Big Style on a Budget: 9 Cheap & Easy Home Improvement Projects

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You might have a small budget, but that doesn’t mean your home can’t have big style. With the right tool kit, an internet connection, and a little elbow grease, you can tackle all sorts of easy DIY home improvement projects in just a few days! Our cordless tools kit is the perfect combo to start building up your toolbox. Find it at your nearest Rent-A-Center, then try your hand at one of these projects to make your home more fun, functional, and stylish.

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Top Cell Phone Rules for Teens Heading Back to School

Close Up Of A Line Of High School Students Using Mobile Phones

As your kid blossoms into a teenager, they may ask for (or demand) more liberties, including a later curfew, car privileges, and a cell phone!

While a cell phone can give your teen a lifeline to you, emergency services, and friends, it can also be a gateway that leads to distractions from schoolwork, security concerns, exposure to inappropriate content, and even social media cyberbullying. Help your soon-to-be adult strike a healthy balance this back-to-school season with these eight cell phone rules for teenagers.Read Story

4 Surprising Things to Love About LED Furniture

 

 

If you think light up LED furniture is only for upscale events and sophisticated parties, think again! LED furniture can take your home from classic to modern with the click of a button. LED furniture isn’t just for looks, either.

Discover some of the less obvious — but super practical — benefits of new LED furniture in your home. Trust us: life on the bright side is better.Read Story

9 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your TV

Woman flipping through channels on static-covered TV screen Finally! You come home, put your feet up, and reach for the remote. You’ve been waiting for this moment all day. Whether you’re catching up on your weekly show, cheering on your favorite sports team, or hosting the best movie night ever—TV time is something we all look forward to. But a TV that’s not working can put a damper on everything. Watch for signs it’s time for a new TV and find out how to upgrade your TV on a budget.Read Story

8 Cool Car Games for Kids Who Love Technology

girl playing with tablet while strapped into her car seatTech gadget – ON. Brain – OFF? Help your kids do things differently this summer. We’ve researched the top on-the-go games for kids who can’t get enough of their tablet, smartphone, or Nintendo Switch—just in time for your next family road trip.

Keep in mind that some of these games are for younger kids, while others are for big kids and pre-teens. Also, some games are specific to certain devices like Asus and Lenovo tablets, Apple or Android smartphones, or the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about kid-friendly car games, their recommended age ranges, and device compatibility!Read Story

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with the Whole Family

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Memorial Day is an important day for our nation. It marks a time to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. For many of us, the day also marks the beginning of summer, making it a perfect weekend to relax with friends and family. Here are a few Memorial Day activities to help you respectfully observe the true meaning behind the holiday, enjoy the freedom that our veterans fought for, and make treasured memories with your loved ones!Read Story