5 Chores to Do in Your New Home
Is there really such a thing as “move-in condition”? Maybe, especially if the home is brand new. But even a home just a few years old may need some attention…
If a Passenger Falls Off My Boat, What Do I Do?
Boating can give you a chance to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the sunshine, while providing an opportunity to cool off, too. But even if you take…
What to Do After an Earthquake: Safety Tips
In the aftermath of an earthquake, it’s understandable that you may feel a sense of panic. Buildings may be damaged, people could be hurt and community infrastructure and services could…
Is a Dog Door Right for Your Home?
If you have a fenced-in yard, a doggie door can be a convenient amenity for your pet. It allows your four-legged friend to go in and out of the house…
Your Guide to Outdoor Summer Fun and Safety
As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going…
Safety Tips for Remote Car Starters
Remote car starters can be convenient, especially on really cold or hot days. You can use them to heat up or cool off your car before you get into it so…
Carbon Monoxide Facts for New Homeowners
Young families settling in to their first home have a lot to think about — maybe more than they’ve ever had to consider before. With all the new financial and legal…
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…
Top Tips for Driving and Parking on Black Friday
While Black Friday shopping may bring the most extreme deals, the traffic and parking situations can be a nightmare. Parking spaces are limited, people always seem to be in a rush…