Choosing A Built-In Microwave Oven: Six Tips To Consider

If you are looking to purchase a new microwave oven for home use, you might want to consider one that can be built-in, either above or beneath your countertop. Not only will a built-in model free up counter space in your kitchen; it provides a sleek and modern look while matching most kitchen decor nicely. When shopping for your new built-in microwave, consider stainless steel materials, as this will offer much durability than some other materials. Read More 

5 Common Mistakes When Making Slipcovers

If you are making your own slipcovers, the most important part of the process will be selecting and treating your fabric before you begin constructing your slipcovers. A well-made slipcover can last a long time, and carefully selected colors and styles of fabric can remain in style. So here are some common mistakes you should try to avoid before you make your slipcovers.  Not Pre-washing Your Fabric  If you are making slipcovers for your furniture that you intend to wash in the future, then the first thing you should do when you get your new fabric is wash it. Read More 

Moving Mistakes That Can Cost You Big And How To Avoid Them

Are you in the process of relocating to a new state or city? Moving is often touted as one of the most stressful life events a person can experience aside from death and divorce. Yet an approximate 43 million Americans relocate each year, which is 4 times as many individuals who choose to visit Disneyland in a year. Sadly, moving mistakes can cost you big if you don't know what to do to avoid them, but the right tips can help. Read More 

3 Ways To Make Your Drapes More Energy Efficient

Did you know that your window treatments can save you money in the winter? It's true. In Salford, England, researchers have a house rigged with monitors and enclosed in a sealed hangar, allowing them to create any weather condition they want and test and measure energy efficiency inside of the house. Among other discoveries, they found that drawing the blinds at dusk reduces heat loss by 13 to 14 percent, and using curtains instead of blinds reduces heat loss by 15 to 17 percent. Read More 

Moving To A New Home When Your Child Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

For families with children, moving to a new home can be stressful enough, but for those families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can be extremely frustrating. Big changes, like moving to a new home, can be a trigger for all kinds of stress and anxiety in an ASD child. Here are some things that you can do before and during the move to help your ASD child cope with the process. Read More