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Rent vs. own: Which is right for you?

If youre thinking of buying your first home, youve probably wrestled with the decision to rent or own your home — and for good reason.Owning a home is a big commitment. With it comes a lot of responsibility and a long-term financial relationship.But which is right for you? To answer that, lets lean into the facts.The improving housing marketGood news! Since the depths of the recession, the housing market has made a heroic comeback. That can be attributed to a... read more
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New year, new you. Be your best, most productive self in 2018

It's a new year, the time people traditionally take a look at what's working in their lives and what could be kicked up a notch. If you could use more productivity and efficiency in your life, you're not alone. Sometimes, it's all anyone can do to make it through the day unscathed, let alone slay every item on...
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Wellness begins at home: 5 tips for a healthier, happier home

From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component to good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment can have a big impact...
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5 tips for speed cleaning your home

What is one of the biggest sources of stress? Its cleaning on a deadline, especially when guests are on their way.But with the right plan in place, even last-minute cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert.In an online survey conducted by Toluna, more than half of respondents admitted that most of...
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4 DIY projects perfect for winter months

Cooler temperatures have arrived. But does that mean it's time to shelve your DIY aspirations for the rest of the year?Hardly.Colder outdoor temperatures may have forced you indoors, but they dont have to mark an end to your DIY pursuits. There is still plenty of work to be done and you can reinvent the rooms inside your home...
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