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.
Think your home is safe from a fire? Think again. Your household can expect at least five fires in an average lifetime, according to the National Fire Protection Association. At the national level, 360,000+ household fires are reported each year, and nearly all of them are avoidable with a few simple precautions outlined in "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."
The average American uses approximately 100 gallons of water a day! And that's not counting the leaky faucet or extra minute in the shower that can have a dramatic impact on not just your water bill, but the efficiency of your home, your health, and the well-being of the planet at large. Consider these small tweaks to your everyday routine, and you'll be tapping into a more efficient, less costly, water-conscious home.
Mosquitoes, spiders, and ticks... summer is crawling with pesky, unwanted guests. When they bite, here are a few natural alternatives that will relieve itching, control swelling, and reduce redness and irritation.