4 Mealtime Resources for a Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is probably the most anticipated meal of the year – which puts a ton of pressure on anyone with hosting duties. Don’t panic! The resources below will help you prevent (or smooth over) most cooking blunders. 1. USDA Leftovers and Food Safety Guide Don’t let food poisoning destroy your Black Friday shopping plans

5 De-cluttering Tips for Your Kitchen

Is the chaos on your countertop out of control? Here are a few tips to conquer the clutter. 1. Use it or move itIf you don’t use a mixer, food processor, or other tool more than once a week, stash it in a cupboard. Counter space is precious real estate. 2. Wall-to-wall organization Mount a

“Does it Come With The House?”

Heavy, bulky items can be awkward to pack up and difficult to move. They also can be seen as big perks to potential buyers. If you’re willing to part with the items below, have your agent mention them as features of your house. 1. Basketball hoop – This can be great for families with young

4 Tips for a Great Home Theater

Creating a home media center means you’ll never have to put up with the annoying guy at the theater who talks through the whole movie (unless, of course, you’re married to him). Here are a few tips to get you started. Think about acoustics Choose a room with limited windows and doors to seal in

Transform Your Bedroom for a Great Night’s Sleep

Do you struggle to some catch shut-eye? Beyond counting sheep or working your way through “War and Peace,” here are some things you can try to encourage zzzz’s. 1. Skip the bold wall colorsSoft, muted colors on the walls and floors help create a relaxing environment in your bedroom. Keep the bold carpets and wild

DIY Pumpkin Carving and Decorating

Fall comes with many traditions: football, apple cider, pies, festivals – and, of course, venturing to a pumpkin patch! If you are looking to carve or decorate a pumpkin this fall, here are some ideas to get you started. 1. Use a cookie cutter to create a pattern. Place the cookie cutter on the pumpkin,

5 Winning Tips for Writing an Offer Letter

In some hot housing markets, including a letter with your formal offer to buy a home is all but required. Unfortunately, Hallmark doesn’t make a card for the occasion (yet). Here are a few tips: 1. Get emotional. Take advantage of this opportunity to sail beyond the facts and figures to convey a personal connection

Transform Your Home into a Haunted House

Now that we are well into October, the countdown continues as people wait in anticipation for the creepiest night of the year: Halloween. Want to give people the chills as they wander past your house on All Hallow’s Eve? Here are a few decor tips. Outdoors Tombstones: Give guests the creeps with a small graveyard

Where Does the Couch Go? Modern-Day Tips for Arranging Your Furniture

By Laura Love Bardell Today’s couches are so much more than the three-seater pieces of days past. Sectionals are useful and stylish, and their shape provides a built-in conversation area. Chaises – perfect for lounging – eliminate the need for an ottoman or footstool. Sometimes, though, it can feel challenging to find the best layout

6 Ways to Keep Your Home Flu Free

Keep your home from serving as a breeding ground for the cold or flu virus with these simple tips. 1. Control your remoteWhat’s the first thing someone does after calling in sick to work or school? They grab the remote and hunker down with Netflix and some chicken soup. Make sure their germs don’t stick