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Insider Tips for Shopping for Furniture Online

Insider Tips for Shopping for Furniture Online

Buying furniture online can be tricky, here’s a handy guide.

8 Shortcuts for Unpacking After a Move in Record Time

8 Shortcuts for Unpacking After a Move in Record Time

Get your life back in order as soon as possible with these tips for unpacking.

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use your raised garden beds year round by turning them into compost piles for the winter months.

5 Ways To Handle a Rude Neighbor

5 Ways To Handle a Rude Neighbor

Before a petty disagreement turns into an all out war, consider these 5 ways to handle neighborhood disputes.

Remember These Secrets for Shopping at IKEA

Remember These Secrets for Shopping at IKEA

Here are some tips to shopping at IKEA that we hope makes your next trip to the Swedish mecca a successful one.

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

Just because a website says adding to existing plumbing is as easy as 1-2-3, doesn’t mean really anything without the experience to back it up. Find the best resources for your next DIY project.

Repairing Bare Lawn Spots

Repairing Bare Lawn Spots

Our dog did a number on our lawn and we’ve got a ton of bare spots. These tips got our lawn back in shape.

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]

Protecting Your Pets From Winter Weather

Protecting Your Pets From Winter Weather

6 steps to protecting your pets from nasty winter weather

The Business Of Being An Accidental Landlord

The Business Of Being An Accidental Landlord

Due to the housing market of recent years, many people are finding themselves in a pickle when trying to move — either they can’t sell their house, owe more on it than it’s worth, have out-priced themselves with renovations, or have hit some other glitch. When dealing with such a […]

10 Things NOT To Do To Keep Your Home Safe

10 Things NOT To Do To Keep Your Home Safe

Now that it’s officially autumn and fall projects are finishing up as the cooler weather sits in, it’s time for a reality check. Before you know it, winter and the holiday season will be upon us once again, and with that comes a new round of concerns when it comes […]

Giving Up The Ghost: When Gentrification Fails

Giving Up The Ghost: When Gentrification Fails

By and large, one of the hardest parts of successfully gentrifying an area is actually picking the right location. Between existing neighborhood conditions, rehabilitation projects, attracting like-minded new residents and later profitable businesses, finding the proper balance in between both the controllable and uncontrollable forces is no simple task. So […]

Slide Heavy Appliances with the Help of Windex

Slide Heavy Appliances with the Help of Windex

We are the proud owners of a new Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer from Lowe’s. We had them delivered and stacked, but the problem is, once stacked they become even heavier and more difficult to move. Fortunately the delivery guys offered us a quick tip and had us spray Windex […]

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

While some people prefer a very in-your-face style of home security presence, there are others who lean more towards a subtle, multi-purpose approach to ensuring their home’s safety. One way to accomplish a more low-key, yet attractive level of security is to install landscape lighting around your home. Landscape lighting […]

Use an Additive with Oil-Based Paint To Ensure Excellent Results

Use an Additive with Oil-Based Paint To Ensure Excellent Results

While working on our epic antique claw foot tub project, we came across a suggestion to help us with our oil paint for her exterior — moreover, to help ensure the paint application went on as smoothly and evenly as possible that we think could help with all sorts of […]

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

From foliage to roughage, a well-tended garden can boost your home’s curb appeal, cut your grocery bill, and help you be more environmentally friendly all in one swoop. But if you’re like us, finding the time to garden between work, family time, and social outings can be kind of hard […]

Redecorate Without Spending A Dime

Redecorate Without Spending A Dime

Now that spring has (hypothetically in some areas) sprung, you might find yourself looking about your abode wanting to spruce things up a bit. The same old decor can feel boring and depressing after a long winter for sure, but we’re here with a few suggestions to help you redecorate […]

Spring Moving Checklist

Spring Moving Checklist

The spring season brings on a transition for many people. More families move in the spring than any other season and in May, many college students move from their school time residences to back home. Packing up everything you own can be a daunting and challenging task. By creating a […]

Small Space Tips: College Dorm Room Design

Small Space Tips: College Dorm Room Design

Our intern this year, Lauren, is a design student at Iowa State University and she’s done a tremendous job working with us to improve and grow all facets of Charles & Hudson. Lauren lives in student housing (dorms) like thousands of other college students across the country. We asked her […]

Expert Tips On Starting A Lawn

Expert Tips On Starting A Lawn

Here in the Ohio contingent of Charles & Hudson, we’re looking at rehabbing both our front and back yards — because in a former life they were actually small urban farms instead of lush green space. While we’re all for urban farming, we’re hoping to create lawns so that our […]

How To DIY With Small Children

How To DIY With Small Children

It’s been a little over six months since we introduced the littlest renovator to our crew, and we’ve tackled a couple of pretty large projects with more than just our menagerie of animals underfoot. With two kids under two, we’re here to give you some tips on crossing those home […]