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Along with winter’s arrival comes the threat of frozen pipes. You could end up without running water, and if you don’t thaw pipes promptly, they could burst and create significant water damage. We spoke with Matt Schroll of ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric in...
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Winter is a beautiful time of year. We enjoy snowy scenes and bare trees outside and warm blankets and cocoa by the fire inside. However, winter weather conditions can get dangerous quickly, and it’s important to know what to do when a calm snow flurry turns into...
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I like to think that the one thing that makes me successful as a researcher is that I'm able to read people's moods by their tone of voice or word choice. I'll change my phone personality and tone depending on how the people on the other end sound...
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Home ownership comes with a seemingly endless list of home improvement projects. Regardless of whether you decide to tackle the items on the list yourself or hire someone else to take care of them, it’s important to consider the optimal time of year for each project...
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Closet organizing doesn’t have to wait for spring cleaning season. Kick off your fall cleaning spree by updating your closet for the upcoming cooler weather. Whether it needs a massive overhaul or just a quick facelift, we’ve got the easy closet organization ideas you need...
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Fireplaces are a great source of heat, but they can also be very dangerous. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the heating and cooling equipment that causes the most residential structure fires are fireplaces, chimneys, and chimney...
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Your patio probably sees quite a bit of use during the warmer months of the year, but many people shy away from spending lots of time outside in the cold. Dropping temperatures don’t have to equal less time spent outside—they just mean that you have to be a little more...
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All kitchens need a periodic deep cleaning, especially after extensive use. The cleanup of a dinner party is a perfect opportunity to take this on. With a few helpful kitchen tips and some basic cleaning supplies, including baking soda, distilled white vinegar, soap, and water, you...
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When it comes to how to winterize your home, it’s just as important to keep the outside of your home prepared for the cold as it is to make sure you can light a fire in the fireplace. Keep reading for some suggestions on how to help your lawn, landscape, and exterior features...
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When temperatures start to drop, homeowners tend to stop worrying about mold and direct their attention toward household issues that are more commonly associated with cold weather. However, mold can develop in winter as well. While mold thrives in warm, humid...
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