We’re confessing—well actually, you are—in every issue of HGTV Magazine.
Our Sound Familiar column features readers, homeowners, renters, parents, and young adults just like you. They dish on their quirky household habits and everyday observations that we’re all familiar with, and now it’s your turn! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Sound Familiar. Clue us in on your own habits, nuisances, or helpful tips, and you could be featured in an upcoming issue! Sometimes we just need someone to say “Me too!” Read on for some of the recent submissions. We know you can relate.
“Why can I never get my baking sheets 100% grease-free? I scrub and scrub, but there’s always that mysterious oily film.”—Kristin Shrout, Lee’s Summit, MO
“I can’t stand when there is cooking time left on the microwave—like if popcorn’s been popping and someone takes it out before the beep. Those final seconds that stay on the display drive my crazy!”—Shannon Watterson, Worcester, MA
“I line up my couch pillows 100 times a day—even though I have a toddler who likes to dive in and say ‘Mama, look at da big, big mess.’”—Lucie Leblois, Washington, D.C.
“I use this trick every time I’m late getting home at night: As soon as I walk in the door, the first thing I do is set the table. Even thought dinner hasn’t even been started, it makes my family think things are in progress.”—Deb Erickson, Holdrege, NE