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5 home safety products for seniors your parents need

Keep your parents safe with these at-home safety products for seniors.
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Don’t DIY! The home improvement projects you should always hire a pro for

Sometimes, home improvement projects are best left to the professionals. This is what you should hire for.
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Do you really need to rake leaves? What you need to know

This is everything you need to know about ridding your yard of leaves.
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How to clean a humidifier the right way

A lot of people need humidifiers in the fall. Here's how to clean yours so you're always breathing fresh air.
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DIYers beware: These are the biggest mistakes you’re about to make

If you're about to start a home improvement project, make sure you avoid these mistakes.
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How to secure a sliding glass door (and why they’re so flimsy)

Sliding glass doors are beautiful, but they're not the most secure option. Here's how to make yours more burglar proof.
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Good, better, best: Leaf blowers that are worth the price

Leaf blowers make yard cleanup easy. These are the best.
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Know the pros and cons: These are the best ways to heat and cool a garage

If you're looking to spend more time in your garage, consider these heating and cooling options.
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Good, better, best: DIY home security systems worth your money

These DIY home security systems can help give you peace of mind.
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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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3 YouTube videos that will teach you how to repair drywall quickly and easily

Not sure how to repair drywall? These videos will help visual learners.
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8 ways to keep your house safe from a fire

Fire prevention is important. Here's how to keep your home safe.
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These are the pests to look out for in the fall

Worried about pest control? These are the bugs and critters to be mindful of in the fall.
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How to paint over wallpaper without making the room look worse

Painting over wallpaper is an easy way to refresh a room without the tedious process of removing wallpaper. Here’s how to do it.
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3 weekend DIY projects to squeeze in before it gets too cold

As winter approaches, here are some DIY projects to get into before the weather gets too cold.
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What Amazon’s latest offerings tell us about the future of home security

Amazon just made some major announcements about its fall devices. Here’s what it means for home security and automation.
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The 3 best lawn aerators your wallet will love

These lawn aerators are simple to use, and people swear they're great.
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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

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 paint your kitchen cabinets to give your kitchen a fresh look

Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to refresh your kitchen without overhauling it completely. Here's what you need to know.
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Our ultimate checklist for winterizing your home before cold weather hits

We've got all the tips and tricks you need to prep your home for cold weather, inside and out.
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How does home automation work? Everything you need to know to get started

Home automation can make life simpler, but how do you get started? What can it do? Here's what you need to know.
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How to minimize mess and stress when painting bathroom cabinets

Some excellent advice for painting bathroom cabinets instead of splurging on a remodel.
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6 ways to prepare your lawn for winter

Lawn care stops in winter, but it's important to prep your lawn for the colder months. Here's how.
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These are the best paint colors for your kitchen in 2021

Kitchens remain one of the most popular home remodels of all time. These are the best paint color ideas for yours.
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Do these 10 things to prepare your home for winter weather

As cold weather approaches, here are 10 things you can do to keep your home warm and cozy.
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Good, better, best: Solar heating and cooling systems for your home

Do you think solar heating and cooling is the right choice for your home? We'll help you decide which systems are the best.
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How much does it cost to install an EV adapter in your garage?

Part of owning an electric vehicle is charging at home, and a dedicated EV charger is the best way. Should you install one, though? We help you decide.
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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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6 gorgeous low-maintenance indoor plants you can keep alive all season long

We've found some incredible, low-maintenance indoor plants you'll want to pack your home with this fall.
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How to know when it’s time to hire a pest control professional

DIY pest control is smart, but you may actually need to hire a pro. Here's how to tell when it's time.
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Why houseplants are a great addition to your home for fall and winter

Houseplants have tons of benefits, and may help you brave the winter months with ease. Here's why you should pack your home with plants this fall and winter.
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How to paint or stain a kitchen table in one weekend

Instead of buying a new kitchen table, paint the one you have and give it a new lease on life.
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How to find and choose the right energy-efficient garage cooling system

Garages aren't insulated like homes, but we spend a lot of time out there. Here's how to cool (or heat) yours properly.
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How to aerate your lawn in the fall — and why it’s so important

Fall lawn aeration may be the most important thing you do in September. Here's why.
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Keep these 4 hand tool safety tips in mind as you work around the house

Hand tools can be dangerous, too. Keep these tips in mind when working on projects around the home.
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How to care for your lawn in drought conditions

Drought conditions are sweeping the nation. Here’s how experts say you can care for your lawn and keep it healthy.
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How to repair deck boards before you host your next party

Deck boards can be repaired pretty easily. Here's how to do it yourself before guests arrive.
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This is, hands down, the best way to paint wood paneling

Painting paneling is an easy way to avoid a costly remodel. Here's the best method we've found for getting it done.
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How to eliminate that musty ‘basement’ smell

Does your basement stink? Here's how to get rid of the smell and keep it away for good.
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How to repair drywall holes in less than an hour

This is how to quickly and easily repair drywall holes in your home.
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When is the best time of year to spray for bugs? What you should know

Is there a right time of year to spray for bugs? Should you do it often? We walk you through it.
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How to transplant your seed starters from pots to the garden

These are the right (and wrong) ways to take your seedlings from indoor pots to the outdoor garden.
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Make sure your kids know these 6 fire pit safety tips before your next barbecue

Fire pits and kids can be a bad mix. Make sure your kids know these fire pit safety tips before your next outdoor adventure.
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Repair or replace? What you should know about busted drywall

Is your drywall shoddy? Should you repair or replace it? We help you figure it out.
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Garage heating and cooling options: Our best advice

This is some of our best advice for heating or cooling your garage year-round.
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How to paint paneling and avoid expensive renovations

Does your home have ugly paneling? Instead of tearing it down, paint it! Here's how.
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How often should you fumigate your house? What you need to know

Should you fumigate often, or is it a once-a-year thing? We help you figure out when is best to spray for bugs.
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What you need to know about transplanting indoor plants outside

When your seedlings get too large to stay indoors, it's time to take them outside. Here's how it's done.
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Everything You Need to Give Your College Room a Deep Clean

Heading to college? These are all the deep cleaning items you need and they won't cost you a fortune either.