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Preparation for Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are becoming more common across the United States. These events can be a threat to your home and its inhabitants if you don’t take precautions. Follow these nine essential tips to stay safe and minimize the risk of danger to your residence when bad weather strikes.

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4 Tips to Enjoy Your Backyard Safely This Summer

With summer back in full swing, it’s time to have some backyard fun – especially since many people are spending a lot of time together at home. And summer may not feel complete without the classic backyard barbecue and poolside party.

However, to make sure there are...

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How to Create a Relaxing Home Office

With more people working remotely these days, having a home office conducive to productivity is vital. Even if you only work from home some of the time, you can use the suggestions below to make your office as welcoming as the rest of your residence.

Create a Dedicated Workspace

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Five Common and Potentially Costly Homeowner Mistakes

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix.

In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really...

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers...

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Save Money on Car Expenses by Working from Home

Working from home can save you tons of money over time. You’ll spend less on lunches or going out after work. And you won’t have to shell out for suits or dry cleaning either. One of the biggest cost savings you’ll experience, though, is with your vehicle.

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right around the corner, too.

Before the rain and cold take over, it’s time...

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Safely Store Your RV with These Tips

You’ve invested in a recreational vehicle to enjoy years of fun and adventure on the open road, but storing an RV properly can be challenging for new RV owners. Improper storage can cause preventable damage, so help protect your RV by following these simple tips.

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Keep Your Pets Safe in a Disaster

A safe home, a regular routine, a soft bed – the things that bring you comfort bring your pet comfort, too. It’s so important to give some advance thought to how you’d handle your pet responsibilities during and after a disastrous storm or other event.

Your family emergency plan should...

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Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

Summer is here and people are flocking to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people drown every day — and two of...

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