Year: 2020

Eliminate dirty grout for good!

Grout lines are magnets for dirt and grime, and dingy grout can detract from the good looks of pretty tile. Eliminate dirty grout for good with these tips for cleaning and removing stains. Grout is porous, making it tricky to keep clean. And because the grout lines between tile are often slightly deeper than the […]

Happy Paint Color Ideas for an Instant Mood Boost in Every Room

If you want to add some joy to your life, your walls are a good place to start. The color you use in your home can have a strong impact on your mood, making you feel more relaxed or energized, depending on the shade. “Typically, when we think of colors that evoke joy, our mind […]

6 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Get Organized for Good

A professional organizer offers advice on how to tidy up your home without feeling overwhelmed. The thought of getting (and staying) organized spurs a variety of reactions in different people. Some consider it a quick but necessary chore, while others see it as an insurmountable obstacle. However, organization isn’t just a way to get your […]

Soothing Decorating Ideas to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Sanctuary

Use these designer tips to create a personal retreat you’ll enjoy every day. Your home is your refuge. It’s where you can feel safe and relaxed when life gets overwhelming. Certain decorating choices help foster that sense of peace, and how you decorate a space can have a huge impact on how you feel while […]

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate MCR Bahamas, Fab Food Fest Fridays Wraps Up after almost 40,000 Meals

It started as a conversation between friends, one a restauranteur, the other a real estate legend, about how to help feed the hungry in the era of COVID-19. In no time it morphed into Pasta Fridays and ended last week with cheers, tears, music and memories as nearly 30 volunteers looked back on nine weeks […]

7 Ways the Coronavirus Will Change How We Design, Style, and Live in Our Homes

The current health crisis could have lasting effects on how we view our personal spaces. Home is no longer just a place to rest your head. Since the 2020 coronavirus outbreak began, our homes have transitioned into makeshift offices, gyms, classrooms, restaurants, cocktail bars, concert venues, movie theaters, and more. With so many activities happening […]

Coronavirus Can Lurk on Eyeglasses

Just like you do with your hands, experts say that cleaning your glasses regularly with soap and water is your best defense against germs that cause COVID-19.  Regularly cleaning the most frequently touched surfaces in your home is probably a habit by now—it’s become part of our “new normal” in light of the coronavirus pandemic. But while you’re […]

Stopping the spread of COVID-19: Difference between cleaning and disinfecting

Cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. Cleaning means using soap and water to remove dirt and most germs. Disinfecting means using cleaning solutions that have ingredients that kill bacteria and other germs. Many surfaces look clean but may be contaminated with germs. The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following when cleaning or disinfecting: […]

Fire safety during COVID-19 pandemic

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools and workplaces have close their doors, and events and activities are being canceled or postponed, we find ourselves spending more time in our homes, which significantly increases the risk of fire. We encourage the practice of fire safety with these tips: Be on alert when cooking and always […]

Stopping the spread of COVID-19: Washing Hands

Handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone… except for the germs. Based on what is currently known about this coronavirus, also called […]

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