Decorating Tip: Get into color
Take baby steps toward color with a monochromatic scheme. It's simply one color in varying intensities from light to dark. Or branch out into color with an analogous scheme, which consists of two to six colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel.
-- Scripps Howard News Service/ HGTV
Home-Selling Tip: Price it right
Pricing your house correctly is the most important step to help sell your house quickly and smoothly. Do your research, and be realistic. Know what your competition is selling for, which includes previously owned homes, new construction and foreclosures.
Going Green: Donate or sell old clothes
After cleaning out your closet, you probably have a pile of clothes that either don’t fit or are no longer your style. Don’t throw them away. Insetad, donate them to a local nonprofit organization, or sell or swap them online with sites like SwapStyle.com and Dresm.com.
New Product: NetZero 4G Internet service
NetZero recently introduced a new 4G broadband Internet access service that doesn't require a two-year contract. Customers can choose a 4G modem –– either a $50 USB device for one computer or a $100 hotspot for as many as eight Wi-Fi devices –– and a monthly wireless data plan.
-- Consumer Reports Electronics Blog
Did You Know …
New housing construction decreased 1.1 percent in February but are still at the second-best pace since October 2008. -- NAHB.org
Garden Guide: Divide perennials
Spring is a good time to divide most perennials. Do this when the flowers get smaller, the center of the plant dies, or the plant outgrows its space. Dig around the plant, lift the clump out of the ground, and break it into sections. Larger sections will re-establish themselves more quickly than smaller sections. Keep the clumps moist until you are ready to plant them.
-- University of Illinois Extension