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5 Life Hacks to Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh

5 Life Hacks to Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh

May 6, 2019

You could say that the best smell that a bathroom could have is no smell at all, and indeed, that’s a goal that keeps eluding many, many hygiene-oriented homeowners around America for years. How to get rid of bad bathroom odors naturally? Well, we don’t have to go into many details to tell you that the bathroom is the place where a lot of smelly activities and materials meet, but the answer isn’t always so obvious. A bathroom is also ...

The Top 5 Yoga YouTube Channels for Beginners and Pros

May 6, 2019

Finding good online resources for when you want to learn something new can be a double edged sword, particularly when it comes to fitness stuff. There’s plenty of material out there, but most of it is hidden behind paywalls and you never really know what you’re getting into until you’re more than a couple of dollars and subscriptions in. Thankfully for us, there’s plenty of awesome people out there who put everything they know into YouTube for the world to ...

The Best Flavor Combinations You Never Knew Were Great

The Best Flavor Combinations You Never Knew Were Great

April 22, 2019

Some people are pretty adventurous eaters, or even reckless (how else can you explain sea urchin dishes), but when it comes to the flavor itself, things are pretty simple: Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami. Each of them corresponds to one of the different taste receptors in our tongues, and while you can get some real depth from their combinations, it also keeps things simple in the kitchen. It usually doesn’t take much tasting to know what kind of flavors ...

The 5 Best Mother's Day Gifts for the Active Mom

The 5 Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the Active Mom

April 15, 2019

Have you ever bought a gift for someone that you want to keep for yourself? That’s what you should feel this Mother’s Day when thinking about unique gifts for mom, especially if she’s an active person. Maybe she loves to run, bike, walk, garden, yoga or even hike. That means she likely wants something that will help her out in any of these cases or just through the day. Besides breakfast in bed, here are the top picks recommended for ...

The Best Books for Pre-Teens in 2019

The Best Books for Pre-Teens in 2019

April 8, 2019

Children start to crave bigger and better literature, more ambitious stories, and an overall more “adult” reading experience as they mature and start entering their teenage years. Well, that’s great! There are plenty of options when it comes to books for pre-teens that let them dabble in more complex, well-developed themes and characters while leaving out the more sordid material that characterizes books for adults (although you’d wish there was a book to foster their love for cleaning, right?) The ...

Pots and Pans

How to Clean Your Pots and Pans so They Last Longer

March 25, 2019

We’ve all been there — the heat was too high, or perhaps we let it sit for too long on the stove while we were dealing with something else, and now we have a blackened pan in our hands. How do we get it cleaned to its former luster? If you said “scrubbing as hard as I can,” then you’re missing out on the correct way to do things, because every type of cookware has a different, better technique to ...

Airbnb Cleaning 101 Basic Tips and Tricks

Airbnb Cleaning 101: Basic Tips and Tricks

March 18, 2019

In the Airbnb business, cleanliness is the absolute first thing your guests are going to notice when they walk in, and that will translate directly to how comfortable they feel and their overall satisfaction at the end of their stay. Needless to say, you should never skimp (or skip) on your cleaning duties, especially if you want to foster return visits and new guests by getting those coveted 5-star ratings that can make or break your business. Whether you hire ...

The Best Whale-Watching Sights on the Puget Sound

The Best Whale-Watching Sights on the Puget Sound

March 4, 2019

A resounding huff is followed by a giant cloud of vapor rising over the water, and a gigantic gray body surfaces before crashing hard against the waves, accompanied by the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of the people on your boat. The arrival of migrating whales to the Puget Sound is an undeniable signal of spring to Seattle, and one of the best sights of the year for the area. Watching the Sound’s oldest and largest residents is a joy, but while ...

Fun and Cheap Spring Break Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Fun and Cheap Spring Break Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

March 4, 2019

The intensity of sunny and party-fueled spring break vacations are not something most people relate to when thinking about the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do during that period around here. In fact, there’s so much to do that you’d be hard pressed to fit everything in a single week. This list will show you only the best options if you’re looking for good, clean (and affordable) destinations for spring break in the PNW, but they’re ...

Top 7 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repairs

Top 7 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repairs

February 25, 2019

Having your roof repaired as soon as you see any sign of damage is cheaper than having a new one (or part of it) reinstalled, as the damage can extend unimpeded to other parts of your house, creating a new batch of problems that are both time consuming to stop and expensive to fix. Nobody likes to hear that their roof needs work, of course, but remember that the longer you wait on bad news, the worse they can get. ...