September 18th, 2017 - 4:01 PM
Where are the most affordable places to live?
You may have heard of the cost of living index before, but did you know it’s a good way to choose a city to move to? Because costs for basic essentials vary across the country, this index provides a simple way to determine if your salary will adequately cover expenses. Many areas have a rising cost of living, but there are plenty of places that fall below the national average. If you’re looking for affordable real estate and the lowest cost of living, these 10 places fit the bill.
September 6th, 2017 - 1:38 PM
The rise of home technology
Imagine this: You wake up in the morning and it’s unseasonably cold. Before getting out of bed, you grab your phone. From an app, you turn the heat on, start a cup of coffee brewing and open the blinds. You say out loud, “What’s the weather today?” and a speaker answers with the forecast. It’s not a house of the future, it’s a smart home. And you can do all of this today.
August 30th, 2017 - 10:10 AM
How to decorate small spaces
When it comes to home decorating, size doesn’t matter. A small space doesn’t have to be cluttered or thrown together — it can be creative and functional. With a little planning, you can maximize spaces to be efficient, comfortable and beautiful. Whether you’re dealing with a tiny apartment or a single room that’s not so big, we’ve gathered some tips to help you take advantage of the space you have.
August 18th, 2017 - 1:46 PM
Retro kitchen appliances and décor
Does the sight of patterned Pyrex® remind you of time in the kitchen with your mom or grandma? Does a “Harvest Gold” refrigerator spark childhood memories? If so, you’ll probably remember several of the vintage kitchen appliances and designs in our latest infographic.
August 9th, 2017 - 8:07 AM
Beginner’s guide to building a treehouse
You’ve bought a house with a large backyard and finally have space to make your kids’ treehouse dreams come true. But where do you start? And how do you make sure it’s safe for them to play in? No matter your experience, making a treehouse can be done easily and safely. All you need are the right supplies, some knowledge about trees, and a little bit of imagination.
Note: Before starting construction, check city ordinances and homeowner’s association regulations for rules in your area. Some may require building permits or have height restrictions.
July 26th, 2017 - 2:32 PM
Popular foods for each state
From iconic Southern comfort food to seafood on the East Coast, every region has dishes it’s known for. Whether you’re just curious about the cuisine in a particular state, or you’re moving or traveling and wondering what local fare to try, we’ve discovered the best bites in all 50 states, along with some food festivals and local dishes to try.
July 20th, 2017 - 2:45 PM
Eliminating odors in the home
We’ve all been there. You walk into a house and a smell hits you. Maybe it’s the overwhelming scent of fresh paint, a musty smell from the house being closed up for too long, or even just the unpleasant odor of your pet. Either way, you think, “I’ll open the windows, and it will air out.” But, after several days of letting the breeze blow through, the smell still lingers. Now what?
July 5th, 2017 - 9:29 AM
Finding the scenic route for your trip
Picture this: You’re zooming past the most gorgeous vistas you’ve ever seen. The weather is perfect. Your family stops at an overlook to take in the beautiful coastline, and you get the perfect picture. Post that to Instagram® before getting back in the car for a leisurely drive. Then stop at a great little restaurant to try the local cuisine. For a trip like this, the journey truly is the destination.
June 16th, 2017 - 3:58 PM
Perform a car checkup before a road trip
The bags are packed, the road trip playlist is ready, and the GPS coordinates are set. You’re ready to hit the road — but is your car? Whether you’re taking a fun trip across the country or moving to a new state, it’s wise to take time to prepare your car for the drive. Complete these vehicle maintenance steps so you’ll be ready to set out on your trip with a safe, dependable vehicle.
June 9th, 2017 - 11:24 AM
What to do with used moving boxes
After a move, you may find yourself swimming in a sea of cardboard. If you’ve moved a two-bedroom home, you can easily have over 50 used boxes laying around. Or maybe you’ve ordered several things online and are looking for a way to reuse those boxes. You can go the environmentally-friendly route and recycle them, but you may want to get creative with some of them. With a few supplies, moving boxes can be repurposed into unique things that can entertain your kids, organize your home, and more!