5 Simple Holiday Hosting Hacks

(Family Features) Make this season's holiday hosting effortless and enjoyable with these tips and this delicious holiday-themed recipe for Iced Gingerbread Caramel Coffee that is sure to become a favorite.
7 Smart Home Solutions that Enhance Convenience and Security
(Family Features) If you're looking to seamlessly integrate innovative solutions into your home for added convenience, security and peace of mind, you'll need smart tech with the right features.
To the holidays and beyond: 5 uses for strip and rope lights
(BPT) - As the seasons change and the nights grow longer, it's natural to start looking for new and exciting ways to light up the night, both indoors and out. Whether you're planning to create a …
6 proven tips to keep your pipes clear this Thanksgiving
(BPT) - Thanksgiving should be a time to enjoy a delicious feast and spend time with loved ones. However, many households face plumbing issues the day after this joyous meal.While most people call …

The Cost of Resiliency During Power Outages: 5 tips to stay prepared ahead of storms

(Family Features) Safeguarding your family, home and finances from disaster starts long before an extreme weather event occurs. While no amount of preparation can stop the forces of nature, planning ahead to manage blackouts can have a significant impact on you and your family.

Heat Up the Holidays with Gift Ideas for Grillers

(Family Features) Give a gift the whole family can enjoy this holiday season with a new tool for grilling, smoking and searing favorite meals.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

(Family Features) Among nature's most powerful phenomena, hurricanes are destructive, rotating storms that form over warm water and move toward land.

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Greet holiday guests with a home that looks and smells as clean as you’ve made it.
Three No-Stress Tips for Tidying Up at Holiday Time
(NAPSI)—If the holidays are at your house this year, you may find they can be even more magical when you have a good plan for cleaning up before and after the company comes.   Keep Holiday …
Heat up safety precautions this winter
(BPT) - Nothing says winter like cooking festive foods, getting cozy around the fireplace and spending time with loved ones during the holidays. During the cooler months of the year, when more …
Prepare your bathroom for holiday guests with 7 simple upgrades
(BPT) - If you're hosting guests this holiday season, there's much to do to prepare. Decorating, baking, cooking and organizing entertainment are likely your priorities leading up to their arrival. …
6 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather
(Family Features) Winter weather, while often beautiful, can prove challenging for homeowners. Consider these tips to help prepare your family and home for winter weather.
How to Pick the Perfect Artificial Christmas Tree
(BPT) - Your Christmas tree is much more than a place to gather around on Christmas morning and exchange gifts. It’s family tradition. It’s priceless memories. It’s the centerpiece …
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Home safety measures to keep your seasonal celebrations joyful

(BPT) - The holiday season brings a sense of excitement and togetherness, but preparing for lively gatherings or traveling can present distinctive safety challenges."Anyone preparing for guests …

5 factors to consider when building a fire pit for your outdoor space

5 factors to consider when building a fire pit for your outdoor space
(BPT) - Fire pits are more popular than ever, and for good reason. Not only do they look beautiful, but they provide real warmth, and their flickering flames entice friends and family to gather for …
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In Smaller Homes, Pocket Doors Can Provide Space Savings

(Family Features) When finding extra space is crucial, an option like pocket doors can help maximize available floor space.

Simplify Holiday Hosting from Start to Finish

(Family Features) Hosting a major holiday event is no small effort. It requires close attention to detail from planning, cooking and cleaning to entertaining guests on the big day.