Successfully Caring for Orchids is Easier Than You May Think
Top 5 Birthday Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything
(StatePoint) Some people shy away from orchids because they appear fragile, but mostly these gorgeous plants are just misunderstood.
Reduce Your Risk of Falling by Taking These Simple Steps
(StatePoint) We all have someone who has more than enough clothes, jewelry, artwork and overall “stuff,” that you just don’t know where to begin finding a gift they’ll need or want. The next time you need to come up with a clever birthday gift idea for them, try one of the following categories:
Hate Bugs? Here’s How to to Remove the Ick-Factor From Your Home
(StatePoint) A fall can result in unwanted outcomes, including injury, loss of independence, and a decreased ability to do the things that are most important to you or a loved one.
Keep Your Laundry Looking and Smelling Great All Summer Long
(StatePoint) Hate bugs? You’re not alone. Nearly seven in 10 Americans can’t sleep if they know there’s an insect in the room, according to a recent survey conducted by OnePoll for Zevo. The same poll also found that two in three Americans would give up a month’s pay to not deal with bugs!
Still Cooking With Gas or Electric? A Case for Induction Cooking
(StatePoint) Never underestimate the power of scent. When you first open that dryer door or pull a warm, freshly laundered shirt over your head, you feel good, confident, clean and ready to face the day. You might not consciously think it, but you feel it. But in summer, long days outdoors result in frequent clothing changes and towel usage, creating “loads” more smelly laundry than usual.
What to Know When Updating Your Home’s Siding
(StatePoint) The best kitchen updates don’t just enhance the beauty of your space. They allow you to simplify your life, make better choices, and improve your relationship with your kitchen. And who knows? They may even make you a better cook! To that end, you may want to consider trading in your gas or electric cooktop for an induction model. If you’ve been keeping up with the Joneses and haven’t considered induction technology, that’s not surprising. While popular in Europe, adoption in the United States has been slower.
Tips for a Budget-Friendly DIY Home Upgrade
(StatePoint) With climate change spurring an uptick in extreme weather events in recent years, homeowners today know that to keep their property -- and the people in it -- best protected, the siding they select matters.
Is Your HVAC System Ready for Cool Weather?
(StatePoint) As a homeowner, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by necessary renovations and all the things you’d like to accomplish around your property. If your list of updates is long, but your time and budget are strapped, remember, even small changes can make a big impact.
Protect Your Feet When Tackling Home Improvement Projects
(StatePoint) As you enjoy mild autumn weather, take time to ensure your home is equipped to handle the chilly months ahead. Following these steps will mean a more comfortable, energy-efficient winter:
Reduce Your Energy Bills This Fall With These Tips
(StatePoint) Did you know many home and yard projects contain hidden dangers for your feet? The good news though, according to foot and ankle surgeons, is most injuries are avoidable if you take appropriate precautions.
Tips to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard
(Statepoint) The updates you make in fall can prepare your home for the long winter months ahead, helping you stay more comfortable all season while reducing your energy bills and other expenditures. Here are some home improvements to consider, as well as tips and insights for making the most of these upgrades:
Illuminating Ideas for Hanging String Lights in Your Backyard
(StatePoint) Do hummingbirds frequently visit your yard? Would you like them to? There are some important things to know in order to protect the safety and promote the health of these beautiful, vibrant visitors.
3 Ways to Fuse Art and Nature in Your Home
(StatePoint) So, you’ve created the backyard of your dreams and love everything about it -- except that seeing your surroundings can sometimes be a challenge once the sun’s gone down. As the days grow shorter and we head into fall, it’s one of the best times of year to enhance your backyard life at night.
5 Ways to Celebrate Your Love of Music
(StatePoint) Beyond sprucing up your work and living environs, there’s certainly much to love about houseplants, whether it’s the simple act of taking care of something or the fact that some varietals can even improve the air quality in your home (peace lilies, we’re looking at you).
How to Personalize Any Space Using Custom-Designed Wallpaper
(StatePoint) This season, there is no better place to celebrate a love of music than outdoors. Here are five ways to make it happen:
Getting Smart About Your Credit Score
(StatePoint) In case you missed it, wallpaper has made a comeback in the interior design world. This is for good reason. Today, there are literally millions of designs from which to choose. Not only that, new types of wallpaper can make application and removal easier than ever.
5 Stylish Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home
(StatePoint) Good credit opens doors. Not only can it help you secure an affordable loan, but it is also often needed for access to open everyday accounts, such as for your utility services and cell phone. It can help you land a job, boost your chances of securing an apartment, and even improve your dating prospects, according to research.
Top Tips for Homeowners to Prep Financially for Natural Disasters
(StatePoint) Making your dorm room feel like home takes work and planning, but starting with a blank canvas allows you to bring your personality to life! Here are some fun, unique ideas to incorporate style and comfort into your space that you can enjoy while you study, socialize and sleep:
An Affordable Type of Insurance You May Need but Probably Don’t Have
(StatePoint) Climate change is making natural disasters more extreme, from extending the duration of disaster seasons to increasing the intensity of fires, storms and floods. Indeed, the U.S. Geological Survey notes that with increasing global surface temperatures, the intensity of storms will likely increase. The agency also predicts coastal flooding to double in the coming decades.
The Essential Curb Appeal Checklist for Homeowners
(StatePoint) When you start thinking about how to achieve financial security, a few basic things probably come to mind: insurance for your car and home; disability insurance in case you’re injured and can’t work; life insurance to protect your family in case something happens to you. But there’s one important type of financial protection that many people overlook: umbrella insurance.
Prep Your Home, Dorm and Classroom for a New School Year
(StatePoint) Whether you want to boost the value of your home to put it on the market or you want to enhance its beauty and settle in for long-term living, it’s important to keep curb appeal top of mind.
National Study Shows What Homeowners Really Want From Their Roofs
(StatePoint) Many students spent the last school year learning virtually, and now, there are a lot of items on parents’ and teachers’ to-do lists to help get ready for a return to traditional learning this school year. Below are tips to help simplify the transition – at home, in the classroom and in a dorm room.
6 Budget-Friendly Tips to Create a Cozy Outdoor Oasis
(StatePoint) Replacing your roof? Insights from a new nationwide survey may help you better understand the many facets involved in this important decision.
Ask a Lawyer: Do I Still Owe My Landlord for COVID-19 Back Rent?
(StatePoint) With life returning to normal and summer upon us, it’s a good time to focus on creating an outdoor space to enjoy on warm summer evenings. Whether it’s a place for unplugging and relaxing alone or gathering with guests and entertaining, having a spot that you can enjoy well into the fall is key. Below are six tips for turning an average patio, porch or deck into an outdoor oasis.
3 Ways to Protect Your Houseplants From Bugs
(StatePoint) As life begins to return to normal, those who suffered financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic will need to address them, including renters.
Tips to Ease the Stress of Relocating to a New Area
(StatePoint) If you have recently started or expanded a houseplant collection, congratulations! You’ve improved your indoor air quality and have added life and vibrancy to your home. At the same time however, your indoor garden may be attracting bugs that can harm your precious plants and annoy you.
Fuel Safety Tips to Keep People, Pets and Property Safe
(StatePoint) Approximately 35 million Americans move every year. But unlike most times when homeowners largely change addresses within the same city or county, 2020 saw a sharp increase in relocations between 50 to 500 miles away.
How and Where to Add Plants in Your Home
(StatePoint) Following the Colonial Pipeline closure earlier this year, many people panicked.
5 Ideas for Backyard Fun
(StatePoint) So you want to become a plant parent? How do you make sure your new green “baby” will thrive in your home or apartment?
(StatePoint) Whether you’re hosting a get together or just want to keep everyone in your household entertained, it’s the best time of year to take the fun outdoors. Check out these five ideas for backyard fun for people of all ages: