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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


10 Air Quality Control Tips for Home and Health

Air quality has a direct impact on our health, both in and outside of our homes. While much is being done to improve the air outdoors, maintaining a healthy level of air quality ...


LED Lighting Keeps Shining as Kitchen and Bathroom Fixture

LED lighting is basking in the residential spotlight. ...


Millennials: Here’s How to Save for a Down Payment

(TNS)—Millennials who are paying high rent and making student loan payments might find it daunting to save to buy a house. For some, it’s impossible. Others might be able to do it if they have the discipline to set aside money rather than ...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a…Floating Home?

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Your Place: A Little Fresh Paint Can Help Woo A Homebuyer

(TNS)—I know I talked about painting in a recent column, but that was just about my plans for the exterior of the house this year. ...


Welcome Home, Mutants: The X-Men Mansion Storms the Market

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Add Value to Your Home with This Essential Spring Clean-up Guide

Spring has sprung, which means it’s the perfect time to get the outside of your home in top shape before the summer months. A little sprucing up can go a long way. In fact, a property’s outdoor appeal can help determine peoples’ home buying decisions. While it’s not always necessary ...


How Solar Water Heaters Can Save Your Household Money

A solar home: for most people, this idea conjures images of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels steadily yielding electricity to power their computer, their TV or maybe even an electric car. Though were you aware that there is another type of solar that can ...


5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Today

(TNS)—A great credit score is the key to getting the financing you need. Whether it’s a car loan or a mortgage — the higher your score, the more likely it is that you will qualify for favorable terms on your next loan. ...


There Goes the Neighborhood: Do You Trust the Folks Next Door?

Every now and then, we call on our neighbors for favors. That’s what they’re there for, right? ...


How to Fix Mistakes on Your Tax Return

(TNS)—Although electronic filing has drastically cut down the number of errors when filing tax returns, mistakes can still happen. Whether you e-file or mail your taxes in, it’s not hard to imagine that you might botch your tax return — and not realize ...


10 Tips for Taking Care of Wood Furniture

Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for. ...


How to Choose the Right Vertical Blinds for Your Home

After making the decision to use vertical window blinds in their homes, many people are surprised to learn that the decisions don’t end there. There are plenty of different options to choose from and choosing the right ones for your home is imperative. ...


Commit to Living a Greener, More Sustainable Life this Earth Day

With more than 1 billion people participating in Earth Day activities each year, it’s hard to fathom what we all did on April 22 prior to 1970—the year Senator Gaylord Nelson put into motion a movement that continues to motivate ...


U.S. Extends Limited Reduction of Mortgage Principal for Stressed Homeowners

(TNS)—A top federal regulator on Thursday announced a long-awaited initiative to allow some homeowners facing foreclosure to reduce the principal on their mortgages. ...


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