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(Family Features) Spring often means it’s time to deep clean your home, but it can also be a perfect opportunity to check some key maintenance tasks off your list to create healthier indoor spaces. To welcome a new season, consider these seven tips from the experts at Carrier to create a saf…

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(Family Features) Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition to clear the clutter and start fresh, but when strapped for time, it can be hard to get started. Instead, simplify the process, stay motivated and get a sense of accomplishment for a job well done with these tips.

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(Family Features) Urban living and lush gardens aren’t as mutually exclusive as one might assume. In fact, it’s possible to cultivate thriving gardens in even the smallest spaces.

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(NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. If any of them is someone you care for, you should know t…

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(NAPSI)—Backyarding—the trend to use the backyard for everything from tele-working to working out to relaxing—has a different purpose for each person. Identifying your backyard’s role in your family’s health and happiness is key to cultivating a purposeful outdoor space customized to your ne…

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(BPT) - Interior sliding doors add style, color and privacy throughout the home. Whether you choose pocket, sliding bypass or wall-mount door hardware, they can also provide more room.

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(Family Features) The spring season and warmer months are typically all about renewal and evaluating things that may no longer serve you, such as habits, products or routines.

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(Family Features) Whether you’re racing against the waves or quietly floating with a pole in hand, a day on the water is hard to beat. However, before you can enjoy the excitement of a new season, there are several steps you need to take to make sure your boat is ready for the ride.

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(BPT) - With sustainable practices top of mind and a revived shift toward conscious consumption, Americans everywhere are seeking ways to lead a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. From saving water to reducing energy usage, these are the top five ways to go green for the environment a…

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(Family Features) As people become more active during the warmer months, keeping home safety top of mind can sometimes go by the wayside. However, when it comes to fire and carbon monoxide safety, you can never be too prepared.

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(NAPS)—More Americans suffered extended power outages in 2020 than any year since Superstorm Sandy struck the New York area in 2012, according to Generac, owners of Power Outage Central, a real-time outage tracking service that monitors outages throughout the United States.“In 2020, more tha…

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(Family Features) After months of cool weather, the first hint of spring will likely have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities. This year, as you begin tackling the garden, find ways to get the youngest family members in on the action, too.

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(Family Features) Spring is a time of renewal and revitalization, but it’s hard to appreciate all the invigorating aspects of spring when your home still bears months of winter dust and dirt. Tackle your living space room-by-room for a spring clean that will leave you and your home refreshed…

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(BPT) - There’s something calming about a clean and tidy home. Particularly after a dirt- and dust-busting spring cleaning session, it can feel like a total reset for the entire home. In fact, 90% of people feel more relaxed when their home is clean, and the positive feelings don't stop there.

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(NAPSI)—Spring isn’t just when we spring forward in time, it is also the time when we spring into action to clean those places that likely haven’t been cleaned at all: your heating and cooling air ducts.That can be a problem because that’s where dirt, germs, mold, mildew, pet dander and othe…

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(BPT) - Face it — spending more time at home means spending more time cleaning our homes. And at a time when everyone is more focused on hygiene and sanitation, keeping everything and everyone clean enough seems like a lot of work.

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(Family Features) When you decide to make the investment in a home improvement project, you’re likely entrusting a professional contractor to bring your vision to life on time and on budget.

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(Family Features) Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multi-purpose space is likely a hub of activity in your home. For homeowners creating this utility space from scratch, the sky is the limit, but even if you’re updating an existing room, there are …

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(Family Features) When you throw open the windows to welcome spring breezes, you’ll likely be spending more time with the garage door open, too. Make access to your outdoor equipment safer with these tips to get your garage ready for spring.

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(Family Features) Spring cleaning isn’t just about purging dirt and grime. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take inventory of items around your home. As you tackle this season’s cleaning, look for ways to improve your overall living space, from getting rid of things you no longer need to…

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(Family Features) Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. They know homeowners and homebuyers desire – even demand – these features regardless of the bathroom’s size or layout.

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(Family Features) Deciding to buy or sell a home is among the most important choices many people make in their lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a great deal about personal real estate transactions and, as with many aspects of daily life, it is an increasingly digital process.

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(BPT) - This year, National Cleaning Week takes on newfound importance as we look back at how our cleaning habits changed in 2020. For many, pre-pandemic cleaning was just another chore, but as COVID-19 emerged in the U.S., cleaning quickly became a way to protect against the spread of germs…

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(Family Features) Long days of learning and adventure often lead to hunger for little ones, but many snacks don’t fit the bill or require already busy parents to spend precious time in the kitchen. Instead, make snack time simple – yet still fun and delicious – with a treat that’s ready to eat.

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(BPT) - Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or simply looking to upgrade the furnishings in your living spaces, solid wood furniture is a smart investment that’ll last a lifetime or more. And when you invest in quality furniture crafted from a real American hardwood like cypress, every pie…

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(NAPSI)—If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are interested in working from home, Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program may be able to help! The Ticket Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benef…

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(NAPSI)—More time spent at home is prompting homeowners across America to improve their property’s curb appeal. With an increased focus on their yards, many individuals are looking to upgrade their old lawn mowers to something newer and equipped with more features. Zero-turn mowers, for exam…

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(Family Features) Kitchens and bathrooms remain among the top picks for homeowners looking to upgrade because their functional contributions to the household can’t be overstated and they typically provide high return on investment.

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(Family Features) No matter how cramped and cluttered your living space may be, you can almost always find a spot or two for extra storage. It’s often just a matter of getting creative and utilizing a few clever solutions.

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(Family Features) When temperatures creep up again, it signals time for an annual tradition: spring cleaning. While big projects like windows are hard to overlook, don’t forget smaller areas that need attention, too, such as your home office.

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(Family Features) After a long year stuck at home, many people are dreaming about when they can travel once again. While counting down the days may feel like torture, planning and booking a vacation for later this year can give you something to look forward to.