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It’s that time of the year again when children are stocking up on pencils and paper, students are rushing to sign up for their preferred extracurricular activities, and school principals are calling assemblies so all new teachers can introduce themselves to the kids. Back to school time is an exciting time, full of renewed energy. But it’s also a time full of change for everyone. During the summer months, children usually aren’t as busy. You can try to keep them occupied with camp and other activities, but their lives just aren’t quite as scheduled as when they take the 7am bus to school and get home from sports practice at 6pm. So your home safety tactics and routine should change, too. Home automation for a vacant home Not that children are exactly effective security guards, but older children and teens at home may have been deterrents for potential burglars. If your kids were home in the afternoon while you were still at work during the summer, simply seeing lights go on & off and hearing voices in the house may have… Read more

If you’re fortunate enough to live on a large plot of land, it means your pets have room to roam, your children get to play outdoors, and you can even host special events on your property. Having a multi-acre property certainly comes with a lot of perks, and creates a sense of freedom and connection to nature you just don’t get when living in the city. But caring for a larger property is a big responsibility. Beyond the landscaping and pest control, there is the simple fact that there is just a lot of land to monitor. Here are tips for protecting your multi-acre property. Set up motion sensor lights A large property gives potential attackers plenty of places to hide at night, unless you set up motion sensor lights. Make sure to scatter these enough so that most or all of your yard is illuminated when they’re all on. Activate these at night. They’ll leave a burglar nowhere to hide in your yard as he approaches your home, so you can spot him and call the police before he… Read more

Considering what personal and precious information our mail can contain, it’s amazing how out in the open the receptacles that collect it are. If you live in a house, you can at least have some control over your mailbox. You can choose its location, the model, how bright and attention-grabbing it is, and more. But when you live in an apartment building, you’re at the mercy of the building’s mailbox set up. You can (and possibly should) get a P.O. Box, but that won’t stop hundreds of businesses, professionals, friends, and family from continuously mistaking your home address for your mailing address. Here are steps you can take to protect your mail if your building has a vulnerable mailbox. Set up alerts If you are expecting important mail, set up alerts through USPS online. You can get real-time updates on the status of your mail, knowing exactly when it should show up at the mailbox. Then, you can either make sure you’re home at that time or give your mail key to someone you trust who will be home. Install… Read more

It’s easy to let power bills skyrocket during the summer months. Everyone in your home is so eager to beat the heat that they set the thermostat as low as can go, and let it run all day and night. But staying cool doesn’t have to mean taking on a second job to pay for the AC bill. Here are ways you can help your AC work more efficiently. Keep the surrounding area clear Any items that are directly in front of AC vents can reduce airflow. Make sure there aren’t any pieces of furniture, plants, or other large things blocking air from circulating. Keep light off your unit If your actual air conditioning unit gets too hot, it will work harder, believing that the entire house is as hot as it is. So don’t place it in direct sunlight or under bright lights. Change or clean your filter If your filter is old or clogged, it won’t work efficiently and, in turn, neither will your air conditioning unit. Read your unit’s instructions and change or clean the filter accordingly.… Read more

If your elderly parent or relative is at an age when they’re not quite ready for an assisted living home and still want their independence, but also aren’t as coordinated and observant as they used to be, knowing how to keep them safe can be tough. But there are steps you can take to make the current home your parent lives in and enjoys more suited to their present state, without making them feel like you’ve completely altered their house. Here are ways to make your elderly relative’s home safer. Add mats and grab bars in the bathroom The bathroom can be a dangerous place at any age but poses particular hazards for the elderly. If your relative’s bathroom has tile floors, add mats around areas that tend to get wet, like the tub and sink. Make sure they have non-slip, sticky bottoms with very good grips. Also, consider adding a grab bar by the bathtub and toilet to help your relative get up from these areas. Check toilet and bathtub heights Many bathrooms have high bathtubs because they create… Read more