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One of the biggest appeals of renting is that you’re not usually responsible for maintenance or repairs — but help isn’t always at the ready in a pinch. “Supers, apartment complex maintenance teams, and landlords have never-ending to-do lists, so sometimes it can take hours or even days before your repair is completed,” says Mallory Micetich, home care expert at Angi.
Congratulations! You bought your first home. You’ve made it through the first rites of passage: nervously handing over your down payment, giddily scarfing down delivery dinner amid stacks of boxes. But there’s one more critical step in the process of becoming an official homeowner: experiencing that moment you realize you can’t call your landlord when the toilet stops flushing or your bedroom door knob wiggles out of place.
Natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time. While many things are out of your control when they happen, there are several steps you can take to prepare ahead of time and feel a bit more in control. These aren’t tasks like boarding up your windows or filling a bathtub with ice, which are important in the immediate moments preceding a disaster.
It’s another day in the Billock household, and another day scrubbing away at a ratty old carpet — one that used to be pretty darn plush, by the way — to get out yet another stain left behind by my elderly dog. He can’t help it; he has degenerative myelopathy, which is a disorder that leads to weakness and paralysis in the hind quarters. That means more accidents in the house, which means more scrubbing of this carpet.
Some newly-remote workers have settled into a routine, while others are still trying to find their footing, even if they prefer telecommuting. Because just like office culture isn’t for everyone, finding the right formula for an at-home work setup can make or break someone’s experience.
Preparing for guests with physical disabilities doesn’t always mean expensive home modifications. Thoughtful touches and inexpensive home aids can make your place feel like a home away from home, for anyone. Here are nine ways to make your home disability-friendly before your guest arrives.
Whether you realize it or not, there are lots of small actionable steps you can take in the kitchen to help conserve the earth’s natural resources. From dishwashing tips to cooking ideas, here are six little things that sustainability experts say can lower your home’s ecological footprint.