Ever lock your front door only to realize you don’t have your keys? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. Get the tips from our experts on what to do if it happens again and what you should do right now to make sure you don’t get stuck with an expensive locksmith bill in the future.
Don’t let Halloween messes linger until Thanksgiving. Quick action to remove chocolate on rugs and gum on hardwood will make holiday cleanup faster and easier. Here are some tips on how to get rid of Halloween messes; pick which cleanup technique will work best for your post-Halloween household chores.
Halloween may be a treat for humans, but the holiday can prove dangerous – even deadly – for pets. Candles, candy and doors opening and closing can harm dogs and cats. Here are common ways that pets injure themselves on Halloween and what pet parents can do to make sure their four-legged friends survive the holiday.
Even if you hand out the best candy on the block, Halloween pranksters may still throw eggs at your house, toss rolls of toilet paper over every tree, and squirt shaving cream on your car and windows. Don’t let these “tricks” spoil your Halloween and wreck your house and yard. Follow these cleanup methods to wash away any mischief from All Hallow’s Eve.
Creating a neighborhood listserv is a great way to fight crime and honor October's Crime Prevention Month. Listservs are modern town criers that let members know what's happening -- in real time -- in their neighborhood. But the email lists also are great tools to warn neighborhoods of recent crimes and current threats. Here's how to start a listserv for your neighborhood.
Crime Prevention Month is a great time to think about home security and the best way to prevent burglaries. We talked to several law enforcement and crime prevention exerts who share their top tips for preventing break-ins. Take a look at what people who deal with crime everyday think is the best way to prevent a burglar from entering your home.
Neighborhood Watch groups are squads of neighbors who patrol streets and call police when they see something fishy going on. These watch groups, the foundation of community crime prevention, provide additional protection for your home and property. Here’s how to form your own neighborhood watch group.
Teaching kids about stranger danger should start with a definition of who a stranger is. Kids meet people they don’t know all the time. Most are safe adults, but some are abusers whom your children should avoid. Here’s how to teach your kids the difference between kind adults and the ones that mean them harm.
True fire safety is a combination of education and action - knowing what causes fires in the home, what to do to prevent them. And what to do so both you and your family are prepared when a fire does occur. It's extremely important to educate yourself - and every member of your household - on ways to be more fire safety conscious and prepared.
A real estate agent’s plastered smile may be hiding fears for her safety when showing a home or having an open house. Most prospects are harmless; the only crime they commit is killing a sale. But it’s hard to tell the tire-kickers from thieves or worse. Here are tips on how to stay safe when selling a house.