Melissa Darcey

Melissa Darcey is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in a number of technology, lifestyle, and business publications.

Posts by Melissa Darcey

The Best Remote Control Electrical Outlets

Melissa Darcey | Nov 19, 2018 | Buyers Guides

To help you in your search for the best remote control electrical outlet for your needs, we’re sharing our top picks.

6 Necessities to Protect Your Home When You Rent or Airbnb

Melissa Darcey | Apr 20, 2017 | Safety Tips

Whether you rent out long-term or Airbnb your property, you have a great opportunity to earn an extra income as a rental property owner. But with those perks come security concerns — you may not…

8 Essentials for Your DIY First Aid Kit

Melissa Darcey | Jan 19, 2017 | Safety Tips

Every year, unintentional injuries at home result in millions of medical visits. Thankfully, if you’re prepared, many common, mild injuries can be treated with a few medical essentials at home. Emergencies and injuries can occur…

5 Best Automatic Pet Feeders

Melissa Darcey | Nov 30, 2018 | SafeWise Recommends

Home automation and smart technology aren’t reserved for humans. We can also use it to protect and care for our pets. Automatic pet feeders are popular devices that make it easier to feed your pet…

How to Deal with Asbestos in Your Home

Melissa Darcey | Aug 29, 2016 | Safety Tips

Most homeowners have heard of asbestos and know that it’s not great to have in a home. But what exactly is it and what does I t mean if it’s in your house? Whether you’re…

College Safety Prep: Essential Tips and Security Gadgets

Melissa Darcey | Aug 9, 2016 | Safety Tips

Whether you’re heading to a big city or one of the safest college towns in America, attending university and living in a new environment is a major transition. You’re going to meet new people, attend…

Group of elementary school kids getting in yellow school bus.

5 Ways You Can Help Your Kids Stay Safe at School

Melissa Darcey | Nov 30, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Elementary school can be overwhelming, both for students and parents. While kids navigate classes and critical development years, parents worry about bullying, emergencies, and other scary incidents. Fortunately, there are ways you can make sure…

9 Ways to Stay Safe on Your College Campus

Melissa Darcey | Nov 29, 2018 | Safety Tips

If 2015 numbers are any indication, more than 20 million students in the U.S. will head to college this fall. Unfortunately, with so many students, dorm rooms, and valuables, even America’s safest college towns experience…

Buying an Older Home? Check for These 5 Things First

Melissa Darcey | Jul 29, 2016 | Safety Tips

The character, charm, and unique personality of older homes are undeniable — and just three of the reasons why many home buyers can’t imagine moving into a new build. Older homes are also often constructed…

Burn Prevention and Treatment Tips

Melissa Darcey | Jul 26, 2016 | Safety Tips

From boiling water to grilling equipment, burn injuries can easily occur anywhere and at any time — particularly to children who are less aware of potential dangers. In 2013 alone, more than 125,000 children under…