Without question, the one part of your house that gets beat up every single day is your floor! Shoes, boots, heels, and cleats are just a few of the menaces that torture your flooring. Moving chairs and other furniture also add their fair share of damage. When you consider these factors, combined with damage from moisture getting on the floors from spills, stains, rain, mud, and snow days… eventually you’re going to be faced with replacing your old flooring. But what type of flooring should you put down? As a flooring installer, I have some thoughts about luxury vinyl flooring including — 1) How durable, waterproof, and scratch-proof vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring is, 2) How to install luxury vinyl as a DIY project, 3) How to clean vinyl plank flooring, and 4) How vinyl tile & plank flooring compare to natural stone and wood flooring.
If it involves household items or safety issues for kids at home, then we're talking about it here! Everything from nightlights to fabric softeners, moving tips, home security, and more.
Heard warnings about the downsides of using fabric softener and dryer sheets? There are so many opinions out there about whether or not you should use fabric softener. You might’ve heard it can stain your clothes, start a fire, cause buildup in your washer & dryer, scare away mice, ruin sportswear, soften hard water, and cause acne — among other things. It’s time to sort out the facts from the myths about fabric softeners and dryer sheets!
See how easy it is for one person to assemble and hang the Sorbus hammock swing chair. Once you try a hanging daybed swing, you’ll want one for inside too! Here’s my review, photos, video, and tips for hanging and using this tree hammock swing.
My toddler son and I love to spend time outside. I decided to make a saucer swing from a small trampoline. Here’s my DIY tree swing tutorial… with lots of photos! (Bonus: This nest swing is portable — you can take it down and set it up on any tree… anywhere!)
Of all the different sponges I’ve used, the melamine foam sponge is the one I use most often in our house with 3 dogs. But I still get questions from curious readers about the safety of melamine foam — on skin, with kids, around pets, etc. Here’s what you need to know about melamine sponges and how they work.
To keep sharp objects in the kitchen out of my toddler’s reach, I made a kitchen utensil holder & universal knife block in one – with just a few pieces of wood and some bamboo skewers. This DIY wooden utensil holder is super simple to make, and can be made any size you like!
Want the easiest way to get sparkling, streak free windows? I’m constantly removing dog nose prints, cat paw prints, and my son’s hand prints from our glass sliding doors using this method. It’s the fastest way I can clean the windows without streaks or chemicals!
See how I made this DIY boot rack / bench out of a $5 wooden spool, some scrap wood, and paint. It’s the perfect solution for keeping wet, muddy boots outside without getting water inside them. It’s also useful for hanging kids muddy clothes on — right outside the door!
I found a Little Tikes outdoor climber for FREE on Facebook Marketplace — it just needed a little TLC. See what I did to give this old outdoor climber a new look. Here’s how to paint plastic outdoor play sets + My tips for making the job quicker & easier.
I like to keep my plastic shopping bags rolled together, organized in self-dispensing bundles. It’s really easy to do. You just have to fold them together in a certain way. I’m going to show you how to roll plastic bags so you can easily pull out one bag at a time. Plus, fun ways to save time & money with your reusable shopping bags!
We have a small front porch, but it gets a good breeze and provides a nice place for the baby and dogs to play outside. Outdoor living spaces are important to me — so our front porch is the first place I decided to tackle with a makeover! See how I transformed our small boring porch into a cabana-like space — complete with porch curtains, a walk-through baby gate, wireless speaker, area rug, and much more.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure this Sumo bean bag chair would meet my needs as well as it has — but I’ve fallen in love with it! Here’s everything you need to know about this oversized bean bag chair before you buy one for yourself or as a gift. See the pros & cons and who I think will enjoy it the most.
Replace regular wall outlet covers with these LED night light outlet covers using just a screwdriver. I did – No more plug-in night lights! 3 things to know…
Few, if any, flooring experts recommend steam cleaning hardwood floors. So I haven’t – til now. My experience using the Monster steam mop vs Bona spray mop.
Do you fall into one of these 3 groups? If you’re a renter, a single parent, or a recent victim of a burglary, then here are some extra precautions that you need to take to avoid being targeted by burglars.
Here you’ll find the best day to move, the best month to move, as well as the worst times to move. To make the moving process easier AND less expensive, consider these tips when choosing your actual moving day.
Moving to a new town — or even just across town — and having to go to a new school and make new friends can be scary for kids. It’s normal for children to stress out about moving, but there are some things you can do as a parent to make the move less stressful for your children.
Here are the most unusual and yet practical gifts and household items that I spotted on HGTV after watching ‘I Want That’. Maybe you’ll find something FUN… or just get ideas…
Home Depot Kids Workshops give young children hands-on experience participating in do-it-yourself home projects. Check out these kids!
It bugs me when some many ‘working’ items are simply kicked to the curb on trash pick up day, rather than donated to places like Goodwill or the Salvation Army… or better yet, passed on to your own neighbors, friends, and relatives.
If you’re parking on the street, you’re making our neighborhood LESS safe, LESS friendly, and LESS inviting to visitors and future homeowners. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t park on the street. Plus photos!