• What You Need To Know About Putting Your Firearms In Long-Term Storage

    Many people say storing guns off-site essentially renders them useless. However, there are times when you have to put firearms into long-term storage, such as when you're relocating or have run out of storage space in your house. To ensure your guns remain functional and beautiful, here are a few tips for storing firearms for a long period of time. Get Permission First Before doing anything else, make sure it's okay with the self-storage facility to put guns in the unit. [Read More]

  • 4 Custom Casket Options to Honor Animal Lovers

    Whether it's owning pets, working with animals, or choosing to support various animal activities, being an animal lover comes naturally for many people. It's only fitting that when a loved one passes away, that you would celebrate their life and the love for animals that they had. One of the biggest planning stages of a funeral is select a casket. As you browse through casket designs, there are several different decorative elements to choose from that can speak of your loved one's connection to animals. [Read More]

  • 3 Copier Features that Can Help Reduce Paper Waste in the Office

    While providing sufficient tools and resources in the office is crucial to ensuring optimal productivity, it's also crucial that your workplace takes appropriate steps to limit the amount of paper waste that they generate on a regular basis. Some employees are trigger happy when it comes to printing off documents, and this has resulted in the average office worker using 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. Limiting paper waste can be difficult; however, these 3 copier features have been found to be rather effective in keeping overall paper usage at an all-time low. [Read More]

  • Understanding Air Compressor Specifications And Choosing The Right Device For Your Home Project

    If you are completing a heavy-duty construction project, like replacing the roof on your home or adding a new deck, then it is wise to use pneumatic tools to complete your work. Pneumatic tools, like air-driven nailers, can substantially reduce the amount of time the project takes. They can also reduce muscle stress. This is ideal if you have little upper body strength. If you do want to use pneumatic tools, then you can rent them. [Read More]

  • Winterizing Tips For Your Garden Pond

    With winter coming, it's important to make sure that your garden pond is properly prepared. Here are some tips to help you keep your pond healthy during the winter months. 1. Keep it clear. As the leaves fall, be sure to clear them out before the water freezes. Leaves release tannic acid as they decompose, which will drastically affect the pH of the pool. Also, decomposing plant matter in the water increases the levels of methane gas as winter progresses. [Read More]

  • New Business Owner Enlisting Your First Contractors? How Can You Ensure The Work Will Be Finished?

    If you've recently launched your own business, you may still be adjusting to the myriad demands on your time and attention as a business owner -- from making the marketing decisions that will provide the most bang for your advertising buck to handling disputes between employees or complaints from dissatisfied customers. Enlisting contractors to repair or make improvements to your building can also seem like a much more complicated process than when you were a civilian. [Read More]

  • You Have WHAT Living in Your HVAC System? Dealing with Bats, Bugs, Birds, and More

    Picture this scenario. Spring has arrived, and you've settled down for a long nap in front of the air conditioner. You turn it on, and suddenly you hear a horrendous skittering inside the vents. Is your HVAC system about to die? Have aliens moved in? Either diagnoses are technically possible—or at least they cannot be scientifically ruled out in advance—but the more likely cause is that you have something much less exciting living in your HVAC system. [Read More]

  • 2 Steps To Help You Celebrate Independence Day Safely

    Independence Day in the United States is a time when families and friends get together to enjoy picnics, outdoor activities, and fireworks. If you don't want to fight any crowds to watch a professional firework display, you can put on your own fireworks display at home. Here are two steps to help you do this and celebrate your country's independence safely. Step 1: Know Your State and Area Laws If you are new to the area or have never purchased fireworks, it is a good idea to check the laws in your area to find out what types of fireworks, if any, are allowed. [Read More]

  • Buying An Older Home? What Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know About Lead Contamination

    Buying a home is a proud moment for any family and even more so for the first-time home buyer. But if the home is one that has been contaminated by lead, the dream of home ownership can quickly become a nightmare for the family living there. If the home was built later than 1978, home buyers can be assured that lead-based paints were not used in the construction process, but those considering homes that were built in the decades prior to that time frame should be aware of the likelihood that some level of lead contamination is likely to exist. [Read More]

  • Leaving Your Child Home Alone After School? What Precautions Should You Take?

    Even if you grew up as part of the latchkey generation yourself, walking or riding the bus home to an empty house and spending several hours alone, you may be reluctant to allow your own child to stay home alone after school. This reluctance can be exacerbated by the number of news stories about "free-range" parents being investigated or even prosecuted for leaving children unattended in public or at home. In some cases, allowing your child to stay home alone may be your only option. [Read More]