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.
How Often Should You Really Be Washing Your Clothes?
Organize & Clean
Including jeans!
about 9 hours ago
The 5 Accessories You Should Always Buy for Your Windows
According to real estate pros.
3 days ago
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
This $20 Find Prevents My Bed Sheets from Being a Tangled Mess
And they never come out damp from the dryer!
Feb 17, 2023
The 5-Minute Trick to Making a Bedroom Look Cleaner
According to home stagers and designers.
Feb 13, 2023
Moving Container vs. Rental Truck: What's Better for Moving?
There are pros and cons to both options.
Feb 11, 2023
One Spot You're Forgetting to Clean in the Kitchen
According to a cleaning pro.
Feb 4, 2023
You Can Rent Your Home as a Filming Location for Extra Cash
But here's what you should know.
Jan 25, 2023
What Exactly Is a Clerestory Window?
Here's how you define them.
Jan 13, 2023
The Oft-Forgotten Chore a Real Estate Agent Says You Need to Prioritize
It's extremely important.
Jan 4, 2023
These Little Tips Can Save You Money on Your Heating Bill
According to real estate agents.
Jan 4, 2023
9 Books to Look Forward to in 2023
Whether you’re looking to discover new authors or eagerly awaiting the latest novels from your favorites, 2023 is shaping up to be quite the year for literature.
Dec 30, 2022
I Asked an HGTV Host for Her Best Real Estate Advice — Here’s What She Said
Egypt Sherrod has a nugget of wisdom for all of us.
Dec 12, 2022
The 9 Mistakes Winter Home Sellers Make in Their Yards
Even if Mother Nature boosts your curb appeal with freshly fallen snow, you’ll need to step it up.
Dec 5, 2022
5 Things Homeowners Should Know Before They Raise Their Roofs
Not in the party sense, but the literal sense.
Nov 21, 2022
These Are the Unexpected Benefits of Living in a 5th-Floor Walkup
Four things make it worth it for one couple.
Nov 15, 2022
The Best Way to Clean Cashmere Sweaters at Home
According to laundry experts.
Nov 14, 2022
3 Things to Do If You Get Off on the Wrong Foot with Your New Neighbors
In a perfect world, we’d all be besties with our next-door neighbors.
Nov 13, 2022
9 Things in Your Yard to Hide Before an Open House
According to real estate agents.
Nov 9, 2022