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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Why Is May the Best Month to Replace Your Mattress?

A good night's sleep is critical to maintain one's best health and well-being. And as sure as spring turns to summer, May brings with it Memorial Day and mattress sales. ...


Tiny House Trend: 6 Style Lessons for Small Spaces

(TNS)—Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders. ...


Prevent Water Problems with These Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring is a time for many people to get organized around the house. Yet, it’s easy to ignore your plumbing when taking care of other household responsibilities. Here are some easy tips to help make sure your plumbing continues to work reliably throughout ...


Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

(TNS)—People tend to lump all debts together, yet they are not all equal. Knowing the distinction between a good debt and a bad one can help you make better financial decisions. ...


Diggin’ In: May Days the Best for Successful Planting

(TNS)—April showers bring May flowers and a month for the best planting time ever. ...


What Do ‘Wetlands’ Have to Do with Your Property?

I have talked a lot about the implications of coastal erosion and other issues of interest to seaside home and property owners. But not enough information is out there for ALL the inland property owners who are, or may be affected by federal ...


Living Smart: 4 Tips to Keep Your Dishwasher from Breaking

(TNS)—Dishwashers are prone to breaking down and even conking out if not maintained correctly. Here are four ways appliance technicians say you can prevent premature dishwasher repairs. ...


6 Ways to Help Your Child Excel in School

It is important for children to feel successful in school at a young age. When children become frustrated and don’t feel successful, their confidence plummets and so does their motivation to succeed in school. Here are some tips to help your child ...


Chew on These Ideas for Successful Gardening with Pets

(TNS)—Safe, friendly gardening with a pet in your household can be a difficult pastime if your yard isn’t set up to handle the wear and tear from a four-footed animal who doesn’t know the difference between your prized petunias and the potty. ...


How to Lock in a Great Mortgage Rate

(TNS)—Mortgage rates fluctuate daily, making it hard to pinpoint the perfect moment to lock. To simplify the mortgage rate-lock decision, keep these things in mind: ...


Keep Moving to Keep Enjoying Life

(TNS)—If you lead a sedentary lifestyle and don’t go out much, it can cause you to feel down. Maybe you want to avoid people, so going to the gym isn’t that appealing, or maybe there just isn’t anyone to play kickball with anymore. ...


How to Design Change and Keep It Positive

(TNS)—Q: My job is fine, my personal life is fine, but I know that I have a tendency to get bored and restless. What can I do to be out in front of that so that I don’t start making bad choices to ...


Financial Strategies to Cover an Early or Unexpected Retirement

(TNS)—Despite a bull market in stocks, two new studies show that retirees and those getting close are bearish about retirement. ...


Living Smart: How Much Does a Swimming Pool Really Cost?

(TNS)--If you’re thinking about adding a swimming pool to your backyard, chances are the cost of the project is a top concern. ...


5 Housing Trends to Watch This Spring

(TNS)--This spring will be a good time to buy or sell a home. But life isn’t perfect, so expect to run into a couple of hurdles, especially if you are a buyer. ...


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