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When you should (and shouldn’t) put used coffee grounds in your garden

How do you know if you should put used coffee grounds in your garden? We’ve researched the pros and cons so you can make your own decision.
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5 things you should never bother to fix when selling your house

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Cleaning 101: Why you should never mix bleach and vinegar

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The Best Shower Curtains to for a Bathroom Refresh

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The Best Furniture Floor Protector

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How to paint your kitchen cabinets to give your kitchen a fresh look

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DIY 101: How to fix a wobbly, rocking toilet

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The best greige paint colors that will completely refresh your home

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Are two-tone walls stylish again?

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3 YouTube videos that will teach you how to repair drywall quickly and easily

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Replacing your doors and windows? This is what you should buy, according to an expert

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These tips will help you tape a room for painting the right way

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How often should you wash your pillowcase? What you need to know

Do you know how often you should wash your pillowcases? Do you just wash them whenever you wash your sheets? Come learn the rules you need to know in our guide.
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Preparing wood before painting: The basics

Prep your wood before painting so you get a gorgeous, smooth paint job. This is how to get the perfect wood-painting results.
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Do you need primer every time you paint? Well … it’s complicated

Is priming your surfaces really necessary? We break down when priming is necessary for painting and when you can skip it.
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Save your furniture: How to unwarp wood and restore your home design

If your wood furniture, doors, or floorboards have gotten warped, they can still be saved. This is how to unwarp wood.
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7 times you should absolutely choose an eggshell paint finish

Not sure what paint finish is right for your painting project? These are all the times you should choose that eggshell paint.
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The best ways to heat a basement (from super affordable to total reno)

Is your basement too cold to be livable? Here are all the pros and cons of the most popular basement heating options available.
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What’s the best paint for a kitchen table? What you need to know

Read this guide before you paint your kitchen table. We'll give you some useful tips.
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The December home maintenance checklist everyone needs

Is your home ready for the freezing weather? Make sure you check these items off your December home maintenance checklist.
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Don’t become a statistic: A safety guide for rooftop Christmas decorations

Decorating your rooftop for the holidays? Follow this guide to avoid damaging your roof when setting up Christmas decorations.
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Mold is a huge problem when painting basement walls – how to avoid it

Painting in the basement can be trickier than other interior spaces. Here's how to paint basement walls right to prevent mold from ruining your design.
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Thinking about installing sliding barn doors? 5 essential questions to ask yourself

Are barn doors right for your home's design? Here's what an expert says any homeowner should know before installing sliding barn doors.
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7 popular paint colors for basements that will brighten your home’s dungeon

These popular paint color ideas for basements can help transform your dark, dingy basement into a room friends and family will love.
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Ranked: The 7 best indoor plants to decorate your home with in November

Need some greenery in your home during the cold winter months? These ar ethe best indoor plants for November to keep your mood festive.
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The November home maintenance checklist everyone needs

It's important to devote time to home maintenance in the fall. Make sure you check these items off your home maintenance to-do list this November.
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How to remove old caulk: A 4-step guide to get this tedious job done quickly

Removing old caulk can be a tedious process. If you follow these steps, you'll know how to remove hold caulk in no time.
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How to fix bubbling paint and prevent it from happening again

Painting is fun and artistic, but for the best results, keep bubbles at bay. Here's how to fix bubbling paint and prevent it from happening again.
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Is fall the best time of year to spray your house for bugs?

Is there a 'best' time of year to spray for bugs? We tell you everything you need to know about the benefits of preventative pest control in the fall.
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Is it safe to sleep with a space heater on? What you need to know

A space seater can be a savior in chilly weather. Here's how to determine if it's safe to sleep with a space heater on.
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Fall and winter lawn-mowing tips everyone should follow

Cool weather lawn care is essential for thick, beautiful grass in the warmer months. We discuss fall and winter lawn mowing tips for a gorgeous outdoor space.
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The 3 living room paint colors all the trendiest experts are using

These are the living room paint colors the experts are using. Consider these for your next painting project.
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How to choose the best fall lawn fertilizer for a lush yard in spring

Keep your grass growing green and strong once spring arrives with these amazing brands of lawn fertilizer.
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This is what you should be planting in fall for a beautiful spring garden

Spring garden planning starts now. Here's what to do when planting in fall so your gorgeous garden flourishes.
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The October home maintenance checklist everyone needs

Make sure you check these items off your October home maintenance to-do list. Ensure your home is winter ready!
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Can water in an electrical outlet start a fire? What you need to know

Can water in an electrical outlet start a fire in your home? We discuss the ways to keep you completely safe if it happens.
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Convection vs. radiant heaters: What’s the difference?

There are some key differences between convection and radiant heaters, including cost and energy efficiency. Here's how to know which one you should buy.
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What colors go with gray? How to make a neutral hue pop in your home

These gray color schemes are beautiful for any room in your house. Read this guide to discover what colors go best with gray.
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How to level a yard (and 3 reasons why you really should)

Aside from poor appearance, a yard that's not leveled can lead to other issues like improper draining. This guide will show you how to level a yard.
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How to clean your basement floor drain and avoid major issues

Keep your home in great shape from top to bottom. Here's how to clean your clogged basement floor drain.
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Satin vs. sheen: What is the best bathroom paint finish?

Satin and sheen paints look different — which one is the best paint sheen for your bathroom?
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How to get rid of kitchen grease on cabinets, appliances, and more – the right way

No need to remodel the kitchen when degreasing can make it look new again. Here are some tips for how to safely clean kitchen grease from all your surfaces.
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How to make insecticide out of essential oils

You can get effective pest control results the natural way by making essential oil insecticide. We've put together the best tips.
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How to kill pesky weeds from between patio pavers

Killing weeds from between patio pavers can be done easily and affordably. Here's how to do it.
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How to remove stains from a butcher block countertop

Butcher block countertops are prone to staining. Here's how to get rid of stubborn stains on your countertop.
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Do you need to wash walls before painting? The honest truth

Washing your walls before painting is a cumbersome task — is it necessary? Here's what you need to know.
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How to soundproof windows so you can finally get a good night’s sleep

Is outside sounds keeping you up at night? Get a good night's sleep — finally! Here's how to soundproof windows when you can't stand the noise any longer.
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How to prepare for an exterminator visit to your home to get the most bang for your buck

Do these things before the exterminator comes to make the most of their visit and ensure long-lasting results.
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11 bad ideas for your front yard that will kill your curb appeal

Don't fall for these front yard mistakes. They'll only ruin your aesthetic.
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Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

Does your washing machine smell and you can't figure out why? Use these tricks to have your laundry smelling fresh again.

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