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8 Ways to Child Proof your Home

8 Ways to Child Proof your Home … The home is a comfortable place for most adults, but for the younger ones, it can be the cause of many frustrations. What to do, what not to do, and when one can or cannot do certain things, definitely points to a safe and secure society. If children aren’t involved, it makes thing so much easier, but when they are in the picture, one must take the necessary...

How to Make a Succulent Crown

This is a guest post written by Kylie from grohelps. If you are wondering about how to make your very own succulent crown then the good news is that it is actually a lot easier to do than you would ever imagine. In actual fact, there are just a few simple steps for you to follow that will then allow you to make your own crown and even stand back and admire your work. So, let’s get started with loo...

Do You Need a Smart Lock

Is a smart lock on your list of home upgrades? This relatively inexpensive upgrade turns your regular deadbolt into a Wi-Fi–connected “smart” home technology. Smart locks make sense for certain lifestyles and types of homeowners. Do you think you can benefit from this technology?   You Leave Town Often Image via Flickr by hnnbz When you travel often, you want someone to check on y...

5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas Like a Professional

Sweet peas are one of the most rewarding plants you can grow in your garden.  Humans have been growing sweet peas for centuries, with the earliest written records dating as far back as the late 17th century. Over 300 years of cultivation, gardeners have developed an astonishing array of different styles and colors, most of which still have the signature sweet scent that helped to make them so popu...

The importance of hiring a certified asbestos removal company

The importance of hiring a certified asbestos removal company … Asbestos has been around for a long time, and from the 1950s until the 1980s, asbestos was the main material of choice during that time period, because of its decay-resistant and fire-resistant properties, durability, cost-effectiveness and ease of use. It was flexible and used on everything from roofs, sidings, shingles and flo...

Your 3 Biggest Cabinet Organization Headaches, Solved!

It’s a safe guess that somewhere near the top of everyone’s to-do lists is a note that says “get more organized!” Despite our best intentions and occasional pushes to get organized once and for all, things do have a tendency to fall back out of place, leading us right back to where we were in the beginning. Is there a way out of this? The issue may not be with your particular habits, b...

10 ways to guard your privacy at home from prying eyes

10 ways to guard your privacy at home from prying eyes … When it comes to privacy levels in any type of property, it is a good idea to shield it from prying eyes and this can be done by doing a number of things. Let’s take a look at the top 10 things that people do to improve their privacy at home:   1. Install Roller Blinds One of the most popular types of blinds to fit are roller blin...

What type of home to buy and how to choose the right one

What type of home to buy and how to choose the right one … Choosing the right house to buy takes some careful consideration. Different people have different criteria for what they are looking for in a new place to live. This could potentially be a house which the entire family spends the next few decades in, so it is a decision which should not be taken lightly. There are several different t...

Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

The leaves are falling and the weather is starting to turn, with the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting colder. That means that winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your lawn ready for its long hibernation. If you prepare your lawn properly, you’ll protect the health of the soil and have lush, vibrant grass come spring. Before you throw out your premium grass seed,...

How Water Heaters Have Changed Our Lives

How Water Heaters Have Changed Our Lives … Water has always been essential for all living things, and for many centuries, man had to make do with cold water for bathing, and the good old fire was the only way to heat the home. In the 19 th century, people began using coal fired boilers to heat water for domestic purposes, and for many years, it was the only way to obtain a regular supply of ...

Why Bother with Motion Detector Lights?

Why Bother with Motion Detector Lights? … Modern urban life is fraught with danger, and with crime figures continually rising, protecting one’s home is high on everyone’s priority list. While there are several ways to achieve this, some are more efficient than others, therefore if one is considering upgrading the home security, or installing for the first time, there is much to consider. Mot...

Creating a Relaxing Home Environment

Creating a Relaxing Home Environment … On a regular work day, most people tend to spend their day confined to an office only to return home after dark. Spending most of the time in a small, cluttered space can take its toll on your health. You may not even get to enjoy the sun and nature on a daily basis – even less so during winter due to the short daytime hours. This can alter your mood, m...

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