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Nail Gun X-Ray Photos

Nail Gun X-Ray Photos

You don’t want to look yet it’s hard to turn away from these nail gun x-ray photos.

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]

Home Security Systems Aren’t Just For Vacation

Home Security Systems Aren’t Just For Vacation

People often think home security systems are only useful when they’re not at home — say, going on vacation or even just the day-to-day of going to work, driving the kids around, eating out and the like. But home security systems aren’t just for when your house is empty. Home […]

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 […]

Create A Family Safe Word

Create A Family Safe Word

When you have a home security system, often times you’ll be asked to create a “safe word” — the point of it being that if your alarm goes off, you have to give the safe word to the security company to let them know you’re not in danger. In most […]

Staying Safe During Urban Revitalization

Staying Safe During Urban Revitalization

In sociology, there’s a school of thought that defines urban areas into circular zones. There’s the center-most, financial center of a city, then outwards from the center (much like rings on a tree) the zones are defined by the socio-economic status of the people who live there. Typically, the further […]

How To Prepare Your Home & Household for a Remodel

How To Prepare Your Home & Household for a Remodel

Even if you aren’t doing the job yourself, you should take steps to prepare your home and household before a major renovation begins. Once contractors start running around your home and the demo starts, it’s often too late to lay the groundwork for an efficient remodel. Here are some steps […]

How To Organize A Nursery

How To Organize A Nursery

One of the more fun (and yet so frustrating) parts of making little people is creating a space for them in which to eventually reside. Yet once the furniture is built, the impossibly small clothes are folded, and the VOC-free paint is dry on the walls, it’s time to make […]

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

Getting to know your neighbors. can be one of the simplest ways to keep your home safe and secure. But what happens when your neighbors aren’t willing to cooperate? That photo is of my backyard, which shares a fence line with my neighbor’s garage and driveway. I hadn’t noticed the […]

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 […]

Should You Own a Gun for Home Protection?

Should You Own a Gun for Home Protection?

Here are six questions you should ask yourself before deciding to buy a gun to protect your home.

Cheap and Easy Way to Test for Lead Paint

Cheap and Easy Way to Test for Lead Paint

We’ve heard all about the hazards of lead paint and have covered how to remove it. Sometimes I find myself thinking twice about certain pieces of furniture that I find at thrift shops and have turned down a good find or two since I don’t have the space to strip […]

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 […]

Summer Safety: Tips to Prep Your Pool

Summer Safety: Tips to Prep Your Pool

Don’t forget safety when thinking about a backyard pool. Install it the right way and enjoy your oasis with peace of mind (and no liability). A fence is almost always necessary with any backyard pool over 24″ deep. If you install an above ground and have a non-climbable railing completely […]

Sean Payton Seeks Damages for Defective Chinese Drywall

Sean Payton Seeks Damages for Defective Chinese Drywall

Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, is the lead plaintiff among 2,100 alleged victims in a case scheduled to begin this week against a company from China charged with shipping drywall that made people sick and damaged other property in the home. The 591-page class action […]

Prepare a Peanut and Nut Free Kitchen: Uncluttered Cutlery

Prepare a Peanut and Nut Free Kitchen: Uncluttered Cutlery

Those who suffer with food allergies are wary of the Double “C.” No, that doesn’t mean Christopher Columbus or chocolate chips. It means Cross Contamination and it occurs when allergens end up in foods that are normally safe. This can cause a surprise (and severe) reaction. It’s the reason why […]

Prepare a Peanut and Nut Free Kitchen: Clean Countertops

Prepare a Peanut and Nut Free Kitchen: Clean Countertops

Maybe you or a family member just found out that you have a severe nut allergy. Or it could be that you’ve been living with it for years. Now that a kitchen remodel is on the horizon, you’re beginning to wonder which materials are safest for food allergies. Countertops are […]

What Can McGruff Do For You?

What Can McGruff Do For You?

Back during the holidays, I kept hearing PSA spots that were a joint venture from The US Department of Justice, The National Crime Prevention Council, and the Ad Council. They offered really great tips on how to keep your home, your valuables, yourself and your loved ones safe during the […]