I’m a candle fanatic! In my years of buying candles and making my own, I’ve discovered some secrets for achieving long lasting candles — simple things you can do to make your candles burn longer and cleaner. Plus, see which type of candle wax burns the longest: paraffin wax candles, soy candles, or beeswax candles.
Want to know how to make candles burn longer? We know just how to do that. Here you'll find clever money-saving ideas including over 50 ways to use a Sponge Daddy, how to make your own storage organizers, tips for making your own foaming soap refills, and tons of other great money-saving household tips.
I’ve always wanted a bidet toilet… I finally got one. Hubby installed the DIY Superior Bidet attachment, and our rear ends have never been cleaner! To help you decide if a bathroom bidet makes sense for your family, read through my list of pros & cons of an add-on bidet first.
Poo Pouri is a GREAT poop spray! I’ll never buy traditional bathroom sprays again – because it’s so much more effective to use a toilet spray than an aerosol bathroom deodorizer. Here’s how to combine essential oIls & water to make your own homemade Poo Pourri recipe. The original Poopouri before you go toilet spray makes a great gift, but this homemade poo spray is what I keep in each of the bathrooms in my home.
The Scrub Daddy sponge, a popular kitchen scrubber, gets SOFT in hot water and HARD in cold water. Plus it doesn’t hold onto food & odors. Lots of fun uses here!
Window fogging in our house was driving me crazy – until I found the humidity levels in our home were too high. A dehumidifier and some Damp Rid turned out to be the best window condensation fix!
Should you buy a house or rent one? The hidden costs of home ownership were eye-opening to me when I bought my first home. Read this before buying a house.
Buying a home warranty or appliance warranty to protect the systems & appliances in your house? Our friends rave about theirs! I’ve listed the pros & cons.
I tried 3 chemical-free cleaning products: A Dishwasher Disk and Laundry Balls that each use bio ceramic cleaning beads instead of harsh detergents. Also, scented dryer balls.
These are some of the best ideas I’ve seen for getting organized without spending a dime! I’ve added my 2-cents to each of these DIY storage organizers, and added a few new related DIY ideas of my own. The result: the best repurposing tips to help you get organized… for FREE!
I used to spend a fortune on those foaming soap dispensers filled with Dawn dishwashing soap! Not any more. Now I refill those pump bottles with my own homemade foaming soap. Here’s how to make foaming soap. Plus, how to make your foaming soap bottles look much more attractive on your kitchen counter!
Doorstops are easy to make. Here are photos of all the different door stops I’ve made, plus a few unique things that fit perfectly under doors and make great doorstops! Also, photos of the most unique door stops you can buy.
Here are 5 home recipes to make your own natural fabric softener, plus 3 great tips for removing static cling in the dryer, and 4 ways to remove static cling on clothes as you’re wearing them!
Here’s everything you need to know in order to make out like a bandit and find the best bargains at yard sales!
Tankless water heaters cost 3 times more than conventional hot water heaters to buy and install, so you’re probably wondering if they are really worth it or not. Following are the pros & cons and details about the cost and installation of tankless water heaters.
It’s important to have a detailed inventory of all your belongings in the event of a natural disaster, accident, or theft. The best way to create and maintain your personal inventory is to use a reputable home inventory program like these FREE ones.
Home warranties are NOT homeowners insurance. Nor are they any form of a guarantee. If you’re thinking of including a home warranty in your home sale, or if you’re thinking of purchasing an aftermarket home warranty for your own protection as you transition into your new home, here are a few things to consider.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of hiring a handyman for household repairs.
If you’re not using your inground swimming as much as you once did, a pool Deckover puts an end to costly pool maintenance and gives you lots more usable living space in your backyard. Here are examples, costs, as well as pros & cons.
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.
Here are our best garage & yard sale tips to help you find the best bargains at rock-bottom prices! Included are: the best free online yard sale map sites to help you plan your route, tips for finding the lowest prices on the best items, and how to haggle.
Most power strip surge protectors provide the minimum level of protection for everyday household items. But is that really enough protection for your home electronics and appliances? Are power strips the best way to protect your things from lightning strikes and sudden jolts of electricity? The fact is, you might want to consider a whole house surge protector. Here’s why.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale takes place each August and runs 654 miles along Highway 127 from Alabama to Kentucky. However, the ‘world’s largest’ yard sale isn’t the ONLY really big, really cool yard sale in America! Here are some of the best and biggest yard sales across the country…
As a professional house cleaner, I’ve whittled my best speed cleaning tips down to 7. Hopefully, these tips will help you get your cleaning chores done quickly, while still doing a good job.
If you rent an apartment, or a house, then you’re probably wondering if you should buy renters insurance or not. So, who really needs to buy renter’s insurance? Here’s what you need to know about insurance for renters.
In the end, doing everything yourself will usually cost more — in terms of money, wasted time, and errors due to inexperience. Tackling too many DIY projects will also cost you in terms of the amount of time you could have spent with your family and the time you could have spent taking care of yourself.