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How to Detect a Draft In Your House and How to Stop It

Besides creating uncomfortable conditions in your home and being environmentally unfriendly, air leaks can be expensive. According to U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10 percent on your utility bills each year by properly sealing and insulating your home. Over time, those savings can really add up. Here’s how you can start to make your home more comfortable, not to mention less expensive to maintain, by finding and fixing ...

Tips for Organizing Your Basement or Attic

Much like garages, basements and attics have a funny way of filling up with stuff. Things like holiday decorations, luggage, toys and clothes the kids have outgrown  — not to mention just about everything else — gets put away in these spaces. After that, it's "out of sight, out of mind." Eventually, the basement and attic become unorganized, cluttered places you try to avoid entering at all costs. However, with a little planning and a weekend ...

How to Get the House Ready for Fall

Got your decorative gourds at the ready? Counting down the days until sweater weather arrives? Or are you hoping to make the most of the last few rays of summer sunshine? Whatever your autumn attitude, now is the time of year to prepare your home — inside and out — for the coming season. Investing a little effort in preventative maintenance will pay big dividends, helping you avoid expensive inefficiencies and emergency repairs. 

Here are some of ...

Backyard Games for Day and Night

Yes, summer is effectively over, but there’s still plenty of warm weather ahead. Besides, whatever the season, there's fun to be had during family game day — or night — especially when you take it outdoors! 

Lawn Twister

Paint a “Twister board” right onto your lawn. Cut a 10-inch circle out of a pizza box or a poster board and use it for the template, then make the circles using four different colors of washable ...

Tips for Cleaning Your Grill and Other Summer Accessories

Summer is grilling season. But before you set those burgers and hot dogs to sizzling, take a look and see if your grill needs cleaning. Your food will taste better and your grill will last longer if you clean it regularly. If not, your gas burners could become clogged and turn into a fire hazard. Even a traditional charcoal grill can suffer from a build-up of grease and other grime, which creates its own fire ...