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When you fire up the barbecue this summer, you’ll want to devote your attention to getting the perfect sear on that steak or grilling those veggies to smoky perfection -- not to mention spending a little time with your guests. Constantly answering the door or having to make a last-minute supermarket run can certainly make hosting a strain (and may possibly even risk your reputation as pitmaster).
Spring is nearly here, and as the balmy days of tank tops and shorts beckon, we’re ready to throw open our doors and windows, get some fresh air and sunshine into our homes, and simply let it all hang out. After being cooped up all winter, it’s about time.
This Valentine’s Day, give your partner a gift that shows them good, old-fashioned romance isn’t dead – it’s just been given a 21st century update. There’s nothing wrong with presenting your significant other with another small velvet box this year, but then again, all that glitters isn’t necessarily gold.
One of the great things about 2021 is that people are giving more thought as to what they put in their bodies – and that doesn’t just go for what’s in a product, but also where it came from.
Folks can debate until the cows come home about which is a better reason for getting a high-efficiency washing machine: saving the earth or saving money. We’re not here to take sides – no matter why you’re looking for an eco-friendly washer, we’ve compiled a list of the best high efficiency washing machines 2021 has to offer.
After gobbling up a leftover turkey sandwich for strength, many of us will set out (or more likely, lumber over to the computer) this Black Friday to further gorge ourselves on some of the year’s best deals on televisions and other nifty gadgets.
If there’s an invention we’re extra thankful for right about now, it’s the smart doorbell. The relatively humble appliance has always been something of a silent (well, except for when it’s ringing) hero, helping connect visitors with hosts even when they’re at not home and assisting with getting packages delivered safely – and keeping them that way. But smart doorbells are coming in especially handy by helping minimize unnecessary face-to-face contact as people embrace the “new normal.”
As the days start to get shorter and school is, at least theoretically, back in session, there are plenty of autumn joys to charm even the most sun-hungry beachgoers – apple cider, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything.
If you find yourself working from home more often these days, there are lots of great reasons to create a dedicated home office space to work out of. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place out of earshot of the kids (and safely out of range of any flying toys), or if you happen to think more clearly if your television isn’t calling to you out of the corner of your eye, a dedicated workspace can provide a huge boost to your productivity.
Texans like things big, and for good reason – bigger is almost always better. But with big things come big responsibilities, especially when it comes to windows. With temperatures pushing (or passing) 100 degrees most days, a naked window in the Texas summertime is – well, it’s an invitation to turn your home into a king-sized sauna. And the larger your windows are, the more heat they allow inside.
It’s remarkable what can be accomplished in just a few hours – depending on who’s the one getting it done. While some of us might be able to struggle assembling a piece of furniture and stare despondently at the scattered pieces, a handyman can install a ceiling fan, paint a room, and assemble that furniture with no sweat. Hey, we’ve all got our strong suits.
Anyone who’s attempted even a minor wintertime remodel knows that warm weather isn’t just an opportunity for outdoor projects. It’s the perfect time to get the kitchen, bedroom, or even basement redone – not least of all because you can escape the dust and noise for a nice walk outside.
This year, Mother’s Day is more meaningful than ever as we realize just how important our loved ones are. It’s a welcome opportunity to show how much you care through a phone call, a gift, or a flower delivery – while respecting social distancing guidelines, of course.
It makes sense that the more time you spend around the house, the more use your household appliances are going to get (maybe with the exception of the treadmill). From the extra loads of laundry to climate control running nonstop, the additional toll can add up, shortening the life of your electronics.
If you’ve suddenly found yourself spending significantly more time at home than usual, there have likely been some adjustments to get used to – and not all of them bad (like changing into your daytime pajamas in the morning, and back into your nighttime pajamas in the evening).