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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


You Don’t Need a Farm or Estate to Justify a Hobby Greenhouse

As many more of us begin gardening to supply our own home-grown fresh food and decorative plants or flowers, the tendency to want to garden year-round, especially in cold or cooler climates is increasing. For ideas, I turned to a recently published ...


8 Cheap and Easy Kitchen Facelifts

If there’s not enough money in the budget to remodel your kitchen, Lowe’s home designers suggest you browse the aisles of your home store for ideas and give the room a whole new look with a few cheap and easy makeover options. ...


Ways to Ease the Burden of College Expenses

(TNS)—College is a large financial undertaking, but with the economy on the rebound more families are willing to shoulder the cost. ...


Living Smart: Ideas to Organize your Pantry Cabinet

(TNS)—The key to a decluttered kitchen starts with pantry organization — but tackling shelf upon shelf of cans, boxes and bags of food can be daunting. ...


Money Tips for Those Expecting

(TNS)—Deciding to have children is one of the most life-altering choices you’ll ever make. Joy, stress, excitement, exhaustion, hundreds of books on how to not screw up, and thousands of bucks to prepare your little one: Your plate is now loaded. Here are ...


6 Ways to Cut $500 from Your Monthly Bills

(TNS)—Surely, you’ve heard advice about cutting discretionary expenses—a daily latte, for example—to save money. It’s true that small savings can add up and provide more wiggle room in your budget. ...


12 Stunning Ways to Repurpose Pallets and Crates in Your Home

Pallets and crates have long been used for packing and shipping, but lately they’ve become the face of a new generation of DIY. They can be repurposed in a number of different, surprising ways that not only are useful, but also quite stylish. ...


Move Over Man Caves, ‘She Sheds’ Are Taking Storm Now

Alright ladies, if you’ve just about had it with the man cave trend that’s been taking the industry by storm the last few years, it’s time to put your foot down and demand your very own space. And no, we’re not talking about ...


10 Ways to Pay off Your Student Loans in a Year

So you’re out of college, drowning in debt and probably wondering, “Was it really worth it?” ...


Deck Decisions: Time and Money-Saving Tips, Basics

In certain parts of the country - clear weather periods in July and August are prime time for deck building, resurfacing and renovations. So this month we'll be bringing you a few different perspectives depending on whether you're just thinking about building ...


5 Tips to Avoid a Delay in Your Home Closing

(TNS)--Avoiding closing day nightmares, such as a long delay or, worse, a canceled home sale, requires complete communication from the day a contract is signed until the house keys are exchanged. ...


Home Warranties Offer Great Benefits to Real Estate Agents, Sellers and Buyers

If there was a magic formula for selling real estate quickly and easily, you can bet every real estate agent would be signing up. Real estate sales affect agents, buyers and sellers one way or another. Although homes need to be in good ...


New, Smarter Light Bulbs Do More than Just Turn On

(TNS)--In the near future, the light bulbs in your house may do a lot more than turn on and off. ...


10 Things Wealthy People Do Every Day

(TNS)--So, what do the well-to-do do daily? That is, besides ask the butler to clear the tablecloth with one of those chrome, crumb-scraper things? ...


How to Get a Co-Signer Released from Private Student Loan

(TNS)--Parents who co-sign for a child’s private student loan can sometimes be released of their legal responsibility for the debt years later. But it’s not always easy to do, according to a new report. ...


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