Why You Should Always Trim Candle Wicks Before Lighting

Here’s why the simple step of trimming a candle’s wick before lighting will help you maximize the life of your candles. The winter holidays could also be called the candle holidays. About one-third of all candle sales (which, in the U.S., total about $3 billion annually) occur during Christmastime, according to the National Candle Association. That means $1…

11 Tools Every New Homeowner Needs

It’s a series of feelings familiar to more than one new homeowner: joy, freedom, pride….and a growing sense of impending doom. First time homeowners are often overwhelmed with the new freedoms and responsibilities that come with owning a property. Suddenly there are so many things to worry about that weren’t your concern while you were…

12 Home Renovation Budget Tips

A home renovation project can increase the value of your home, but it can quickly spiral out-of-control if you’re not careful. Here are 12 things to keep in mind when determining your home renovation budget. Have a Plan Having a plan, and sticking to it as much as possible, is one of the most important…

How to Pack for a Move: A Complete Checklist

One of the most stressful aspects of moving is packing. When considering how to pack for a move, a smart approach is first to gather the moving supplies you’ll need and then systematically go room-by-room until the job is done. Follow the checklist for moving to make the process more manageable and creates less stress.…

11 of the Best Home Décor Accounts on Instagram

These 11 Instagrammers will inspire you and make sure you’re up on the latest home décor trends. @em_henderson Emily Henderson is a TV personality and founder of a daily style blog. Her Instagram page features eye-catching decor styles for every room, including this living room shot from photographer Mike Kelley which highlights flea market finds. “When you’re on…