Protective Parenting: 5 Tips for Keeping Children Safe at Home

Home safety is a matter that parents begin to worry about from the very first moment they learn they will have a child. Fortunately, there are a number of actions they can take to make their homes safer and to teach children of every age how to be safe in the home. Here are five areas of home safety that should be on the top of your list to keep your children safe at home every day.

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Tub Troubles? 5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathtub Drain Unclogged

It’s a rather gross feeling when you step into the shower, turn it on and water almost immediately starts pooling at your feet. This means you have a clogged drain. It’s a common problem that has a few different solutions depending on the source of the clog. Here are five tips for preventing and fixing clogged drains.

Watch What Goes down Sensitive Drains

Older homes are especially prone to clogged drains thanks to out-of-date plumbing. Any liquids full of dust, dirt, pet hair and other substances should not be poured down sensitive drains. You can also use a shower hair trap to keep both human and pet hair from going down the drain.

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Proper Protection: 4 Ways New Homeowners Can Protect their Investment

If you recently purchased a home and want to protect your new investment, note that there are numerous strategies you can use to keep your residential property in optimal condition. Here are four of them:

Pest Inspections

In addition to attaining fire protection services, make sure that you tap into the power of obtaining professional inspections. These inspections are important because if insects linger in your home too long, they can cause structural damage to your residential property. An example of this would be termites feeding on the wood of your property and thereby compromising the integrity and strength of structures like ceilings, floors, and cabinets. By obtaining annual or semi-annual pest inspections, you can prevent this type of degenerative process from taking place.

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Have a Social Family? 4 Home Modifications to Impress Visitors

Contributed by Hannah Whittenly

If your house always seems to have visitors, then this post is for you. It’s completely natural to want to impress your guests. You may find yourself fixing up the house just before anyone comes over and wishing your house was more of a place that strikes awe in your friends and family members that come over. Well, will these few changes, you’ll be impressing them in in no time. Here is what you should consider:
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Why Install Top Quality Roller Shutters in Your Home or in Your Industrial Zone

Contributed by Jack Louis

With top quality roller shutters, you can protect your business premises and house in a proper manner. These days, the market has great choices in terms of colors, designs, double locking systems, electrical, remote control operating systems, and utmost safety measurements in their wide range of roller shutters. You just need to choose the appropriate one according to the nature of your business and you can install these roller shutters within just a few hours. These shutters can protect your property and prevent criminal activities, burglaries and unexpected damages. Most of these shutters are mainly designed with galvanized stainless steel, strong-coated polycarbonate, and aluminum sheets. Different types of roller shutters are available on the market, and you need to choose proper materials based on your preferences. Optionally, if you want to install these shutters in your residential premises, then you can consider some lightweight roller shutters for your home.

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How to Design a New Dream Home

Contributed by Lara Buck

Deciding to buy a home is one big time decision. This might involve your life time savings and thus you need to plan and go about this in a systematic and organized manner. Purchasing an old home from its previous owner can be beneficial only in the price factor. Apart from the paper works and understanding the location, you also need to calculate the price and also the additional features of the home, before you go for a venture to buy a new home.  As you intend to stay in the new home for a considerable amount of time, you need to consider the location, facilities available and the space offered before making a decision.

Some benefits of a New Home:

Freedom of Design:

This home is your ‘dream home’ and thus needs that specialized treatment. Your requirements should be given a priority. This is not possible with ready-made homes. Only if you start a new home from the scratch you find this comfortable to the highest extent. You have a set of architectures, designers, plumbers and all the other professionals who understand your requirement and work around it.
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Bun in the Oven? 5 Things Every First-Time Parent Should Know

You are expecting your first baby boy or girl and probably feel a little nervous. That is okay because there are a lot of parents out there just as nervous as you are. Delivery fears are one reason to be nervous, but there are a few common conditions first-time parents should know about.

Cleft Palate

The cleft palate or cleft lip is a defect that affects several babies around the world. It is an issue that usually develops between the sixth to 10th week of pregnancy. Surgery is usually necessary as it prevents feeding complications though some children with this issue develop speech issues that need to be addressed.

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Signs You’re Ready to Buy A House

Contributed by Abigail 

I believe each of us has a dream home. If able, we make it a point to secure our future in a place we call our own. This big decision could either come earlier or later in life – whenever it is, it’ll surely come. If you’re reading this, then you’re pretty much torn between staying in that rented space and taking the big step towards home ownership.

Decisions as huge as this one requires a thorough discussion with your parents or partner, taking a closer look at your financial capacities and options. But before you go running to your nearest real estate broker or finance expert, check out these signs if they resonate with your current state. That way, you’ll be extra confident to walk through their doors.
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Consider Sustainability in the Home during the Holidays

Growing up, memories of Christmas morning usually include waking up and running down the stairs to find what was waiting under the tree. Next, you would start tearing paper apart and throwing it across the room at your siblings to get that gift that you’ve been hoping for all year. What we never thought about then, was all the paper, gift boxes, and cards that were left at the end of the day. This season, consider the difference you could for the environment by making a few small changes!
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5 Tips to Help You Take an Accurate Home Pregnancy Test

Contributed by Kate

Pregnancy tests must be secure these days. In spite of the fact that pregnancy tests have become less demanding to take, this process includes a part that we can’t exactly control and that is our feelings.

Any lady who has ever sat over a little white plate loaded with her pee, petitioning God for a specific outcome will let you know, feelings have a major influence in pregnancy testing. One of my pregnancies was so unsure that I had to take the test many times to make sure I had the right conclusion. Usually clear blue pregnancy tests are accurate enough to rely on.

Here are a few hints to enable you to take a pregnancy test, taking your feelings into consideration.
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