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Expert Carpet Cleaning Tips for Families

Expert Carpet Cleaning Tips for Families

An expert, Ben Shemesh, reveals his tips for cleaning carpets.

Tips for Getting Tough Stains Out of Clothes

Tips for Getting Tough Stains Out of Clothes

Handy, an on-demand home cleaning service, shares tips for getting tough stains—mud, tomato, juice, grass, crayon, and glue—out of your family's clothes.

Tips for Finding a Great Roofer

Tips for Finding a Great Roofer

The Better Business Bureau gives your family tips for finding a trustworthy roofer to help you with your home renovation.

GE Educates Families to Prepare for Power Outages

GE Educates Families to Prepare for Power Outages

GE Generator Systems is educating families about proper emergency preparedness during National Preparedness Month.

Tips and Tricks from FlatRate Moving for Do-It-Yourself Packing

Tips and Tricks from FlatRate Moving for Do-It-Yourself Packing

Over the past 20 years, FlatRate Moving, the nationwide leader in the moving and storage industry, has compiled a list of nine tips and tricks to pack for a move, as well as tips on how to pack books, photos, fragile items, liquid containers, electronics, and more.

Summer Tips for Avoiding Air Conditioner Repair Scams

Summer Tips for Avoiding Air Conditioner Repair Scams

The Better Business Bureau offers tips on how to avoid air conditioner repair scams and still stay cool in the summer heat.

Tips for Child-Proofing Your Home

Tips for Child-Proofing Your Home

Whether moving into a new home or simply re-organizing furniture in various rooms of your house, take note of these important child-proofing tips in mind to keep your children safe.

5 Tips for Buying the Right Lawn Mower

5 Tips for Buying the Right Lawn Mower

If you're thinking of buying a new lawn mower, you first need to know which type of lawn mower will work best for your yard. Here are 5 tips that will help you know which lawn mower to buy, plus some advice on safety features and after-sale service.

10 Tips for an Easy, Quick Move with Children

10 Tips for an Easy, Quick Move with Children

Moving with young children can be stressful. You have to consider packing toys, books, and clothes, while considering which schools, sports, and dance programs to enroll your children in, many of which have deadlines for you to make your move! If you’re on a time crunch to move before your kids start school, Unpakt, the authoritative voice on moving and online tool to manage your move, has compiled a list of tips to help you and your children make an easier move.

Cleaning Confessional

Cleaning Confessional

When you have company coming over to your house, you spend time tidying and cleaning up. How much you tidy up and clean depends on the visitors coming over. Is tidying up for others a bald-faced lie, or does it depend on who's coming over?

Make Your Home Glow for the Holidays

Make Your Home Glow for the Holidays

Make your home glow for the holidays. Use these tips and ideas from The American Lighting Association to create holiday lighting that warms up winter and makes decorating for the holidays easier.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?

An NYC interior designer and mom offers smart do-it-yourself tips on how to de-clutter your home and keep your kids' stuff organized during the busy school year.

How to Stay Safe in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

How to Stay Safe in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy tracks north, dangers still remain in areas that have lost power due to the storm. These safety tips cover risks and best practices when using generators, charcoal grills and camp stoves, and candles.

Fire Safety for Your Family

Fire Safety for Your Family

Prepare your family for a home fire. Here are some easy steps you and your family can take to protect your home and each other, and to understand the basics of fire safety.

The Basics of Pest Prevention

The Basics of Pest Prevention

Learn about the common bugs and pests that enter your home and how to get rid of them. Plus, see what pests your kids encounter at school and how to prevent them from bringing the bugs home.

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Most renters are not required to buy renters insurance, but it can provide peace of mind and guard against accidents. Experts weigh in on when you need renters insurance, what it protects, and how to find the right coverage for your home or apartment.

How to Make Chores Fun

How to Make Chores Fun

Silvana Clark, aka The Fun Consultant, offers parents creative tips on how to make chores fun - or at least more tolerable - for kids. Drawing tips from her book "Fun-Filled Parenting," Clark explains how to help kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens - put a positive spin on chores and establish a good work ethic early on.

How to Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Home

How to Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Home

New York City was a hotbed for bedbugs last year. Find out how to keep them out of your home and away from your family.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Test Method for Detection of Lead in Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Test Method for Detection of Lead in Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved a new test method to measure lead in paint and other surface coatings of children’s products and household furniture. This development significantly expands the government approved options for lead testing and provides a powerful new analysis solution to industry for the measurement of lead in paint in children’s products to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

In honor of National Window Safety Week, the National Safety Council offers tips to help protect children from window falls.

Mompreneur Barbara Kavovit Nails a New Market

Mompreneur Barbara Kavovit Nails a New Market

Barbara Kavovit, founder of Barbara K! Enterprises and Barbara's Way, empowers women in the home with DIY advice, tools, and more, and she's turned her passion for home improvement into a multimillion dollar business.

Family-Friendly Properties in Brooklyn

Family-Friendly Properties in Brooklyn

A sampling of Brooklyn properties that extend a welcome mat to kids and families. These locations boast family-friendly amenities like playspaces for kids, indoor pools, game lounges, personal washers and dryers, and more.

Tips for Buying and Selling a Home with Family in Tow

Tips for Buying and Selling a Home with Family in Tow

Considering a move? Here's a primer for families looking to dip into the real estate market, with advice on buying, selling, financing, and how to get the timing right.

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

When designing a kitchen with children in mind, there are certain things a family should think about at the beginning of the design process. Independent Kitchen and Bath offers the following tips to help consumers ultimately get the kitchen that best fits their family.

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!

Back to school means back to textbooks, homework, and backpacks, and for many kids, back to afterschool and extracurricular activities. Before the call you get at work for a forgotten sports bag becomes a daily routine, take down these tips from an organizing professional.

Make Room for the Contractors!

Make Room for the Contractors!

When the desire for additional space becomes a pressing need, many families choose to renovate and expand instead of move to a new location.

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