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Home DIY projects are more challenging — and more expensive — than you think

Home DIY projects are more challenging — and more expensive — than you think

Home DIY projects can be a lot of fun and save money, but many homeowners don't realize how challenging and expensive they can be. Here's what you should know.
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This is the easiest way to clean your room without wasting your whole weekend

This is the easiest way to clean your room without wasting your whole weekend

Take back your weekend — cleaning is a breeze if you follow this guide.
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Incredible shoe storage rack ideas for your living room

Incredible shoe storage rack ideas for your living room

Try these shoe storage rack ideas if you're looking for a way to organize your shoes without adding any clutter to your living room.
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10 lawn care tips nobody tells first-time homeowners

10 lawn care tips nobody tells first-time homeowners

If you’ve feeling lost when it comes to lawn care, here are some important things you should know.
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Is a slow cooker the same as a crockpot?

Is a slow cooker the same as a crockpot?

Slow cookers and crockpots can be a cook's best friend, but only if you know their best uses -- here's what to know before splurging.
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We love these classic fall cocktails — with a twist

We love these classic fall cocktails — with a twist

Enjoy your evenings with these seasonal cocktails.
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What you need to know about planning out your garden in the cold season

What you need to know about planning out your garden in the cold season

Cold weather doesn't mean you have to put gardening on hold. Here's what you should do in the off season.
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How to make Philadelphia-style ice cream

How to make Philadelphia-style ice cream

Is there anything better than ice cream? Philadelphia-style ice cream. Here's how to make it.
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7 fantastic ways to save money on Halloween decor this year

7 fantastic ways to save money on Halloween decor this year

Want to decorate your home for Halloween without breaking the bank? Here's how.
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5 ingenious ways to use your old iPhone around the house

5 ingenious ways to use your old iPhone around the house

Not sure what to do with an old iPhone? Here's how you can put it to work in your house.
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Should you expect a lot of trick-or-treaters this year?

Should you expect a lot of trick-or-treaters this year?

As COVID restrictions ease, Halloween looms. Should you expect trick-or-treaters this year? How should you deal with that? We help you decide.
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How a housing crash may affect your home’s value

How a housing crash may affect your home’s value

Demand for houses exceeds supply, but experts are divided on the question of whether the United States is headed toward a housing crash.
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Fall is a good time for spring cleaning, too

Fall is a good time for spring cleaning, too

Deep cleaning the home shouldn't be a once-a-year project. Fall is a great time to clean and tidy up the home, too!
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4 amazing new iPhone features that will make buying a home easier

4 amazing new iPhone features that will make buying a home easier

If you're looking to buy a new home, these new iPhone features will make that process just a bit easier.
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Where to find the hottest Halloween decorations right now

Where to find the hottest Halloween decorations right now

Halloween decorations may be difficult to come by this year. Here's where you can shop early and get the best decorations.
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4 ways to prep your flower beds for winter weather

4 ways to prep your flower beds for winter weather

Flower beds will come back in spring, but prepping them for cold weather is critical. Here's how it's done.
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How to dispose of old paint, protect the environment, and help others

How to dispose of old paint, protect the environment, and help others

What do you do with old paint? You can’t just throw it away. We’ve got some great advice for upcycling paint you no longer need.
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How to deep-clean your grill for winter storage

How to deep-clean your grill for winter storage

Before winter hits, you'll want to get in some last-minute cooking projects. Afterward, here's how to clean and store your grill the right way.
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What is track lighting and can it work for you?

What is track lighting and can it work for you?

Thinking about ceiling track lights for your home? This is what you need to know before installing track lights.
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Fall is soup weather: How to turn any veg into a great soup

Fall is soup weather: How to turn any veg into a great soup

Fall is soup weather! We've got some tips and tricks to turn any vegetable into a stellar soup.
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The top suburbs in Southern California to move to this fall

The top suburbs in Southern California to move to this fall

Looking to move to Southern California? We've got some suburbs you need to check out.
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Why the housing market is still absolutely nuts right now

Why the housing market is still absolutely nuts right now

The housing market is seeing unprecedented volatility. Here's why, and why it's still happening.
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Reddit swears by these 4 hacks to keep food fresh longer

Reddit swears by these 4 hacks to keep food fresh longer

Want to keep food fresh longer? Reddit users say these lifehacks are worth putting into practice.
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How to find inexpensive house plants for every room in your home

How to find inexpensive house plants for every room in your home

House plants liven any room in your home. Here's how to choose the best inexepensive plants for your home.
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How to properly stock a guest room and bathroom

How to properly stock a guest room and bathroom

Be a great host and stock guest bedrooms and bathrooms with these items.
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How to get the most from your vegetable garden, no matter where you live

How to get the most from your vegetable garden, no matter where you live

If you’re thinking about growing vegetables in the fall, understand the conditions in your area so you choose plants that will thrive.
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4 tips on cooking with honey you have to read

4 tips on cooking with honey you have to read

Honey is a great ingredient to cook with if you know what you're doing. We'll get you on the right path.
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How to put in recessed lighting without calling in a pro

How to put in recessed lighting without calling in a pro

Installing recessed lighting isn't as difficult as you think. Here's how to do it yourself.
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How to avoid buyer’s remorse in a competitive housing market

How to avoid buyer’s remorse in a competitive housing market

Competitive housing markets increase impulse buying. Here's how to avoid buyer's remorse this year.
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Can you cook with lavender? What you need to know

Can you cook with lavender? What you need to know

Lavender can taste soap-y, but a little restraint will help you bring out its floral notes without ruining a dish. Here's how.
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5 attic organization ideas that make the most sense

5 attic organization ideas that make the most sense

Our best tips, tricks, hacks, and how-tos for attick storage this fall and winter.
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3 amazing outdoor table centerpieces for your next get-together

3 amazing outdoor table centerpieces for your next get-together

Looking to host a fall outdoor dining event? These centerpiece ideas will delight guests.
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What kitchen tools and appliances you do (and don’t) need

What kitchen tools and appliances you do (and don’t) need

Some tools and appliances should be included in every kitchen, but there are others that you can do without. Here's your buying guide.
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How to prepare your home for hosting parties this fall

How to prepare your home for hosting parties this fall

Here's how to prepare your home for hosting parties and gatherings this fall.
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How to hang pictures like a pro

How to hang pictures like a pro

When it comes time to hang pictures on your walls at home, these tips will yield the best results and have everyone thinking you hired a professional.
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3 green ways to remove mold in your home

3 green ways to remove mold in your home

Getting rid of mold around the home is vital. Instead of harsh chemicals, try these eco-friendly methods.
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These are the best plants for a beautiful windowsill garden

These are the best plants for a beautiful windowsill garden

Liven up your home and bring some green to your space with these great plants for windowsills.
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Here’s how to COVID-proof your home as kids head back to school

Here’s how to COVID-proof your home as kids head back to school

As your kids go back to school, here's how to make sure your home stays germ-free.
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6 different kinds of squash your vegetable garden needs for fall and winter

6 different kinds of squash your vegetable garden needs for fall and winter

Winter gardening means squash! Here are our best picks for your fall and winter garden.

Use these 7 summer ingredients before winter arrives

Use these 7 summer ingredients before winter arrives

You probably have some ingredients in the pantry that aren't a fit for fall and winter cooking. Here's how to use them.
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Should you clean your air ducts this fall? What you need to know

Should you clean your air ducts this fall? What you need to know

Do you think it's time for a deep cleaning of your home's air ducts? We help you decide.
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3 websites for stylish, affordable wall art for every room in your home

3 websites for stylish, affordable wall art for every room in your home

This is where to buy wall art that won't break your budget.
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Is September a good time to sell your home?

Is September a good time to sell your home?

Should you sell your home in September? Is now the best time? We've got the info you need.
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Update your pantry for fall cooking with these 5 steps

Update your pantry for fall cooking with these 5 steps

Fall and winter cooking may require a pantry update. Here's what you should do for fall and winter cooking projects.
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5 laundry room lighting ideas under $70

5 laundry room lighting ideas under $70

Laundry rooms are often overlooked when it comes to lighting, but we haven't forgotten them! Here are some lighting ideas that won't cost an arm and a leg.
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7 TikTok food trends that are actually worth the hype

7 TikTok food trends that are actually worth the hype

TikTok food trends can be terrible or great. We found 7 you'll really enjoy.
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Why these 6 cheap landscaping ideas may save you money long-term

Why these 6 cheap landscaping ideas may save you money long-term

Cheap landscaping ideas won't break your budget, and can end up saving you money long-term. Here's how.
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How to clean an oven in one afternoon with oven cleaner you make

How to clean an oven in one afternoon with oven cleaner you make

Cleaning your oven seems like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be!
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How to organize an attic — even if it’s been left untouched for years

How to organize an attic — even if it’s been left untouched for years

Organizing an attic seems daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to make sense of your clutter.
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No need to question it: The 3 best ways to cook bacon

No need to question it: The 3 best ways to cook bacon

There are too many trends, tips, and tricks for cooking bacon. We've had enough: Here are the three best ways, no doubt about it.