House Projects to Work on in the Winter
By Jessica Smith, Mortgage Loan Officer
The winter season is long and cold, but for some, it is the perfect time to start projects, or enjoy winter activities. However you spend your time for the winter months, why not make the most of it by completing a DIY project or two?
When it's too cold or snowy to go outside, the weekends provide the perfect opportunity to spend some time embracing and improving your indoor space. Deciding which potential home projects to complete before spring arrives may not come easy, but here are a few suggestions:
Bathroom: Re-grout your tile, paint your ...
Home Organization Tips
Starting off on the right foot has everything to do with having the right mindset, and believe it or not having a clean home can make all the difference. A cluttered house clutters the brain, after all! With that in mind, here are a few home organization tips ordered by room to help you stay on track.
Since your bedroom is never on display when guests are over, it’s easy to forget (or care) how messy it can become. But there are a variety of organizational processes you can put into place to minimize clutter.
If your closet is constantly ...
Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or you just want to clear out unwanted stuff, decluttering can be a huge stress relief. You can dedicate an hour, an afternoon, or an entire weekend to this daunting task, but remember that every little bit helps. Removing excess junk is especially important if you’re trying to sell your house while you still live in it – show those potential buyers how much space you actually have! Here are some decluttering techniques to use:
Fill one trash bag. This takes less than a half hour. It can be for trash or items ...
5 Tips for Buying Patio Furniture on a Budget
Patio furniture can be a welcome addition to any outdoor space. Ample, comfortable seating extends living space and offers a nice place to relax – but, like most things, can come with a hefty price tag. We’ve got a few tips to keep costs down when purchasing or re-vamping outdoor furniture.
Shop at the end of the season. At the end of July and August, many places are getting rid of inventory and prices fall considerably.
Choose less expensive materials. Aluminum and resin cost less than high-end wood, and can be easier to maintain.
Check out yard sales or thrift stores. You may ...
10 Things to Remember for Your New Place
When you finally move out and start living on your own, you realize a lot of the things you take for granted at home are usually given to you by your parents. Of course, there are the basic needs every home should have, like Swedish fish, cereal, blankets and pillows…but there are other necessities we’re likely to forget about.
You are probably extremely excited when you’re about to move out, and you might forget a few things. Here are some things that can easily be forgotten when you’re in the rush of moving into your new place. But you definitely would not want to ...