Fake a Clean House

Flip the Cushions. Make your couch look brand-new just by flipping over the cushions to the other spotless side.   Stack Books. Gather books and pile them neatly on the edge of a desk, shelf or coffee table with spines facing outward.   Clean Bathroom Magic. Light a scented candle. Dim the lights to soften… Read more »

Interior Leaks

In some cases what appears to be a roof surface leak is not a leak at all but rather an interior source of water. Here are some examples – Air leakage from the house: If household air can leak into the attic, the warm moist air will condense on surfaces in the attic during cold… Read more »

Safe at Home with Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are an important defense against injury or death in house fires. Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that nearly two-thirds of home fire fatalities occur in homes with non-working or missing smoke detectors. Most building codes now require smoke detectors in all residential structures, which has resulted in a steep drop… Read more »

These 8 Ideas Can Help Save Money In Your Home

Gather loose change from around the house, you know how those coins can quickly add up! Take the same approach when trimming household expenses, and find a pocketful of ongoing savings to pay down your mortgage faster. Consider these ideas – large and small – that can help save money in your home. 1. Seal… Read more »