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Home life is the heart of The Home Matters Blog. When life feels out of control, find simple tips and tricks to manage stress and maintain a home-life balance, so you have the energy to create the moments that truly matter.
It is about that time of year again. Time to start preparing not only your kids but yourself for the new school year. Here are some of the best tips to make sure you are ready.
Ever wonder if you can get a cough from an air conditioner? We'll take you through how the cold and pressure may lead to cough or potentially even a cold!
As much as we want to protect those around us, pools can be a hazard area. The noodles we use to let us float above the water can also be the thing to take us down. We will review PVC, the effects and some safer options.
We love our moms - so why wouldn't we want them to love what we can give back to them this Mothers Day? Here are 10 ideas to make 2018 the best Mothers Day of all.
Wondering what Valentine's Day activities you can do for elementary students? Here are classroom Valentine card ideas that are sure to be an overall success!
Does your home have a boiler? Do you know which type is best? Learn how different boiler systems affect your heating costs based on fuel and energy efficiency.
The bathroom can be scary for people with mobility issues and injuries. Use these tips to make the restroom safer and more accessible for elderly relatives.
Who said gifts could not be both fun and useful? For the new homeowner in your life, here are some practical and highly desired presents to get them!
Halloween is fun for kids and kids at heart! Get in the spirit by making these simple and spooktacular crafts that will help you bond with and delight your kids.
Summer is hot. Really hot. You can always stay inside in the A/C or jump in the pool, but what about our pets, especially cats and dogs? Learn how to keep them cool!
Is it your turn to host the 4th of July party this year? Have no fear! While you’re getting your grillin’ on, let your guests — both big and small — celebrate the occasion with these five must-do activities.
Being outdoors in the summer is lots of fun, but it can be dangerous if you don't pay attention to your surroundings. Learn safety tips for the pool, grill and more!
Does your dad know his way around a toolbox and can he correctly repair things around the home? If so, these hands-on projects are great gifts you can do for him!
Does Dad love to do his own home repairs? Is he always looking through his toolbox? If so, then these ingenious tools are perfect additions to his tool kit!
Here are some of our favorite backyard ideas for kids — as well as some backyard ideas for teens — that will have them ignoring their handheld electronics and hitting the great outdoors in no time.
Home is the last place you want to feel stressed. With that in mind, here are some simple things you can do to relax at home. Some are as easy as breathing!
Focus on one room at your house — inside or outside — where you can go to relax from a busy day at work or with the children, and follow these steps.
Make Mom feel special on Mother's Day with these gift ideas from the heart. Whether it's a homemade photo collage or home improvement projects, show her you care!
Is the mom in your life feeling particularly stressed these days? Help her to relax a little — and know that she’s loved, of course — this Mother’s Day by giving her one (or more) of these top gifts for busy moms.
Get inspired to try new ways of celebrating Easter with traditions from other countries! Everything from making your own palm to cooking a huge omelette.
Give your Valentine a gift that shows you truly care! Create a bonus room, finish that home repair, resurface hardwood floors or gift an appliance or she shed.
Don't let home disasters, like kitchen fires or blown fuses ruin game day. American Home Shield has tips on how to avoid these mishaps, as well as how to fix them.
Can't get tickets to the Big Game? Then bring the action to you with a home theater! Here are tips on what to consider before and after installing a home theater.
Don't let fire hazards stop you from enjoying your Christmas. Accidents can happen - lights, decorated trees, candles. Follow our tips and enjoy the season!
Before you leave for the holidays, doing simple things like unplugging appliances, turning off the water supply and draining waterlines can prevent disaster when you return.
American Home Shield looks to home appliances as inspiration for Halloween costumes. Be a running fridge, head in the freezer, microwave head or dirty laundry.
It’s time for the goblins, witches and ghosts to come out and play again. So you know what that means… Halloween’s here! This year, give trick-or-treaters a run for their candy with these five amazingly, spooky DIY decorations
What’s better than immersing yourself in nature this summer? Living in it, of course! Just take a look at how some highly imaginative adults made their biggest childhood tree house dreams come true.
While it takes a significant investment of time and money to build and maintain a swimming pool, an equal amount of attention should be focused on safeguarding the pool with proper fencing.
Trying to find the perfect father's day gift Make a gift from the heart with the Home Matters 7 best DIY father's day gifts from bookmarks, planters and letters.
Learning how to live a minimalist lifestyle is all about understanding what minimalism is. It starts with making lifestyle changes that will help you live with less.
Backyard pools are awesome, but they’re also a big responsibility. To help keep your summer cool, follow this guide on pool safety. Planning a pool party? We have some great tips for making it a summer success.
Experience the smell of roasting fire and the feel of the great outdoors all from your backyard. Plan family activities, recipes and more with a backyard campout.
Choosing the right swimming pool for your backyard should be simple. Gain expert knowledge on whether or not choosing an in-ground or above ground pool is right.
Mother's Day flowers, appreciation, and love are all a part of what makes Mother's Day special. Except when expectations meet reality and you receive these gifts instead.
Relieve stress with our Home Matters experts 10 ways to combat stress. Reduce stress by exercising, being present
Find the best tips for diy home renovations, remodeling and repairs with the American Home Shield newly launched Instagram account. Get connected and discover amazing #AHSPoolTips, #AHSSpringMaintenance and so much more.
Wool Socks, Shoe Socks, Dress Socks - Where Have They Gone? Quantum Physics could reveal why losing your socks in the dryer is no longer a mystery of the universe.
Being a woman isn't always glamorous. Practice self-love with stress relief and healthy stress management techniques to combat your busy and exhausting schedule.
Traveling the world and leaving your home to the possibilities of home burglary can be very scary for homeowners. Protect your home with this Home Matters guide.
Happy Easter! Celebrating Easter can be such a fun, family tradition. Hosting the perfect Easter Egg Hunt is essential to getting your Easter started off right.
The Home Matters home experts have put together an Easter Egg decorating and ideas E-kit not even the Easter Bunny could resist. Take a look at our ideas for decorations, games and more.
Stop! And put the ding-dong down. Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you have to break your healthy diet. Going on vacation and eating healthy is possible.
When the weather outside is cold and it's crowded inside it may be the perfect time for a getaway. We've put together 9 winter vacation ideas to help you escape the cold and crowds.
Planning a special Valentine's Day is no longer a chore. We have a plan for every stage of a relationship. Whether you’ve been together for six months or six years, we've got you covered.
Marriage is a goal for most women and with Leap Day this year you can take the first step and propose to your boyfriend. We have some subtle ways to pop the question.
The Super Bowl is going to be epic and your big game party needs to be also. Following the 5 S's of Super Bowl parties will ensure that your big game party is great.
Holiday entertaining can be stressful. These 8 quick and simple strategies can help you get ahead on preparing for your big holiday gathering.
Whether you’re shopping for your wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, neighbor or best friend, this list of gift ideas specifically for ladies will make them smile!
We got together with Cristina Riches from "Bird's Party" for her tips on how to take make your homemade holiday decorations the best on the block.
Thanksgiving is all about getting together with family and friends…and eating well. For many, it’s also a great opportunity to prepare new recipes based on the year’s top food trends.
Let’s face it – wasting food isn’t good for the environment or your grocery bill. Nobody wants to see their hard-earned money go down the disposal drain or into the garbage. Here are 10 things that you can do to help eliminate waste at home.
The home and garden universe on Instagram is vast—with just a few swipes of your smartphone, you can find design inspiration, fascinating vintage finds, gardening tips and even larger-scale DIY projects to try around the house.
Being healthier doesn’t mean spending long hours at the gym. Sometimes a few simple changes to your lifestyle are all it takes. Starting from the moment you get into bed at night, here are seven habits you can start today that will last a lifetime.
If you're stumped about what to give a special dad for Father's Day this year, why not consider a homemade gift? Not only are saving money, homemade and handemade gifts are deeply treasured. Get creative with some of these simple ideas:
Do-it-yourself projects are popular right now with everything from headboards to laundry detergent. But deep cleaning is one project that you might want to leave to the professionals.