How to Increase Home Safety.

While June is recognized as National Safety Month, any time is a good time to beef up your home defenses to help prevent accidental injuries or sickness. It doesn’t matter if you have babies at home, family members with special needs, elderly family members, etc.; everyone, no matter what age or condition they’re in, is…

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How to Cover Up that Ugly Outdoor Stuff!

You what they say about putting lipstick on a pig – use any shade you like, but it will still look like a pig.  With all due apologies to our porcine friends, don’t you feel that way about certain aspects of your home’s exterior?  You know, those that no matter what you do continue to…

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10 Tips for Greater Outdoor Grilling Safety.

While some of us are dedicated year-round grilling fiends – the cold weather be darned – most of us get serious about it come spring.  Like right about now when this blog goes to press. And whether you’re a seasoned (and seasoning?) pro or relatively new to the art and skill of barbecue cooking, Optimum…

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Things Every Home Owner Should Have.

Whether you’re a brand new homeowner or have several years (or decades) under your belt, sooner or later you’re going to face one or more basic repairs or maintenance task. Assuming, of course, you haven’t already. And that’s probably a terrible assumption. Anyway, the next time such a moment arises, you’ll be infinitely better prepared…

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Things That Every Home Owner Should Know.

Whether you’re a skilled craftsman or a DIY novice, there are certain skills that every homeowner should possess to help keep their homes in tip top shape. Not that every home is a fixer, mind you, but eventually the sturdiest and newest among them begin to show signs of wear and tear. Most often, however,…

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Bad Habits that Could Burn Your House Down

House fires, while more common in the cold weather months, can occur without notice, any time of the year, and put you, your loved ones, and your home in great danger. And while checking your smoke detector batteries is all well and good – right along with extinguishing candles before calling it a day –…

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How to Warm up Your Bathroom

There’s nothing worse than being hit with cold air as you step out of a steamy hot shower. Okay, maybe there’s at least ONE thing worse. You know, like stumbling out of a nice warm bed and sleep walking to your nearest convenience store in your birthday suit in sub-freezing temperatures. Sorry, but we have…

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Fun Facts about Thanksgiving, and One Very Helpful Tip

There are so many things to look forward to about Thanksgiving that, for some people, they can be hard to count. This being Thanksgiving, 2015, let’s start with college football. On Friday, the 28th, you have SMU vs. Houston to watch or attend. Not much at stake for the Mustangs, unfortunately, but the Cougars could…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

With the dog days of summer officially behind us, it’s time to start getting your home ready for fall and the colder weather that follows it, especially from December – February. Just for the record, the average low temperatures for those three months are 37, 35, and 40 respectively. So, you can shudder in anticipation,…

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How to Keep Your Family from Harm

An accident or injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. But did you know that your home can actually be one of the most dangerous places you’re likely to encounter? And while many household hazards are quite obvious, like that toy car left on the stairs or sharp knife on the counter, others…

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