Katy Schamberger Articles by: Katy Schamberger

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Summer is a prime time for traveling. And while you’re packing and preparing, we suggest taking some time to make sure your home is protected while you’re away.

How to Garden in the Fall and Prep for Winter

How to Garden in the Fall and Prep for Winter

When the temperature drops you can still reap the benefits of healthy vegetables and prepare your garden to survive winter

Whip Up A Batch Of DIY Laundry Detergent

Whip Up A Batch Of DIY Laundry Detergent

If you’re concerned with the chemicals in over the counter laundry detergent then consider making your own.

How To Protect Your Home During An Ice Storm

How To Protect Your Home During An Ice Storm

Now that winter weather is here, you may find yourself in the midst of an ice storm. Besides creating incredibly hazardous driving conditions, ice storms are also dangerous because it doesn’t take much ice accumulation to bring down tree branches, power lines and cause other damage to property. Although you […]

How To Remove Christmas Tree Sap From Your Carpet

How To Remove Christmas Tree Sap From Your Carpet

Christmas tree sap can damage carpet. Here’s how to clean it.

How To Care For a Real Christmas Tree

How To Care For a Real Christmas Tree

Nothing beats a real Christmas Tree but it takes special care to make sure the tree lasts as long as possible.

Need A Weekend Project? Create A Desktop Chalkboard Panel

Need A Weekend Project? Create A Desktop Chalkboard Panel

Creating a perfectly functional workspace can take some time. It all starts with the desk, which provides the surface and space you need to be productive and/or creative. If you’re like me, you might keep a notepad nearby to jot ideas, reminders and the occasional doodle. Instead of paper, however, […]

Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety Tips

Turkey Day is almost upon us (hurray!) And with so much activity in the kitchen, now is a great time to review some safety tips to make sure you have an injury- and crisis-free holiday. After all, you have more pressing things to worry about, such as cooking the perfect […]

The Creepiest Things Discovered In A New Home

The Creepiest Things Discovered In A New Home

So you’ve moved into a new home. It’s pristine, it’s perfect — it’s the home of your dreams, right? Not exactly–at least, not for the six homeowners featured in a “6 Creepiest Things Discovered By New Homeowners” round-up published on Cracked.com. As soon as I saw that headline pop up […]

DIY Projects That Require A Permit

DIY Projects That Require A Permit

You’ve assembled your tools and materials and are ready to get started on your latest DIY project. Here’s the catch — do you need a permit? Having one not only ensures you’ve gone through the proper channels–it also provides necessary documentation that you’ll need to provide when selling your house, […]

Cool Kitchen Find: A Cheese Grater Chandelier

Cool Kitchen Find: A Cheese Grater Chandelier

Restaurants are great places in which to get bursts of inspiration for your own kitchen. You may not necessarily replicate the inventive idea, but maybe it sparks another project that adds a similar functionality or aesthetic to your own kitchen space. When we saw the cheese grater chandelier featured on […]

Are Your Trees Safe?

Are Your Trees Safe?

Falling trees are frightening — and worse, they pose a safety risk not only to your property, but to you and your family, too. Although you can’t predict storm damage, you can examine the trees on your property and determine if they pose a higher safety risk than others. Jennifer […]

Green Planet Paints’ Remarkable Claim

Green Planet Paints’ Remarkable Claim

We’re always on the lookout for new products — and when they’re eco-friendly, we consider that a bonus. So when we stumbled across Green Planet Paints, we were intrigued by the claim on their website. Green Planet Paints are all-natural, plant-based interior paints that are so safe the company claims […]

How To Store Your Mower For The Season

How To Store Your Mower For The Season

If you haven’t already stored your lawnmower for the season, you’re likely preparing to say farewell to this weekly chore until warmer temperatures return. Before you stash your mower, there are several things you can do to help keep the machine in prime condition during its off months — and […]

Our Halloween Hall Of Fame: Best Seasonal Projects

Our Halloween Hall Of Fame: Best Seasonal Projects

As we head into the weekend for Halloween, now’s the time to make sure your house is fully decked out for any spooky festivities. And for those of you on the East Coast, you’ll likely want to find some fun indoor projects to tackle as the first snowstorm of the […]

Make These Two Small Changes And Save Big On Energy

Make These Two Small Changes And Save Big On Energy

Colder months typically bring increased concerns about energy costs, which can vary widely depending on your heating source. The good news? There are two small things you can do to help prevent energy leaks, meaning you’ll rack up noticeable savings on your energy bills. The first? Install thermal shades. These […]

Building A Bridge Between Two Homes

Building A Bridge Between Two Homes

Some people are incredibly invested in their private space. Maybe it’s a cozy nook for reading, a sumptuous bathroom made for spa-like relaxing or a well-lit office that’s conducive to long bursts of productivity. Of course, some people need a little more space. And if you’re one of them, you’ll […]

Update Your Kitchen In Time For The Holidays

Update Your Kitchen In Time For The Holidays

During colder months, and especially throughout the holidays, your kitchen will likely see much more traffic and activity as you prepare meals and host guests. If your kitchen is in need of a little pre-holiday update, don’t worry — you have plenty of time to make changes. We’ve compiled a […]

The 2,000 Uses For WD-40

The 2,000 Uses For WD-40

WD-40 – it really is a magical substance, isn’t it? Sure, you probably reach for the familiar blue and yellow can when you need to quiet a squeaky hinge or add a little extra grease to a sticky situation. But here’s a little secret, friends — there are oh-so-many more […]

Kohler Numi: Would You Buy A $6,500 Toilet?

Kohler Numi: Would You Buy A $6,500 Toilet?

When we say a $6,500 toilet, we’re talking specifically about Kohler’s Numi toilet. And you’re probably shaking your head in disbelief as you read the title of this post, right? But stay with us. We’re not necessarily advocating a splurge of this size, but when you hear more about this […]

Use Space Heaters Safely

Use Space Heaters Safely

October is Fire Prevention Month, and organizations like the American Red Cross are distributing information to help people lessen the fire risks within their homes. As the temperatures start to drop, many turn to space heaters to provide additional warmth in their homes or offices. Yet the U.S. Department of […]