Author: Nate Laible
Your Hand Tool Starter Kit
Squeaky steps, loose screws, and dripping faucets can seem overwhelming at times, but you don’t always have to call a handyman when things go awry in your home. Being prepared by having some basic tools on hand can make these tasks go from overwhelming to completely doable. Have the confidence to fix that leaky faucet […]
Bedroom & Closet Organization
Cluttered closets and unorganized bedrooms have you feeling the need to throw out everything you own? It’s okay, we’ve all been there—but before you go that far, there are several low-cost and low-effort tactics you can use to take advantage of unused space and leave you feeling organized! Check out these handy tips and tricks […]
Protecting Your Outdoor Wood Furniture
The backyard is an extension of our home where we all love to enjoy and entertain, but it doesn’t take long for the elements to take a toll on our outdoor furniture. From a small wood sign to a swing set or large gazebo, it’s important to protect woods from all the outdoor elements. Don’t […]
Snow Removal Best Practices
Whether you dread the days that you have to scoop your walk, or you eagerly accept the endeavor, there are many helpful guidelines to make the task safe, easier, and more enjoyable. From when to start scooping down to the right kind of shovel to use, check those guidelines out here.
Is Your House Ready for your Holiday Light Show?
It’s nearing the most wonderful—ly lit—time of the year! If you’re anything like us, counting down the days before we get to untangle that glorious mess of lights, extension cords, and more gives us all of the excitement (and dread) of decorating for Christmas. If you consider plugging a certain number of strings of lights […]
Eggshells and Coffee Grounds in your Garbage Disposal? Don’t do it!
Garbage disposal systems make light work of cleaning up after messy meal preparation. And while this handy kitchen tool helps dispose of things like fruit and vegetable peelings, crumbs, and other food discardings, placing eggshells and coffee grounds in a garbage disposal can actually be detrimental to your equipment. (Don’t feel too bad—we’ve all […]
Making the Most of Garage Storage
The garage can be a must-need space for organization and storage, but it can easily become the place to ‘just put things’ when you don’t always want them visible in the house. If you’re anything like us, and find yourself constantly on the search for things you “just know are in here somewhere…”, check out […]
Tips for Leaf Cleanup
Autumn brings weather prime for cozy outdoor evenings spent around the fire. With the changing temperatures, though, it won’t take long for your backyard to be blanketed with fallen leaves. Do you choose to wait until everything drops before beginning the task of raking, or are you ready with tools in-hand by the time the […]
Cleaning Window Screens
Fingerprints, grime, and occasional splashes make it easier to remember to clean windows—but how often do you clean the screens? It’s not always at the top of our list like the panes themselves, but window screens can actually accumulate a whole lot more dirt and dust than we might like to think. Many of us […]
Keep Your Yard Mosquito-Free
Don’t let the hum of mosquitoes ruin the last weeks of summer in your back yard! Mosquitoes can ruin a perfectly-planned summer evening pretty quickly when you suddenly feel like part of the spread of food on the picnic table… Take advantage of these last dog days of summer and get to barbecuing, lounging around […]