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You likely know that some plants are toxic. Finding kid safe plants for the nursery, play room or a kid’s play area in your backyard isn’t the easiest of chores in a garden center. Especially if they have inexperienced staff. The good news is, there are a lot of child-friendly and fun plants around that will let your kid enjoy the benefits of plants, without you worrying to the high-heavens about safety concerns. For your…

Did you know that an average half a million pets are affected by house fires each year? Of those, at least 40,000 die from smoke inhalation, and up to a thousand of those fires are started by cute and loving pet fur-iends? That’s no exaggeration… Here’s how easy a dog can accidentally start a house fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiltxlUYLF4 That’s just one scenario. A greasy pizza box that smells luscious to a dog, attracting them to see…

You could be scarily surprised by the sheer number of flammable liquids you have stored around your home. Some are obvious that you need to take extra safety precautions, others, not so much. Watch this video showing the reaction of common household items when exposed to a naked flame… Younger viewers – these are done in a controlled lab. Not at home so don’t try it. https://youtu.be/YMCAqERyMxU Naturally, you’re not going to be doing that…

All homeowners have the same decorating problem – paint storage. Once you’re finished painting, there’s always some leftover paint. If you’re wise, you’ll store it because you’re going to need it for touch-ups. Especially, if it’s a water-based/latex paint as those aren’t as durable as your solvent-based paints. The Types of Paints for Interior Decor There’s a magnitude of paint finishes/sheens, but there’s only two types of paint. That’s all you need to be concerned…

Feeling fatigued, walking around the house constantly sneezing and possibly dealing with a chronic runny nose is no way to go through life. Yet, for half of the U.S. that can be the reality. People go about their daily lives without knowing about the hidden toxins in your home. The four walls you’re surrounded by every evening could be harboring as much as 100 times more pollutants than the outdoor air. When air pollutants are…

It’s natural for parents to make sure their kids are safe (and feel safe) when they go through their nightly routine, tuck them into bed, and turn out the lights. Until that is, they wake up before you do, climb over the side of the crib and wander around on their own, at risk of all sorts of accidents. When you wake up and glance at the baby monitor to see an empty crib, no matter…

Recently in our area, it seems that mail theft has become a common issue. On the local news, there have been numerous reports of people getting their mail stolen in neighborhoods close to where we live. Nothing is worse than having a gift for your child stolen from your doorstep by some low-life criminal. Equally as bad is having your mail stolen, which can potentially lead to anything from missed payments on your bills to…

There are over 4,000 burglaries a day in the United States alone, which almost 70% of correspond to residential burglaries. While this may sound scary (and it is), there’s no reason to live in fear within the walls of your own home. When burglars canvas a neighborhood, they’re looking for a couple of things. One, they want to find an easy target, and two, they want to find a house with items of value. Remember,…

Bringing a dog or cat into your home can be a wonderful thing, not only for the animal, but for us and our families as well. While we might view our homes as a safe and comfortable place, there are many hidden household dangers for pets that you may not even be aware of. Some of these hazards are only dangerous to our pets, while others may be dangerous to our families as well. It’s…

If you have children, your number one priority is their safety. At the same time, you can’t keep them locked up inside all day to protect them from any potential outdoor threats. The ideal outdoor play area for our kids is in the backyard, preferably inside a fence. Unfortunately, not all of us are fortunate enough to have a fenced in backyard, or even a backyard at all. At our last house, you could get…

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