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Safety Tips for Tackling Home Improvement Projects

(BPT) - As we continue to grapple with COVID-19, people spending more time at home are tackling more and more home improvement projects. Home Depot and Lowe’s have reported historically large rises in quarterly revenues as housebound Americans take on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects for their inside and outside spaces.

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Wednesday 10/21/2020
Home Decor 101
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

Decorating with bold colors

Financial Tips to Help Prepare for the Unexpected
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Over the past year, most people have noticed how truly unpredictable life can be. While it’s impossible to predict what the next few months have in store, practicing a few fundamental financial skills can help you and your family prepare for whatever comes next.

4 Tips to Celebrate Halloween with Your Pet
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Halloween is going to look different this year for many, and you might be looking for costume inspiration for you and your furry quarantine companion along with ways to celebrate virtually at home. You don’t have to have a black cat or werewolf to celebrate the spooky holiday or get in on the festive fun – there are many ways you can include your pet in your haunted (virtual) activities.

Energy Savers that Make Cents'
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) A home that operates efficiently isn’t just better for the environment. Ensuring your home systems are as efficient as possible can also help reduce the financial burden of maintaining your home throughout the year.

Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Just as filling your plate with colorful foods is typically good for your body, filling your kitchen with color can be good for the soul. In fact, color is an important element in interior design not only for its aesthetic value, but also because it can shape perceptions and emotions.

Colorful Kitchen Inspiration: 5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings

Tuesday 10/20/2020
Don’t Forget to Clean the Thing that Cleans! [Infographic]
Posted: October 20, 2020

(BPT) - Many people think appliances are the things that do the cleaning, not the things that need cleaning. But without proper care, grime, soap scum and other odor-causing residues can build up overtime — even in the parts you can’t see. Fortunately, there is an easy and efficient way to clean the inside of your appliances. Learn more about appliance care products and other helpful tips!

Wednesday 10/14/2020
Midsized Cities Heat Up Housing Market
Updated: October 17, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Homebuying is hot, but priorities are shifting, as homebuyers focus on factors such as larger homes and yards with room for remote work and virtual schooling.

6 simple tricks to cut fall cleaning time in half
Updated: October 16, 2020 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Kids, pets, changing seasons plus more time at home working and studying remotely means your house can become mighty messy rather quickly. This doesn't mean you have to spend more time cleaning, though. In fact, with a few tips and tricks, you can reduce your cleaning time significantly so you can sit back and enjoy the results of a tidy, organized space.

4 Tips for Keeping Your Pet's Coat Healthy
Updated: October 21, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Dogs and cats come in many shapes and sizes, and can have a range of different coats, from short-haired to long and smooth to curly or wire-haired.

Commit to Getting the Care You Need as You Age
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Safety Steps for Spooky Fun
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement.

4 Ways to Help Your New Cat Adapt to Your Home
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Welcoming a new cat can be an exciting time in your household. Between the affectionate purrs, playtimes and cuddles, a cat can add a lot of personality, fun and special memories to a family. Don’t be a scaredy-cat because with some preparation and patience, you and your new feline friend can set up a successful transition in no time.

An Outside-the-Box, DIY Halloween Costume Combination
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Even though Halloween may look a little different this year for many families, there are still ways to make the most of popular seasonal traditions, like costumes, spooky decor and festive treats.

The Heart Can't Wait: What to know about AFib and COVID-19
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

What to know about AFib and COVID-19

Tuesday 10/13/2020
Make Your "Full House" Fully Energy-Efficient This Winter
Updated: October 15, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) -The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly turned the "new normal" household into hubs for all family life, moving the workplace, grade school, college, extracurricular activities, meals, gyms, and hobbies, all under one roof.

5 Ways to Make Your Home a Healthier Place to Be
Updated: October 20, 2020 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) Our homes are our sanctuaries. It’s more important than ever to ensure your home is a safe and healthy environment for you and your family. Indoor air quality can have a negative effect on your health, and the air inside your home is oftentimes more polluted than the air outside. Explore five effective wellness design principles that can lead to better indoor air quality and on overall healthier home.

Monday 10/12/2020
Why your kitchen needs a scullery
Updated: October 14, 2020 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - The scullery is turning up more frequently in American homes. The British term describes a separate room off the kitchen where messy prep work and unattractive clean-up tasks like pot scrubbing can be done out of sight — a major asset in today’s open-plan houses. “Scullery and butler’s pantry are often used interchangeably,” notes Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But a scullery is a true work zone with a full-size sink and ample counter and storage space, not just a staging area for serving meals or a place to keep china, silver, and linens. Here are some examples of hardwood being used to create sculleries that are both practical and attractive.”

Friday 10/09/2020
5 ways to embrace the space beneath your deck
Updated: October 13, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Many homeowners don’t realize that the space below a deck can offer tremendous potential. With a little creativity and the simple addition of an under-deck drainage system, the area beneath a deck can be used for any number of purposes from additional living space to discreet and waterproof storage. Using a network of troughs and downspouts, an easy-to-install system like Trex® RainEscape® captures and diverts water away from a deck, protecting the area underneath from the outdoor elements and allowing for it to be outfitted with everything from furnishings and accessories to ceiling fans, lighting and entertainment components.

7 Tips for Readying Your Outdoor Power Equipment for Winter Storage Prep Equipment for Season Changes, Save Time and Future Headaches
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—After your lawn gets its last cut before winter, it will be time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment, like lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. What’s next? Snow throwers, generators and other small engine equipment need to be readied for winter use. How and when you prepare your equipment for seasonal changes can save you time and money later, says the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).

With record-breaking sales of outdoor power equipment, homeowners are spending more time during the COVID-19 pandemic working or renovating their family yards. This means more people are using outdoor power equipment, and OPEI reminds everyone the importance of proper outdoor power equipment storage, maintenance and safe handling.

“During this very challenging pandemic, we’ve learned our outdoor spaces are more important than ever,” says Kris Kiser, President and CEO of OPEI and the TurfMutt Foundation, which encourages outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of our green spaces, and care for all living landscapes. “Our yards, parks and schoolyards are our safe space for connecting with friends and family, acting as outdoor classrooms and offices. Green space also contributes to the health and wellbeing of people, pets and wildlife, and having the right outdoor power equipment to take care of it is key. But preparation is everything —understanding how to store equipment and get it serviced, how to operate it safely, and how to ready your space to use that equipment.”

He adds, “Always follow your manufacturer’s guidelines, and remember to keep kids and dogs away from operating equipment at all times.”

Here are a few tips from OPEI to ensure your lawn mower and other spring equipment will be available for use when warmer temperatures return, and snow throwers and other winter equipment will be ready for use when the snow falls.

 Re-familiarize yourself with how to handle equipment safely. Lost manuals can be found online. Save a copy on your computer if possible, so it can be consulted when needed. Be familiar with your equipment, and all its features, including how to turn it off quickly and safely.

2.Service all equipment. Before storing spring and summer equipment, clean and service it or take it to a small engine repair shop. Drain and change engine oil and safely dispose of the old oil. Service the air filter, and do other maintenance as directed by the owner’s  manual. Check winter equipment and see if any maintenance and repairs are required.

3.Handle fuel properly. Unused fuel left in gas tanks over the winter can go stale and even damage equipment. Before storing equipment, add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank, then run the equipment to distribute it. Turn the engine off, allow the machine to cool, then restart and run until the gas tank is empty. For winter equipment, buy the recommended type of fuel no more than 30 days before use. Use fuel with no more than 10% ethanol in outdoor power equipment. Use a fuel stabilizer if recommended by the manufacturer. Get more information on safe fueling for outdoor power equipment at LookBeforeYouPump.com.

4.Charge the battery. Remove and fully charge batteries before storing. Don’t store batteries on metal shelves or allow them to touch metal objects. Store them on a plastic or wood shelf in a climate-controlled structure.

5.Shelter equipment from winter weather. Store spring and summer equipment in a clean and dry place such as a garage, barn or shed. Winter equipment should be kept away from the elements, but be easily available for use.

6.Prepare, prepare, prepare. Make space in the garage or basement before the weather changes, so there is room to store larger yard items. Clean up the yard of sticks, debris, dog and kid’s toys and other items that can damage or destroy equipment. Clear the paths used regularly in your yard, especially during the winter when snow can “hide” things.

7.Have the right weather appropriate extension cord for your generator. Keep heavy duty weather proof extension cords on hand to use with it. Ensure the length of the cord is necessary to operate the generator a safe distance from the house or building. Never operate a generator indoors, in a garage, breezeway or under an open window.

 

Thursday 10/08/2020
Tips to clean and refresh grout when preparing your home for the holidays
Posted: October 08, 2020

(BPT) - The holidays are a time to enjoy your home to the fullest. Whether you're preparing for guests or just sprucing up the space for your own personal benefit, you want it to look its best. However, there are some things that are notoriously difficult to clean such as tile grout.

Wednesday 10/07/2020
3 Ways To Get The House You Want
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—Over five million homes are sold in America every year, according to realtors. If you’d like one of them to be yours, there are a few facts you should know. 

In a perfect world, you’d fall in love with a new home, submit an offer, and have the seller accept it. The world, however, is rarely perfect. So how can you make your offer stand out when there’s competition for the home you want? Here are three hints that can help. 

1. Shorten the timeline: Sellers want to move on. Offering a quick close lets them get to their own new home sooner and alleviates worries about the transaction falling through. Removing contingencies is a strategy to fast-track the closing timeline. You can work with your agent to determine whether waiving contingencies is a good option in your situation.  

2. Make a cash offer: Nothing appeals to sellers like cash. When you offer cash instead of getting a mortgage, you eliminate the time for the mortgage to close. You also remove the risk of the mortgage loan not going through.  

Don’t have the cash? There are still options. Companies such as Flyhomes make the cash offer on your behalf, close with the seller, then sell the home to you at the same price after your mortgage is finalized. That firm also supplies you with a Client Advisor who is your coach from start to finish. You’re supported by specialists for touring, research and more. Plus they’ll help you deal with title and escrow. 

3. Find out why the seller is selling: A great real estate agent will tailor your offer to the seller’s goals. A seller who’s lived in a home for a long time is likely looking for a buyer who will cherish the home as much as they did. In that case, you might choose to write a letter to the seller to accompany your offer. On the other hand, the home may be owned by an investor, who will be most interested in selling to the buyer with the highest price and best terms.  

Learn More 

For further facts and tips on buying a home, go to www.flyhomes.com

 

6 ways to reduce single-use plastic during a pandemic
Updated: October 25, 2020 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has increased in the consumption of single-use plastic as disposable mask and glove usage has skyrocketed. Additionally, many businesses have eliminated the option to use reusable shopping bags at a store or to bring your own mug to a coffee shop.

Get Your Home Ready for Work and School this Winter
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Although preparing your home for winter is a fairly consistent process year-to-year, many homes have seen significantly more use this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. If your home will serve as your office or school throughout the winter months, it’s important to address issues that may have been noticed but tolerable during winters past. 

Building an Emergency Kit with Disability in Mind
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Creating a supply kit is part of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Kits should include basic survival items but also things specific to your needs. Kits can have equipment to help with communication, things that reduce stress and more.

Understanding the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Pets
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) In most pets, the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are nonspecific and could easily be attributed to other illnesses. To protect yourself and your pets from the dangers of CO, it’s important to keep working alarms throughout the home, test and replace them as recommended and understands the signs. Learn more about protecting your two- and four-legged loved ones at Kidde.com.

How to Bring More Space into Bathrooms
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. They know homeowners and homebuyers desire – even demand – these features regardless of the bathroom’s size or layout.

Celebrate Halloween Safely and Help a Good Cause
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) This Halloween, fewer families will be going door to door as the pandemic enters its predicted second wave. Seventy-three percent of people do not anticipate taking their children trick-or-treating at all, according to a Harris Poll survey. However, Halloween is not canceled, and there are ways parents and kids can still celebrate safely while also giving back to a good cause.

Create a Healthier Home this Back-to-School Season
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time at home. That increased time indoors also comes with increased risks for fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and more. As families consider hybrid and home school schedules this year, use these four tips from the experts at Carrier to create a healthier home and get children involved in learning more about home safety and their environment. Learn more at corporate.carrier.com/healthyhomes.

Tuesday 10/06/2020
Innovative, Economical Fire Extinguisher That Is Safe and Simple
Updated: October 23, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Every household and business needs a fire safety plan, and a simple to-use fire protection device can be a key component of keeping your family and property safe.

Monday 10/05/2020
Add British Garden Charm to Your At-Home Dining
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - The necessary rise of dining at home in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for individuals and families to revisit their tableware. Along with adopting a puppy or installing a backyard trampoline, refreshing the family dishes can boost your spirits with an infusion of fun.

Friday 10/02/2020
4 easy – and effective – ways to protect your home
Updated: October 25, 2020 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Data collected in recent years by the FBI has revealed that there are roughly 2.5 million burglaries a year. This averages out to one burglary about every 13 seconds nationwide. So, while many feel safe and secure at home, one can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your loved ones.

Thursday 10/01/2020
3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental quality
Updated: October 25, 2020 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question.

Wednesday 09/30/2020
Build Heart-Healthy Behaviors for Preschoolers at Home
Updated: October 05, 2020 - 2:33 am

Manage Medical Conditions During COVID-19
Updated: October 05, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients with two or more pre-existing conditions have 4.5 times greater risk of needing treatment at a hospital if they contract COVID-19, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

5 Home Remodeling Tips from the Pros
Updated: October 05, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) With the extra time many Americans have spent at home over the past few months, there have been plenty of opportunities to think about how that living space could be improved.

7 Steps to Plan a Remodel
Updated: October 05, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or a new room addition, planning and setting realistic expectations are critical in ensuring your project goes as smoothly as possible.

Monday 09/28/2020
Staying Home More This Winter? 12 Tips for Preparing Your Fireplace
Updated: September 30, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Temperatures are dropping and leaves are changing. It must be fireplace season. Now through the fall and into the winter, it’s likely we’ll be spending more time around our fireplaces than any year prior.

Electrical Safety Tips for Fire Prevention Week
Updated: September 30, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) Electrical fires often occur unexpectedly in locations that may be hidden from view. As the second most common type of home fire in the U.S., more than 40,000 electrical fires occur in American homes every year, resulting in hundreds of deaths, over 1,000 injuries and more than $1 billion in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Wednesday 09/23/2020
Seven Tips For Buying A New Mattress
Updated: October 09, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—A mattress is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make—after all, you spend approximately a third of your life in bed. Although the number of choices can feel overwhelming, you don’t have to lose sleep over it if you heed these hints:

1. Size matters. If you’re sharing a bed, you should buy at least a queen-size mattress. A healthy person moves 40 to 60 times a night and makes lots of full-body turns. For sound sleep, you need freedom of motion.

2. Test-drive different models. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can easily slip off so you can lie down. Compare a variety of support levels and styles within your budget. 

3. Look under the hood. Ask the salesperson to show you illustrated or actual “cutaways” of the interior of the different mattresses and foundations. The mechanics of innersprings and foams vary widely, which can greatly affect comfort.

4. Use a reputable dealer. Furniture stores, department stores and sleep specialty shops all sell mattresses. Ask friends and family for referrals. If you don’t feel your salesperson is knowledgeable or helpful, take your business elsewhere.

5. Buying online? If you choose to buy a mattress online, you won’t have the chance to try it out, so read the reviews, carefully check return and shipping policies—and be certain there’s customer support should a problem arise.

6. Go for the best value, not the lowest price. To ensure long-term performance, buy the highest-quality sleep set you can afford. View it as a 7- to 10-year investment in your health and well-being.

7. Be sure it contains certified foam. A key consideration is that the flexible polyurethane foam in the mattress meets standards set by CertiPUR-US—a certification program administered by a not-for-profit organization—for content, emissions and durability. This internationally recognized foam certification program was established to combat substandard imported foams, some of which contained substances banned in the U.S. or listed by environmental and regulatory groups as containing chemicals that may cause cancer or genetic defects or damage fertility. The foam used in pillows and upholstered furniture can be certified, too.

What Certification Means

When you buy products containing CertiPUR-US-certified foam, you can be confident that the flexible polyurethane foam inside has been tested and analyzed at least annually by independent accredited laboratories and is:

•Made without ozone depleters

•Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants

•Made without mercury, lead and other heavy metals

•Made without formaldehyde

•Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

•Made with low VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)

Learn More

For further facts and tips and a list of participating companies, visit www.certipur.us.

 

Finding the Perfect Powersports Adventure for Your Bucket List
Updated: September 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Traditional getaways may seem like a thing of the past due to travel restrictions and safety concerns, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Many people are considering ways to create new experiences, take in landscapes and make memories with friends and family, and are looking for options.

Friday 09/18/2020
How to Create and Maintain New Fitness Habits During A Pandemic
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic has made simple acts like seeing friends and family, going to the grocery store, or celebrating a life milestone more complicated. However, it has simplified the ability to create and maintain new fitness habits. Exercise physiologist and Bowflex Fitness Advisor Tom Holland says that since our time isn’t as compartmentalized as before, we have the opportunity to be more mindful and make healthy changes to our lifestyles, including the following:

1.Try something new in the comfort of your own home

At home you can experiment with new stretches, workouts, and equipment without feeling the pressure of a gym setting. For a unique indoor cycling experience, the new Bowflex VeloCore bike (https://www.bowflex.com/bikes/velocore/velocore-bike.html) offers a choice between the traditional stationary setting, and lean mode – with a side-to-side leaning motion that mimics the feel of riding on an open road. The VeloCore bike integrates the JRNY platform, which delivers engaging digital content on a large touch screen, and custom coaching and workouts. It also connects with third-party cycling apps, including Peloton and Zwift. With products like this, you don’t need to leave your home to have a challenging and fun workout.

2.Eat healthier because you are not eating out

Restaurant portions are often two to three times larger than the recommended healthy portion sizes. Now, most of us are eating at home more frequently, and it’s an ideal time to develop healthy eating habits. You can cook every meal while being mindful of nutritional value and avoid the typical tempting foods that would be available at a restaurant by buying healthier options. 

3.Build out your home gym 

According to a recent survey conducted on Nautilus, Inc.’s behalf by YouGov, the percentage of consumers* working out at home on a weekly basis has increased from 43% before COVID to 73% during COVID. 

Regardless of your home’s size, investing in versatile and space-efficient fitness equipment, such as the Bowflex SelectTech 2080 barbell with curl bar (www.bowflex.com/selecttech/2080-barbell/100874.html)—which offers seven incremental weights in one—means you’ll have 24/7 access to a calorie-burning workout on your own schedule. 

Now, there are no more excuses for not having a healthy lifestyle or fitting in a workout. The only thing holding you accountable is yourself. That’s why Holland recommends starting these habits now, so you’ll be more likely to continue working out and eating healthy even past the pandemic.

Citation: *All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1066 US adults aged 18 to 64 years old who have spent $500 or more on fitness in the past year. Fieldwork was undertaken between July 27 to August 3, 2020. The survey was carried out online.

 

Wednesday 09/16/2020
Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details.

Ease Into Education
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If there’s one constant this year, it’s change. With another school year comes even more change, but you can help your family make a smooth transition with some planning and preparation.

Hot Ideas for Outdoor Living
Updated: September 22, 2020 - 2:30 am

Create the backyard retreat of your dreams

Creating a Stable Back-to-School Routine for Children
Updated: September 22, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) If there’s one thing parents know, it’s children thrive on routines. When it seems like everything is changing, routines can create stability.

Saturday 09/12/2020
Home Projects That Don’t Require a Professional
Updated: September 20, 2020 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) While spending more time at home, you may have noticed the little things that need to be fixed, and small ways you can improve the appearance and functionality of your home. So why not use this time to test your skills with a few DIY projects?

Wednesday 09/09/2020
Get Curious About Your Cat's Health
Updated: September 14, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Adopting and fostering pets continues to trend as people across the nation add furry friends to their families for company during these unprecedented times. However, building a bond is just the first step to pet ownership; curiosity and care for your pet’s health lasts its entire life.

How to Create Your DIY Dream Closet
Updated: September 14, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Creating the closet of your dreams could be in closer reach than you may think if you're willing to take matters into your own hands. With a little creative inspiration and some basic DIY skills, you may be surprised by the stylish space you can design by yourself.

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