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Security System, Worth It or Not?

Tweet The best way to do this is to install an alarm or security system, something you can research yourself on homesecuritysystems.com and figure out your options. It’s natural that, as you do

Energy Savings

15 Tips for Saving Electricity

Tweet Saving electricity is good for the wallet and is good for the environment too. Not sure where to start? Well, our 15 handy tips include some that you may

Closet Systems

Tips and Tricks of Closet Organization

Tweet There are numerous ways that you can organize your closet, making it easy to find your stuff and to provide a useful storage area at that. 1. Box it

Cleaning

The 5 Minute Bathroom Cleaning Solution

Its another Saturday and you find yourself assembling your cleaning solutions, a sponge, broom and mop, with plans to clean your bathrooms. A through cleaning will have both bathrooms whipped into shape within the hour, but you can’t help think, “there must be a better way.”

Home Utility

Features of a Home Automation System

Home automation systems gives you control of your home’s electronics at your finger tips. Several devices in the home can be controlled by one central system. The different ways to control the system include voice recognition and/or a remote control.

Home Utility

Your Home is Your Castle…Literally

Home is where the heart is. It’s a cliché, but that doesn’t keep it from being true. And when you’re talking about your physical home, your heart doesn’t just mean the heart that beats in your chest.

Home Utility

How to Save on Energy Costs This Winter

Make no mistake about it: fuel prices will be high again this winter.

Home Safety

How to Hold a Home Fire Drill

This writer was a teenager when his home caught fire, just one week before Christmas on a chilly, Saturday evening. Thankfully, no one was injured, but our home was heavily damaged and it took six months before the repairs were finished, and the home ready for occupancy.

Home Safety

Alarm Systems in the Digital Age

Recent technological advances have radically changed alarm systems. Previous analog systems were expensive, clunky, visually limited and difficult to install. A host of technological developments, however, have made these systems smaller, easier to install and much more capable.

Home Safety

Home Safety Tips for Accident Prevention

Our homes are our refuge from the world, familiar places that offer comfort, solitude and respite. But, there are dangers lurking where we spend our most time, with household chemicals, fire and even our beloved pets presenting possible hazards if we’re not careful.

Laundry Room

How to Fix Your Clothes Dryer

My neighbor called me last week and said that her dryer wasn’t working. I went over to her house, gave her dryer a look, plugged it in and it began working. Just like that.

Home Safety

8 Smart Ways to Baby Proof Your Home

And baby makes three. Life as you know it as a childless couple is now over. That’s okay — you now have a little bundle of joy to love and care for, an infant in arms who will soon be a toddler on the go.

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5 Best Guard Dogs for Families

Owning a dog can be a great learning opportunity for your children, giving them the chance to learn how to take care of another living creature. Some families also find another benefit of owning a dog, and that is the benefit of having a built-in burglar detractor.

Home Utility

Top 5 Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

You never think it can happen to you, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that more than 2 million homes in the United States are burglarized every year (Ref 1), accounting for almost a quarter of property crimes committed annually.

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5 Home Security Tips That Add Value to Your Home

Home security doesn’t have to be ugly. Armed with the right information and a little creativity, you can add value to your home while making it safer and deterring burglars.

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How Solar Panels Can Be Easier On the Eye

The popularity and uptake of solar panels has increased significantly over the past few years…which can perhaps be attributed to government incentive schemes such as the Feed-in Tariff, as well as increasing concern over the environment.

Cleaning

Tips On Cleaning Out Your Vanities and Medicine Cabinets

Are certain nooks and crannies in your home being neglected? Is stuff just piling up everywhere in your house? Personally, I took a look around my house one weekend and could not believe the amount of clutter there was around and that was just in the visible areas!

Home Utility

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Security System

The name says it all; security system. It is a simple idea to protect and secure one of your most expensive possessions. Your home is by far the most valuable thing you own, holds your most prized things, and is the place where you and your family are supposed to be safe.

Closet Systems

The 7 Steps to a De-Cluttered Home

After you’ve lived in one place for a few years, it’s easy for things to become cluttered. As American consumers, we often buy more than we need, and much of what we buy ends up in piles in our garages if we’re not diligent about staying organized.

Closet Systems

How to Declutter a Closet

Simple steps to help organize your clothing closet.