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Category: Home Sense

7 Tips For Developing Your Family’s Fire Escape Plan

During a house fire, every second counts. That’s why it’s important for you and your family to be prepared. A recent study by the American Red Cross found that many homeowners are both overconfident and underprepared when it comes to fire safety. While 80% of those surveyed thought everyone in their house knows what to do if a fire breaks out, less than half had...

Here’s Why You Should Always Sleep With The Door Closed

According to firefighters, every second counts during a fire. In fact, house fires can double in size every minute that goes by. About half of home fire deaths happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are sleeping. But here’s the good news: There’s a simple step you can add to your nighttime routine to keep you safe. Research from UL’s Firefighter Safety...

25 Screen-Free Fall Activities For Your Family

The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, and the days are getting shorter. That, plus the arrival of pumpkin spice flavored everything, means fall has arrived! Your kids may have started school again. But there’s still plenty of time to have some fun outdoors before winter weather rolls in. Looking to keep your kids active and away from their electronics as the seasons...

7 Must-Know Cleaning Hacks For Fitness Gear

Any active person knows the lingering smell of a sweaty gym bag. Even after airing out your equipment or putting it through the wash, the stink can stick around. You might be tempted to wash and dry repeatedly, but this doesn’t always remove those smelly odors. The stench keeps coming back, leaving you frustrated when nothing seems to work. What’s worse – all that trial...

How To Improve Your Home Lighting

In the simplest sense, the lights in your house are there to help you see. But they’re capable of so much more. Like your floor plan and color scheme, home lighting can also help set the mood and add character to the place you call home. Professional and amateur home decorators alike go on about the value of a few well-placed lights. Yet many homeowners...