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.

10 Safety Tips to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Washing and drying clothes is normally part of our daily or weekly routine. However, it is crucial to keep your clothes dryer in proper working condition to maintain the safety of your home and your family. Ensuring that you avoid these specific bad habits can help you avoid a potentially tragic … [Read more...]

7 Common Myths About Frozen Food

For most families, hectic schedules can lead to cut corners when it comes to meal preparation. Frequent trips to restaurants and grocery store hauls of the cheapest and quickest dinner options can easily become the norm. To this kind of family, the frozen food aisle is a popular stop. While quick … [Read more...]

9 Things You Should NEVER Do To Your Dryer

People often take their clothes dryers for granted, until something goes terribly wrong with it. Even though this common household appliance is used daily or several times a week, most people never give it a second thought until they have to. For example, wet laundry might be tossed into the … [Read more...]

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...]