LifeStyle: Home & Garden

10 Cleaning Myths and What to Do Instead

Monday  18:37,   26 june 2017
Consumer Reports

 It’s time to trash some housecleaning remedies that have been passed down for generations yet produce iffy results or, worse, create more work. Myth: Newspaper works the best for cleaning[...]

The Dos and Don'ts of Building a Shed

Monday  18:36,   26 june 2017
Bob Vila

A backyard shed frees up your home and garage by storing cumbersome essentials like your riding mower, hedge trimmers, and other lawn care[...]

7 Things Every Host Should Provide for Overnight Guests

Friday  21:41,   23 june 2017
Real Simple

After a long day of travel, there’s nothing more daunting than a trip to the drugstore to pick up forgotten toiletries. Toiletry Jar [...]

How to Preserve Those Beloved Vintage Family Photos

Tuesday  19:01,   20 june 2017
Architectural Digest

It's a common ritual at family gatherings: pull out the dusty old box or stack of albums and flip through old photos from decades past, of mom as a toddler and grandpa as a gangly teenager. Keep it[...]

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Office Happier

Thursday  20:22,   15 june 2017
Real Simple

Many offices are riddled with abrasive fluorescent fixtures. Play With[...]

3 Brilliant Organizing Solutions for Your Kitchen

Thursday  19:01,   15 june 2017
Real Simple

Tired of cleaning? Say goodbye to your messy pantry, stack of dirty dishes, and mismatched spice cabinet for good, and set yourself up for success with these three smart strategies. When you’re organizing your kitchen, it’s essential to[...]

7 Questions You Need to Ask When Buying Homeowners Insurance

Wednesday  18:51,   14 june 2017
Architectural Digest

One of the scariest things about buying a home—besides the fact that it’s probably the most money you’ve spent in your life—is the uncertainty. Do I have enough coverage to rebuild my home from the ground[...]

7 Questions You Need to Ask When Buying Homeowners Insurance

Wednesday  18:51,   14 june 2017
Architectural Digest

One of the scariest things about buying a home—besides the fact that it’s probably the most money you’ve spent in your life—is the uncertainty. Do I have enough coverage to rebuild my home from the ground[...]

How This Mom Finally Got Her Kids’ Toy Clutter Under Control

Tuesday  19:05,   13 june 2017
Real Simple

When my oldest son was born, my husband and I had grand ideas about what was and was not going to happen when it came to his toys. We weren’t going to have a bunch of plastic toys. We stuck to it, too. From the start, we were particular[...]

How to Attract Birds to Your Yard (Hint: Don't Just Wing It)

Monday  19:01,   12 june 2017
Zillow

With a little effort, you can build a swanky bird paradise even your fussiest feathered friend will love. It takes more than a bird feeder to attract a colorful variety of songbirds to your backyard. Think of your feeder as a drive-thru fast-food[...]

How to Clean a Sponge, According to Science

Monday  18:36,   12 june 2017
Epicurious

Ever since the invention of the sponge, that magical tool for cleaning dishes, pots, and surfaces, humans have grappled with a paradox: How to clean a sponge itself? On a recent episode of The Splendid Table podcast, Tucker Shaw of America's[...]

How to Clean a Sponge, According to Science

Monday  18:36,   12 june 2017
Epicurious

Ever since the invention of the sponge, that magical tool for cleaning dishes, pots, and surfaces, humans have grappled with a paradox: How to clean a sponge itself? On a recent episode of The Splendid Table podcast, Tucker Shaw of America's[...]

Want to increase your home's value? The right paint colors can help!

Thursday  18:35,   08 june 2017
TODAY

Want to increase your home's value? Grab a can of paint! Here are the specific colors that'll get you more for your money. What if you could paint your bathroom a certain color and instantly increase the value of your home? A new report[...]

The 5 Things You’re Forgetting to Clean

Thursday  18:20,   08 june 2017
Architectural Digest

Vacuum, mop, dust—cleaning one's home tends to be a checklist of the same tasks on repeat. But while you're busy wiping down that same table for the fiftieth time, items you never thought to wash are under full assault by germs and dust[...]

What Your Choice of Paint Color Says About You

Wednesday  20:56,   07 june 2017
Real Simple

While neutral or white hues are go-to paint color choices for many homeowners, it’s looking like more and more people are daring to think outside this color scheme. In a recent color psychology study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of[...]