Hm How-To: Measuring for Furniture Delivery

How to Measure for Furniture Delivery

Here at Homemakers, we’ll do the heavy lifting for you. Our in-home furniture delivery takes the stress out of buying furniture: We’ll load it, transport it and carry it into any room in your residence. It’s an easy, carefree way to furnish your home.

But before you buy, you must consider the logistics involved: not only whether the furniture will fit in that particular room, but whether it’s even possible to navigate the doorways, hallways and other obstacles to get it to that room in the first place.

Read on to learn how to measure for a furniture delivery and ensure a smooth, stress-free buying experience!

How to Beat the Winter Blues in Your Home

How to fight the winter blues in your home

When winter first starts, it’s the most wonderful time of year. But after the festivities are over, winter can seem to drag on forever. The colder weather and shorter days can give you less energy, more boredom and a downturn in mood. You can blame this all on the winter blues.

Also known as seasonal affective disorder (or S.A.D.), the winter blues can cause some serious negative vibes. Luckily, we have helpful tips on beating them. Wake up refreshed. Come home happy. Use the eight simple tips below to fight the winter blues in your home for good.

The Comprehensive Guide to “Winterizing” Your Home

Tips on Winterizing Your Home

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ‘Tis the season for making snow angels, ice skating, sledding, drinking hot chocolate and spending cozy nights by the fireside. Now if reading that sentence fills you with an impending sense of dread and all you can think is ‘Wait, I’m not ready! I have so much to do!” fear not. Although winter seemed a little late this year, it is upon us now and it’s time to take steps to prepare your home for the time of snow and ice. Ideally, you would have your house prepared before the first freeze of the season, but we all have lives to lead and sometimes forget about the patio furniture and that drafty window upstairs.

Below, we compiled a comprehensive list of ways to prepare your home for cold weather.

How to Clean Your Area Rug (No Matter the Material!)

Area Rug Cleaning Tips for Every Material

Vacuuming or shaking out an area rug is probably a pretty easy chore on your cleaning list. It feels pretty good to see all the dust float off or get sucked up in the vacuum. However, that’s not necessarily enough to get your rug really clean. Area rugs experience some of the most wear and tear of any piece in a home between pets, kids, foot traffic, dirt, snow and even sunshine.

We’ve mapped out the best ways to scrub down your rug based on the material it’s made of and put together a list of tips for spot cleaning common stains. Before you do any kind of clean, check the rug’s care instructions. If it is dry-clean only, take it to a professional!

Festivus 101: How to Celebrate the Holiday for the Rest of Us

How to Celebrate Festivus

Are you tired of listening to the same Christmas songs over and over? Are you weary of commercials and ads that have a new holiday sale every week? Maybe you’ve been watching T.V. holiday specials since November 1. Perhaps you just spent Thanksgiving with all the relatives that drive you crazy and will be back again on Christmas. If you’re in need of a palette cleanser (so to speak) before Christmas and New Year’s, then it’s time to celebrate Festivus!