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New Tips for Keeping Senior Citizens Safe in Your House

If you are caring for a senior citizen, or are one yourself, you know the risks involved with hazards around the home. We have some tips to keep you and any seniors in your life safe. Making Your Home Safer One of the main causes of broken bones in the elderly is falling. There are

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Securing the Vulnerable Entry Points in Your Home

According to the FBI crime report, one third of all burglaries occur through unforced entry. One out of every three break-ins could be prevented by simply locking your doors and windows, and properly securing your spare keys. Locking up is free, and a good lockbox for your spare key only costs about $20. Considering the

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Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist: Don’t Wait Till it’s Too Late

If you’re anything like me you know that you should have an emergency preparedness kit, just like you should have your tires rotated every 10,000 miles, but you don’t. An emergency preparedness kit is one of those things I never thought about, until disaster struck and I actually needed one. Don’t wait until you’re in

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Is Your Garage Vulnerable to Theft?

Garages are particularly vulnerable to burglaries because they are not inhabited and are often overlooked by homeowners trying to protect their homes from an invasion. Some burglars are so bold, in fact, they’ve actually pulled moving vans and trucks into easily-accessible garages, emptied the houses of all the things they wanted, and left undetected by

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How to Secure Your Invaluables: Pictures, Antiques, Art, etc…

You’ve put a lot of time and money into making your home a safe and secure place for you and your family. When an emergency strikes or accidents happen, it’s important to be prepared. And while you have likely done your best to ensure that your family’s well-being is taken care of, have you thought

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How to Stay Safe at Home During a Power Outage

Over on Home Security Source there’s a great article about staying safe at home during a power outage. Among some of the tips: If power is lost for more than 24 hours throw out all food in the refrigerator to avoid food poisoning. And never use candles or open flames for light or heat. Stock

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The Future of Home Setup? It’s Already Here

Roughly 35% of home owners are interested in being able to remotely control the lights, temperature, and appliances in their home. If that’s not tech enough for you, about half of U.S. households report that they’d sign-up for email and text alerts in case of fire, water or gas leaks, or a break-in. Of course,

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The Top 20% of Ways to Make Your Home Green

There are a lot of green home tips out there on the web. There’s Top 10 Ways to Make Your Home Green, The 10 easiest ways to green your home, and 9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient, just to name a few. Everyone wants to save money, and a good number of

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In Plain Sight: the Dirt on Laundry Room Dangers

The fourth installment of In Plain Sight unfolds the hidden dangers lurking in your laundry room. You may think the laundry room is one of the cleaner and safest rooms in your home, but there’s a few hidden dangers that you may not be aware of entirely. Here are a handful for you to consider.

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The First 7 Things You Should Do After Buying a Home

Homeownership is awesome, no doubt about it. But it can also come with a lot of headaches, especially if your dream home turns out to be a money pit. However, there are a few things you should do as soon as your buy a home to ensure that everything is properly taken care of and

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