Get the Most Out of Your Freezer

Last month, shipments of standalone freezers shot up as people replaced or purchased a new freezer for their home. With stay-at-home orders in place across the country, trips to the grocery have been reduced, and families are aiming to stock up on essential goods and ingredients. Freezers have long been a cornerstone of food storage, … Continue reading "Get the Most Out of Your Freezer"

Indoor Air Quality is an Essential Part of a Healthy Home

Stay-at-home orders as a result of COVID-19 have many across North America looking for ways they can improve their comfort. More people are baking at home, and sales of bread makers, pasta makers and electric rotisseries have surged as Americans cook at home and de-stress with comfort food. And with so many people spending so … Continue reading "Indoor Air Quality is an Essential Part of a Healthy Home"

Your Guide to Appliance Repair During COVID-19

With millions sheltering at home while they work to slow the spread of COVID-19, households are relying on their appliances more than ever. And that is true for all appliances, from the refrigerator to the clothes washer to the stand mixer. “People who normally cook once or twice a year are now using their ovens … Continue reading "Your Guide to Appliance Repair During COVID-19"

Organize Your Refrigerator and Reheat Leftovers for Food Safety

Food storage and preservation is front-and-center for many families as they stay home to fight the spread of COVID-19. Refrigerator organization is a sometimes overlooked aspect of efficient living. Many people are used to putting items where they best fit. But depending on what you have in your refrigerator, that approach could be putting you … Continue reading "Organize Your Refrigerator and Reheat Leftovers for Food Safety"

How to Improve Your Living Space, Simplify Life, and Build Comfort During COVID-19

A few weeks ago, your day-to-day world consisted of your home, your car, an office, maybe a school. Now, you are among the millions across North America who are spending most of their time inside because of restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. While a comfortable home is a good place to spend your … Continue reading "How to Improve Your Living Space, Simplify Life, and Build Comfort During COVID-19"

Quarantined? Using what you have at home

We’re spending more time indoors right now than normal. Keeping each other safe is extremely important right now, but we have to keep ourselves and our families busy, too. Luckily, there’s more to do around your home than you think! Do you love to cook? Normally, we are so pressed for time it’s easy to … Continue reading "Quarantined? Using what you have at home"

Working at Home? Homeschooling? Making your Kitchen Functional During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Whether you call it social distancing or quarantine, millions of families are now spending more time together at home than ever and kitchens are being tested to live up to their reputation as a multi-use space. What was a kitchen yesterday is now also a classroom and perhaps a home office. Parents are teaching, in … Continue reading "Working at Home? Homeschooling? Making your Kitchen Functional During the COVID-19 Quarantine"

Bring Culture to Your Kitchen Part 3: Cuban

Cuban cooking is about making the most of what you have. Its recipes aim to make a lot out of a little, using the ingredients that are on hand. “They don’t have a winter, but still can only get certain things at certain times of the year,” says Guillermo Pernot, chef-partner of Cuba Libre Restaurant … Continue reading "Bring Culture to Your Kitchen Part 3: Cuban"

Sanitizing Cycles and Other Ways to Kill Illness-causing Bugs

NOTE: NSF was interviewed for the following blog post on cleaning vs. sanitizing. While sanitization cycles are a tool to boost the cleanliness of your home, NSF’s testing of sanitization cycles does not presently include the COVID-19 or coronaviruses. Anyone shopping for cleaning products that can kill bacteria, viruses and other illness-causing microorganisms these days … Continue reading "Sanitizing Cycles and Other Ways to Kill Illness-causing Bugs"

Scents of Home: Use a diffuser to create your home’s identity

Scent is an integral part of our memory. Consider the smell of chocolate chip cookies, your brain jumps to the people and places associated with the scent so quickly that the cookies almost become an afterthought. Conversely, thinking of a bad smell probably brings you to a specific place in your mind, like a garbage … Continue reading "Scents of Home: Use a diffuser to create your home’s identity"