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.
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."
Everybody loves a fireplace -- an architectural anachronism that still has the power to warm us, body and soul. But a fireplace is also an aesthetic tableau. The mantelpiece sets the stage for fireplace tools that are decorative as well as essential to starting a fire.