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Category: Home Sense

How To Pick The Perfect Houseplant

Houseplants offer a quick, easy way to add a splash of color to your home decor. And they’ve been proven to help purify the air inside your house, too. But have you ever bought a beautiful plant from a local greenhouse only to watch it shrivel up a few weeks later? If so, you know there’s a lot more to consider than how a flower,...

7 Tips To Help Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

As the year winds down, people will be making New Year’s resolutions—and lots of them. This year, many Americans will make a New Year’s resolution to get fit, stop smoking, learn French, stress less, and onward and so on. And yet… Anyone who has witnessed a crowded January gym slow to a trickle by February knows that many resolutions just don’t stick. Some studies have...

11 Tips For A Safe & Fun New Year’s Eve

As the new year approaches, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. You can watch the ball drop with your family, host a gathering with friends, or even count down until midnight at a public party. But whether you’re ringing in the new year at home or spending a night out on the town, safety should always be a top priority. Here are a few...

5 Ways To Digitize Your Old Home Movies

Memories stay with you for life. But old tapes and film reels aren’t designed to hold them for nearly as long. It’s true that film, VHS tapes, and DVDs can preserve your home movies for years (or decades) in the right environment. But even if they’re stored in a cool, dry place, the materials can deteriorate – leaving your memories irretrievable. Thanks to modern technology,...

7 Safety Tips For Hanging Holiday Lights

The holidays are here, and all is merry and bright. Before you string the lights, consider these quick safety tips. Light check: Before hanging lights, check for frayed wires and throw them out if anything is exposed. Also replace any missing or burned out bulbs. Look for the “UL®” stamp: Red UL® stamps mean lights are safe for indoor and outdoor use. Green UL® stamps...