Considering a Fixer-Upper? Think About These Things First


by Tip Hero David Glenn A property that requires renovations is known as a fixer-upper. For many owners, this purchase has several advantages. In some cases, this type of property can offer an excellent investment opportunity. However, buying a fixer-upper can have a few disadvantages as well. There are instances when renovations can cost more ... read more

7 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Dish Soap


Dish soap may be sitting by your kitchen sink, ready to go battle with dirty dishes, but there are many other things in your home that could benefit from the magical powers of dish soap. Let’s take a look at 7 unexpected ways to use this stuff: Eliminate Grease Stains: remove grease stains from clothing, ... read more

Unexpected Secret Weapon That Makes Stainless Steel Shine


Having trouble getting your stainless steel appliances (specifically your sink) to shine without the aid of store-bought cleaners? Try this easy trick from Apartment Therapy that will make your appliances look like new for just a few pennies: After cleaning your sink with a paste of baking soda and warm water, dry the sink out ... read more

How to Sharpen a Knife with a Coffee Mug


Dull knives may seem less dangerous than sharp ones, but that’s far from the truth. When we use dull knives, we have to exert more pressure to cut food, and the resistance of the food can easily cause that dull knife to go out of control. So when you’re using knives in the kitchen, you ... read more

Your Ultimate Guide to Pest Control in Your Home


Creepy crawlies in your home or garden are never pleasant to deal with. But whether you’ve got spiders, ants, fruit flies or cockroaches, you don’t have to buy pricey pest control products to tame your problem. Check out this awesome infographic we found over at Part Select that has some excellent ideas for DIY pest ... read more

7 Ways To Save Money On Family Portraits


by Tip Hero Damian Wolf   Kids grow up quickly, and before you know it, they’re too busy to sit still for a professional family portrait. It can be difficult to find the time and money to have your family’s portrait taken professionally, but the ends justify the means when you have a series of ... read more

Avoid These Common Mistakes in Your Next Home Improvement Project


by Tip Hero Robert Cordray Keeping up with home improvement projects isn’t just an essential part of your weekend to-do list, it’s also integral in maintaining and improving your investment in your home’s equity. In this day of big warehouse home stores and ready access to information and tutorials, it’s become increasingly common for homeowners ... read more

6 Moving Hacks to Make Your Life So Much Easier


Moving is a pain in the butt, there’s no doubt about that. But there are lots of tricks that you can try to ease the stress and make moving a whole lot easier. Take a look at some tips you’ll want to have in your back pocket the next time you face a move: Thanks ... read more

10 Brilliant Cleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Cleaning


So we already knew about microwaving a sponge to clean it and cleaning a coffee grinder with rice, but there are a lot of ideas in this video that we hadn’t heard before. For example, did you realize that a helium balloon could help you clear out cobwebs? Or that cola and aluminum foil and ... read more

Genius Freezer Trick You’ll Need the Next Time You Go on Vacation


When you go away on vacation or for business and leave your house unoccupied, it’s pretty difficult to know what’s going on at home unless you have someone checking up on things. And not knowing what’s going on can have dangerous repercussions. For example, what if your home lost power for a while and all ... read more