Welcome to our 3rd Gift Guide, all related to the HOME!

We hope you learn about some businesses and products you weren’t aware of, and can try them out! Some of these are great gifts for others, while some are great gifts for YOURSELF! Each listing should be linked from the title and image OR business name if you want to go to one of the sites.

We are doing 8 days of posts with 8 different categories. Each post/ category will also feature a giveaway from one or more of the highlighted businesses. To enter each one, you can comment on the blog post, or share our linked post on Facebook or Instagram! We will do the drawings for ALL posts on 12/20/22 in the evening.

***There will be one grand prize pack drawing. Those who comment on all 8 posts in the series will be entered for that!


This is a new product on my radar in 2022. We use them now in our home, and definitely notice a difference. Based in Garner, NC, Filters Direct USA (sister company to FSI Mechanical commercial HVAC and refrigeration), has a proprietary new home air filter technology. It was originally developed for commercial spaces, and they were able to come up with a residential version as well. The concept is simple, air filters have gotten expensive, come in all different sizes, and it’s hard to remember when to change the dang things. Filters Direct USA has solved all of those problems easily. The filters are super affordable, they are customized to ANY size, and they ship free with a subscription every 1-3 months. Your first shipment includes your custom reusable frames, and after that you simply need to replace the actual filter part. That also means less waste, and they are antimicrobial! And the proprietary material works better than the standard paper versions. This would be a practical gift for your own family, or someone you love- especially if they suffer from allergies and the like.



We recently had our master closet redone from the standard wire shelves to a new more efficient and pleasing setup from Clozetivity, based in Fuquay-Varina, NC. We love the extra space using the space better gives, and are on the schedule to get our other bedroom closets and linen closets done as well. I have dreams of completely re-doing my craft room in the future. Are you sick of the wire shelves and limited capabilities for your different closet and storage needs? Gift yourself a consultation with owner Jason, who can show you in just a few minutes what they can do! And of course this would make an amazing gift for loved ones that they will actually use!


Does all or part of your home need a paint refresh? How about a re-staining on your deck? Or maybe just a trim refresh on your exterior? For all these needs and more, call Color World Housepainting of Raleigh, NC! The owner Scott, is actually based in Apex, NC, so they service the whole Triangle. Even though it’s pretty late in the holiday season now, they also do Christmas light installations, so keep that in mind for next year! This would be a great gift for your home, or for a special person in your life!


Get yourself or someone else the gift of CLEAN AIR! How? Well, just call Justin of Green Home Solutions, and have him come give a free indoor air quality review. He will recommend what can be done in your home to improve what you are breathing in when you are home. From duct cleaning to mold remediation to crawl space makeovers, their highest quality EPA registered products and services will clear the air in no time. A perfect solution for those battling allergies, asthma, or other health concerns related to breathing in the home.


We all need a little help sometimes. As much as we would like to think that we can “do it all”, we just can’t! In this busy life, it can be hard to find the time and energy to sit down and properly organize your home or office. Even if you are “good” at organizing, have Lisa of SOS by Lisa come help, using systems that are easy to maintain. From pantries to cabinets, to playrooms and craft rooms, and everything in between, she can help! Gift a few hours of her time to that clutterbug you know, or a new mom, or an older person in your life to get things within reach and simpler.


Need new floors? Whether it’s carpet, wood, laminate, vinyl, tile, etc, call my girl Kaylan Oakley for all your flooring needs (and now they do cabinets too!). Little kids grown up and you no longer want to look at the old paint spills or melted crayons? Let Kaylan help you imagine a new look! This is another gift to your home, to keep it fresh and inviting. Or a great gift for someone looking to improve their home.


Ever thought about going solar, but don’t know where to begin? It’s not scary to just talk to Kevin at The Solar Gladiator about options, process, and costs! It’s great to just get a free consultation and evaluation of your home’s needs, and how solar could you money in the long run. He can even meet on Zoom. Call him today, or send the info to a family member!


There you have it- my top picks with local businesses for the HOME. 

This GIVEAWAY includes: A nice metal stemless Positively Apex wine cup! (all of the businesses in this category have larger price points, which makes it tough for a giveaway.)

Comment on this post or share our linked post on the Positively Apex Facebook or Instagram pages to be entered!


Tomorrow’s list will be the PAMPERING category!