Author Archives for Courtney Watson

6 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Recycle

September 16, 2015 5:16 pm Published by 1 Comment

Everyone knows what to do with plastic bottles and tin cans, but what about the rest of the junk you throw out on a daily basis? Here are 6 things you didn’t know you could recycle. Trophies. If long-forgotten years of little league (or soccer, or gymnastics, etc.) have taken their toll on your family’s display... View Article

5 Home Projects You Should Never DIY

May 27, 2015 4:40 pm Published by 3 Comments

With the answers to all the DIY questions in the world just a Google search away, it can be easy to think that a couple hours’ research makes you a pro. But there are plenty of home improvement projects that just aren’t worth the danger, no matter how much you might save. Here are 5... View Article

4 Ways to “Remodel” on the Cheap

April 22, 2015 5:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Between the money and time commitment involved, a full-scale remodel sometimes just isn’t practical. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hold off on sprucing up your home.  There are plenty of ways to make a room feel different without breaking the bank, or asking your contractor to move in. Here are 4 suggestions:... View Article

Do Reverse Mortgages Deserve Their Bad Rap?

April 15, 2015 4:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Many people don’t truly understand reverse mortgages before their bank or lender tries to sell them one. It’s important, however, to go into the process educated. Reverse mortgages aren’t mortgages in the traditional sense. Whereas most mortgages involve borrowing money from a bank, they allow you to tap into the equity you have built... View Article

Remove Common Carpet Stains with These Tips

April 1, 2015 4:47 pm Published by 3 Comments

No carpet stays pristine forever. If yours is even a couple years old, odds are pretty good that it already has a few battle scars from its war with reality. First, it’s important to outline the basic removal techniques. When the spill is fresh, blot at it with a cloth or paper towel, working from... View Article