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If you feel like you’re being drenched by utility bills, you may be looking for ways to cut your monthly costs. While utilities like internet and cable TV may seem like obvious targets, your water bill can also run much higher than necessary. Missing water bill payments could also eventually hurt your credit score. While most utilities don’t report on-time payments to the credit bureaus, many will report accounts that have gone into default or collections, which will cause your scores to take a hit. The... read more
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Advice for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 26, 2019 in  Home & Garden
Unlike us humans, our gardens don't have the luxury of air conditioning on scorching summer days. To keep plants perky, focus on these five key factors, and then consult our basic tips to find out when your plants have met their match – or just need a little extra love.1. Pruning Perennials: Most perennials bloom for a four- to eight-week period, but deadheading (pruning dead flowers) can help promote a second set of blooms. Since a plant’s goal is to produce more seeds, pruning dying flowers ... read more
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3 Important Tips for Welcoming Home Your Newly Adopted Dog

Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 28, 2019 in  Dogs  Pet Adoption  Pets
Bringing home your newly adopted dog is always an adjustment for everyone involved. It’s exciting and it’s only normal for you to have concerns about your new pet’s transition into life at home.Here are 3 important tips to help you welcome your new family member into your home.  1. Do Your ResearchPrior to your new dog arriving at your home, plan out how you will train your pet and make sure all of your family members are on the same page. Providing positive reinforcement techniques... read more
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We’ve all dealt with it–the gross and off-putting stench that seeps from the washer. Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the gross smells. It is easy to forget about washing your washer. But the reality is the washer does get dirty and consequently smelly. What’s worse is that the smell, which is typically musty in character with hidden notes of dirt, can also permeate through your clothing. Gross! Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the yucky od... read more
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3 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal Easily

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 12, 2019 in  Curb Appeal
Whether or not you are thinking about selling your home, summertime is a great time for home maintenance and making small adjustments. When it comes to curb appeal, a little bit of work can go a long way. If you are looking to make a big impact on your curb appeal, but don’t want to spend endless days or an excessive amount of money on projects, try these 3 tips.#1 Paint Accent AreasPainting your entire house can be time consuming, messy, and expensive. However, focusing on accent areas such as trim, doors, a... read more
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