Managing Your Home Finances for More Effective Home Management

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Managing a household budget can be tricky. If you are not able to document all the details about your average monthly spend, then if becomes more difficult. Many homeowners keep a list of electric, telephone, mobile phone, care givers, groceries, water, mortgage and car expenses. But many people forget about their home maintenance spend, their insurance fees and home repair costs throughout the year. These activities either pop up unexpectedly or they are not monthly expenses and are forgotten because they happen periodically. These are just a few expenses that are forgotten when Read More


5 Things to Look at When Buying a New Home

5 Things to Look at When Buying a New Home

Purchasing a new home can be exciting and nerve-wrecking at the same time. There are so many factors you have to consider, such as location, price, amenities, etc. You also have to find the time to physically look at the houses that you are interested in, and this can be difficult and time consuming. Read More


How to Prepare Your Home for Last Minute Guests

Most of us like entertaining. In fact, most of us invite family, friends and colleagues to our home for dinner, birthdays and parties. However, when that last minute guest tells you they are on their way to visit and will be over in a couple of hours, what are you to do? Your house might be disheveled or just need a bit of tidying up to accommodate guests, but where do you begin? The pressure is on. But is does not have have to be.

With these simple tips, you can get your home ready in no time for the unexpected visitors. A quick sweep here, a Swifter dusting there, and a couple of scented candles can go a long way. If you still do not have enough time for some of these tips, just put all your excess in the closet. That does not goes wrong, as long as no one opens the closet. And you will need to remember to get the items out when your guest leave.

Here are some simple tips get you organized for last minute guests. Are they allergic to pets or are they bringing their own? Do they have food allergies? Is the bedroom and bathroom your guests will use tidy?

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Decorating with the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_2016_Social_BannerIn 2016, Pantone decided to change it up by offering two stand out colors of the year. According to Pantone, the two colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity “demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness, as well as, a soothing sense of order and peace.” Pantone explains that a direct correlation between consumers seeking mindfulness, reassurance and security were the reasons for selecting two colors to represent 2016. Specifically, these two colors together are being used interchangeably by the genders represented in fashion trends. Using a soft rose and sky blue to denote gender equality is yet another reason for supporting the blend of these two colors.  Read More


Home Maintenance Tip: Clean the Oven

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With Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays coming up, what a great time to tackle that one maintenance task that everyone forgets but can make the difference in the way your meals taste.  That’s right the cleaning the oven task! Cleaning the oven can be done easily with the right tools and cleaning solutions. What better way to get ready for the baking and the cooking and the anticipation of delicious tasting food ready to eat during the next few months!  Read More