Is Your Home Improvement Budget Ready for a Rainy Day?

home improvement budgetWhile many homeowners have a to-do list of fun home improvement projects, most don’t enjoy spending money on things that keep the house safe and sound. You might convince yourself that the brownish-yellow water stain on the ceiling is not a big deal Read More


5 Tasks You Can Do During Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention WeekWhen it comes to being prepared, there is nothing more important than fire awareness. Our homes are made of wood, paint, and gas and electric lines. Inside our homes, we have furniture made of wood and fabric. Outside our homes, we have grass, trees and shrubs. All of these elements are highly flammable should a fire occur in or around your home.  Read More


Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit? The Practical Homeowner’s Guide

Repair or ReplaceShould you repair or replace your broken air conditioner? It seems straightforward enough, right? If the cost of repair is significantly less than replacement, save some money and go with the repair.

Unfortunately, the solution isn’t always so cut and dry. Let’s say you’re dealing with a broken air conditioner that could cost you a couple hundred dollars to repair. While replacement would be somewhere in the ballpark or $4,000.

It’s tempting to save a few thousand dollars in the short term and schedule the repair. Maybe a few months later your compressor wears out and you drop a few hundred bucks. Yet again to get that replaced. Then the motor goes out a few months later. You see the point.  Read More


Maintenance Tip: Replace Winter Bedding with Spring or Summer Bedding

 Replace Winter Bedding

This time of year is so much fun with spring weather giving way to warmer temperatures. There are so many wonderful tasks to tackle during spring cleaning, yet this is one of my favorites. Some may say that changing out your sheets is not a maintenance tip, but so many people forget to switch their sheets. So we decided to include this for you. Replace winter bedding with spring or summer bedding will help you sleep better in spring and summer. There is something about removing your winter flannel sheets for the crisp spring linens. It reminds us Read More