• Home and Lifestyle

    Spring Cleaning Tips + Printable Checklist!

    As soon as you get your first hints of warmer weather, and fresh air makes its way back into your home, you’re likely to get the urge to do some spring cleaning. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when faced with the prospect of deep cleaning your home from top to bottom, so here are some tips to help you break up the work and stay on task. Have a Plan Take a look around your home to identify what areas need the most help. Are there rooms that get more use and abuse? Are there areas that you tend to skip during your routine cleaning? Prioritize and break up the…

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    Home Design With Pets In Mind

    According to recent statistics about 67% of U.S. households own a pet – that’s around 85 million homes! It’s no secret that we love our furry family members. In fact, a 2017 study found that 33% of Millennial home buyers were looking to purchase a home because they already owned a dog, or were planning to add one to their family. This outranked marriage (at 25%) and children (at 19%) as the main reason these home shoppers were looking to buy. It’s not that surprising then, that home design for pets has become a thriving industry. From numerous pet-decor themed Pinterest boards, to best selling books on “Catification”, home owners…

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    Cold Weather Home Maintenance Tips

    Winter in Southern Wisconsin seems to have arrived with a bang this year, and our homes are working overtime to shield us from the elements. Make sure you’re taking precautions to keep you and your home safe while we weather winter’s worst (and dream of Spring). Safety First Space Heaters – Make sure you have a newer model with an auto-shut off button on the bottom to prevent fires if it is tipped over by a pet or child. Keep space heaters a safe distance from furniture, drapes, or other flammable materials, and do not run them near water (like the bath tub). Never leave a running space heater unattended. Generators –…