Barbara Bellesi Zito

Barbara Bellesi Zito is a freelance writer from Staten Island, covering all things real estate and home improvement. When she's not watching house flipping shows or dreaming about buying a vacation home, she writes fiction. Barbara's debut novel is due out later this year.
Here’s How “Witches Stairs” Came to Be — And Why You Might Want Some
You can blame urban legend for the eerie nickname.
This Is the Best and Only Way to Hang a Sweater
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You’ll never have to worry about stretched-out sweaters.
Sep 19, 2023
The Most Common "Shortcut" You'll Find in New-Build Homes
Real Estate
Don’t spend a ton on a cheaply built house.
Sep 14, 2023
2 Easy and Effective Ways to Fold Your Sweaters
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According to a pro organizer.
Sep 13, 2023
The "September Surge” Can Help You Land Your Next Job — Here’s How
Here’s what career experts have to say.
Sep 6, 2023
Here's What to Expect If You're Moving into a “Fourplex"
Real Estate
Have you heard of this style of building?
Sep 2, 2023
The $1 Drug Store Item That Keeps My Shower Sparkling
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It’s so effective and affordable.
Sep 2, 2023
7 Things a Financial Advisor Says to Do with Your Money Before 30
Compound interest is a beautiful thing.
Aug 13, 2023
4 Types of Questions Hiring Managers Love to Hear in Job Interviews
Bookmark this for your next interview.
Aug 9, 2023
The Reasons to Love Living on a Cul-de-Sac Are the Same Reasons to Hate It
Real Estate
Here are the pros and cons.
Jul 28, 2023
I Tried This Cleaning App and It Revolutionized How I Tidy My Home
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And now it’s staying put on my phone.
Jul 29, 2023
5 Fancy Home Features That Are Super Cool, but Make a Home Harder to Sell
Real Estate
Built-in fish tanks, anyone?
Jul 25, 2023
The Gross Reason Why You Really Shouldn't Sleep with Wet Hair
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What a nightmare!
Jul 13, 2023
Why You Should Never Remove a Bathroom from a Home
Real Estate
And one big reason you should.
Jul 9, 2023
One Thing You’re Forgetting to Clean When It Comes to Your Laundry
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It’s a core part of your routine, too.
Jul 8, 2023
7 Resume Mistakes That Give Hiring Managers "the Ick"
You don’t always have to stick to one page.
Jul 2, 2023
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Believe Online Home Value Estimates
Real Estate
According to the pros.
Jun 24, 2023
How Often Should You Really Be Washing Your Clothes?
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Including jeans!
Jun 10, 2023
The 5 Accessories You Should Always Buy for Your Windows
According to real estate pros.
Jun 7, 2023
4 Projects That Won't Increase Resale Value
Real Estate
According to a Florida real estate agent.
Jun 4, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do Before You Head Out on a Road Trip
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You really don’t want to forget to do this.
May 24, 2023
What You Might Not Realize About Buying the Newest House on the Block
Real Estate
People often equate “new” with “best.”
May 19, 2023
One Thing to Take Design Risks with, According to a Real Estate Agent
Real Estate
According to a real estate agent.
May 13, 2023
The Biggest Ceiling Painting Mistakes to Avoid
Real Estate
According to real estate pros.
May 3, 2023
3 Paint Colors You'll Want to Use on the Outside of Your House This Season
Your next canvas is your home’s exterior, according to real estate experts.
Apr 16, 2023
3 Questions Hiring Managers Wish You Wouldn’t Ask at Job Interviews
And when to ask them instead.
Apr 16, 2023
A Home Stager Picks 5 Items That’ll Upgrade Your Powder Room for Less Than $10
Whether you’re looking to welcome guests or woo buyers.
Apr 11, 2023
6 Questions You're Going to Wish You Asked Before Buying Your House
Bring these up before saying yes to a new address.
Apr 5, 2023
Can You Wash Sheets and Towels Together?
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Here’s what laundry experts have to say.
Apr 5, 2023
Homes with the Same Square Footage Can Appear to Be Wildly Different Sizes
Real Estate
A 900-square-foot studio and a 1,000-square-foot house aren’t too different on paper, but they are in person.
Mar 25, 2023
3 Telltale Signs the House You're Buying Has Hard Water Issues
You don't even have to take a test shower at the open house.
Mar 15, 2023
This $20 “Wet and Forget” Cleaner Does Wonders on My Shower
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And it got rid of my mold problem!
Mar 11, 2023
This $20 Amazon Find Is My Go-to Tool for Removing Pet Hair from Literally Everywhere
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It’s been such a game-changer.
Mar 9, 2023
The Timeless Details Real Estate Agents Always Recommend You Add to Your Home
Especially if it's time to sell.
Mar 5, 2023
This Is the Most Underused Washing Machine Setting
According to laundry experts.
Feb 21, 2023
Use This Calculation to Figure Out What Size Storage Unit You Need
According to a professional.
Feb 18, 2023