Paul Hope

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Carrying a Load on Your Vehicle? How to Secure It

Whether tying it to the roof of your car or hauling it in your truck, here’s how to keep that pile of stuff from flying away.

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DIY Projects You Might Want to Hire a Professional For

Painting a room is one thing; for DIY dabblers, these projects are another.

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed by a Locksmith

Locked out? Be picky about who you hire to help you get back in.

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Mow, then Stow: 5 Steps to Storing Your Gas Lawn Mower

Winterize your mower to make sure it makes the cut come spring.

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5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Check these maintenance projects off your list before winter approaches.

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Lube Shop Services Your Car Probably Doesn't Need

Before your next oil change, read this and save money.

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6 Ways to Save Money on Gas

Pay less at the pump with these simple strategies.

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Don't Let a Car Mechanic Take You For a Ride

5 ways to avoid overspending on auto repairs.

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6 Steps for Hiring the Right General Contractor

If you want a renovation job done well, start by doing some work yourself.

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Steering Clear of Golf Cart Dangers

With more people — even kids — driving them around town, accidents are on the rise.

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Quiz: How Safe is Your Bathroom?

Slips, falls and burns — is your bathroom putting you at risk?

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Spoiler Alert: The Best Way to Organize Your Refrigerator

Tips for keeping food fresh longer and avoiding cross-contamination.

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4 Supermarket Shopping Mistakes Nearly Everyone Makes

Could your grocery shopping style put your family at risk of food poisoning?

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Use-By, Sell-By, Best-By: Deciphering Food Expiration Dates

How to know when a label is telling you a food is unsafe, or merely past its prime.

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Edible Flowers: Pretty Safe and Plenty Pretty

Blossoms that are as at home on a dinner plate as in a vase.