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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Prepping: Need a New Kitchen in 2016?

For 2016, I'm introducing an ongoing series we'll call 'Prepping!' In a single segment, or series, we'll take on a subject related to your home - like 'prepping for a new kitchen' or 'prepping for ...


How to Stop Putting Things Off at Work

(TNS)—The fun of the holidays is over and most of us are back at work, hoping to focus on new goals. ...


Warren Buffett’s 5 Reasons to Never Retire

(TNS)—Many people dream of the day when they can finally quit working and enjoy retirement. But to Warren Buffett, retirement “is not my idea of living,” he has says. ...


5 Healthy Home Habits to Start in 2016

(TNS)—It’s the time of year when we’re inundated with articles on how to be healthy, start good-for-you habits and dump the bad ones. But, what about giving some attention to another major investment in your life—your home. ...


High-End ‘Super Dorms’ Find Home in Chicago’s Loop

(TNS)—The Spartan college dorm is out. The luxury student apartment is in. ...


‘Apodments’ Look to Solve Affordable Housing Conundrum

Millennials are drawn to the bright lights of big cities, but with a re-imagined take on the apartment, that city could be on the West Coast today, and the East Coast tomorrow. ...


Living Smart: How to Keep that Holiday Sparkle

(TNS)—We’ve spent the past several weeks (dare I say, months?) celebrating the holidays with friends and family amongst twinkling lights, glittering ornaments and beautifully wrapped packages. But now that the parties are over, how can we maintain that bright décor ...


Where’s America Moving? Oregon Named Top Moving Destination of 2015

For the third consecutive year, Oregon holds on to the No. 1 spot as "Top Moving Destination," as Americans continue to pack up and head West and South. Those are the results of United Van Lines' 39th Annual National Movers ...


11½ Ways to be a More Congenial Air Traveler

(TNS)—Recently I travelled via airplane. As is often the case, my seatmate didn't acknowledge my existence with so much as a nod or a wan smile, but he did manage to nod off on my shoulder for 30 or so minutes before ...


How to Make Your Best Bucket List Ever for 2016

(TNS)—A new year is a great time to evaluate, plot, dream. Maybe it’s a resolution to become more health-conscious, planning a trip you’ve always wanted to take, starting a vegetable garden or entering a poetry slam. ...


8 Essential Tips for Winterizing Your Home

The snow is falling, the fire is roaring and all your daily worries begin to melt away as you sip on a piping hot cup of tea. This is probably what you’d like to be doing during a winter storm, but things like ...


5 Rules to Follow When You Want to Lose Weight

Nutritionists tell us that slow and steady is the best strategy for losing weight – and that following five simple rules can help us lose weight safely while staying fit and avoiding undue hunger. ...


7 Reasons to Go to a Dollar Store before Christmas

For careful shoppers, there are bargains to be found all year long at the dollar store. But with the huge expense of the holiday season, point out Kiplinger’s consumer editors, there are more reasons than ever to shop these bargain meccas. ...


Tips for Better Air Quality in a Winter-Tight House

(TNS)—I just replaced the furnace filter—every six months, as directed by the professional who visits to fine-tune it periodically. ...


Signs That Your Home May be Less Insulated than You Think

Keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter is something every homeowner strives to do. The good news is you don’t need a Ph.D. to create a comfortable living space. What you need is a ...


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