Magic Cleaning Sponges Can Do That?

November 12th, 2021

Chances are you’ve used those white magic cleaning sponges to get marks off of walls. But there’s a lot more you can do with them! Check out this video from Realtor.com, that shows you some surprising uses for these little miracle workers. For example, you can clean aquarium glass, oven windows and bathtub stains with them Read More...

Fall Home Fixups

November 5th, 2021

We’d all like to spend the fall frolicking in freshly fallen leaves. But, if you own a home, the reality is that you’ll need to spend a day or two giving your home some TLC. For a good list of fall fix-up must dos, read these Autumn Maintenance Tips from DIY network. The tips include cleaning gutters and downspouts, inspecting the roof and flashing around skylights pipes and chimneys Read More...

17 Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas

August 17th, 2021

If you find yourself spending more time cooking at home due to COVID, you may be wishing for more or better storage options in your space. These 17 smart ideas from HGTV can help. Open shelving is trending, and it can make life so much simpler. Over-the-door racks can help add functionality to unused spaces, while providing plenty of storage options Read More...

How to Reduce Cooling Costs

July 27th, 2021

As summer heats up, a few proactive measures can help you keep home cooling costs down. The National Education Association (NEA) offers 5 tips that can slash your energy bill, and create a more comfortable inside environment. According to the NEA, a ceiling fan or circulating fan can make you feel six or seven degrees cooler, due to the wind-chill effect Read More...

Winter Weather Home Checklist

December 14th, 2020

Don’t be fooled by our region’s relatively mild fall season.  Winter is still coming – and it’s important to do a few simple things to get your home ready, so your family and abode will be safe and sound. According to Kiplinger’s, one of the most important is checking your smoke detectors, and having your chimney inspected and possibly cleaned Read More...

4 Questions to Ask Your Plumber

February 25th, 2020

Before phoning a plumber, make sure he’s a pro! That’s the advice from HomeAdvisor, and it’s a good idea to consider as we move into winter’s coldest months. After all, you don’t want your frozen pipes, water heater issue, or septic tank problem to turn into something worse. This article, pennsylvania winter four questions ask your plumber offers 4 tips for making sure the plumber you call will do a great job Read More...

Crazy, Expensive Home Repairs

June 4th, 2019

Many homeowners opt for a newly constructed home over an older home because they fear the impact of costly home repairs and maintenance.  If you’re on the fence about which way to go, consider the possible investment if the home you’re considering needs major work.  Realtor.com details five of the most crazy, expensive home repairs, including foundation restoration, furnace or central AC replacement, repairing water damaged walls and ceilings, replacing the lawn, and tree removal Read More...

How to Keep Pipes from Freezing

February 13th, 2019

Few things are as miserable as the winter woes created by frozen pipes. At the minimum, you’ll have trouble getting water where you need it. At the worst, your pipes may burst, leading to plumbing expenses, damage to your home and thousands of dollars in repair expenses. To keep costs and hassle from skyrocketing, be sure to protect your pipes when temperatures plummet Read More...

Smart Bathrooms

December 12th, 2018

If you like to sing in the shower, you might also enjoy talking to your bathroom.  Voice activated, high-tech lighting and music are just two of the new technologies now available in the smart bathrooms category.   Mirrors can do more than simply reflect your natural good looks.  Now, you can enjoy automatic fine tuning of light, or heating controls that do away with condensation Read More...

Choose Your Fall Maintenance Checklist!

November 28th, 2018

Fall is prime season for home maintenance.  If you’re the type that likes to have a checklist handy to help you cover all the bases, this link is for you!  Pinterest offers a multitude of printable Fall Maintenance Checklists that you can print off and hang where you can be reminded of what needs to be done Read More...