Posts by BrightNest

5 Wallet-Friendly Ways to Host a Summer Party

From a big-screen, backyard movie night to a ring toss tournament, these clever ideas for get-togethers cost less than $100. More

New Homeowner Syndrome: 5 Expensive Mistakes to Avoid

Steer clear of these common wallet-draining traps as you settle into your new place. More

Why Green Cleaning Doesn’t Have to Cost a Lot of Green

If you care about the environment and your bank account, check out these five tips for saving on eco-friendly cleaning products. More

To Clean or Not to Clean: When Is It Worth It to Hire a House Cleaner?

Eager to enlist some help at home? Run through this checklist first to find out if it makes sense to spend the extra cash. More

4 Common (and Costly) Faux Pas Homeowners Make

These regrettable moves can lead to serious heartbreak—unless you take action to avoid missteps. More

Your 30-Minute (and Foolproof) Home Energy Audit

These five simple steps—like reversing your fan—have the potential to save you up to $600 this winter. More

5 Ways Contractors Can Scam You

Renovating? Building an addition? Look out for these tactics—like charging surprise prices—and learn how to protect yourself. More

3 Essential Home Items You Shouldn’t Skimp On

Splurging on these household musts — like compact fluorescent light bulbs — will actually save you money down the road. More

6 4-Minute Decorations for the 4th of July

Placemats, printables and table runners will perk up any Independence Day celebration. More

5 Decor Tricks to Save You $2,500

Feeling the D.I.Y. bug? These simple strategies could save you serious cash. More