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Category: Home Sense

Don’t Leave the Leaves!

There’s nothing quite like the view of colorful leaves in autumn. But what do you do when they’ve all fallen and you’re left with a mess in your yard? Winter is quickly approaching, so it’s important to dispose of the leaves before the snow comes. But how can you do so safely (and legally)? Here’s what to know.CAN I BURN THE LEAVES? While many local...

Six Flammable Foods

Flour may seem harmless, but many people don’t realize that it has a hot temper. Under certain conditions, foods like flour are highly flammable and can result in fiery kitchen situations.Combustible foods are part of the reason why cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States, and the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries according to the U.S....

How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway

It’s a situation that eventually irritates most homeowners: motor oil stains on the driveway. Whether it’s caused by worn seals, roadway mishaps or clumsy upkeep, even the most meticulously maintained vehicle can wind up depositing that dark, gooey gunk right in front of your proud home.A Labor of Love Given the attention and care we put into maintaining our homes – more than 10 hours...

Useful Apps for Homeowners

Your house is most likely one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.Do you have the right tools to help you manage it? And no, we aren’t talking about the ones in your toolbox (although those are definitely important).We’re talking about apps specifically designed to help you easily manage the many aspects of owning and operating your home. From landscape design to planning your next...

What Not to Store in Your Basement

Basements are often treated like one giant junk drawer (hey, no judgment here). But many have also evolved to offer a below-ground hideaway for entertainment or playrooms, home offices and more. Regardless of what you use your lower level for, remember, there are still some things you should avoid storing down there. But when it’s unavoidable, a little preparation and forethought (like having the right...

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