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Safety

  • How To Make A Hurricane Emergency Kit

    As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the North Carolina coast and today marks the 19th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew (not to mention the approaching anniversary of Hurricane Katrina), there’s no better time…

  • What To Do If A Tornado Hits Your Home

    We’re so unbelievably saddened by the horrific photos and video coming out of Joplin, Mo., in the aftermath of yesterday’s damaging tornado. This spring has seemed to produce an especially volatile…

  • Which Is More Dangerous: Voltage Or Amperage?

    When working with electricity, caution is imperative. It’s ideal to turn off the power source at the breaker box, if applicable, so you can ensure that no lingering electricity can harm…

  • Digging Out From the Snow Safely

    The Northeast is digging out today from record snowfall and people are putting their snowblowers and snow shovels back in action. Here are some tips for digging out from the snow…

  • When An Injury Derails Your DIY Plans

    You have your plans all set for your next DIY project — tools borrowed, paint purchased, time set aside — and tragedy strikes. You hurt yourself, and not in a way…

  • Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow

    Yes, we said it — the dreaded s-word! As snow begins to fall in parts of the country, it’s time to think about stocking up on winter supplies and that most…

  • Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

    If you’ve had the unfortunate task of calling for a bedbug exterminator, the guy or gal that shows up at your door could be the next Jake Gyllenhaal or Anne Hathaway.…

  • Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

    Have bedbugs impacted your favorite pastime of rummaging through used items? We love a great thrift store find as much as the next person. The thrill of the hunt, the rush…

  • Update Your Home Fire Insurance

    After seeing the tragic fire in San Bruno, CA this evening we first prayed for the families and people involved but also hope they have updated their fire insurance policies. Most…

  • Tips For Driving Through a Hurricane or Storm

    With hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, many communities may be warned to evacuate. As with any natural disaster type storm whether it be a hurricane, tornado or flood,…

  • Be Your Own Bed Bug Exterminator

    Bed bugs are becoming more of a nuisance in New York City and elsewhere around the country. You can be your own bed bug exterminator if you’ve already confirmed that you…

  • An Introduction to Flood Insurance

    As parts of Tennessee continue to clean up after massive flooding and spring severe weather causes deluges throughout the country, there’s no time like the present for a brief introduction to…

  • Lift Safely With The Shoulder Dolly

    Moving sucks. Moving big appliances sucks even more. Beyond the pure physical exertion, moving heavy awkward objects can be dangerous if not done correctly. You can damage yourself as well as…