Everyday Life

November 16, 2020
With recent years showing some of the biggest temperature extremes on record, a lot of homeowners are looking for ways to stay comfortable without breaking the bank. One option that some might choose is to install a whole-house fan to keep cooler air flowing. These fans may not be right for every ho [Read More]
October 25, 2020
There are several so-called smart assistants on the market now, providing users with hands-free access to information and services from their smartphone or dedicated smart devices. One of these, the Google Assistant, has recently introduced a number of new features that can be used with Google Home [Read More]
October 11, 2020
Fall is a little bit like a reverse spring. Everything is starting to wind down as winter approaches, and for a lot of gardeners, thats a sad time. It doesnt have to be, though; fall can be a time for laying the groundwork for spring plants and creating dazzling garden displays.What to PlantFall pla [Read More]
October 11, 2020
Erosion can be a big problem for homeowners, even if you dont live in an area that sees frequent flooding or other causes of large-scale erosion. As soil erodes from around your foundation, it reduces the stability of the foundation and opens up the foundation materials themselves to damage from the [Read More]
October 11, 2020
As fall approaches, a lot of people are looking for ways to prep their yards for both winter and the coming spring. One great way to do this is to plant trees on your property that will bloom and grow for years to come. If you arent sure whether the time is right to plant trees, or dont know which t [Read More]
October 11, 2020
Growing and tending a garden through the spring and summer can be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding of human experiences. The harvest in the early fall is simply sublime. But cleaning all that mess up? Its much less poetry-worthy. Even so, theres a certain art to putting the vegetable garden [Read More]
September 22, 2020
Smart homes are increasingly popular, and there are a wide range of smart home devices on the consumer market these days. These devices can give you greater control over your home, and can protect you from fires, water damage, and break-ins. They may even help you save money and live more comfortabl [Read More]
September 12, 2020
With more people staying at home and avoiding crowds, a lot of homeowners are turning to home prepping as a way to cut back on trips to the store and avoid shortages. Unfortunately, many people find themselves overwhelmed. Sometimes its hard to know exactly what to stock up on. And once the pantry i [Read More]
September 9, 2020
Having a pet, no matter how old, is a lot like having a toddler around. Youre constantly having to make sure its not going to put itself in harms way by doing something unexpected, like chewing a cord, vaulting off the furniture like a circus performer or eating a poisonous houseplant. Saving your d [Read More]