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...]

8 Tips & Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Small Bathroom

Comfortable, easy-to-use bathrooms offer sufficient storage space, but in a small bathroom, space is often at a premium. However with a little maneuvering and planning, you can squeeze out much-needed room. Here’s how: 1. Capitalize on shelving Shelving is your best friend in a small bathroom, … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Squeeze an Office Into Your Small Living Space

In need of a home office, but short on space? With a little creativity, it’s possible to carve out a quiet location to take care of business even when it seems like every square inch of your home is in use. Try these tactics for creating a workspace in your small home: 1. Clean Out Your … [Read more...]

10 Storage Solutions for Your Small Space

INSIDE To start, go through each room in your house and look for hollow items and spaces. Do you see potential for storage inside anything? Here are a few examples: 1. Interior Wall Storage The space between studs is often a perfect spot to add thin, built-in cabinets like a medicine … [Read more...]

6 Feng Shui Tips For Small Living Spaces

Is it difficult to relax in your small home or apartment? Are you having a hard time getting to sleep? How about your energy levels, do you feel drained while inside your small living space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your living space might be out of sync. When this happens, … [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...]

Tiny House Basics: How to Join the Small House Movement

Improving the lives of people who choose to live in less space is one of the primary goals of Compact Appliance. The tiny house movement epitomizes why our company exists. This growing core of society elects to enjoy a simpler life. Many participants actively rebuff the grandiose lifestyles beamed … [Read more...]

5 Food Storage Tips for Your Freezer

The grocery bill is generally one of the largest expenses that any home has to manage, so it is very important to ensure that your grocery dollar goes as far as possible, and that you do not let food go to waste. Clearly, one of the best ways to do this is by properly utilizing your freezer to keep … [Read more...]

4 Popular Types of Fireplaces for Small Living Spaces

It’s rare that you find a fireplace in an apartment, condo or similar living space. And even if you do, it’s usually located on the top floor for venting purposes, which may be ideal for some but is certainly not the case for all. Those that wish to have the warmth and ambiance that only a fire can … [Read more...]

FAQ’s: Washers & Dryers

Choosing a washer and dryer can be overwhelming due to the many types, options, and features, but we have the information you need to help you make the right purchase. Below we answer some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to washers and dryers. What are the different types of … [Read more...]

Beverage Refrigerator Buyer’s Guide

Beverage refrigerators can add convenience and ease to your life. They are functional, useful, and highly stylized. It adds luxury to everyday living and impresses your guests during a party. We’ve put together all the information you’ll need including uses for a beverage refrigerator, things to … [Read more...]

5 Must-Haves for Outfitting Your Outdoor Space

Whether it’s a small patio or large deck, having an outdoor entertaining space can easily translate into a spring and summer full of fun. All you need is some warm weather and a group of family and friends and you’ve got a recipe for success. If you really want to take your outdoor gatherings up a … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Save Money & Energy for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, we published this infographic over on our sister site, LivingDirect.com. Whether you're a homeowner or not, there's no better time to take a closer look at the amount of energy you use on a daily basis. By using less, you'll not only save money on your monthly bills, … [Read more...]

Tips for Cleaning & Caring For Your Washing Machine

Just because your washing machine was created to clean things, doesn’t make it exempt from needing some cleaning and care itself from time to time. Your washing machine is an appliance, and like any appliance it needs a bit of TLC every now and then in order to stay in top form. If you spend a few … [Read more...]

Why a Heat & Cool Window A/C Unit Makes a Good Investment

When it comes to the comfort of your home, the temperature is one of the primary factors. Having a system or unit that can adequately and consistently heat and cool your space to a comfortable setting is critical. The options for heating and cooling are diverse. Many systems provide either heating … [Read more...]

6 Things You Should Know About Portable Ice Makers

The idea of a portable ice maker is a fairly new one, but they have changed the way many families make ice for a number of reasons. There are many advantages to owning one, and there are some misconceptions as well. If you’re looking for an alternative ice solution, you should educate yourself on … [Read more...]