Frozen pipes lead to burst pipes, which in turn can cause thousands of dollars worth of water damage. (Yikes.) The pipes that are most likely to freeze are those that are exposed to extreme cold, such as outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, sprinkler system lines, and pipes in unheated areas such as basements, garages, and attics. Here are eight essential tips to protect your pipes (and your home) this winter.
Walking in a winter wonderland sounds idyllic, but the reality of a winter storm can easily go from playtime to problematic. A severe blizzard poses a number of conundrums, from power outages to mounting piles of snow. Our handy solutions from“Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook” will keep your home and family safe from the storm.
In trying to stay warm during the bitter winter months, it can be easy to forget that heat comes at a steep price. Here's the good news: You can maintain a pleasant room temperature while minimizing your burgeoning bill by adopting several mindful habits, from learning the nuts and bolts of your thermostat to decreasing the temperature of your bedroom at night.
Whether you're running out for a quick errand or departing for a long trip, your home security is important. Here are some tips for safeguarding your property and possessions, and ensuring that your home is the most secure on the block.
Dirty dishes can be done in the morning, and you'll investigate the smell coming from the garage this weekend. But cleaning it immediately is not only good for productivity and peace of mind; sometimes, it's absolutely necessary. Here are the ew-yuck things in your home you should 100 percent clean.