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safety

  • Safely Living Next To a Vacant Home

    With the housing crisis still rippling through the country, many homeowners may find themselves living in more of a graveyard instead of a neighborhood. Homes are becoming (and remaining) vacant at…

  • Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

    Universal design to benefit seniors and the physically challenged is an under served sector of home and interior design. But with the aging boomer population, there is an opportunity for manufacturers…

  • Take Precautions When Removing Lead Paint

    In the mid-19th-century lead was used extensively by the more wealthy homeowners. So if your old home is of better construction and condition it could be more likely toxic. Old homes…

  • Taking Down Christmas Lights Safely

    Usually we are in no rush to take down Christmas lights and will wait until the first weekend after the new year. As always its important to not forget these safety…

  • Simple Safety Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

    If you’re decorating for Christmas this weekend we’ve got some simple light hanging tips that are great safety reminders. 1. Use the Proper Lights – If you hang lights outdoors make…

  • Tips to Remove Lead Paint Safely

    Old homes are not the only ones likely to be contaminated with lead paint. Any home built before 1980 should have it’s interior and exterior paint tested for lead. The older…

  • Tips to Childproof Your Home

    Childproofing your home may seem like a no-brainer, but it can be the most important step you take to keep your child safe during the important early formative years. The basic…

  • 7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

    Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can…

  • Ryobi Noise Suppression Headphones Giveaway

    Our sense of hearing takes a lot of abuse and over time will deteriorate. It’s not only the obvious times to protect your hearing such as at a rock concert, listening…

  • Protect Your Kids from Hidden Home Hazards

    The news last week that Mike Tyson’s daughter had been critically injured in an apparent home accident involving a treadmill was sad and any an unpleasant reminder that any child can…

  • Saved by the Drill

    In most situations a hole in the head isn’t a good thing but in this case it was the only option to save a boys life. He had fallen while riding…

  • Chinese Made Drywall Leaving a Nasty Trail

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is an issue with some Chinese made drywall emitting smelly, corrosive gases and ruining household systems such as air conditioners. There have been…

  • Can You Really Use a Fire Extinguisher?

    Fire safety is never a laughing matter, especially during the winter months when a prevalence of candles, space heaters and other warming devices contribute to an increase in residential fires. Test…

  • Hammer Testing on a Thumb Nail

    Popular Mechanics is taking it to the next level when it comes to testing hand tools. We’ve all seen the predictable results of hammer-on-nail but what does a real world situation…

  • Water Your Christmas Tree

    We love natural Christmas trees but everyone should remember that they need care to last as well as remain safe in your home. There is no greater danger than a tree…

  • Nursery Needs: Finding the Right Space

    We’re kicking off this week with a 3-part series on Nurseries. Our friend and soon to be mom, Sarah Donoghue, is in the process of preparing her home for a little…

  • Decorating with Hanging Lights for Christmas

    photo: wishymom We’ll leave the decor ideas and inspiration to the experts but we do know a little something about safety when it comes to hanging your outdoor Christmas lights.…

  • Get Ready for Gustav

    As residents flee from hurricane Gustav, many of them face the difficult task of not knowing what condition their house may be in when they return and what to do if…

  • Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

    Besides the ubiquitous nature of granite countertops and almost boring combination of granite and stainless seen in kitchens everywhere, there’s another reason you may wish to reconsider granite countertops.…

  • Table Saw Safety Rules

    This recall got us thinking about safety again (safety should always be on our mind). We came across this list of table saw safety regulations and maintenance tips. The absolute safety…

  • Chemical-free Cookware Options

    Swapping harsh bleaches or detergents for mild cleaning products or CFLs for the energy-draining light bulbs of the past are just some of the easy green improvements you can make around…