Making the first move: 5 essential DIY packing tips.

Making the First Move 5 Essential DIY Packing Tips

  Settling into a new home is an exciting and memorable event, but the work required to get there can be overwhelming. Packing and moving are daunting tasks, especially for the first-time mover. Here are 5 essential DIY packing tips to keep in mind.   Getting started.   The first decision is whether or not …

5 easy ways to increase your home’s curbside appeal.

5 easy ways to increase your home's curbside appeal.

Increasing your home’s curbside appeal is one of the best ways for a homeowner to add to its value.   Think of increasing curbside appeal as someone going to a job interview; first impressions go a long way.   Realtors agree that the way your home looks from the street can add thousands to your …

Clear the clutter: Expert tips for garage organization.

Clear the clutter: Expert tips for garage organization.

  Spring is here in full force, your kids are not living in the house any more, and it’s time to stop tripping over tarps, tools and toys in your garage.   It’s time to clear the clutter and get organized for brighter, warmer weather with these expert tips for garage organization.   Measure twice.   …

Dog training basics: How to get a dog used to other dogs.

Sage makes friends.

  When it comes to socializing your dog, the best and probably the only way to get your dog used to other dogs, is to actually place it in the company of other dogs as frequently as possible.   Socializing your dog shouldn’t just be limited to other dogs. The same is true to ensure a good …

The truth be told: An open letter to our kids on our 25th anniversary.

Blythe's Fishing

  Every anniversary is special and celebrated. After all, we made it through another year!   To make a marriage work takes hard work, compromise and compassion. We work hard every day to be there for the other in support and love – and that will never change.   We so love to hear you …

First summer in your new house? 4 money and energy saving tips.

4 money and energy saving tips.

  One of the most common challenges first-time homeowners face is keeping their homes comfortable during the summer, and these tips can help you achieve energy savings even with the air conditioner running.   Air conditioners use a good deal of energy, but you can lower the cost without adjusting the thermostat down.   Follow the …

5 best kept secrets for successfully selling your home.

5 best kept secrets for selling your home.

  If you plan on selling your home, there are certain “trade secrets” you should know which will help you effectively “close the deal,” as opposed to just bringing in a broker to sell your house for you and leaving it at that.   The sale hides in the details, and attention to the special little …