Category: Home & Lifestyle

The Right Insulation Can Help Reduce Your Home Energy Costs

Insulation is one of the easiest ways to save on your heating and cooling costs. Depending on where you place it, it also cuts back on noise.  Here just a few of the ways you can accomplish both: Outlets & Switches Foam padding under an outlet cover greatly reduces heat loss. Outlets and switches are […]

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5 Home Organizing Tips

Let’s say you’re a teacher and report cards are due but, in this case, you’re the only pupil and you’re being graded on only one task:  creating order out of chaos. With that in mind, what grade would you enter in the computer on your own report card?  If it’s one you wouldn’t be proud […]

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5 Tips for Cold & Flu Prevention

Once one family member starts exhibiting the symptoms of a fall/winter cold or flu, it often doesn’t take long before you have your own mini-epidemic on your hands. But it doesn’t have to be that way, especially when you follow these five simple tips for keeping those colds and flus at bay. Disinfecting: A quick […]

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4 Tips for Healthy Winter Eating

Eating healthy – or at least healthier – is a lot easier in the summer with all the fresh produce coming available, including perhaps from your own backyard.  But come late fall and winter, it’s a whole different ball of cheese, especially when you factor in the holiday meals, parties, shorter daylight hours, and less […]

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How to Add Character to Your Home.

Do you feel like your home leaves a bit to be desired in the character department? Maybe you just purchased a newly constructed home with builder-grade finishes. Or perhaps your home was built during a time not known for charm or architectural details. Luckily, no matter how plain-Jane or cookie-cutter you your think yours might […]

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How to Protect Your Pets from Heatstroke

For pets that are sensitive to heat, the steamy summer months are more than uncomfortable. Excessive heat and humidity pose a serious risk of heatstroke, a condition that needlessly kills thousands of pets every year. Observing the following precautions will help keep your pets out of harm’s way: Make sure they have plenty of shade […]

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How to Prevent Heat Stroke.

Heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, occur when your body can no longer cool itself off. As the air temperature rises, your body stays cool when your sweat evaporates. On hot, humid days, the evaporation of sweat is slowed by the increased moisture in the air. When sweating isn’t enough to cool […]

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How to Impress Potential Home Buyers.

Take a drive around any neighborhood this time of year and, along with the tulips and daffodils, you’ll notice something else popping up on front lawns – For Sale signs. Yup, spring is real estate season. And if you’re one of the many homeowners currently trying to sell your humble abode, you know how important […]

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6 Things to Get Rid of From Your Home

When you think about making home improvements, it’s easy to concentrate more on the things that cost money than those you can probably should be getting rid of. You know, things you may have forgotten you even have, let alone use any more. So how about it? Do you have enough extra and no-longer-needed stuff […]

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Hidden Holiday Season Dangers

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends; a time for food, friendship, merriment, and joy. But all that celebrating can lead to some unexpected seasonal dangers, and yet most can be avoided with proper planning, constant awareness, and by sharing the following holiday season safety tips with family members and guests. […]

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