You and the kids just had the best movie night ever—buttery popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, and soft drinks included! Woohoo! The only thing is, now your couch looks like it lost a food fight. Whether you need to clean off fresh chocolate stains or dried popcorn butter, this six-step guide will teach you how to clean a sofa or couch on the cheap.Read Story
Has anyone ever mentioned how good you look in royal blue? No need to act overly modest—we all have colors that suit us best. For example, at Rent-A-Center we happen to look our best in blue, yellow, and crimson! And we know that wearing faded clothes stinks, no matter how fresh they smell. So, we’re publishing our go-to guide for how to wash colored clothes, along with tips for making laundry day easier.Read Story
You know it’s time to replace your mattress, but you’re not sure where to start. It’s not like you go mattress shopping every day. Firm support foam or super soft? Euro top or pillow top? Allergen barrier or no barrier? Your mattress options are nearly limitless. Rent-A-Center can help you decide what kind of mattress to buy so you get the best sleep of your life!Read Story
Twinkle lights are essential for holiday decorating, but they can do a lot more than light up a tree, whether inside or out. Here are three creative ways to use string lights in the DIY holiday decor throughout your home.
Whether you feel obligated to buy for every distant family member, or you can’t resist the pull of once-a-year-only sales, overspending is not uncommon during the holidays. The sights, smells, and overall jolliness come together in a chorus of, “Tis the season to splurge!” According to results from a 2017 poll by American Consumer Credit Counseling, 63 percent of people reported feeling “a lot” or “some” financial strain over holiday shopping.
This year, follow these tips to help curb the urge to overspend and instead enjoy the season without the stress.
Thinking about a DIY Thanksgiving craft for the holiday celebration? These DIY turkey place cards add a little bit of handmade and a whole lot of fun to your tablescape. Plus, assigned seating can lead to some of the best conversations between guests.
Work, family, budgets — they’re enough to stress out anyone. Add to that the impending holiday season, and you may find your anxiety level rising even more.
Even though the holidays can be magical, they’re also a source of tension and worry. According to a 2017 Yelp survey, 7 in 10 Americans feel stress during the holidays. In fact, 6 in 10 Americans can’t wait for the holiday season to be over.
Stepping away from the chaos, even for a short time, can help alleviate stress and make the holidays — or any day of the year— more enjoyable. Here are 10 inexpensive ways to de-stress.
Packing school lunches five days a week can be a daunting task, from finding foods kids will eat to ensuring a healthy balance that isn’t boring. Those meals can also take a huge bite out of your grocery budget, especially if you have more than one child.
Here are five simple tips to help you create lunches that make the grade without breaking the bank.
The right amount of sleep has been linked to lower obesity rates and improved memory, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, lower incidence of depression, and improved immune function. In other words, sleep is perhaps one of the single best things we can do for our overall health. One great way to ensure you get enough Z’s? Create a soothing, comfortable sleep environment. And that begins with good sheets and bedding.
For apartment dwellers or homeowners without reasonable yard space, an indoor garden is an easy way to get your green-thumb fix. Even better, there are a number of plants that can be grown inside year-round, regardless of the temperature outside.
Whether you fill the containers with herbs, an assortment of indoor plants, or drought-friendly succulents, this modern hanging garden will add a beautiful, fresh touch of green to any wall. Best of all, it costs less than $20 to make. Read Story