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Category: Home Sense

7 Tips For Staying Safe During Extreme Cold Weather

Whether it’s an incoming polar vortex or just an extended cold snap, extreme cold temperatures can chill you to the bone. And as the thermometer outside continues to drop, it’s important to not just stay warm – you need to stay safe, too. Having the right homeowners insurance and auto insurance can give you peace of mind. But so can knowing what to do when...

Wishing For A Walk-In Pantry? Try These DIY Ideas

What homebuyers look for in the perfect kitchen has evolved over the years. And as our personal collections of appliances, utensils, and ingredients grow, pantry storage has made its way to the top of the list. Our recent national survey found that a walk-in pantry was the most common feature homeowners regretted not getting in their last home purchase – with just under a third...

How To Pick The Perfect Houseplant

Houseplants offer a quick, easy way to add a splash of color to your home decor. And they’ve been proven to help purify the air inside your house, too. But have you ever bought a beautiful plant from a local greenhouse only to watch it shrivel up a few weeks later? If so, you know there’s a lot more to consider than how a flower,...

5 Ways To Digitize Your Old Home Movies

Memories stay with you for life. But old tapes and film reels aren’t designed to hold them for nearly as long. It’s true that film, VHS tapes, and DVDs can preserve your home movies for years (or decades) in the right environment. But even if they’re stored in a cool, dry place, the materials can deteriorate – leaving your memories irretrievable. Thanks to modern technology,...

7 Safety Tips For Hanging Holiday Lights

The holidays are here, and all is merry and bright. Before you string the lights, consider these quick safety tips. Light check: Before hanging lights, check for frayed wires and throw them out if anything is exposed. Also replace any missing or burned out bulbs. Look for the “UL®” stamp: Red UL® stamps mean lights are safe for indoor and outdoor use. Green UL® stamps...