Household chemicals and medicines can be useful and beneficial, but they can also be extremely dangerous. Accidental poisonings are common, especially among children, who are curious and may not understand the dangers around them. It only takes a second for a child to ingest a toxic substance, which can cause irreparable harm or lead to death. Many poisonings can be prevented by taking precautions.
If a new floor is in your future, proper planning is key to a successful outcome. Use the following checklist from Consumer Reports to ensure you’re making the best choice for both functionality and fashion.
When it comes to our homes, it’s only natural to focus on what’s in our sight line - the yard, the front door, the windows. However, the biggest need may come from above: your roof.
As the summer winds down, many homeowners are looking to fall for their seasonal home sweep. But by completing several tasks now, when you have a more flexible schedule and longer daylight hours, you can prepare your property for the upcoming season. Below are a few tasks to tackle before fall officially arrives.
Whether it be a birthday party, graduation celebration, family picnic or holiday blowout–a backyard party should be fun for everyone, including the host! Dial back the stress on your next outdoor gathering by deploying these six time- and money-saving maneuvers:
Some might say it’s just a bathroom, but to you, it’s a retreat. The only problem is that yours isn’t giving off the vibe you envision for this in-home getaway. In other words, it’s time for a bathroom makeover.
Whether you’ve got a litter of kids or a baby on the way, childproofing your home is a preventative measure no family should go without. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends a number of safeguards to make your home an environment free from hazards. Here are five of those tips to help maximize child safety at home.