How To Always Be Guest-Ready

Always be guest ready!

We’ve already chatted all about how to prepare your guest room for visitors, and we’re thinking that those tips are definitely going to come in handy this holiday season. Bring on the out-of-towners, we know you’re ready to rock those sleepovers!

But today we want to chat about how you can ALWAYS be guest-ready. We’re not talking overnight guests, instead we want to chat about those people who just like to “pop in” for a “quick drink.” The ones who are “just in the neighborhood” and want to “swing by.” Yep, it’s those last-minute guests who usually have you scrambling, running around like a crazy person, barking orders at your children, and cursing yourself for not visiting the grocery store so you could have a stocked fridge full of goodies.

Moving 101

Really you don’t need much to be ready for those drop-in guests. If you stock up on this small list of supplies, we think you just might earn the title of “Hostess with the Mostess!” Continue reading


10 GENIUS Life Hacks for Moving

Potential Buyers coming over? Quick….

You have to check out these brilliant life hacks that you could quickly and easily  incorporate into your own home! In no time at all, your place will be ready to knock those socks off anyone that comes to check it out!

Remove Pet Hair from your Carpet

Pet Hair and trying to sell your home don’t always go hand-in-hand. Here’s an easy way to get the pet out without actually getting the pet…. out.

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10 Signs It’s Time to Move

HIMYM Cockamouse Pests - Reasons to Move
Unless you’re still living in your parent’s basement (hey, no shame in saving your pennies!) then you’ve probably gone through a moving adventure. Maybe you moved for a new job, a budding relationship, or you were just ready to upgrade to a larger home…no matter the reason, we sincerely hope you didn’t have to move for any of the following reasons.

Here are 10 signs that it may be time to pack up and hit the road.

1. You have a “Monica” Closet…okay, maybe all of your closets are Monica Closets.

Monica Closet
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How To Rock Halloween In Your Neighborhood


I hate to break it to you, but being labeled the “new neighbors” comes with a little bit of pressure. I know you have 5 million other things to worry about in your new home, but if we don’t give you the head’s up & keep it real—you may never know the T-R-U-T-H.

Whether you like it or not, a lot is riding on whether you’re going to graduate into the “we love our new neighbors!” level or quickly detour down the unwanted path of…. “the super weird neighbors”.

Between us, no one wants to be labeled the weird neighbors- no one. We won’t get into the ugly truths of what those weird neighbors are all about (that’s a post for another day), let’s just keep it at this: you stick with us and you won’t have to worry about that daunting future, but more so, a future of welcoming waves and endless opportunity to borrow ingredients you forgot to pick up at the store. You are welcome!
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How Do I Pack a Glass Lampshade?

Packing a Glass Lampshade

Survival Techniques

Packing your typical lampshade requires very few instructions: Use a big enough box. Cushion the inside with packing paper. Write ‘LAMPSHADE’ and ‘TOP LOAD’ all over the outside. There’s really not much more to it.

A glass lampshade, however, requires a much higher level of attention. And whether you’re dealing with an antique Tiffany or someone’s favorite keepsake the objective is the same: Pack it to survive Niagara Falls.

Here are 5 tips for Survival.

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