“It’s Groundhog Day, again….”

Break Out of That Seasonal Rut Groundhog Day, the movie starring Bill Murray, has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. In the film, Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, is a bit of a self-centered jerk in the beginning, to say the least. The TV weatherman inexplicably finds himself reliving the same […]

Get That Deposit Back With an Apartment Move out Cleaning Checklist

In the state of Maryland, renters are entitled to receive their security deposit back so long as the apartment is clean and undamaged. In fact, landlords must pay a tenant interest on any security deposit that was higher than $50. In other words, you should get more money back than you initially gave. Getting that deposit […]

Five Ways to Brighten Up Gray Winter Days

It’s January, and another holiday season is behind us. The time has come to un-deck the halls and embrace what comes next: a cold, gray, gloomy Mid-Atlantic winter! Indeed, January is a tough month for a lot of people. In fact, January 24 is actually officially known as “the most depressing day of the year.” […]

Want To Make Your Home Ready For Holiday Guests? Use These 5 Pro Tips!

Many annual holiday traditions are fun and enjoyable, like swapping presents. However, some of them are not, such as cleaning up before having holiday guests. Nearly everyone finds holiday cleaning to be stressful, and a few surveys even show that half of all Americans find this more stressful than anything else about the holidays, including […]

Time for Change

When we change the calendar at the end of this month, we’ll not only be changing over to a new year—we’ll be entering a new decade. I, for one, am pretty psyched about this new decade. For one thing, I’m looking forward to being able to call it “the 20s.” I have a son who […]

How Messy Is Your Car Right Now?

A couple months ago, our family was down one car for a few days and I had to “borrow” “my son’s car.” (I use both terms loosely, because, hello—whose name do you think is on the title to that car? Hint: not my son’s.) After my son “graciously” handed over the keys, I opened the […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Pantry Clean and Organized

It’s no secret that organizing your household takes some work. Many people go to great lengths to make sure that everything’s as streamlined as possible. Your pantry should be no different. Luckily, there’s a handful of organization hacks you can use to help clean things up. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. […]

5 Must-Clean Spots for Fall

Though everyone knows about “spring cleaning”, making sure your home is thoroughly cleaned in the fall is pretty important too. Once the weather cools off, we’ll all be heading inside to get cozy. Snuggling up on the couch will be a lot more pleasant without the dust bunnies. Feeling excited about the upcoming holidays is […]