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Be sure to get rid of these 7 items in your spring garage sale

A spring garage sale is a great idea if you're looking to get rid of clutter. This is what you should definitely get rid of.
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How to clean your dishwasher (including the one step everyone forgets)

We have a super simple step-by-step guide on how to clean your dishwasher, including the one part of the task that nearly everyone forgets.
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5 easy ways to spruce up your living room for spring

Want to refresh your living room this spring beyond the usual spring cleaning? Try these easy, beautiful options.
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Custom cabinet ideas that may revolutionize how you organize your kitchen

Custom cabinets may be the key to revolutionizing how you organize your kitchen. Here's how you can maximize your storage with custom solutions.
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This is our absolute favorite corned beef and cabbage recipe

You'll love this corned beef and cabbage recipe this St. Patrick's Day (and it only takes 10 minutes to prep).
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Remember these 10 simple spring cleaning tasks everyone always forgets

Spring cleaning is a great way to revitalize your home. Add these items to your spring cleaning checklist today.
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How to upcycle your Goodwill finds into beautiful home decor

The subreddit page r/HomeDecorating has loads of information, inspiration, and how-tos on all things home decor and how to find the best deals.
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Want to save up to $500k on a new house? Build instead of buy, study says

Designing and building a home could be cheaper than buying a used one, depending on where you live. Check out this guide to see if your area is on the list.
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How to turn your spare room into a luxe at-home movie theater

Here's how you can swap out your unused guest bedroom for an at-home theater instead.
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The best purchases of all time: The Costco deals shoppers will never forget

The subreddit r/Costco is a wealth of information. They posed a question, one for the record books: "What was your favorite Costco purchase of all time?"
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How Costco makes money, explained

Have you ever wondered how Costco makes its money? We're taking a closer look at the company's economics to find out.
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You can buy a whole Caribbean island for less than some homes in the U.S.

Increased mortgage rates began to price people out of the market. So, what to do if you can't afford to buy in the U.S? How about purchase a Caribbean island?
Football party chicken wings and dip

A Super Bowl party isn’t complete without these delicious, easy-to-make eats

From dips to wings, this is the Super Bowl party food that will make your event a hit.
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Make faucets shine like new with this incredible hack

Tired of fingerprints and watermarks marring up your gorgeous chrome fixtures? This simple, cheap, and easy hack will keep them away for good.
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Egg prices are insanely high (but inflation isn’t actually the sole culprit)

Egg prices have seen a major spike due to several contributing factors, including the avian flu, inflation, and possible price gauging.
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4 fantastic reasons to buy a starter home (and 3 reasons not to)

Thinking about a starter home? Or maybe you want to buy your forever property? This is what you need to know before you start looking.
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Costco snacks you won’t find anywhere else

There are definitely some delicious party snacks that are either exclusive to Costco or extremely limited elsewhere. Here are some of those gems.
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Research: The 10 best places to live in the U.S. are all in the south

A mix of facts like home affordability, mortgage rates, job growth, and supply are all taken into account when looking at the best places to live in the U.S.
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This is the easiest, most effective way to clean your gross kitchen sink drain

Don't let your kitchen sink drain get gross and smelly. This is how to keep it clean with basic household items you probably already have on hand.
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There’s no need to give up dessert – these treats are decadent but still healthy

Don’t deprive yourself of dessert! Instead, try these tasty, low-cal healthy dessert recipes.
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Recharge and refresh: 8 incredible tips for making your staycation phenomenal

Staying home can be just as fun as going on vacation. These staycation ideas will help you relax and have a good time.
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This carrot soup recipe is beyond delicious – and super easy to make, too

We're in love with this tasty carrot soup recipe. And you're going to want to add it to your dinnertime rotation.
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These are the household products Reddit agrees you should always buy brand name

Household products can add up, especially when you consider all the different types you need to keep on hand as a homeowner.
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Get a stylish design: 4 key factors when choosing kitchen island lighting

These kitchen island lighting ideas make a statement and look great, too. Here's what to look for before choosing lighting for your space.
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Use these handy kitchen organizers to never misplace a utensil again

When it comes to kitchen storage, you can't go wrong with these handy kitchen organizers.
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Chili is the quintessential winter meal – how to make the perfect pot

Looking for a recipe to make the perfect pot of chili? We've got the tips you need.
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Costco shoppers share their best ideas for quick and easy meals

While there are hundreds of other options, these seem to be the most popular for their value and ability to get multiple meals out of them.

Avoid catastrophe: How to unfreeze pipes and save your home from water damage

Frozen pipes can be disastrous and should be dealt with fast. Here's what you should do to unfreeze pipes and prevent water damage.
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Start off 2023 right: 8 low-cal dinner recipes that are actually tasty

If eating healthier is one of your New Year's resolutions for 2023, you don't have to sacrifice taste. Try these healthy dinner recipes.
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The house maintenance tasks homeowners think first-time buyers should know

If you're buying a home for the first time, you'll want to pay attention to the advice of people who have been there before with these tips.
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7 delicious cocktails for New Year’s Eve to help you say goodbye to 2022

These seven signature cocktails will be the hit of your New Year's Eve bash.
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How to properly organize your bathroom storage cabinet – tips for success

Here are some tips for how to properly organize your bathroom storage cabinet.
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6 delectable New Year’s Eve desserts that will be the hit of the party

We love these amazing New Year's Eve desserts — and your friends and family will, too,
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This 4-step peanut butter fudge recipe is a perfect last-minute Christmas gift

Don't know what to give this Christmas? This four-step peanut butter fudge recipe is a surefire winner for just about anyone.
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These easy recipes will give you the traditional Christmas dinner you crave

Have a traditional, homestyle Christmas dinner with these incredible ideas.
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Get that perfect Christmas tree aesthetic with these easy gift-wrapping hacks

These gift-wrapping hacks are so easy that you'll wonder why you didn't think of them yourself.
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A small celebration can still be special: Amazing Christmas dinner ideas for two

Just because you're not having a big celebration doesn't mean you can't do something special for Christmas. Here are amazing ideas for a small celebration.
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6 amazing homemade Christmas gift ideas that cost less than $50 to make

These DIY Christmas gifts are from the heart and they're inexpensive to make.
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10 creative tips for throwing the best ugly sweater Christmas party

Make your ugly sweater Christmas party an event for the ages with these great ideas. Your friends and family will thank you.
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9 incredible apps you need to survive the stress of the holiday season

The joyous season can get a little crazy. Whether you're shopping or hosting Christmas, these apps will help you have a stress-free holiday.
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These original DIY outdoor Christmas decorations are better than store-bought

If you're looking to spruce up your exterior this holiday season, these homemade Christmas decorations are even better than store-bought.
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How to store Thanksgiving leftovers so they last (plus 5 tasty recipes)

Thanksgiving leftovers are one of the best parts of the holiday. Here's how to make the most of yours for days to come.
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How to build your own home security system without breaking the bank

Want to build a custom home security system? Here are some ideas.
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These delicious Thanksgiving cocktails just might help your family get along

Need to elevate the mood of your Thanksgiving gathering? Get the party started with one of these festive fall cocktails.
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This 3-ingredient mac and cheese is the best (and easiest) Thanksgiving side ever

This hearty mac and cheese dish will be a smash hit with the whole family this Thanksgiving — and it's super easy to make.
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4 kitchen gadgets that make cooking Thanksgiving dinner a breeze

Have a no-stress Thanksgiving with these amazing kitchen gadgets.
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Revealed: The Costco deals pro shoppers never pass up

But what are the absolute best Costco deals? Pro shoppers answered that for us.
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How to clean travertine tile: Step-by-step process to improve your stone flooring

Travertine tile is gorgeous and durable, making it a great addition to any home. Here's how to clean it.
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10 delicious, healthy chicken recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less

Everyone likes chicken but it can be tough to think of new recipes. Check out our favorite healthy chicken dishes that the whole family will love.
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This timelapse video of Costco pumpkin pies disappearing is weirdly comforting

Pumpkin pie is always a good idea. All you have to do is look at this timelapse video of Costco pumpkin pies disappearing from the shelves to understand that.