Author: Stephanie Hanson

National Home Improvement Month

National Home Improvement Month – What should you Spend your money on? May is National Home Improvement month. But, if you’re like the average homeowner, it’s hard to decide exactly which of the many home improvements you should invest in. Read the list below to find out what improvements will return on the investment. Bathroom: There are many quick solutions for bathroom areas. To completely change the look of a room think about switching flooring to an easily installed laminate. Back splashes are also very trendy this year. Home improvement stores offer a lot of easy to install options that can be purchased for very reasonable prices. Adding shelving and storage can also set your bathrooms apart from the rest. Simple over the toilet cabinets and shelving units are quick fixes for a lack of storage space issues. Each of these improvement options can double to triple your ROI. Kitchen: Complete kitchen makeovers can cost you serious cash. Consider instead just giving your garage a small  face lift. Painting cabinets a different color or replacing just the front panel of appliances are great ways to to make this area of your home look more aesthetically  pleasing. Such investments can also increase the value of your home, since the kitchen in a major selling point for many buyers. When looking to spend a little more on the renovation, consider switching...

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Get Ready For Spring Warmth Through Organization

Get Ready For Spring Warmth Through Organization Spring activities are in full swing. However, if the winter has taken a toll on your house and you find your stuff unorganized you may not be as ready for Spring and Summer as you’d like to be. Use the following tips to get ready for the warmth and fun of Spring through and organization. Declutter: Start off by cutting down on the clutter that has accumulated over the winter. Throw away and/or donate things that you won’t use again. Ask yourself when the last time you used something was. Deep Clean:...

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How to Organize For a Trip

How to Organize For a Trip Once you put in your vacation time there’s no turning back. The trip is happening and you are so excited about taking a break from your job and relaxing. However, very rarely do vacations end up being an oasis that allows you to escape from your daily routine. This is partially due to stressful preparation of packing. If your home is anything like mine, the day of, everyone is running across the house trying to not forget to pack a toothbrush or underwear. To help you reduce some of that stress, follow the list of tried and proven tips to help you organize for a trip stress free. Start Early: I know, we all say we are going to pack early and end up waiting until the last minute. Try something different by making a list of all the things that you will need a week before you leave. Making the list a week early will allow time for you to remember all the little items you may have forgotten when making the initial list. Three days before you leave, pick out the luggage that you are planning to use and pack items that you won’t have to use before the trip. Simplify: It never fails, you always pack more clothes than you end up using. Take whatever you packed and put half...

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