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How to Dispose of Lightbulbs and 9 Other Hazardous Items

When in doubt, don’t toss it out — read this first.

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Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Use this time to banish allergens, clean your carpet, disaster-proof your garage and even rid yourself of clutter.

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8 Signs You May Have a Problem with Your Electrical Wiring

Only you can prevent house fires — or at least greatly lower the risk by keeping an eye out for these warning signs of trouble.

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5 Simple Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

These resources make putting together a disaster plan easy and fast.

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Disaster-Proof Your Garage

There’s danger lurking in the garage, but it’s easy to eliminate by following these tips.

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4 Ways to Stay Sane When Working from Home

Sure, it’s a perk, but there are downsides, too. Learn how to protect your health and sanity.

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Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time

As you turn your clocks ahead one hour, take the time to test your smoke alarms.

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Do You Really Need to Clean Your Air Ducts?

Read these tips before you shell out big bucks to clean something you can’t even see.

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6 Cleaning Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Just because your home appears to be squeaky clean doesn’t mean it is

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

When you set your clocks forward one hour Sunday, March 8, 2015, remember to check the batteries in your CO detector.

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5 Surprising Reasons You Need Renter’s Insurance

At least 60 percent of renters are taking a big risk by not protecting their belongings.


How to Hire a Contractor and Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Skip the nightmare and get the job done right.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Clearing Snow from a Roof

From piles of snow to ice dams and frozen gutters, here’s how to handle what winter throws at your roof.

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8 Innocent-Seeming Habits that Put Your Home at Risk

If you wrap the cord around your iron too tight or fail to clean the lint from your dryer filter, look out for trouble.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Kitchen Towel?

Get ready to be surprised: Germ experts weigh in on how often you should throw in (the laundry) the (dirty) towel.