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7 Smart Home Solutions that Enhance Convenience and Security

(Family Features) If you're looking to seamlessly integrate innovative solutions into your home for added convenience, security and peace of mind, you'll need smart tech with the right features.
To the holidays and beyond: 5 uses for strip and rope lights
(BPT) - As the seasons change and the nights grow longer, it's natural to start looking for new and exciting ways to light up the …
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6 proven tips to keep your pipes clear this Thanksgiving
(BPT) - Thanksgiving should be a time to enjoy a delicious feast and spend time with loved ones. However, many households face …
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The Cost of Resiliency During Power Outages: 5 tips to stay prepared ahead of storms
(Family Features) Safeguarding your family, home and finances from disaster starts long before an extreme weather event occurs. When …
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Heat Up the Holidays with Gift Ideas for Grillers

(Family Features) Give a gift the whole family can enjoy this holiday season with a new tool for grilling, smoking and searing favorite meals.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

(Family Features) Among nature's most powerful phenomena, hurricanes are destructive, rotating storms that form over warm water and move toward land.

Three No-Stress Tips for Tidying Up at Holiday Time

(NAPSI)—If the holidays are at your house this year, you may find they can be even more magical when you have a good plan for cleaning up before and after the company comes.   Keep Holiday …

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Heat up safety precautions this winter
(BPT) - Nothing says winter like cooking festive foods, getting cozy around the fireplace and spending time with loved ones during the …
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Prepare your bathroom for holiday guests with 7 simple upgrades
(BPT) - If you're hosting guests this holiday season, there's much to do to prepare. Decorating, baking, cooking and organizing …
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6 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather
(Family Features) Winter weather, while often beautiful, can prove challenging for homeowners. Snow and ice accumulation can cause …
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How to Pick the Perfect Artificial Christmas Tree
(BPT) - Your Christmas tree is much more than a place to gather around on Christmas morning and exchange gifts. It’s family …
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In Smaller Homes, Pocket Doors Can Provide Space Savings
When finding extra space is crucial, an option like pocket doors can help maximize available floor space. Because they slide into …
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Home safety measures to keep your seasonal celebrations joyful

(BPT) - The holiday season brings a sense of excitement and togetherness, but preparing for lively gatherings or traveling can present distinctive safety challenges."Anyone preparing for guests …

5 factors to consider when building a fire pit for your outdoor space

(BPT) - Fire pits are more popular than ever, and for good reason. Not only do they look beautiful, but they provide real warmth, and their flickering flames entice friends and family to gather for …
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Simplify Holiday Hosting from Start to Finish

(Family Features) Hosting a major holiday event is no small effort. It requires close attention to detail from planning, cooking and cleaning to entertaining guests on the big day.

6 Tips to Prepare for a Cold, Stormy Winter

(Family Features) This winter, don't get caught out in the cold when it comes to heating costs. Consider these tips to help you reduce usage and home heating costs this season.