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5 Ways to Make Your Rented Home More Energy Efficient

Mar 12, 2019

Upgrading your apartment to become more energy efficient may help lower your utility bills. Even small steps may help reduce your energy consumption. Consider these tips to help make your rented home more energy efficient. 1. Pay Attention to Windows If your windows are drafty, consider buying a window insulation kit, suggests Popular Mechanics. These kits typically […]

Inspection Tips for Your Home’s Roof

Mar 5, 2019

Whether it’s keeping you dry on a rainy day or warm and cozy on a cold winter night, your roof is a vital part of your home. To help make sure it’s protecting you and your family from the elements, regular maintenance and inspections are key. Here are some roof inspection tips to consider. Why Should You Inspect […]

Tips for Teaching Your Teen Driver

Feb 22, 2019

If your teen has a permit and is working toward getting a driver’s license, you’ll likely need to spend some time teaching her how to drive. Many states require teens with learner’s permits to log a certain number of supervised driving hours outside of driver’s education, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, and that often means parents play the […]

How to Make the Most of Your Gas Money on a Road Trip

Feb 22, 2019

A road trip can be a good way to visit new places without having to pay for a plane ticket, but the cost of gas can also add up. A little planning may help you get more for your gas money. Consider these tips to help maximize your fuel economy before you leave for your next road […]

How to Clean Germs From Your Car

Dec 12, 2018

You may take care of the outside of your car by washing it, but what about the germs inside? The steering wheel, gear shifter, space near the cup holder, window switches and door handles are areas where bacteria and other germs are commonly found in cars, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Germs left by one […]

Safe Grilling Tips to Consider

Nov 29, 2018

A grill can be a convenient way to prepare a meal, but whether you’re cooking burgers or veggies, grills can pose fire hazards. Before you plan your next backyard barbecue, consider these grilling safety tips. Basic Grill Safety Tips Barbecue grills should only be used outside, and placed far away from structures such as your […]

4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog

Nov 15, 2018

Before you welcome a dog into your family, it’s important to make sure your potential four-legged friend is a good fit for you, your home and your budget. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests considering factors such as how much space you have for a dog and how often you’re home, […]

How to Maximize Your Budget When Remodeling a Bathroom

Nov 8, 2018

If you’re investing your hard-earned money in fixing up your bathroom, you’ll also likely want to know what the return on investment might be — and how to maximize it. Before you begin remodeling your bathroom, consider these tips to help you get more for your money. Find Ways to Save Looking to save money on […]

Tips to Avoid Spinning Out on an Icy Road

Nov 1, 2018

If you live in a climate with cold winters, you may run the risk of encountering icy roads. Even if you’re an experienced driver, it’s a good idea to take precautions to help prevent your car from spinning out on slick pavement. Preparing to Drive on Icy Roads Winter tires may help give your car […]

3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Fence

Nov 1, 2018

From local regulations and safety codes to material options, there are many considerations when it comes to building a fence. Here are a few points to think about before installing a fence on your property: 1. Do Your Research It’s important to be aware of any local restrictions or requirements before you install a new […]