How to – clean your gutters

Spring has sprung, and for many parts of the country, that means rain is on the way. If you own a home with gutters, don’t let a leaky basement or eroded flower beds be your first sign that your roof’s drainage system is clogged. Set some time aside to tidy up your gutters as part ...

How to – clean a mattress

Are you asleep at the switch when it comes to maintaining your mattress? It’s recommended to clean your mattress twice a year, and for good reason: dust, dirt, stains, mites and other undesirables can accumulate in your mattress. Treat yourself to a better night’s sleep and help your mattress last longer by following the cleaning ...

How to – choose a home safe

A good safe lives up to its name by keeping your important documents and belongings protected. A quality model can guard its contents from theft, fire and water alike, making it a recommended item for many homes. But do you need a safe, and if so, how should you go about choosing and buying one? ...

How to – build an emergency supply kit

Your home provides safety and shelter most of the time, but during an emergency, that can all change. Last year saw parts of the U.S. hit by devastating storms, floods, fires and other events that forced thousands to evacuate, sometimes with little or no warning. That’s why it’s important to have an emergency plan, which ...

How to – shop for a refrigerator

Everyone loves to have choices, but too many options can be overwhelming. So it is when shopping for modern appliances like refrigerators. What was once little more than a non-descript “ice box” is now available in countless finishes and styles with extravagant features such as sparkling water dispensers, built-in touchscreens and smart home integration.

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