Get Prepared Articles & Tips

Can freezing temperatures damage your home appliances? Should you turn off your heat before leaving for vacation? Here’s what winter weather can do to your appliances — and what you should do help prevent problems. Old Man Winter is here, and... Read more .

Read these tips from the Sears Home Experts before you decide. After a major flood, the difficult work of cleanup is fraught with decisions about what items are salvageable and what must be replaced. Because your appliances, electronics and... Read more .

Our infographic offers tips to help prepare your home before a storm strikes — and what to do afterward. Extreme weather can really take a toll on your home’s exterior, especially the siding. But there are certain things you can do before and... Read more .

If you’re renovating a bathroom for your children, keep these bathroom safety ideas in mind. Anyone who has watched a 4-year-old try to wash their hands knows how difficult it can be as a kid in an adult-size world. But it doesn’t take much to... Read more .

Maintain your home, one month at a time. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for getting fit and eating better. This year, make a few resolutions for your home, too. Each month, resolve to complete one small home maintenance task, so by the end... Read more .

Winter, summer, spring or fall? Learn the best seasons to finally make those home improvement dreams a reality. Who says holiday wish lists are only for the kids? It’s time to make your own wish list and begin planning a few home improvement... Read more .

Follow these home fire safety tips to help make sure your home and family are safe from potential fires. Every 85 seconds. That’s how often fire departments responded to a house fire in 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association.... Read more .

Here’s what you can do if a summer storm, hurricane or hailstorm strikes, plus what to do if a tree falls on your house. You don’t need a hurricane warning to crank up your stress level about possible storm damage to your home. Even a short-lived... Read more .

There are some easy things you can do before — and after — a flood, hurricane or earthquake to help preserve your appliances. Natural disasters are, unfortunately, a part of our world. These events often take us by surprise, and when they’re... Read more .

Make sure your roof and windows are ready for severe weather. Storm season is well underway, and it’s time to start thinking about storm preparedness. Your home’s roof and windows could take a beating, receiving the brunt of wind and hail damage.... Read more .