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Category: Home Sense

Choosing, Transporting, & Caring For A Live Christmas Tree

There's something about the experience of cutting down your family's own Christmas tree that starts the holiday season. But did you know there's a lot to know about live trees? From choosing one to transporting it home and keeping it fresh through the holiday season, there's something we can all learn. That's why we've called in an expert. Richard Palmer, the third-generation owner of Palmer...

How To Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

You’ve got your comfy pants and your credit card – now, it’s time to knock out your holiday shopping. There’s no doubt online shopping is convenient… but it does come with a fair share of risk, too. Identity theft can happen just as quickly as you can click, “Add to cart.” Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your risk. Follow these expert tips to shop...

Is An Animal Living Under Your Porch? Here’s What To Do Next

As a homeowner, you’ve probably entertained guests who overstayed their welcome. But unlike your in-laws or a former college roommate, an animal that’s made itself at home on your property has no intention of leaving. Some of the usual suspects include raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, skunks, or the occasional stray cat. And while they’re just looking for a safe place to call home, you’d probably prefer...

Bat In Your House? Here’s How To Get It Out.

You’re watching TV or making dinner when you hear the flapping of wings. Imagine your surprise when you discover it’s not a bird, but a bat that’s found its way into your home! Nobody likes uninvited guests. But compared to common pests like flies, ants, or mice, a flying bat circling above you is universally spooky. That’s because these winged creatures have developed a reputation as disease-carrying...

25 Screen-Free Fall Activities For Your Family

The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, and the days are getting shorter. That, plus the arrival of pumpkin spice flavored everything, means fall has arrived! Your kids may have started school again. But there’s still plenty of time to have some fun outdoors before winter weather rolls in. Looking to keep your kids active and away from their electronics as the seasons...