A Friendly Reminder to “Spring Forward” Tonight!

A Friendly Reminder to “Spring Forward” Tonight!

Daylight saving time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13, so remember to set clocks an hour ahead. The time will remain an hour ahead until it “falls back” to standard time Nov. 6. Daylight saving is a means of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. This way, sunrise is one hour later in the morning, when most people are usually asleep anyway, and sunset is one hour later in the evening. Also, when you reset clocks in the spring and fall, at the same time check smoke alarm batteries. And, don’t stop there. Check the back-up batteries in all household safety systems as, for example, carbon-monoxide detectors and burglar-alarm control panels. Many other electronic products have back-up batteries, too, that...

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When Does Daylight Savings Begin in 2011?

When Does Daylight Savings Begin in 2011?

With daylight saving time (also called daylight savings) about to begin again, clock confusion is once again ticking away: When exactly does daylight saving time end? Why do we spring forward? Does it really save energy? Is it bad for your health? Get expert answers below. When Does Daylight Savings Begin in 2011? For most Americans, daylight saving time 2011 starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, when most states spring forward an hour. Time will fall back to standard time again on Sunday, November 6, 2011, when daylight saving time ends. The federal government doesn’t require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas...

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Six Crucial Tools to Have in Your Abode

Six Crucial Tools to Have in Your Abode

Whether you’re a home owner or a renter, there are just some times where you’re going to roll up your sleeves and fix some issues yourself. Of course, if you rent, you could always call the landlord and wait a few days or a few weeks for the repairs to be finished. Sometimes it’s just easier to do it yourself. Here are the six essential tools for any toolbox in your home or apartment. Here are six “must-have” tools in your toolbox. Pliers: Anyone and everyone need a basic set of pliers. Do not go out and buy the most expensive set you can find. A few dollars is enough to spend on a basic pair. Pliers can be utilized in a number of situations, including fixing the dryer, loosening a nut that needs replaced, or even helping to fix a...

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Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering Your Home

If you are feeling anxious, guilty and depressed about the clutter in your home, you are not alone. Most people living in a cluttered home have these feelings. Did you know that according to a report in Psychiatry Research in 2008, people who were hoarders, the folks who are the most extreme of all who collect and clutter, are three times more prone to be overweight, have medical problems and mental health issues than the rest of their family members? Even though you may not be that extreme, you like most people, are probably still bothered by the disorder and clutter in your home and feel like you are under a weight of guilt, anxiety and depression; this is no way to live, there is a remedy. Begin with your piles of newspapers over 2 days old, and magazines over...

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How To Replace And Install A New Kitchen Faucet

Want to replace your kitchen faucet? It’s a job for which you could hire a plumber, or, with just a little bit of craftsman skill, it’s a project you could finish yourself. Watch this video from the Lowe’s YouTube channel. You’ll get step-by-step instruction on how to take out an old faucet and how to install a new one. The supplies you’ll need are minimal, too. In 3 minutes, the video covers: How to shut the kitchen water supply off and drain residual water from the pipes How to detach and remove the old kitchen faucet How to align the new faucet and reconnect to the water lines There are some good tips along the way, too, including how to make sure you don’t accidentally connect the hot water supply to the cold-water...

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Practical Advice : How To Help Your Home Sell Faster

In December, home sales reached an 8-month high, recovering from the losses of last summer. Market momentum is positive across Indiana , but that doesn’t mean every home is selling quickly — only some of them are. So, if you’re a home seller and want (or need) to get your home sold quickly, take a listen to this 3-minute interview from NBC’s The Today Show. It’s loaded with practical sales advice for sellers. Examples: How to price your home relative to comparable homes for sale Using home inspections to keep your contract on-track for closing How much should be spent on your “home photos” that are shown online The interview also covers about the 3 key places of a home on which to spend money — the kitchen, the...

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