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After gobbling up a leftover turkey sandwich for strength, many of us will set out (or more likely, lumber over to the computer) this Black Friday to further gorge ourselves on some of the year’s best deals on televisions and other nifty gadgets.
If there’s an invention we’re extra thankful for right about now, it’s the smart doorbell. The relatively humble appliance has always been something of a silent (well, except for when it’s ringing) hero, helping connect visitors with hosts even when they’re at not home and assisting with getting packages delivered safely – and keeping them that way. But smart doorbells are coming in especially handy by helping minimize unnecessary face-to-face contact as people embrace the “new normal.”
As the days start to get shorter and school is, at least theoretically, back in session, there are plenty of autumn joys to charm even the most sun-hungry beachgoers – apple cider, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything.
If you find yourself working from home more often these days, there are lots of great reasons to create a dedicated home office space to work out of. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place out of earshot of the kids (and safely out of range of any flying toys), or if you happen to think more clearly if your television isn’t calling to you out of the corner of your eye, a dedicated workspace can provide a huge boost to your productivity.
Texans like things big, and for good reason – bigger is almost always better. But with big things come big responsibilities, especially when it comes to windows. With temperatures pushing (or passing) 100 degrees most days, a naked window in the Texas summertime is – well, it’s an invitation to turn your home into a king-sized sauna. And the larger your windows are, the more heat they allow inside.
It’s remarkable what can be accomplished in just a few hours – depending on who’s the one getting it done. While some of us might be able to struggle assembling a piece of furniture and stare despondently at the scattered pieces, a handyman can install a ceiling fan, paint a room, and assemble that furniture with no sweat. Hey, we’ve all got our strong suits.
Anyone who’s attempted even a minor wintertime remodel knows that warm weather isn’t just an opportunity for outdoor projects. It’s the perfect time to get the kitchen, bedroom, or even basement redone – not least of all because you can escape the dust and noise for a nice walk outside.
This year, Mother’s Day is more meaningful than ever as we realize just how important our loved ones are. It’s a welcome opportunity to show how much you care through a phone call, a gift, or a flower delivery – while respecting social distancing guidelines, of course.
It makes sense that the more time you spend around the house, the more use your household appliances are going to get (maybe with the exception of the treadmill). From the extra loads of laundry to climate control running nonstop, the additional toll can add up, shortening the life of your electronics.
If you’ve suddenly found yourself spending significantly more time at home than usual, there have likely been some adjustments to get used to – and not all of them bad (like changing into your daytime pajamas in the morning, and back into your nighttime pajamas in the evening).
Nothing says friendship like someone asking you to help them move house. You spend a few backbreaking hours helping them lug “essential” items like their collection of vintage KISS posters, they save a pile of cash by not hiring a moving company, and you get paid in pizza and beer, somehow making the whole thing “worthwhile.”
We spend a lot of time thinking up ways we can show our loyal users just how important to us they are – but we have to admit, we’re even prouder than usual of our new monthly raffle for Puls+ members.
It’s playoff season, and as the biggest sporting event of the year approaches, pro football fans watch with baited breath to find out who will be contending for the Lombardi Trophy. Of course, true fans want to watch the playoffs – and Super Bowl, of course – with tip-top picture and sound. It should come as no surprise, then, that TV sales skyrocket ahead of the big game. And while the sales are big, the competition to get the best TV to watch the Super Bowl on is fierce.
If you were under the impression that the cutting-edge innovation powering today’s smart homes has skipped over the laundry room, you might want to check out our list of best new washers of 2020.
Holiday lights look great and can go a long way towards warming up a cold winter evening. But if the number of homes still sporting unlit displays well into February are any indication, hanging Christmas lights (and taking them down!) is more time-consuming than it looks. If you want to get yourself a little gift this holiday season, you may consider having a professional install Christmas lights for you. It can cost nominally more than hanging them yourself, but then you don’t have to spend hours standing on a ladder in the freezing cold, either. Whichever way you choose to go, we make it easier than ever to install Christmas lights with our professional pricing and DIY installation guide, after the jump.