Stay Safe In A Severe Thunderstorm

lightning storm

Thunderstorms can be thrilling to watch: the darkening skies, the rolling thunder, the moment when the rain finally starts pouring down. (There’s a reason there are thousands of cool lightning-strike videos online!) But even though they don’t get quite as much coverage as hurricanes, thunderstorms can also be dangerous; damaging …keep reading

Is It Ever OK To Leave A Faucet Dripping?

Dripping faucet

Whether you got a deal for the Presidents’ Day long weekend, you’re taking the kids on a trip during their school vacation or you’re fleeing the cold for a break on the beach, February is a popular time to travel. But while you may be enjoying your getaway in flip-flops, …keep reading

How To House-Sit Like You Own The Place

Woman reading book on sofa in living room

So, you’ve been asked to house-sit for close friends while they’re away on vacation. While it may seem like an easy task, it requires some serious responsibility—not to mention a certain level of house-sitting etiquette. Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert, author and owner of the Protocol School of Texas, explains …keep reading

Get Your Home Flood-Ready

Sandbags Stacked In A Doorway In Preparation For Flooding

When it rains, it pours, and when it pours, it can flood. You don’t have to stand back while waters engulf your cherished personal belongings. We’ve got some mighty tips that will help you keep afloat during stormy waters, literally and emotionally.

Be Prepared

Being prepared …keep reading