenal. They have a lovely country cooking aesthetic, and the thick iron material is fantastic at controlling and retaining heat. You can cook everything from buttermilk biscuits to whole chicken dinners in a cast iron skillet. But like all good things, the life of this cookware has an expiration date. But how do you know when to throw away your cast iron skillet?