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Easy Home Upgrades That Anyone Can Handle

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Home improvement projects can be intimidating. You see this great idea on Pinterest. It’s going to change your whole world. You have every intention of getting started. But then you see how many tools and skills are needed to complete this project, so you decide to put it off. You tell yourself that maybe after you do more research on the topic, it won’t seem so difficult. Maybe...

Fret not! There are a number of easy home upgrades that literally anyone can handle, no professional needed!
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Topics: How To, Around the Home

The Extension Cord You Didn't Know You Needed

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Extension cords are not something you normally find yourself thinking about or even researching online. When you think about extension cords, usually what comes to mind are solid colors (usually in brown, black or white), light and flimsy or bulky heavy duty cords that all get tangled and get in the way. 

Well now it’s time to change the way you think about extension cords with Cordinate Designer Extension Cords.

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Topics: Around the Home, Power

In Darkness There is Need for Light | Be Prepared with EcoSurvivor

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I have learned it is wise to be prepared for the inevitable curveballs that life throws us. Each of us has our own way of preparing for predictable issues, such as keeping a stocked first-aid kit handy, having extra replacement light bulbs for the home, keeping an emergency tool kit in our vehicles, or having a spare umbrella thoughtfully tucked away for those random rainy days.

One thing I know for sure is that in darkness there will always be a need for light. For this reason, I personally keep an EcoSurvivor LED Lantern stashed away in a place that is convenient and quickly accessible.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Cafe Lights  [Video]

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The unmatched quality, design and functionality of Enbrighten Seasons Café Lights will bring new life and versatility to brighten outdoor (or indoor) spaces year-round.

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Topics: LED Lighting

6 MORE Things You Can Do with a Timer

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Most people think timers are primarily used for switching on their decorative holiday lights during Christmas time, which is still a fine use of these tried and true devices. However, whether it's a digital indoor plug-in timer, a durable outdoor timer, or a simple mechanical timer, there are countless ways that timers can be used to make your life more efficient, more secure and more pleasant–no fancy smart home systems required. 

Last week, we listed 6 easy things you can do with a timer around your home. Here are 6 MORE things you can do with a timer to make your life just a little bit easier. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security

6 Things You Can Do With a Timer

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Some days it just feels like you can’t possibly get everything done. Like you need a clone or an army of robots just to get through the day. Before cloning or robot armies really take off though, you can easily automate many day-to-day functions with simple plug-in timers. Here are 6 things you can do with a timer–helping you save some time and energy–and also helping you have some fun to keep your sanity intact!

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Your Guide to USB-C: The Cable Today You'll Need for Tomorrow

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The shift toward USB Type-C is well underway, and with good reason.  With USB-C, we have faster data transfer speeds, faster charging and more power. USB-C cables and connectors are slim enough for phones yet robust enough for laptops and tablets. 

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, News, Power

Tips to Raise Your Home Value at Any Price Point

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Whether you're getting ready to put your house on the market or you just want to give it a little facelift for your own enjoyment, adding value to your home is easier than you think. Here are things you can do, on your own, to improve your home value for any price range.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home

Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Z-Wave Plus

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Z-Wave is a leading smart home technology found in millions of products around the world. It allows all of Jasco's Z-Wave devices to securely "talk" to one another, and talk to other certified Z-Wave products. As with any technology, home automation is constantly evolving. Z-Wave Plus represents one of the latest advancements in smart home tech. You can learn more about the latest Z-Wave technology and find answers to the top 5 questions about Z-Wave Plus below.

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Topics: Connected Home, Q&A

I Cut the Cord, Now Which Streaming Service Is Best for Me?

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You’re fed up with cable so you decided to cut the cord. Good for you! At first, you feel great about it. Then about a week later withdrawals start kicking in. You see all your friends on Facebook or Twitter talking about the Bachelor or the latest episode of This is Us. You resort to Netflix and turn on Friends even though you’ve already watched every episode 50 times. You act like you are happy, but you aren’t.

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Topics: Cutting the Cord