5 Gardening Apps You Should Know About

In today’s day and age, apps can be the perfect place to spend your free time, but they can also be a great resource to learn new techniques and skills. We’ve reviewed several gardening apps to find our favorites. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in gardening, the following apps can improve your accuracy when it comes to planting, …

Pros and Cons of Hardwood Floors

It’s a thought that many owners of homes with carpeted floors will have at some point: Should I get hardwood floors? Hardwood flooring is a hot commodity in the real estate market; one study found that 54% of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home that has it. It can also be a beautiful addition to just …

Virtual Tours: Are They Worth It?

Everything is going online, and so are your potential buyers. Virtual tours are a convenient way for real estate shoppers to see the houses they’re interested in from the comfort of their living room couches, meaning they can spend less time physically going from house to house and can pre-screen any houses that fit their criteria, so they’re only visiting …

What You Need to Know About Buying an Energy-Efficient House

Energy-efficient homes are increasing in popularity as homeowners become more interested in sustainability and environment-friendly lifestyles. This interest is especially prominent in millennial home buyers, who have expressed a serious interest in green homes. In fact, in a survey by the National Associate of REALTORS (NAR), nearly 10% of people 34 years or younger asserted they were willing to spend …

The New Rules You Need to Know About Recycling Plastic

Almost everyone understands the importance of recycling. However, what often gets lost in the message is that recycling isn’t enough: You have to recycle right. The industry even has a term for those of us who toss items in our recycling bin willy-nilly – “aspirational recyclers.” But, even though our intentions might be good, we may be doing more harm …

Is This the End of Brick-and-Mortar? Online vs. In-Store Shopping

Since the rise of online stores such as Amazon, many large retailers, such as Macy’s, Sears and Kmart, have closed some of their brick-and-mortar locations recently. While this might impact your local shopping capabilities, online shopping is a great alternative. In fact, online sales increased 10.1% compared to traditional retail stores at a measly 1.4% in 2016 alone. Sure, with …

Inflation and Stock Market on the Rise – Market Update

I use speech recognition here at work to do my writing. When we have to do computer upgrades, there comes a point where you just pray everything works the way it’s supposed to. Things were touch-and-go this morning, but everything is back to normal and up and running. Traders have had their own scares recently as the impasse with China …

The Must-Have Furniture Piece for Every Room in Your Home

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.  You use the rooms in your home with a specific purpose in mind, so having the right furniture in each room is a must in order to …

Clotheslines: Saving the Environment and Some Money One Garment at a Time

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.  Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You find a great shirt at the store – fits well, looks sharp; you wear it once (maybe twice) and …

The 5 Best Deals to Score for Your Home on Amazon Prime Day

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.  Christmas in July is a real thing! At least, if you have Amazon Prime. This Monday, July 16, Amazon will launch its annual Prime Day sale where …