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!

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home (That You’ll Easily Keep!)

4 New Year's Resolutions For Your Home

Ahhh, 2017 will soon be upon us. This is when you’ll sit down and draw up a list of everything you are definitely-for-sure-100-percent going to accomplish in order to become a more accomplished person, like finally becoming a dedicated yogi or growing award-winning parsley in the backyard. That’s great, we applaud you for committing to your hobbies or health! But what about your home?

If you are an apartment dweller, renter or homeowner, there are probably some projects you can pick up that will make your home cleaner, updated or just plain safer. We’ve put together some common New Year’s home resolutions with suggestions on achieving and then maintaining these changes through the next year.

Rent-To-Home: 4 Signs You’re Ready to Buy Your First House

4 Signs You're Ready to Buy Your First House

It can be difficult for apartment dwellers to resist the siren song of homeownership. After all, the allure is obvious: It’s a place to call your own, it probably offers more space than your current cramped apartment and it represents an escape from stinky and/or loud neighbors.

But a smart decision on whether or not to buy your first home is one influenced not by emotion and desire, but by cold, hard facts. A home purchase is not a decision to be taken lightly. Here are four signs that you may be on the right track for homeownership.

It’s Official! Here are the Top 5 Recliner Brands

Top Recliner Brands at Homemakers

When it comes to the best in full-body relaxation, the people have spoken. They’ve sat down, curled up and laid back to determine the finest names in reclining comfort. After pulling all the data and checking it twice, we’ve compiled a list of the five most popular recliner brands of the year at Homemakers Furniture. Keep reading to discover which brands made the cut!

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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!