Kara Zorn

About Kara Zorn

Kara Zorn is a wife and working mom who loves life hacks that help her schedule allow for as much quality family time as possible. She enjoys cooking with locally sourced food and produce and recently took up brewing Kombucha.

The Differences Between Vaporizers & Humidifiers

If you have ever been told by a physician or pharmacist to use a humidifier or vaporizer in your home, you may be one of the many Americans wondering what the difference is between these two devices. Although they may seem somewhat similar, there are distinct differences that put each machine in a … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Fight Allergy Symptoms Caused by Pets

No one wants to give up a beloved pet because of allergies; however, after reading this article, you may not have to. Runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing, not to mention coughing, itchy eyes, and wheezing. While these are NOT a few of our favorite things, our pets are. And that’s exactly why … [Read more...]

Cool Mist vs. Warm Mist Humidifiers

Which option for moisturizing indoor air is right for you? With their ability to soothe troubling symptoms that come with dry air, such as nosebleeds and dry, itchy skin, humidifiers are an especially useful home appliance. Take a look at the many humidifiers on the market, however, and it can … [Read more...]

How Humidifiers Can Help With Dry Skin

Everyone is familiar with the humidifier as their little best friend when their noses become so stuffed up that breathing seems impossible. But did you know that this breathing aid can function as a beauty product as well? You may be surprised to find out that there are a number of benefits … [Read more...]

Electric Fireplaces vs. Gas Fireplaces

Everyone loves the ambiance that a wood-burning stove provides, but not everyone wants to deal with the cost associated with purchasing wood as fuel, or the work that goes into cutting large chunks of wood into more manageable, fireplace-appropriate pieces. Many homeowners are balancing their … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes People Make When Using A Humidifier

If you are using a humidifier to help improve annoying allergy symptoms caused by dry air, such as scratchy nasal passages or throat or dry, tight skin or eczema, watch out for mistakes you might be making in the care and use of your unit. You should follow each manufacturer's instructions for using … [Read more...]

15 Surprising Items You Can Safely Wash in the Dishwasher

From plastic children's toys and cup holders to shoes, car parts, toothbrushes, window screens, and even dinner, there are an incredible number of common household items that your dishwasher can safely handle with ease. In addition to providing a nicely contained cleansing chamber and a great high … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Organize Your Refrigerator

Your home refrigerator is one of the most important elements in keeping you and your family healthy. When your fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and drinks are stored in the proper location in your fridge, not only will you have longer lasting food, but you'll also get better tasting meals to help … [Read more...]

6 Ways An Extra Freezer Can Save You Time & Money

Economic inflation is causing the price of food to skyrocket and families are looking for ways to reduce their monthly expenses in order to maintain the quality of life they have become accustomed to. One way that consumers can combat the ever-rising cost of food prices is to invest in an extra … [Read more...]

Top Beverage Refrigerators Compared

There are a wide variety of beverage refrigerators in the market, but they can be broken down into 3 main categories: freestanding, built-in, and outdoor. The chart below is a side by side comparison of the top models from each category. Having all the information in one place will make it easy to … [Read more...]

5 Quick & Easy Chest Freezer Cleaning Tips

To many people, cleaning a chest freezer means simply pulling out all of the food and allowing the appliance to defrost. Defrosting is a vital step, but it is not the only thing that should be done. To ensure optimal performance and keep your utility bills low, it is necessary to clean the appliance … [Read more...]

7 Signs That Indicate You Need a Dehumidifier

On any given day, you breathe in a variety of particles, from dust and mold spores to the toxic chemicals used to clean the public restroom or gym locker room. Some of these particles will multiply when given the right environment, which is usually warm, moist air. Using a dehumidifier in your home … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Dish Soap and Dishwasher Detergent

Not only is learning the difference between dish soap and dishwasher detergent important for your dishes, it’s also important for your dishwasher. If you’ve ever used dish soap in the dishwasher, then you’ve probably already learned one key difference in the two. If you’re lucky enough to not have … [Read more...]

How to Install a Gas or Electric Dryer

Instead of automatically calling a professional to install your new dryer for you, why not try installing it yourself? Not only is self-installation a cheaper option, but it's also pretty simple to do, even for the non-DIY'ers. While the installation instructions for electric and gas dryers are … [Read more...]

Top 5 Refrigerator Styles Compared

A refrigerator is an essential part of every home kitchen. Keeping your food products adequately chilled to ensure safety and quality is important for you and your family. However, there are many different needs that should be considered when determining the type of refrigerator that will be the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ice Makers

There are plenty of ice makers on the market, but here are the top 5 our customers rave about: 1. EdgeStar Portable Stainless Steel Ice Maker (IP210SS) This unit is beloved and has been a top seller for us since it was introduced. It makes ice quickly, and its compact size allows you to … [Read more...]