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Baking vs. carving: The best ways to prep a pumpkin

The way you prepare your pumpkin largely depends on what you plan to do with it. Here are our top tips.
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Moving out? Get your security deposit back quickly with these simple tips

If you're moving out of your rental apartment soon, use these tips to get your security deposit back as quickly and easily as possible.
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It’s official: The housing market is taking a hit (finally)

With skyrocketing housing prices, finding your dream home (or any home at all) has been nearly impossible. Well, it looks like all of that is over.
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3 affordable home dry-cleaning kits that actually work

Save yourself a trip — dry-clean your clothes, curtains, and more with these affordable home dry-cleaning kits.
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The best flan pans to ensure sweet custard perfection every time

If you want to enjoy a rich and creamy flan dessert in the comforts of your home kitchen, you need the right recipe and the right pan.
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The best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning to save you time so you can relax

Using one of the best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning can make your pool maintenance frustrations a thing of the past.
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The best laundry bags for your delicates to save you time and money

Take good care of your pricey garments with these laundry bags -- simply toss in your delicates before throwing them in the washer.
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Lighting is essential to incredible home design — try these 4 amazing ideas

Finding the right lighting for your home goes beyond different types of light fixtures. Try these ideas.
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Does vinegar repel ants and other pests around the home?

If your home is being invaded by ants, there's a nontoxic solution. We discuss why a vinegar and water work as an ant repellant.

This cheap, easy hack for fruit and vegetable gardens will save your harvest

If you’ve ever tended to your garden to discover your newly ripened strawberry bush had been ravaged by an invading flock of birds, this garden hack is for you.
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The best bread bags to combat stale, chewy loaves

Delight in the comfort of fresh loaves, sweet rolls, and moist pastries longer with bread bags that keep your baked goods soft and fresh.
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The best scent boosters for effortless laundry odor control

Incorporating scent booster beads into your laundry means less fuss, less stink, and more wear out of your favorites. Check out this list of our top picks.
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Don’t get overwhelmed by a super messy house: How to organize your space and keep it that way

If your house is too cluttered and you're not sure where to begin, don't worry. Follow these steps to declutter, get organized, and stay that way.
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Healthy ground beef recipes that are actually really tasty (we promise!)

Ground beef gets a bad rap, but there are plenty of hearty, healthy ways to cook ground beef. Try these simple recipes.
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The best foaming soap dispensers for saving water while staying clean

One of the best benefits of using a foaming soap dispenser is saving water. Check out these top foaming soap dispensers.
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Pro tip: Starbucks actually gives away coffee grounds to fertilize your garden

Lots of people find putting coffee grounds in their garden beneficial. Not a coffee drinker? Here's where you can get grounds.
Blue oat grass

This low-maintenance, attractive ornamental grass adds instant curb appeal

Blue oat grass is the easy, beautiful ornamental grass your landscaping needs.
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Try these amazing housewarming party ideas to help make yours a success

Showcasing your new home with a housewarming party is a great way to celebrate and highlight your personality. These party ideas can help.
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This is the best way to clean a cast iron pan

Trust us — this will make your kitchen and your recipes even better.
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Get rid of gross buildup: How to clean pool tiles for summer swimming

This is how to clean pool tiles so guests (and you) will actually want to go in your pool.
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How to install a security light with a motion sensor in 3 easy steps

Make your home safer. Here's your guide for installing security lights in your yard.
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How to host a party in a small house or apartment

If you live in a place where space is limited, learning how to host a party is a skill that's mastered easily. Here's how you can do it
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Costco shoppers absolutely hate these 5 things about its stores

What are the biggest gripes about shopping at Costco? This is what regular shoppers had to say.
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Review: The Turonic PH950 air purifier is expensive (and worth every penny)

We review the Toronic PH950 air purifier. Is it worth its weight in air purification?
best gluten free pancake recipe pancakes with strawberries

This delicious 3-ingredient gluten-free pancake recipe is ridiculously simple

This gluten-free pancake recipe — with only a few ingredients — can be cooked in minutes and creates fluffy, mouthwatering pancakes (no gluten necessary).
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10 phenomenal barbecue tips that will make you the neighborhood grill master

Forget dried-out hockey puck hamburgers or scary, pink-in-the-middle chicken. With these tips for grilling, you can take your barbecue game to the next level.
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We all love Costco samples, but doing these 6 things will make everyone hate you

Costco samples are definitely at the top of the list of reasons to love Costco. Here's what Costco samplers say you should never do.
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10 appetizing recipes that make sweet potatoes a healthy part of your meal

There are plenty of ways to eat sweet potatoes that don't include a marshmallow topping. Try these healthy recipes.
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8 enchanting living room lighting ideas to brighten any home

Consider these fantastic living room lighting ideas that work in any space.
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The Mediterranean diet actually works — try these tasty recipes and see

Trying the Mediterranean diet? Try these healthy recipes that will keep you on track.
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Change is here: Why all buyers and sellers need to be wary of the housing market

For so long, the housing market has been a seller’s market. The tides are starting to shift — but how will buyers and sellers be affected?
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Smelly dishwasher problems solved: How to get a fresh, clean kitchen

Don't let a smelly dishwasher ruin your kitchen. This is how to clean it properly.
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Our favorite electric toothbrush is $60 off for Prime Day

Are you bored with the routine of brushing your teeth each day? This Oral-B Electric Toothbrush Prime Day deal will make brushing way more fun.
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Prime Day deals: Why you need the Shark cordless vacuum for easy house cleaning

This affordable alternative to a Dyson cordless vacuum had dropped down to $200 at Best Buy.
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Save on smart light bulbs: Get 2 for $10 on Prime Day

Save money and light up your home for less with this smart light bulb Prime Day deal giving you two smart light bulbs for $10.
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This amazing Instant Pot coffee maker is almost half off for Prime Day 2022

Buying this Instant Pot Solo Prime Day deal will ensure you get a delicious cup of coffee just how you like it every day.
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Prime Day deal alert: Save 56% on Shark’s self-emptying robot vacuum

This Shark robot vacuum Prime Day deal from Walmart will let you enjoy the convenience of a self-emptying feature for just $265, following a $334 discount.
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Prime Day: Save $60 on the beloved KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Right now, Walmart is offering an incredible KitchenAid Mixer Prime Day deal and you can save $60.
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Year-round lighting: The best all-weather outdoor string lights we’ve seen yet

The warm glow of all-weather outdoor string lights creates a charming mood. Create a relaxing haven in your own home for all seasons.
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5 simple ways to make veggie fajitas even tastier

Use these tips and tricks to make the most delicious veggie fajitas.
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What are kaleidoscope roses and can you grow them in your yard?

Kaleidoscope roses are beautiful and 100 percent real. Check out how you can create these one-of-a-kind beauties at home in just a few simple steps.
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4 outstanding benefits of setting up outdoor light timers

Thinking about getting outdoor light timers? This is why you need them.
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How to clean laminate floors: The do’s and don’ts to help them last forever

This is how to clean laminate floors the right way, so you can have a gleaming, gorgeous home.
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These incredible Costco deli meals will make your dinner prep so much easier

These delicious Costco comfort meals are the perfect pick for those exhausting nights when you just don't feel like cooking.
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Stock your fridge and pantry: The only Mediterranean diet food list you need

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy way to eat, and with this Mediterranean diet food list, you'll always have something delicious to eat.
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Bulletproof coffee: The benefits and drawbacks of this morning trend

Bulletproof coffee is becoming a popular drink, with many benefits and potential downsides. We list its advantages and disadvantages
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Make your 4th of July party stellar with these 9 amazing tips

We've rounded up our top tips and 4th of July party ideas that will make your Independence Day gathering one to remember.
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Yes, you do need to separate your laundry — these 5 steps make it easier

Our laundry guide will keep your clothes looking bright and new. This is what you need to know about sorting and separating your laundry.
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What to consider before you start a DIY entertainment center project

Entertainment centers can be a multipurpose addition to your home. Our guide will help custom-build the right one for you.
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Class up your backyard barbecue with this one simple addition

Mediterranean pasta salad is the light, delicious addition that will elevate any outdoor get-together.