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5 easy projects to get the whole family outside

Want to get the kids away from screens and outside for some fresh air? Many outdoor projects will not only lure your whole family outdoors once the jobs are completed, but the family may actually want to help you.Here are five ideas for outdoor projects everyone will love.1. Make a backyard movie theaterWho wouldnt love watching movies under the stars? Youll need a DVD projector and a large screen. You can use a large drop cloth or blackout cloth stretched... read more
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4 steps to keep your home safe from fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms — often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms.Fortunately, a new generation of home safety technology — combined with tried-and-true safety practices — can help keep homes and families safer from the threat...
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5 smart home upgrades that will pay off later

Whether you want to make the most of your home now, or youre thinking of selling soon, smart upgrades can boost your enjoyment of your home and increase its resale value. Some upgrades improve the aesthetics of your house, while others help save on energy costs or improve the functionality of the home. Still others can add a...
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5 staples for the ideal DIY workspace

From ambitious millennials to enthusiastic boomers, do it yourself — DIY — is trending among people of all ages. No matter the hobby or home improvement project, creating a well-equipped workspace is just as important as having the right tools for the job. Whether your workspace is in the garage, a shed or a converted patio or back...
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Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care

Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you dont have time to do the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your personal goals, practicing self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can take control of your time...
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