Jamie Birdwell Branson


Jamie Birdwell-Branson is a freelance lifestyle writer who specializes in real estate, home decor, DIY, and travel. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Zillow.com, Elle Decor.com, Livability.com, Canadian Florist Magazine, and more. She is an avid antiquer and likes to fill her vintage home with the treasures that she finds. You can follow Jamie Birdwell-Branson on Twitter or Instagram.

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7 Good Reasons to Fire Your Real Estate Agent (And How to Do It)

Selling your home will probably be one of the biggest (and most nerve-racking) transactions of your lifetime. The process is riddled with anxiety—getting your property open-house ready, w...

The 12 Hidden Expenses of Pet Ownership

There’s nothing like the greeting of a wagging tail and a wet nose at the end of a long day (or maybe an indifferent tail flick if you own a cat). Pets do so much to enrich our lives, giv...

The Cheapest Ways to Make Your Home Look Brand-New Again

Hardly anyone’s home looks magazine-worthy all the time, but if you’ve noticed that your home is looking a little dingy or rough around the edges, it may be time to spruce things up. Ther...

JULY 15, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Chemicals You Didn't Know You Were Carrying into the House

Plastics, processed foods, and highly concentrated cleaning products make our lives more convenient, but they may come at a cost to our health. It’s no surprise that you can be exposed to...

JULY 8, 2019 | MONDAY
13 Reasons You Really Need to Do a Better Job Cleaning Your Grill

The smell of a backyard barbecue is an official sign that summer is here, and the grill masters are out in full force, marinating, trying out new recipes, and serving up delicious burgers...

JUNE 27, 2019 | THURSDAY
10 Times You Should Never Use a Clorox Wipe

Wherever you happen to be, germs are there too, which is why products like Clorox wipes are so handy. You can stash them under the sink, in the car, and even in your purse to disinfect ge...

JUNE 20, 2019 | THURSDAY
These are Some of the Most Architecturally Interesting Solutions to Homelessness

According to a 2018 report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, around 550,000 people experienced homelessness on a single night in the United States—in other words, 17 o...

JUNE 13, 2019 | THURSDAY
10 House Projects You Can Still Complete on a Rainy Day

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a homeowner who wants to get a home project done will inevitably encounter storm clouds and rainy days. But just because it’s raining cats and d...

MAY 31, 2019 | FRIDAY
10 Surprising Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

As a homeowner, you have the responsibility to keep your home safe, clean, and in compliance with city ordinances. While you may already be aware that you’re not supposed to let your gras...

MAY 21, 2019 | TUESDAY
9 Mistakes You Should Never Make with the American Flag

Flying the grand old flag on Memorial Day is a great way to honor our servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Not only is it festive to hang the flag, but doing ...