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6 Ways to Organize Your Home in the New Year
When you think of New Year’s resolutions, fitness goals and trying to save money may come to mind. But organizing your home on a regular basis is a resolution that…
Baby’s Almost Mobile: How to Baby-Proof Your Home
If your little one is on the move and close to her first steps, it might be time to baby-proof your home. You may already have basic precautionary measures in…
How to Help Deter Burglars from Your Home
Here’s some good news: The FBI estimates that burglaries in 2013 were down 8.6 percent from 2012. In that same report, however, the FBI notes that approximately 74 percent of burglaries occurred in residences…
Home Air Filters 101: What to Consider Before Buying
While many homeowners may know they should change their air filters regularly, some may not know what kind to get. If you’re a first-time homebuyer and have never had to…
Make the Holidays Happy, Not Hazardous [Infographic]
Holiday sweaters aren’t the only things that can get ugly this season. Holiday hazards at home can pose a threat to your cheer, whether you leave your valuables exposed while hosting…
From Guest Room to Ground Rules: What to Consider When Parents Move In
As parents get older and become less independent, having them in the next room can be easier than trekking across town — or even the state — to provide care.…
How to Host Thanksgiving in a Small Space
When you live in a small house or apartment, how do you host Thanksgiving and make room for all of your friends and family? While it may not be possible…
Home Safety: Get Your Move On
If you’re one of millions of Americans moving into a new home this year, be sure to make safety a priority in your new home. Almost every living space can harbor…
Raking leaves
As the leaves begin to fall, your love-hate relationship with your rake returns. If you find yourself dreading bagging all those leaves, there’s an alternative disposal method that might be a good…
Smoke detector
It’s a potentially fatal (and far too common) scenario: An otherwise functional smoke alarm is rendered ineffective when a homeowner, annoyed by an end-of-life signal or false alarm, deliberately deactivates…