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Home Remodel | How To Keep Cat Safety in Mind

There’s no denying, moving is stressful. It is stressful for people, and it causes stress in cats. Moving is so stressful that many homeowners decide to stay put and renovate. Keeping cat safety in mind during a home remodel will be at the top of your list whether your remodeling plans include creating a cat-friendly home, replacing drafty windows, or something more extensive. […]

By |2017-06-12T13:23:53-05:00February 20th, 2017|DIY Home & Projects, Family Life|

Kitchen Remodel: How to Pay Less for Appliances

  We have all heard the saying, “They don’t make ‘em the way they used to,” and that has never been truer than for appliances.If you are planning a kitchen remodel, how to pay less for appliances is no doubt at the top of your list. Anyone who has purchased more than one appliance in their lifetime understands this harsh new reality. What used to last for 25+ years now lasts for 12 years, maybe. If you’re lucky.  […]

By |2018-01-07T19:36:44-05:00October 10th, 2016|DIY Home & Projects|

Craft Storage: How Self Storage Can Help You Create

If you are passionate about crafting, you’ve probably experienced first hand how quickly your work space can go from clean to cluttered. Crafting utilizes many different types of objects, which can make craft storage at home a challenge. Add small children or pets to the equation, and you may choose to opt for offsite craft storage. […]

By |2016-06-27T12:19:30-05:00June 27th, 2016|DIY Home & Projects, Storage Tips|

5 Tips for DIY Home Storage

  Decluttering before guests arrive, tackling spring cleaning or a visit from an outspoken friend or relative can inspire you to finally get everything organized and stored properly. While self storage is a great option for some, you may also decide to find enough space for home storage without ever leaving the hosue. If you choose to “do it yourself,” keep in mind the following 5 tips to increase your chances of success. […]

By |2017-10-22T20:26:29-05:00March 28th, 2016|DIY Home & Projects, Storage Tips|

8 Crafty Creations Using Cardboard Moving Boxes

  There are more than 101 things to do with cardboard boxes, and besides building an actual skyscraper or luxury ocean liner, almost anything can be made out of a moving box. From napkin rings and picture frames to castles, airplanes, and rocket ships, it would appear that when it comes to cardboard, inventions range from the sublimely simple to museum-worthy art pieces. The Imagination Foundation’s Cardboard Challenge invites the world to play with cardboard and build anything they can dream up. With 46 participating countries and almost 500 events in the United States alone, thousands of children around the world have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life with their cardboard creations. Here are a few humble ideas [...]

By |2018-08-25T16:09:21-05:00September 8th, 2015|DIY Home & Projects|

3 Simple Home Staging Tips to Help Sell Your House

According to top Realtors across the country, home staging is the key to selling a home. Moving season is here again; maybe it’s the warmer weather and the fact that the future looks brighter now that the sun isn’t hiding behind gray clouds. One of the most important things you can do to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price is to understand the value of staging. Getting a full-price offer within a reasonable amount of time is every homeowner’s dream. […]

By |2017-08-15T17:59:23-05:00April 20th, 2015|DIY Home & Projects, Moving & Traveling|

Create Moving Box Masterpieces | Fun, Affordable Entertainment For All

  Just build it, and they will come! Which is exactly what happens if you end up building with a large moving box. Youth and science organizations have caught on to the universal appeal of playing with cardboard moving boxes, and are engaging kids of all ages to create cardboard masterpieces that include everything from boats and rocket ships to life-size chess pieces and palaces. Watching this short documentary video about Caine’s Arcade. The an 11-minute short documentary film by Nirvan Mullick released on April 9, 2012, that featured a cardboard arcade created by then 9-year-old Caine Monroy out of boxes and everyday objects. To date, the Imagination Foundation has 750+ global participants in 77 countries and partners with Google and [...]

By |2018-01-07T19:45:15-05:00February 24th, 2015|DIY Home & Projects|

3 Time Saving Post-Holiday Tips to Declutter Any Home

  The decorations are put away. The new diet has begun. January is the time of year to renew commitments and refresh goals. This year, Marie Kondo’s decluttering reality TV show on Netflix is the talk around town. It’s not too late to get a head start on the New Year and begin clearing out the untidiness that might otherwise undermine your best efforts to begin anew. Here are three timesaving tips to help declutter your home. […]

By |2019-01-08T12:09:04-05:00January 14th, 2015|DIY Home & Projects, Organizing Advice, Storage Tips|

5 Fun Things to do with Moving Boxes After the Move

After all the expenses and hard work of orchestrating a move, are you ready for a little fun? How about something that gives your pocketbook a break? Before getting rid of that pile of moving boxes in the corner of your family room get in touch with your inner child, and give the kids something inexpensive to play with that offers hours of entertainment. Photo Credit: […]

By |2014-11-07T11:02:43-05:00November 7th, 2014|DIY Home & Projects, Family Life, Moving & Traveling|
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