Don’t Be a Home Improvement Disaster
Before you take on a home improvement project, make sure you know how to do it safely.
Do-It-Yourself Safety Tips continued...
Read the instructions. Sounds simple enough, but many people just
don't do it, says Barbara K. "The manufacturers take the time to write
these instructions and people throw them out. The consumer should take the time
to read the instructions before they use any product or tool, even if they have
used it in the past."
Go green. "If you choose eco-friendly paints and materials, which
are becoming increasingly available, they are nontoxic and thus easier to
dispose of in a safe way so they are safer for the environment and safer for
you and your family," says Robin Friedman, founder of EarthLove, a New
Rochelle, N.Y.-based company that is devoted to helping consumers live greener