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5 Ways to Become Better Recyclers at Home

Living green isn’t just about saving energy. Sustainable living also means putting earth-friendly practices in place throughout your home, including recycling. Make recycling easier for the whole family with these tips from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). 1. Establish collection bins to make it easy to gather all your recycling in one... (more)

Your 4-Step Moving Plan

No matter the distance, moving is a big deal. Prepare now to move your belongings with this four-step plan from the experts at Penske Truck Rental. 1. Less is More — The less you have to move, the easier your move will be on your body and your wallet. It will also be easier to fit everything into your new house. While packing, create three piles: the first is... (more)

7 Efficient Tips for Downsizers

By Suzanne De Vita  Retirement goals have shifted for many since the recession, with one major asset hanging in the balance—housing. Though a burgeoning segment of boomers plan to “age in place” in their current homes, more than half will look to downsize, either by purchasing a smaller home or purchasing a home of equal size with reduced expenses,... (more)

Avoid 5 Spring Lawn Care Fails

As this year’s winter finally ends, homeowners will be faced with the same challenge they are faced with every single year: how does one keep a healthy, dark green lawn looking its best? Unfortunately, many homeowners will make mistakes that set back the health of their lawn and they don’t even know it. “When it comes to having a nice lawn,... (more)

3 Rooms to Redo This Spring

Spring is the season of new beginnings, so is it any wonder that many Americans think about home improvement and brightening their decor when the weather warms? Simple updates to these three rooms can bring the cheerful perspective from the outside indoors and revive any room in time for warmer weather.   1. Make Your Bathroom Bloom Relaxed modernity is... (more)

5 Great Home Improvements for $500 or Less

When it comes to upgrading our homes, there is a never-ending list of things to do, from buying new patio furniture to replacing the kitchen cabinets. But the editors of Money Magazine suggest five home remodeling projects that will vastly improve the look of your home without breaking the budget: Improve the curb appeal – Whether or not you are planning to... (more)

3 Ways to Maximize Garage Space

The U.S. Department of Energy cites 25% of homeowners with two-car garages have too much clutter to store vehicles, and 32 percent only have room for one vehicle. “It’s ironic that many of us would rather store our boxes of unwanted stuff in our garage, leaving our valuable cars outside to deal with the elements,” says Lorie Marrero, professional... (more)

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