Miscellaneous

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Summer Home Improvement on the cheap

According to industry estimates, homeowners are expected to spend more than $270 billion on remodeling projects this year, more than double when compared to 2009 ($108b in 2009).

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Earthquake Survival: Use Your Head, Get Next to Your Bed

In light of the recent 3.7 earthquakes here in California (specifically, in our neighborhood of the South Bay & West LA), I feel "moved" to share a lifesaving tip should you find yourself in the midst of a major quake. My friend Steve Cowman, a paramedic/fire fighter for the San Diego Fire Department, explained to me that the majority of survivors found alive in a quake followed this advice:

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DiggersList teamed up with the Adam Carolla Network to redo Teresa Strasser's nursery for their hit show "The Parent Experiment!"

Watch as Pitzer creates a beautiful craftsman built-in cabinet, while Teresa Strasser keeps you entertained with her Emmy winning humor and wit she is famous for.

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Video: The Definite Don'ts of How to Use Ladders on the Job

We've all heard the superstition "walking under a ladder is bad luck", but, what's probably worse is what contractors and DIYers are doing on top of ladders. Again, we at DiggersList continue to urge our users to use care and common sense on the job.

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Get on the Defense: 5 Do's and Don'ts to Fire Proof Your Home

I'm a native Californian who greatly appreciates our temperate weather. However, there is a seasonal flip-side to our good fortune: drought, fire, rain, and mudslides. Ugh. It's just the way of life here, and so, with our "It is what it is" attitude, we accept, prepare, and defend our homes against the possibility of Mother Nature's wrath.

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Sunrise & Sunset In Your Own Room

Have you ever seen an architectural star field in your own bedroom? You've gotta check this out.

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Habitat for Humanity + DiggersList = Partners!

arlier this month, DiggersList made a new best friend: Habitat for Humanity. We started getting in contact with them a few months ago to see how we might be able to help them, and voila - we were a match made in heaven! We were surprised to learn that there are zillions of different Habitat branches throughout the states (I think 500+)...and these branches are basically brick & mortar versions of DiggersList - they gather secondhand materials, tools, home appliances, etc. and sell them at a discounted price to help support their famous homebuilding efforts.