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Broken drywall

How to repair a large hole in drywall

Are your interior walls damaged? We'll walk you through patching large holes in drywall so you can get your space looking pristine once again.
Person fluffing a pillow on the bed

Here’s how to choose the right pillow for you

Natural light from windows in modern living room

What are standard window sizes? Everything you need to know

Family grilling out in the backyard

Pros and cons of gas and electric BBQ grills

Close-up image of a fruit fly on a leaf

How to kill annoying gnats for good

Woman scrubbing mold growth

How to clean mold from your kitchen and bathroom

Outdoor patio with furniture and framed by curtains

How to hang outdoor curtains around your patio

Built-in closet with drawings and hanging white tshirts

How to maximize closet space: Our 10 best tips and tricks

Water heater in kitchen with brick wall and baskets

How to replace a water heater in under an hour: A simple DIY guide

Sink in a kitchen

How to clean your garbage disposal in 3 easy steps

Woman putting white sheets on a bed

How often should you wash your sheets?

Gold kitchen sink faucet with herringbone backsplash and marble countertop

How to get rid of gross drain flies for good and say bye-bye to unwanted houseguests

Microwave on a shelf with dishes

How to properly clean your microwave

Here's how to clean your microwave quickly, easily, and naturally. Keep your essential appliance sanitary and smelling fresh!
Rock garden with foliage

How to DIY a rock garden for your yard or patio

Looking for the best DIY rock garden ideas for your front yard, backyard, or patio? Get a beautiful, low-maintenance outdoor space in a few easy steps.
Close-up of a laundry basket and washing machine

How to clean a washing machine: Your complete guide

Here's how to clean a washing machine so it's fresh, sanitary, and effective. You'll have cleaner clothes, fresher-smelling laundry, and some peace of mind.
Kitchen with navy blue cabinets and bold lighting

Cabinet refacing: Your complete DIY guide

What is cabinet refacing? We'll give you everything you need to know about this DIY project for refreshing your kitchen.
Open oven door on silver stove

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! Here's how to clean your oven with natural, safe household products.
Green lawn

The best types of grass for your lawn (for every region)

Discover the best types of grass for every region. Learn about warm- and cool-season grasses to create the perfect lawn with our expert guide.
Woman scrubbing mold growth

Does vinegar kill mold? What you need to know

It's a popular natural cleaner, but does vinegar kill mold? We'll dive into the dirty details so you can make an informed decision about your mold problem.
Water in a toilet bowl

How to unclog a toilet without a plunger (yes, it’s possible)

Discover effective methods on how to unclog a toilet without a plunger. Learn easy, household techniques to fix minor to severe clogs quickly and safely.
Stone pathway through a flower garden

These amazing plants actually repel mosquitoes

Want to get some great outdoor time this summer without all the bites? Plant some of these flowers and herb plants that repel mosquitos.
Woman hugs pillows

Say goodbye to dirt and odor: Learn how to wash pillows like a pro

Are your pillows harboring bacteria and other harmful things? Here's how to wash pillows the righ tway so that they're fresh and sanitary.
White farmhouse bedroom with minimalist design and a ceiling fan

Clockwise or counterclockwise – which way should your ceiling fan go in summer?

What is the best ceiling fan direction for summer? Here’s everything you need to know.
Landscaping stacked flower beds

Go beyond mowing the lawn with these 10 inexpensive landscaping ideas

Looking to upgrade your outdoor space without breaking the bank? We've got some awesome inexpensive landscaping ideas that are DIY-friendly and gorgeous.
Fruit flies in a liquid container trap

Flies are super gross – here’s how to get rid of them for good

Here is how to get rid of flies and tackle their breeding grounds for good.
Garage storage and organization

13 clever garage organization ideas that’ll free up a parking spot

Having trouble finding room for your car in the garage? These useful tips will help you get organized.
Tankless water heater next to a shower

This is how much a tankless water heater will cost you

We'll discuss everything you need to know about tankless water heater costs to help you make the right decision for your home.
Woman closing blackout curtains

How to soundproof a room: What you need to know

Create a serene oasis with our expert tips on how to soundproof a room. Learn techniques for soundproofing walls, doors, windows, floors, and ceilings.
Clothes drying on a line next to a white chair and wicker basket

How to unshrink clothes: You don’t need to add them to the donate pile

Learn how to unshrink clothes with these simple tips and tricks. Restore your shrunken wardrobe favorites with easy methods using shampoo, vinegar, and more.
Gloved hand holding a pulled weed with roots and soil still attached

Make homemade weed killer in 8 simple steps

Make your own homemade weed killer using natural ingredients like vinegar and dish soap. Effective, eco-friendly, and perfect for a healthy garden.
Open dishwasher in kitchen with clean dishes inside

How to clean your dishwasher (including the one step everyone forgets)

We have a super simple step-by-step guide on how to clean a dishwasher, including the one part of the task that nearly everyone forgets.
Country garden with a variety of ornamental grasses

The best ornamental grasses to beautify your yard

Ornamental grasses are indispensable additions to any landscape, offering a wealth of benefits from ground cover and texture to multi-season interest.
Chair beside blooming flower garden

Plant these 8 perennial flowers to have blooms all summer long

Plant them now and enjoy colorful flowers all summer long and for many summers to come, with our flowering perennial picks.
Gloved hand cleaning an oven

How to clean oven racks the easy way

Oven looking gross oven racks from spilled food and splatters? We'll dive into how to clean oven racks using easy, simple cleaning methods.
Guy on ladder painting exterior of house

Can you paint vinyl siding? Yes – here’s your how-to guide

If you're tired of your old, dingy siding, you may be wondering, "Can you paint vinyl siding?" The answer is, yes. And here's how to do it the right way.
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How to find studs in walls if you don’t have a stud finder

What should you do if you don’t have a stud finder? Try these quick DIY methods on how to find studs in the wall
Chair beside blooming flower garden

6 kinds of perennials that bloom in the summer for a gorgeous garden all season

We've found some incredible perennials that will bloom all summer long to keep your home looking sensational for months. Plant a gorgeous garden this year!
Curtains in large living room

How to hang curtains: A complete guide

Want to give your windows a makeover? Here's how to hang curtains the right way so your space is both gorgeous and functional.
Laundry room next to mudroom

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.
Gray-blue house exterior

10 most popular home styles: Everything you need to know

From Craftsman to Victorian homes, domestic architectural is diverse in its designs. Here are 10 home styles that you should know.
Gloved hand cleaning crayon off wall with a Magic Eraser

Do you need to wash walls before painting? The honest truth

Do you need to wash walls before painting? It's a cumbersome task, but it's necessary, so we dive into the whys and the hows to ensuring excellent results.
Female hands washing fabric under faucet

How to hand-wash clothes (so you don’t ruin those special garments)

Feeling overwhelmed after looking at your shirt's care tag? Here's how to hand-wash clothes in a few simple steps so your wardrobe stays in tiptop shape.
Plate and mug with sticky residue

The easiest way to get sticker residue off new bowls, plates, furniture, and more

The worst part of buying new things — plates, bowls, furniture — is trying to get the annoying sticker off. Here's how to remove sticker residue.
Person grocery shopping with a Costco membership

The 6 worst mistakes you make when shopping at Costco

Bulk shopping can save you big money, but shopping at Costco is a learning experience. Don't make these silly mistakes when you're Costco shopping!
Dutch Colonial with gambrel roof in Southern U.S.

Cape Cod vs. Colonial homes: What’s the difference?

We'll discuss the difference between Cape Cod vs. Colonial homes to help you become familiar these architectural styles.
Outside dryer vent

Avoid a huge fire risk in your home: How to clean your dryer vent

Keeping your dryer clean doesn't just optimize your dryer's performance; it can also help prevent a fire. Here's how to clean a dryer vent.
Water glasses upside down on a rack

Sick of cloudy glasses? This is the cleaning hack you need

Tired of cloudy glasses coming out of your dishwasher? Try this simple hack to ensure your glasses are clean, clear, and ready to impress.
Multiple antique mirrors on gallery wall

6 home pieces you should always buy at thrift stores (and 6 you shouldn’t)

Somewhere along the line of the last decade or so, thrift store shopping became cool again. Here are easy rules to follow when shopping at thrift stores.
Shower with a glass door

How to clean glass shower doors the right way (say goodbye to streaks)

It's tough to get your shower door sparkling without leaving behind the dreaded streaks. Here's how to clean glass shower doors the streak-free way!
Water stain on the ceiling

How to get rid of that hideous water stain on the ceiling and beautify your home

Tired of that ugly water stain on your ceiling? This is an easy way to get rid of it for good without a full drywall renovation.