Didn’t You Hear? Saving Energy is Stylish and Sexy!

Dim lighting isn’t just about setting the mood — it’s about conserving energy, too! With a few changes around the house and a couple of upgrades, you can easily be more energy savvy and improve your home at the same time. You can go beyond the simple routine changes, like turning off lights and appliances when leaving a room, and add in Energy Star efficient items to help control the amount of power used throughout your home on a daily basis. Light fixtures and light bulbs using traditional bulbs can suck energy without you even giving it a second thought. By replacing standard or incandescent …

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Earthquake Prep and Emergency Preparedness Kits

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Are you prepared for when disaster strikes? Recent earthquakes serve as a good reminder that it’s time to take stock of your own emergency preparedness kit. Whatever the disaster — earthquake, power outage, major storm, etc… — you should ALWAYS have an emergency preparedness kit on hand and ready to go! Here are the major items your emergency preparedness kit should have: Water—one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home) Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home) Emergency Crank Radios Extra batteries Medications (7-day supply) and medical items First Aid Kit Earthquake Furniture Straps Multi-purpose hand …

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National Home Remodel Month

May is National Home Remodel Month, which makes it the perfect time to make those home improvements you waited all winter to tackle. With an extreme water shortage in effect, there are simple ways to save water and upgrade your home at the same time. All it takes is some expert advice, a little bit of know-how, and Friedman’s Home Improvement Store! Conserving water, whether on the inside or outside of your home, is easy to do with a few simple changes. Little to no extra supplies or equipment may even be needed. You can start with changing up your lawn care routine. Keeping grass …

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