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8 Easy and Affordable Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home. That’s because for many families, it’s where you spend most of your time – whether it’s preparing meals, doing homework or chatting over a cup of coffee. Kitchens are not just for cooking anymore. With the increasing busyness of family life and the popularity of open concept floor plans, the kitchen has slowly...

7 Smart and Stylish Ideas for Your Mudroom

The mudroom is one place in your home where you can excuse a bit of a mess. After all, the word “mud” is in the name, right? It’s true that there’s nothing glamorous about corralling your family’s shoes, coats and backpacks. But just because the mudroom serves as a transition between your home and the messiness of the outdoors doesn’t mean it has to be...

How to Freeze Your Credit (and When You Might Need To)

If you’re like most Americans, you probably rely on the internet to do everything from buying birthday presents and booking vacations to managing your bank account and paying bills. But for every transaction you make, you’re trusting a company with some type of personal information. And even if you’re not making purchases online yourself, most corporate systems are still connected to the internet. All this...

How to Protect and Preserve your Family Photos

As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially true when it comes to your collection of family photos. We take photos to capture the most significant milestones in our lives. Whether it’s your wedding day, the birth of a child or their high school graduation, pictures can take us back to a moment in time – even as...

What’s a Home Inventory, and Why Do I Need One?

What if you were asked to make a list of everything inside your home from memory? Chances are, you’d end up forgetting a thing or two... right? Well, if you ever have to file a homeowners insurance claim after a fire or major disaster, you could be asked to do just that. That’s why you need a home inventory. A home inventory is exactly what...