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These home safety tips will help you keep your family safe during storms, prevent home fires and show you how to work alone safely.

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How and Where to Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide detectors are an essential part of keeping you and your family safe in a home or apartment. Learn how and where to install carbon monoxide detectors correctly to make sure you stay safe.

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How to Protect Kids from Toxins in the Home

Poisoning from household substances sends tens of thousands of kids to the ER every year. Here's how to protect your...


Watch Out! These 10 Phone Call Scams Could Steal Your Money

Those scammers are sneakier than you'd think, but you need to protect your money and information.


13 Airbnb Horror Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice

Think you might want to become an Airbnb host? Or, maybe you're just using their services while traveling. Whether you're...


10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home

5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage

5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage


Hide Your Keys In These Spots & You’ll Get Robbed

Don't make it easy for your home to be robbed. Here's where not to hide your key.

Fire Blocking Basics: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Holes and gaps in wall and ceiling cavities allow a fire to spread rapidly. They also allow airflow, which feeds...


12 Unusual Things Postal Carriers See Every Day

There's nothing ever routine about a postal carrier's route from day-to-day. Here are some of the unusual things postal carriers...


10 Property Line Clearance Horror Stories

Revenge is a dish best served with tree chopping, manure and lots of pigs! These property line horror stories take...


5 Home Remedies to Remove a Splinter

Removing a splinter doesn't have to be so painful. These home remedies will put those tweezer digging days behind you!

8 Things You Should Never Do To Your Grill

Are any of these no-nos part of your grilling routine?


21 Things Not to Say While DIYing

DIY work doesn't always go according to plan, but these are some words you definitely don't want to hear during...


100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff

A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...


What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.


10 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Backyard Fire Pit

Keep yourself and your guests stay safe by never burning these 10 items in your backyard fire pit.

35 Things You Don’t Know You’re Doing That Make Your House a Target for Burglars

These not-so-obvious indicators will make your home a target for thieves.


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11 Things Amazon Won’t Sell Anymore

COVID-19 has forced Amazon to crack down on some problematic products, but the site was halting sales of plenty of...


10 Hands-Free Driving Devices You Need in Your Car Now

Many states have implemented the hands-free law that prohibits drivers from handling their cell phone while driving. And even if...


21 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You

Is it a crime to spend money on a home security system these days? A look inside the mind of...


9 Most Costly Mistakes in DIY Home Improvement

These DIYers paid the price for their great goofs. Read on for some of the most expensive mistakes in home...


Garage Storage: How Much Weight Can Trusses Take?

Check out this heavy-duty garage storage system.


10 Hiding Spots Burglars Always Look First

You might think your hiding spot is safe, but burglars know your tricks.


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Hire a Professional Instead: 8 Projects DIYers Should Avoid

If you're just beginning your DIY journey, learn which projects to avoid until you develop the necessary know-how.

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45 Weird Home Improvement Terms All DIYers Should Know

What the heck are space balls? If you’re updating your kitchen soon, you best find out! Learn about this and...


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Fact or Fiction: Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Clean, safe water is vital for drinking, cooking, bathing and more, yet most people barely give it a thought. Here's...


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Fact or Fiction: Is Cheese the Best Bait for Mice?

It may seem natural to bait mouse traps with cheese, but experts say you'll have better luck luring your resident...


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What the Different Types of Winter Storm Warnings Mean

Keep yourself safe this winter by learning the subtle differences between winter storm advisories, warnings and watches.


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How to Keep Your Kids Safe Outside This Winter

Part of winter's beauty is having fun in all that snow. Get the whole family outside with these tips on...


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Guide to Antimicrobial Home Hardware and Housewares

A wide range of antimicrobial home hardware and housewares may make the high-touch surfaces in your home safer from bacteria...