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.
The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to Pack a Suitcase (Never Stress It Again!)
It’s the only packing guide you’ll need.
Jun 6, 2024
I Tried the “333 Method” to Pack My Carry-On Bag, and I Was Shocked by the Results
I was surprised at how many outfits I was able to create.
Jun 1, 2024
How to Spot the Difference Between a Condo and Townhouse
Real Estate
There's more than meets the eye to the differences between these types of homes.
May 24, 2024
We Asked 4 Pest Experts to Name the Top Mosquito Repellents
They shared the most effective options.
May 18, 2024
I Tried Cleaning One Room a Day, and I’m Never Going Back
I’ll never clean my entire place at once ever again.
May 11, 2024
How to Pack, Organize, and Sort for a Flawless Move (No Stress!)
Everything you need to know (and pack) before a big move.
May 9, 2024
15 Small Cleaning Tasks That Are Big Time-Savers (They’re So Satisfying)
They are so rewarding.
May 9, 2024
I Got Rid of the Ants in My House Using Just Two Ingredients
No need to use harsh ingredients to eliminate these kitchen pests.
May 9, 2024
This Kitchen-Cleaning Task Can't Wait Any Longer
And it's probably easier than you think!
May 3, 2024
The Most Effective Way to Clean a Grill (It’ll Be Summer-Ready!)
Get your grill ready for barbecues and outdoor gatherings.
May 2, 2024
How to Fold Towels in 5 Different Ways (They Work Every Time!)
Your towels will look so much better and neater.
Apr 30, 2024
How to Fold a Shirt Like the Stores Do (Plus 5 More Ingenious Methods to Try!)
You’ll want to try them all.
Apr 29, 2024
The Easiest and Best Way to Clean a Washing Machine
According to an appliance pro.
Apr 28, 2024
The One Thing You Haven't Updated on Your Résumé (but Should)
Do this if you’re looking to make a career pivot.
Apr 8, 2024
This Decluttering Tip Is So Clever, It’ll Actually Get Rid of Clutter
It makes decision-making so much easier.
Apr 6, 2024
I Bought My Home Just for This Feature and Now I Totally Regret It
If you think you want a home with one of these, you may want to think again.
Mar 28, 2024
The “7-38-55” Rule Is the Secret to Nailing Your Next Job Interview
Here’s how to make it work for those awkward Zoom calls.
Mar 21, 2024
I Tried Packing My Suitcase the KonMari Way, and Now I’m Ready to Travel Anywhere
Spoiler alert: This method is a game-changer.
Mar 16, 2024
This Closet Hack Is the Best Small-Space Storage Idea I’ve Seen Recently
And it only requires three things!
Mar 13, 2024
The $4 Trick That'll "Magically" Get Rid of Sweat Stains (and Odors!)
It really is a magic trick.
Mar 7, 2024
Need a Break from America? These Countries Will Pay You to Move There
Real Estate
BRB, packing my bags.
Mar 5, 2024
This Is Why Build-to-Rent Homes Are Suddenly Everywhere
Real Estate
The amenities can be unmatched.
Mar 5, 2024
If “Love Is Blind” Made You Curious About Living in Charlotte, Here’s What to Know
Real Estate
Maybe you’ll find love!
Feb 29, 2024
How to Make a Bed in 7 Steps (and Have It Look Effortlessly Stylish)
It’ll be dream-worthy!
Feb 28, 2024
The $10 Aldi Storage Gem You’ll Want to Use in Every Room
There are so many ways to use this smart find.
Feb 27, 2024
These Target $5 Easter Storage Gems Are “Too Cute to Pass Up”
Hop to Target before it runs out!
Feb 25, 2024
You've Probably Been Disposing of Batteries the Wrong Way
Everything you need to know about proper disposal.
Feb 19, 2024
3 Ways You’re Using Your Microfiber Cloth All Wrong
According to a pro cleaner.
Jan 31, 2024
4 Space-Saving Ways to Fold a Long-Sleeve Shirt
All are rather simple, but the best option is the one you find easiest to execute.
Jan 26, 2024
This $7 Stain and Odor Remover Has Freed My Home of Bad Smells for Good
It really is an “A+ Stink Stopper.”
Jan 22, 2024
3 Ways to Fold a Suit Jacket — Plus, Tips on Packing It in a Suitcase
Avoid a wrinkled mess by following one of these methods.
Jan 19, 2024
6 Surefire Ways to (Legally!) Annoy Your HOA
Real Estate
Just double check your state’s laws first.
Dec 29, 2023
7 of the Best Quick Tidying Tips We’ve Seen This Year
Tricks to help you clean faster than ever before.
Dec 27, 2023
9 Regionally Specific House Types You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Real Estate
Shotguns, stone-enders, and more, oh my!
Dec 20, 2023
12 Amazon Cleaning Products That Really Work, All Under $20
Effective cleaners that won’t break the bank.
Dec 20, 2023
This “Life-Changing” $12 Scraper Is Now My Forever Cleaning Staple
I’ll never give it up.
Dec 17, 2023