I’ve tried Hello Fresh and Home Chef. They each seem a little pricey and had some minor issues, so I was willing to give the much less expensive Dinnerly a try. Well, you get what you pay for, and different isn’t necessarily better.
Finding the best home security solution can be overwhelming. Home security companies are giving customers plenty of choices for equipment and services. Should you choose DIY or professional installation? Do you want the bells and whistles of smart home control or just the basics? Have no fear because we’ve narrowed down the best home security systems to help you choose the right equipment and service for your family.
Your family also needs an emergency preparedness plan to stay protected from common household hazards and accidents. Keep in mind that some emergencies, such as fires, will require you to get out of your home, whereas other emergencies, such as severe storms, may require you to shelter in place. To keep your family safe during the latter, you should also create an emergency kit, complete with high-quality flashlights and plenty of fresh batteries.
The most common form of damp in domestic homes is condensation. It forms when warm moist air is prevented from escaping through poor ventilation and touches a cold internal wall or surface, ultimately leading to dampness. It mainly affects kitchens and bathrooms as they tend to generate a lot of air moisture.
A professional handyman service can tackle a number of small jobs and save you lots of time and effort. But some work will still require the expertise of a licensed specialist. So, how do you know when to hire one over the other? Here are five jobs perfect for a handyman (and a few hints on when to call on the experts).
1. Any job you could do yourself
The kinds of projects you could DIY (if you had the time, tools and patience) are perfect for a handyman. A seemingly simple job like mounting a TV or replacing a door can take the average homeowner hours, while an experienced handyman pro can get the same job done quickly and efficiently.
Pro tip: To get the best use of their time — and make the most of their hourly rate — hire a handyman to tackle several jobs in one visit.
2. Replace a toilet, faucet or outlet
Replacing fixtures and switches doesn’t usually require a license. So, a handyman with experience in the field should be able to do the work. Generally speaking, if you’re swapping o...