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How To Update Your Home So You Can Safely Age In Place

Posted September 14, 2020 at 02:33 PM

Quality of life — it’s a phrase we’ve all heard, but for those of us heading into retirement or who have loved ones advancing into their golden years, it’s a determining factor in choosing where to live. From retirement communities to independent or assisted living facilities, options abound. However, according to an AARP survey, almost 90% of those over the age of 65 want to stay in the comfort of their own home and age in place. And who can blame them? It certainly makes sense and is a budget-friendly option. As you or your loved ones make plans to age at home, check out these helpful products and home modification ideas to help create a safe and accommodating living space for years to come.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home

RV There Yet? 4 Must Have's For Your Next RV Trip

Posted September 9, 2020 at 04:26 PM

 

Across the nation, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, travelers are seeking to escape the confines of their homes while still maintaining social distancing measures. Families in search of reclaiming their vacation plans are changing the way they travel. Shifting gears from airplanes and cruise ships towards a different kind of curb appeal, traveling by RV.

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Topics: How To, Power

DIY roundup: Our Best How To's For Around The Home

Posted July 17, 2020 at 09:18 AM

With travel plans on hold, and most of us spending more time safe and secure in our home, there's never been a better time to start your next that DIY project. Whether it's creating an outdoor space that shines year-round or a house that works smarter, not harder; We've got you covered. Below, we've recapped everything you need to know, from tech how to's and guides to décor tips to assist you on your next home DIY project. 

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Topics: How To, Around the Home

Installing Zigbee Home Automation Has Never Been Easier

Posted July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM

When it comes to installing and using home automation devices, simple beats complicated every day. The new Enbrighten Zigbee smart controls offer a range of options and features to add easy convenience to any room of your house. Zigbee 3.0 provides the latest benefits of Zigbee technology while patent-pending advancements improve installation. Lighting, fans, decorations and more can be operated manually, remotely, and even through voice commands.

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Topics: Smart Home, How To, Around the Home

How to Upgrade Your Outlet, Quickly and Easily!

Posted June 12, 2020 at 11:47 AM

DIY projects are a great way to teach yourself new skills and add a personalized touch to your living space. One easy project you can tackle on your own is replacing your standard outlets with modern, more versatile receptacles. In this blog, we'll show you easy it is to add USB ports to your outlets!

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Power

Don't get caught in the storm: How to be weather aware

Posted May 1, 2020 at 10:11 AM

Knowledge is power, and when severe weather is in the forecast, staying on top of storm prediction updates and weather conditions not only helps us prepare and stay safe, but also gives us peace of mind, which can greatly reduce storm-related anxiety. These days, it’s fairly easy to access weather information, but here are our top picks for keeping an eye—or ear—on the weather while you're at home, in the office or on the go.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security, Cutting the Cord

Now is the Best Time for Free TV | Plan to Rescan: Part Three

Posted April 8, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Budgets are tight, and in some cases, they're getting tighter. Believe me, I understand. If you’re not already one of the millions of cord-cutters who have said goodbye to cable and satellite service, now is as good a time as any!

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Topics: How To, News

Four Tips to Maximize Productivity While Working From Home

Posted March 27, 2020 at 10:33 AM

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING PART 2: FOUR TIPS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

During this unprecedented time, many of us have found ourselves working full time from the security of home to protect ourselves, our coworkers and our families. 

However, as we social distance from our coworkers, but not the demands of our jobs, we may find that working from home is more difficult than expected. 

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Power

How to Conquer Boredom When Stuck at Home

Posted March 20, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Social Distancing Series Part 1: How to Conquer Boredom While Stuck at Home

With whole cities going on lockdown, many of us have a lot of time on our freshly washed hands. From kids to retirees, boredom can come quickly when staying at home. In part one of our three-part series, here's a list of entertainment options to keep you from going stir-crazy as you help flatten the COVID-19 curve.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, News

Easy DIY Projects To Revamp Your Lamp

Posted February 10, 2020 at 05:01 PM

If you’re a DIYer looking for a fun and easy weekend project, try adding some character to a lamp! Sprucing up an old lamp is a great way to add a pop of color to a room and truly liven up your place. Lamps are really easy projects that you can make personal to match your particular style. And these projects are incredibly cheap! You can even upcycle used goods that may have been destined for the garbage and turn them into functional pieces of art! Here are a few ideas for how to revamp your lamp!

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home