Month: August 2012

Tips for a sustainable school year

Many of us are trying to live more sustainable lifestyles by wasting less, recycling more, and purchasing products made with recycled materials. What about our kids at school? Does back-to-school shopping - which doesn’t really end when the kids ...

Improving the health of your lawn

(HIB) - Let’s face it: When you live in the suburbs, a healthy, well-kept lawn is a must. Before anyone even steps into your house, it’s your front lawn that makes the first impression of your home. So what’s something that can help k...

How to create the perfect outdoor space

(HIB) - Comfortable spaces don’t need to be constrained by four walls, and an outdoor entertaining area can quickly become the most important “room” of your home. You aren’t alone if your porch or patio looks outdated and drab. ...

Six time-saving kitchen tools

(HIB) – Our lives are busier today than ever before. Trying to balance the demands of work and home life is no easy feat. At home, day-to-day chores like cooking and cleaning easily chip away at precious time that could be better spent on a littl...

How to tackle household chores quickly this fall

(HIB) - As fall approaches, the daylight hours are dwindling, kids are headed back to school, and the lazy days of summer will soon be long forgotten. As you establish new routines, it seems like there are 10 additional tasks to handle each day, and cl...

Working home organization back into the routine

(HIB) - The start of fall means lots of things: changing colors, football season and, for families across the country, back-to-school time. After a summer of carefree living, long days and relaxation, changing gears from fun and sun to homework and spo...

Tips and ideas for a hot autumn vacation

(HIB) - With summer again fading into fall, all around you people are prepping for the back-to-school season and even gearing up for the coming winter holidays. But who says you have to give up all the fun of summer just yet? Fall is a great time to in...