YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
Today, one economical insurance contract, called a homeowners policy, provides virtually the same coverage formerly offered by as many as ten separate policies, and at 20 to 40 per cent less total cost. You can buy one in every state except Mississippi and Oregon (where a comprehensive dwelling policy offers comparable insurance).Read Article
DOES IT PAY A WIFE TO WORK?
Often it doesn't, particularly if you have youngsters at home. That's because a working wife runs up additional expenses and deductions that chip away at her pay check to the point that very little may be left at the end of the week.Read Article
ARE THERE ANY SIMPLE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY EVERY MONTH?Read Article
HOW MUCH INTEREST CAN YOU EARN ON LIFE INSURANCE?Read Article
HOW TO GET THE BEST TEACHERS FOR YOUR SCHOOLS
Teachers constitute a delicate subject for a PTA. One of the absolutely essential bylaws of any PTA is that it shall not be involved in the hiring and firing of teachers and administrators. An equally essential bylaw is that there shall be no discussion of individual teachers at meetings. But the teachers are the most important part of education.Read Article
CAN WE GET THE SICK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD?
Let an epileptic lose consciousness while driving an automobile that subsequently jumps a curb and strikes down three pedestrians, and the story gets front page treatment. The same coverage follows when a heart disease patient is stricken at the wheel and carries to the grave with him two other victims of a head-on collision-- or when a deaf driver, crossing a railroad track, has his car, himself, and everyone with him sliced suddenly in half.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
A report to the family man on products for the home, auto, shop, and garden.Read Article
MORE FOR YOUR TRAVEL DOLLAR!
The travel industry is cooperating with Better Homes & Gardens to supply you with free literature on any of the following trips or areas. Just mark coupon, paste it on a post card or slip it into an envelope and mail to Better Homes & Gardens, Travel Bureau O, Des Moines, Iowa.Read Article
NEW PLANTINGS NEED FALL CARERead Article
DECORATING WRONGS MADE RIGHTRead Article
THINGS YOU NEVER THOUGHT A TAPE RECORDER COULD DO
The uses of a tape recorder are limited only by imagination and inventiveness! If you confine this versatile machine to recording family voices and taping music from the hi-fi tuner, you're missing most of the fun and serviceability of this marvelous piece of electronic equipment.Read Article
WHICH OPTIONS TO CHOOSE IN YOUR NEXT CAR
Many "options" are more than luxuries-- they are necessities for safer driving. With power "helpers," you can devote more energy and concentration to the job at hand and can drive for longer stretches of time without fatigue.Read Article
HOW DO THE NEW CAR COLORS GET THAT WAY?
Not too many years ago, black was the standard color for automobiles. In fact, as late as 1955 it was a bestseller. But in 1963, black was down to sixth in popularity, with a large part of the sales occurring in the luxury and limousine market.Read Article
THE TREND TO MAJOR ADDITIONS
Big remodelings are going big. And well they should, for often a major addition can let a family "move up"-- without moving. We have long insisted that, for many families, large-scale improvements of the home can add wonderful new dimensions in comfort, efficiency, and enjoyment.Read Article
NEW COLOR FOR BEDROOM AND BATH!
They're here! Wonderful coordinates-- sheets and pillowcases, blankets, bedspreads, towels-- all sure to light up your bedroom and bath with their blends of vibrant colors and patterns. Wouldn't you like to wake up to this? Then take your inspiration from bedrooms and baths here and on the following pages.Read Article
DO YOU KNOW ALL THE ADVANTAGES OF A GOOD SPLIT-ENTRY?
You might find a better example of a split-entry house --but we doubt it. This one, built in Sterling Forest, New York, does everything right. The basic advantage it offers is economy. Raising the lower level out of the ground a few feet makes all the floor space there a bright, full-time living area. The cost is only slightly more than a partially usable basement.Read Article
GLORIOUS SPRING COLOR--YOURS FOR THE PLANTING
This latest in Better Homes and Gardens Selections series is designed to help you choose among the best tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths for those fresh, bright colors that will shout, "Spring is here!" Spring-flowering bulbs need cold winter temperatures to develop sturdy fall roots that will support normal flowering.Read Article
THIS YEAR'S BEST FOR BAZAARS!Read Article
VERY NEW REFRIGERATORS
Available now are these revolutionary ideas in cold storage. They're trilevel, eye-level, tilt-out, swing-out, lift-up, slide-open, revolving wonders. Separate compartments keep foods at just the right temperature and end all tedious defrosting chores.Read Article
When collected treasures become part of his room decor, a child's interest in Nature is encouraged. Make it possible to organize and show off his collection.Read Article
HOW TO ORDER PLANS FOR HOUSES AND PROJECTSRead Article
BEWILDERED BY BLEACHES?
Well you needn't be any longer. We have the answers here on how to recognize the types of bleaches; how much to use; how to add it to the wash; whether to use bleach for colored loads and for baby clothes.Read Article
ARE YOU UP TO DATE WITH FREEZING?
Nothing beats the food freezer when it comes to saving time and energy. It's as easy to pack and store foods the right way as the wrong way. Know-how saves storage space, time, and money-- plus preserving valuable quality and flavor.Read Article
INSULATION: THE HIDDEN MONEY-SAVER
When you're planning a new house, an addition, or a remodeling, the key factor in saving money-- and keeping the heat where it belongs-- is good insulation. You could end up paying 20 to 50 per cent more than necessary for fuel bills.Read Article
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THESE FOODS ARE NEWS
Food is a Bargain! The per cent of your dollar going into food is smaller today than it has been for years. And progressive food research continues to develop new products like theseRead Article
HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR ROOF FLASHING IS GOING BAD
Most roofs are complicated by the intersection of other roofs, adjoining walls, or other projections such as chimneys or vent stacks. To prevent leakage at these intersections, the installation of flashing is necessary. And here's where the problems often start, for flashing is the weakest point of any roof and one of the most common sources of leaks.Read Article
TULIP TREERead Article
10 OF THE BEST HANDYMAN TIPS WE'VE PUBLISHED
Here are ten of our all-time favorite handyman tips republished from back issues of Better Homes & Gardens. We have chosen the tips that we find ourselves using most-- tips you'll find helpful whether you're an occasional handyman or an expert with a complete workshop.Read Article
HOW TO GET A PASSPORT
About to take that first trip outside the United States? Wherever you go (except Canada and Mexico) you'll need a passport. Have no qualms about applying. Federal procedures, while they must be strictly followed, are comparatively simple. ...Read Article
THE FACTS ON TIRE GUARANTEES
Most major manufacturers now guarantee their passenger-car tires (at all price levels) against failure from defective workmanship or material and from most all road hazards regardless of mileage or length of tire service.Read Article
HOW TO WORK WITH AN AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS MAN
As soon as possible after an accident, you should report it to your insurance agent or directly to a claim office, depending on the method preferred by your company.Read Article
Winter is an ordeal for a house! Wood, metal, and masonry, as well as gardening and maintenance equipment, suffer if you don't take steps to get them ready for the cold months ahead. Now is an excellent time. The following jobs are easy, and actually aren't too time-consuming if you work out a plan and follow it.Read Article
TIPS FOR TRICK'R TREAT NIGHT
It's dusk. House lights glow a welcome to the excited bands of witches, pirates, spooks, making their rounds. It's one of the big nights of the year for children. Here's how to make sure it's fun for everyone.Read Article
SHOPPING BY MAIL WITH BETTER HOMES & GARDENSRead Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Christine's most prized and fragile antique chair has been moved to the second floor until the high-school football team's infatuation with our Rosemary abates somewhat.Read Article