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...]

BUYER’S GUIDE: Power Inverters

A power inverter converts 12 volt DC power to standard household 110-120 volt AC power, which allows you to run AC electrical equipment off your car or marine battery for mobile applications, emergencies or simple convenience. Choosing the Right Inverter Size Power inverters come in many … [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...]

The Key to Clean Dishes: Loading Your Dishwasher Correctly

Putting your dishes inside of a dishwasher is supposed to make them clean, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If you notice that your dishes still have spots and bits of food and grime on them after running a complete load, the reason your dishes are still dirty may be because you … [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...]

Ice Usage Requirements

When deciding which ice machine will be best for your needs it is important to consider the application of the ice produced and determine the amount of ice needed. It is important to consider your ice demand during both high and low seasons, ensuring that you are never with a surplus of unusable ice … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Window Air Conditioner

Proper maintenance of your window or through-the-wall air conditioner should be performed regularly and particularly at the beginning and conclusion of the season in which it is used. This also applies to heat and cool units that may be used year-round. Keeping up with maintenance of your unit will … [Read more...]

Freezer Ice Makers vs. Portable Ice Makers

There is always a great need for ice, but many people only become keenly aware of this fact when there is no ice available. Ice serves as the backbone for every great drink, and no party, barbeque, or venture out onto the water is complete without the presence of ice. When most people think 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...]

Beverage Refrigerator Glossary: Terms to Know

When purchasing a beverage refrigerator it's important understand what the terminology and features mean. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of key words you’ll see when shopping for a beverage refrigerator. Understanding these will ensure that you’ll purchase the right type of unit for your … [Read more...]

FAQs: Portable Air Conditioners

When shopping for a portable air conditioner, it is normal to have a few questions. After over a decade of getting to know this versatile product, we want to be able to answer your questions before you even get the chance to ask them. Based on our experience, here are the most frequently asked … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Surviving a Heatwave

When a heatwave strikes, the soaring temperatures can be very uncomfortable, especially for those without conventional air conditioning. In some cases, it can also pose severe health risks. Below are some tips for beating the heat. 1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Your body needs water to keep … [Read more...]