Safety

Combo Glasses Protect the Eyes and the Ears

Combo Glasses Protect the Eyes and the Ears

We received a request last week to take a look at a new product in work safety and we’re glad we did. We feel these Combo Glasses that combine sight and hearing protection in one product will hopefully become standard in workshops, auto plants, construction sites and any other loud […]

Timberland PRO Helix Work Boot Review – A Lightweight and Comfortable Boot

Timberland PRO Helix Work Boot Review – A Lightweight and Comfortable Boot

I’ve been using a pair of old Stanley steel toe work boots for the past 7 years that have treated me well but they are finally starting to break down. Since most of my time is spent at a desk and not a jobsite, my work boots aren’t put through […]

Snow Removal: Don’t Just Focus On Your Driveway, Sidewalks

Snow Removal: Don’t Just Focus On Your Driveway, Sidewalks

A large portion of the U.S. is currently digging out from a snowstorm. Although it seems the high priority is to shovel your driveway, porch and sidewalk, you should also turn your attention to other parts of your home during the snow removal process. Mike Holmes of HGTV’s “Holmes on […]

Which Is More Dangerous: Voltage Or Amperage?

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 you during a project. Two factors to consider with electricity are voltage, the rate at which energy is drawn […]

Digging Out From the Snow Safely

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 safely and what to do in case you get hurt. 1. Assess the situation Do you truly need the […]

When An Injury Derails Your DIY Plans

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 that some hydrogen peroxide and a Band-Aid can fix. You’re down for the count for a while. Now what? […]

Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow

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 dreaded of chores — shoveling snow! Shoveling snow is not easy work, especially if you’re trying to move a […]

Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

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. An odd article from the Wall Street Journal identifies struggling actors as prime candidates to be bedbug exterminators. The […]

Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

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 of adrenaline when you find that “perfect” item, the insanely low prices — thrifting is definitely the sport of […]

A Settlement in the Toxic Chinese Drywall Case

A Settlement in the Toxic Chinese Drywall Case

At least one Chinese producer of drywall has agree to fund home repairs in response to the lawsuit of toxic drywall poisoning people and their homes. From CNN: A company that imported Chinese-made drywall that American homeowners complained made them sick has agreed to a court settlement to repair their […]

Illuminate The Way With Luminescent Light Switch Covers

Illuminate The Way With Luminescent Light Switch Covers

I’ve always loved things that glow in the dark. As a kid, my ceiling was peppered with stick-on stars and planets, transforming my room into a veritable planetarium. And now, I’ve got a small glow in the dark skull that keeps watch by my sink. Odd, I know – but […]

Update Your Home Fire Insurance

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 standard homeowners insurance policies cover losses from fire and is considered a basic area of coverage. But there are […]

Tips For Driving Through a Hurricane or Storm

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, you’ll need to make sure your car is ready to go. It’s best to pack a storm prep-kit of […]

Be Your Own Bed Bug Exterminator

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 have bed bugs (bites, seeing bugs or droppings). If you think you have bed bugs but don’t want to […]

What Your Need In Your Home To Ride Out a Storm

What Your Need In Your Home To Ride Out a Storm

It’s nearly summer. And with skyrocketing temperatures come the chance for severe weather and power outages. In July 2006, we spent nearly a week sans power at This D*mn House in 100-degree heat following a series of back-to-back storms that wiped out powerlines, roadways, trees and even some homes in […]

Say What? Celebrate Save Your Hearing Day in 2010

Say What? Celebrate Save Your Hearing Day in 2010

Never mind Father’s Day. It’s a whole three weeks away anyhow. To truly appreciate the dad in your house (or in your life), you should celebrate him every day. Or any day. Or on random, bizarre holidays just for fun. Is the guy in your life a home renovation fanatic? […]

An Introduction to Flood Insurance

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 flood insurance. My fiance works as a flood insurance underwriter, so he was full of ideas on how to […]

Lift Safely With The Shoulder Dolly

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 the object being moved if you don’t do it carefully. We were given a demonstration of the Shoulder Dolly […]