Things You Should Never Store in a Garage

  You probably use your garage to protect your cars and to store some items you don’t use a lot. But certain items should never be stored in a garage. Here are a few and the reasons why: Propane tanks. These should never be stored in closed areas. Paint cans… since temperature changes can make

Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Bathroom

Here are some simple ways to spruce up your bathroom at an affordable cost. Wallpaper is a sure sign of an outdated bathroom but fixing the problem is very inexpensive. Remove the paper and paint the walls a neutral color that complements the other elements of your bathroom. Give your bathroom an elegant and decorative

Making Your Home More Secure

There’s no absolute way to protect your home from break-ins but securing your home doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some tips and suggestions on simple steps you can take to make your home more secure. Lock doors and windows. Sounds obvious… but using the locks you already have remains one of the best

Taking Care of Your Roof

One of the most overlooked home maintenance tasks is inspecting your roof – which is something you should do at least once a year. You don’t have to climb up on your roof to inspect it. You can easily perform the inspection from ground level with a pair of binoculars. Here are some things you

Ways to Control Dust in Your Home

  Dust is something you can get rid of… but it keeps coming back. The first line of defense against dust is prevention, so here are some ways to control dust in your home. Change your bedding at least weekly. If you have allergy problems, consider encasing your mattress and pillows in zippered, allergy reducing

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel is known for its ability to resist corrosion and rust, which makes it a popular choice for kitchen appliances. However, stainless steel can still collect dust, dirt, and grime… but it responds well to cleaning… as long as you use the right products and techniques. Never use chlorine bleach, oven cleaners, steel wool

Bunk Bed Safety Tips

  Bunk beds are a practical option for families looking to save space. Kids love them, but bunk beds can be dangerous. The following guidelines can help you avoid bunk bed nightmares. Place bunk beds in a corner, with walls on 2 sides. Don’t allow children under age 6 to sleep in the top bunk.

Potential Causes of a High Water Bill

If your water bill is unusually high, it could be due to a water leak somewhere inside or outside your home. The most common cause for a high water bill is a leaking toilet tank, but other leak sources can exist, such as: leaky faucets, especially ones outside the home… a leak in a water

How Much Homeowners Insurance Should You Buy?

Before you start shopping for a homeowners insurance policy, you need to think about how much coverage to purchase. If a disaster strikes, you’ll want enough insurance to rebuild the structure of your home, to help replace your belongings, to defray costs if you are unable to live in the home, and you’ll also want