LifeStyle: Home & Garden

Best Stick Vacuums for Busy Households

Wednesday  18:20,   18 january 2017
Consumer Reports

There’s a reason stick vacuums are one the fastest growing products in floor care.  There’s a reason stick vacuums are one the fastest growing products in floor care. The lightweight machines are a convenient alternative to full-sized[...]

How To: Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

Wednesday  01:21,   04 january 2017
Bob Vila

Enter any supermarket and it’s obvious that detergent is big business. Yet while the choices seem endless, today’s consumer is increasingly turning to homemade detergents. This is especially true for parents of young children, due to reports that[...]

This New Study Offers a Good Excuse Not to Straighten Up That Messy Room

Tuesday  20:55,   03 january 2017
Woman's Day

What if everything you thought you knew about the benefits of being tidy was wrong? A recent study released by psychologist Kathleen Vohs at the University of Minnesota concluded that a messy work environment is actually linked to greater levels of [...]

Sorry to Disturb You But You Need to Clean Your Moldy Shower Curtain Liner

Tuesday  20:55,   03 january 2017

3 easy ways to get it mildew-free againYou are generally a clean person. Still, the edges of your shower curtain liner are going to get moldy, mildew-y and disgusting from time to time. You could just toss that sucker out. Or: You could save a few[...]

How to Remove Every Type of Carpet Stain

Tuesday  20:55,   03 january 2017
This Old House

Get stains out with ingredients you probably already have around the house.What You Should Know Before You[...]

9 Messes I don't mind cluttering up my home

Tuesday  20:55,   03 january 2017

You could say my house is not “company ready.” While it’s certainly nowhere near hoarders level, there are little messes here and there that should be dealt with. Things that should be cleaned up, put away or thrown away linger about for longer than [...]

The Perfect Personalized Gift: DIY Tile Photo Coasters

Tuesday  20:46,   03 january 2017

Perfect for any special day, a set of these tile photo coasters will cost less than $5 to make. The square tiles from your local home goods store makes this DIY a unique way to showcase your favorite Hipstamatic and Instagram snaps. All you need is[...]

How to Dry Pinecones For Your Christmas Crafts

Tuesday  20:45,   03 january 2017

Whether you display them au naturel in a glass bowl or you paint them with glitter, pine cones are a useful element for dozens of Christmas crafts and Winter decorations. But before you go turning the conical fruits into a tree ornament, your[...]

Handmade Etsy gifts every hostess will love

Tuesday  20:45,   03 january 2017

The party season is on. It’s time to show your gratitude to the hostess with the mostest with these great gift ideas from Etsy. Buying on Etsy not only ensures that your gifts are original, it also helps support small business. Now, that’s great[...]

The One Thing to Do If You Have Weak Water Pressure

Tuesday  20:41,   03 january 2017

***ImagePlaceholder*** Hot steam, scented body wash, off-tune Britney songs: The shower is your happy place. But it isn’t the same when your water pressure sucks. The next[...]

Quick Tricks to Make 10 Dreaded Chores Easier

Tuesday  20:40,   03 january 2017
Mental Floss

<p>Chores are a part of life that most of us just can’t avoid. But come next housecleaning day, don’t get mad—get creative. </p> Chores are a part of life that most of us just can’t avoid. But come next housecleaning day, don’t get mad—get[...]

Garage Makeovers Are Going to Be the Biggest Home Renovation Trend of 2017

Monday  18:55,   02 january 2017
Country Living

Here's how to turn yours into the clean, utilitarian space you've always wanted it to be.The New York Times is calling the garage "the next frontier in remodeling"-a problem area to tackle after the kitchen, bathrooms, basement, and[...]

Take a Peek Inside John Legend's Updated 1960’s LA Residence

Thursday  18:36,   15 december 2016
Architectural Digest

What becomes a legend most? If the luminary in question happens to be nine-time Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter John Legend, the answer is expressed most artfully in the 1960s Hollywood Hills house he shares with his fiancée, model[...]

15 Holiday Traditions to Start this Year

Wednesday  18:26,   07 december 2016
Southern Living

Looking back on my family’s holiday traditions, I’m filled with a nostalgic blend of happiness and hazy remembrance. I can’t always remember every detail, but the impression of holidays and family Christmas traditions glide past, all accompanied by[...]

Christmas Tree Decorating Hacks

Monday  20:06,   05 december 2016
Real Simple

Buying First things first—you need to pick a healthy tree off the lot. Gently bounce a branch or two to make sure most of the needles stay on and it’s not too dried out. If you attach it to the top of your car for transport, position it with the[...]