The quality and quantity of sleep we get each night makes a big difference in our day-to-day because better sleep means a healthier, happier lifestyle. And assuming you’re one of the 63% of Americans who identify as a “side sleeper,” the most important thing you can do is find the best mattress for side sleepers.
We have carefully researched side sleeper mattresses (including the best memory foam mattress for side sleepers) and compiled a list of those that may work best for you.
The Top 5 Be...
What do maggots look like?
Maggots are baby flies or the larval stage of a fly. They are conically shaped and often a grey or creamy white color. It is hard to differentiate the species of flies from their maggots, but if this is your goal, the University of Kentucky has put together a guide to recognizing larval types. Most maggots found in or around the home are from the common housefly or bluebottle fly.
Maggots are burrowers with their head-end being the more pointed end for digging in. D...
Moving to a new home may mean leaving behind a well-worked garden. The bright side is that you now have the opportunity to make the new yard all your own. Many people think of gardening as live goods — finding those just-right plants to create visual harmony. But that isn’t the only part of landscaping: There are also hard goods to give your yard the lines and borders to create flowing movement. That’s where landscape edging comes in.
One of the important parts of creating a garden is definin...
A garage door is an extension of your home. You want it to flow with the rest of your exterior, especially if the garage connects to the main portion of your house. Thankfully, painting a garage door can be an easy DIY job.
Finding the right garage door paint, prepping your garage door, and making the final result look great is all within reach — even if you’re not a professional. If you are a new homeowner, painting your garage door can make your home feel more like you. Follow the guide bel...
Soaking up suds in the bathtub is one of life’s little pleasures… unless you haven’t cleaned your bathtub in a while. Whether you enjoy baths daily or annually, Learning how to clean a tub can keep your bath looking as fresh as you feel when you come out of it.
You may be wondering why you have to clean a bathtub — doesn’t it stay clean because there is always soap and water flowing around in it? Not exactly. Here’s why it’s smart to learn how to clean your bathtub regularly, along with a ste...
Mildew and mold are a pervasive problem in peoples’ homes—and many may not know the difference between the two. Being able to tell the difference between mildew and mold is one of the most critical aspects of battling the respective problems. This article explains how to differentiate mildew and mold based on their appearances, where they grow, and what they do—as well as how to get rid of them.
Slimy or fuzzy
Headaches; Respiratory Pr...
When doing regular home cleanings, you probably focus on vacuuming and dusting and scrubbing your bathroom and kitchen. Cleaning painted walls, however, may be forgotten. While they might not appear to be very dirty, grime from little hands, dogs bumping into them, and just general dust and grit goes unnoticed as it layers up.
What is a home construction loan?
A home construction loan is a short-term loan used for financing a new home build or a real estate project on an existing property. These are often referred to as self-build loans.
Home construction loans cover specific projects, and borrowers typically use them for real estate improvement or new builds. This article lays out how construction loans work, from the beginning process of applying to how they are dispersed and used.
How do construction loans work?...
We all love to camp here: setting up the tent, cooking around the fireplace.
However, which of us really likes to scrape out food gunk from our camping cookware?
Our wager would be nobody.
How do you make the cleaning process easier? May there be a way to avoid it entirely?
We have come to your rescue with our cleaning guide below, including some avoidance tactics.
How to Remove Burnt Food from Camping Cookware?
In order to help you out further, this first short guide is specifically for remo...
The world moves like a pendulum, swinging back and forth between trends. The last hundred years have seen us swinging towards technology, towards synthetic processing and the idea that “new is always better”.
Now, western culture is starting to see another shift. As screen addiction becomes more and more prevalent, we are losing age-old methods of being able to take care of ourselves, basically of survival. In today’s turbulent world, there are growing groups of people working to instigate th...
For many people, their home is their happy place, a haven. When life gets hard, it’s the place to come back to, that allows you to relax.
If your home starts to feel like it’s grating on you, bothering you and not letting you relax, it might be worth looking into.
Whether it is because of the home itself, your own habits, or just a vital part of the formula to tranquility, we have got some tips for you on how to achieve a peaceful home.
1. Color Palette
It’s never too late to change some thin...
As kids grow up, parents may find it hard to let go. They may become more and more protective as the kids want to go out more and more into the big, dangerous world. However, many families don’t realize that some of the most dangerous areas can be found within their own home.
From unprotected outlets to dangerous items or chemicals that aren’t stored properly, there are many things around the home that can be harmful. It isn’t just a concern for children either. As people grow older, they may...
“Ecotourism” is one of the newer trending terms as tourism continues to increase around the world. For some, it helps to make them feel better about the impact that they may be having on the area that they go to, while for others it serves to give them the feeling that they are enjoying nature. However, the term can be deceiving, as the Filipino government came to find as new task forces under the guidance of President Rodrigo Duterte began to investigate the most popular tourist destinations...
The minimalist movement might not be for everyone, but there are times when everyone looks around at their home and thinks “How have I ended up with so much stuff?”
People tend to fill whatever space they inhabit, even if they don’t mean to. Oftentimes, after living in a place for a couple of years, you turn around and it hits you. You are surrounded by clutter!
How to Declutter your Home – A Step by Step Guide
Five Ways to Identify Clutter:
1. Unidentified stress at home
Oftentimes, our home...
In many areas of the world, gardening has become a hobby that people maintain all year long. However, people living in the parts of the world that have long, hard winters often believe that this can’t be the same for them. Now, with the help of smaller, portable greenhouses made for personal use are changing that.
Before, greenhouses were thought to be very large structures used by commercial companies to grow vast amounts of plants in a season. This has changed as hobby farms began to spring...