7 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Upsize Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 4/8/17 9:00 AM

You’ve probably been told that the longer you stay in a home, the more financially beneficial homeownership is. But when you’ve been living in your 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home for six years and added two kids and a dog into your household, how long is too long. After all, starter homes are called starter homes for a reason. Here are a few ways to tell it’s time to upsize your home.

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Downsizing Your Home: 5 Tips for Making the Move Into a Smaller House

Posted by Laine Smith on 3/5/17 10:00 AM

The reasons to upsize or downsize a home are as diverse as each individual family circumstance, but one qualm of moving into a smaller home is – what are you going to do with all of your belongings? Whether you’re an empty nester, are downsizing homes for a lower maintenance lifestyle, or evoking a new sense of minimalism, here are a few tips for an easier transition into your smaller home.

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Home Organization: 10 Ways to Tackle a Cluttered Kitchen

Posted by Laine Smith on 2/4/17 10:00 AM

It makes sense that the most used part of the home – the kitchen – often becomes the most cluttered. Kitchen gadgets, small appliances, recipe books and so forth go from being necessities to utter annoyances. Here’s how to tackle a kitchen that is bursting at the seams.

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8 Ways to Tackle Post-Holiday Clutter and Home Organization

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/28/16 9:39 AM

Whether you dismantle your holiday décor on December 26th or January 26th, you may already feel the reality of post-holiday disarray sinking in. There is no better time of year to tackle a cluttered home than right after a season of giving and receiving. Use these tips for an organized home heading into the new year.

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13 Storage Solutions for Every Space in Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 11/9/16 1:57 PM

What’s the one thing it seems all homeowners want more of in their home? Space for all of their belongings. Whether you’re trying to optimize storage in a small home or looking for simple ways to cut down on clutter and get organized, here are several ways to add extra storage spaces to your house.

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6 Steps to Planning & Designing a Perfectly Organized Bedroom Closet

Posted by Laine Smith on 9/21/16 1:21 PM

When you bought your first home, was closet design a determining factor? Probably not. But over time as your wardrobe and organization needs have grown, it’s probably a lot more evident that a single closet rod and shelf just don’t cut it. Here are the steps you need to take to get a handle on your closet organization.


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8 Home Organization Tips for a Low-Stress School Year

Posted by Laine Smith on 9/18/16 10:04 AM

Does back-to-school mean back-to-disarray in your home? If the school year means endless piles of stray papers and stressful mornings, check out these home organization tricks, tips and inspirations for getting your house and school morning routine in order.

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Preparing Your Home for Spring: The Ultimate Guide for an Organized Garage

Posted by Laine Smith on 2/27/16 9:50 AM

If you’re like most homeowners, your garage is probably a little neglected during the winter months. It’s a dumping ground for boots, sleds, snow removal items, ice melt, etc., so keeping it organized is a task.

Organizing pros estimate that only 30 percent of homeowners store their cars in the garage, according to This Old House. If your car has been forced to take the backseat (no pun intended) to other household items, here are some DIY tips for getting your garage back to its original purpose for spring.

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What the Perfect Home Looks Like According to Pinterest

Posted by Laine Smith on 10/16/15 2:33 PM

Pinterest is the modern homeowner's dream. A go-to catalog of thousands of DIY home projects and home designs, many homeowners use Pinterest as their first stop when considering home improvements, renovations, and interior or exterior design. Pinterest recently shared what the most popular home pins were with Tech Insider.

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5 Important Things to Do Before Selling Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 8/24/15 11:19 AM

So you're planning to sell your home. As soon as you begin entertaining the idea of listing, you'll want to get your home in the best condition to sell. To get the best offer in the shortest amount of time, here are some of the most important things to take care of before selling.

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