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10 stunning rustic Christmas decor ideas that actually feel fresh and modern

Whether your home's aesthetic is more farmhouse or log cabin, these rustic Christmas decor ideas are fantastic.
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Don’t become a statistic: A safety guide for rooftop Christmas decorations

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9 incredible apps you need to survive the stress of the holiday season

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These original DIY outdoor Christmas decorations are better than store-bought

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How to choose the perfect rug for under your dining room table

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7 incredible crockpot chicken recipes that take no time to prep

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How to store Thanksgiving leftovers so they last (plus 5 tasty recipes)

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How to get rid of cooking smells in your home or apartment

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How to build your own home security system without breaking the bank

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What’s the best paint for a kitchen table? What you need to know

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Blinds vs. curtains: Which should you choose?

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How to install can lights in an existing ceiling

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These delicious Thanksgiving cocktails just might help your family get along

Need to elevate the mood of your Thanksgiving gathering? Get the party started with one of these festive fall cocktails.
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4 insanely good sides that come together in 10 minutes or less for Thanksgiving

Tired of spending every Thanksgiving in the kitchen? This year, give these quick side dishes a try so you can enjoy the people you're thankful for.
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This 3-ingredient mac and cheese is the best (and easiest) Thanksgiving side ever

This hearty mac and cheese dish will be a smash hit with the whole family this Thanksgiving — and it's super easy to make.
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This is the secret to drying your clothes: A natural solution you’ll never guess

Ready to up your laundry game? Replace your fabric softeners or dryer sheets with wool dryer balls and get a natural solution for soft fabrics.
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The 9 tips pro shoppers wish they knew their first time shopping at Costco

If it’s your first time shopping at Costco, it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, a few pros share their best tips for Costco shopping.
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7 things no one tells you about hosting Thanksgiving (that they really should)

Hosting Thanksgiving can be stressful. Avoid these rookie mistakes.
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5 delicious Thanksgiving desserts to make if you kind of hate pie

If you're not a fan of pie, serve these incredible Thanksgiving dessert alternatives at your dinner table this year.
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9 amazing ways to hide a clunky printer in your home office

Is a big, ugly printer ruining your office aesthetics? Here's how to hide it with style!
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6 delicious Thanksgiving appetizers that still leave room for a big meal

You don't want your guests to fill up on apps and skip the Thanksgiving turkey. These tasty recipes are the perfect way to whet an appetite.
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4 kitchen gadgets that make cooking Thanksgiving dinner a breeze

Have a no-stress Thanksgiving with these amazing kitchen gadgets.
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Does vacuum-packing clothes really save storage?

When storing clothes, does vacuum-sealing help? We discuss the pros and cons to help you decide whether vacuum-packing your items is right for you.

Is regrouting your bathroom a wise choice? Here’s what to consider

Are you thinking about regrouting your shower tile, but unsure if regrouting is worth it? Here's what you need to know before you start any project.
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Revealed: The Costco deals pro shoppers never pass up

Revealed: The Costco deals pro shoppers never pass up

But what are the absolute best Costco deals? Pro shoppers answered that for us.
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How to clean travertine tile: Step-by-step process to improve your stone flooring

Travertine tile is gorgeous and durable, making it a great addition to any home. Here's how to clean 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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Sanding, primer, or both? This is how to prepare a wall for painting

Painting a room is one of the easiest ways to transform its character -- here's your guide for all things paint prep so you have professional-looking results.
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10 delicious, healthy chicken recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less

Everyone likes chicken but it can be tough to think of new recipes. Check out our favorite healthy chicken dishes that the whole family will love.
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This timelapse video of Costco pumpkin pies disappearing is weirdly comforting

Pumpkin pie is always a good idea. All you have to do is look at this timelapse video of Costco pumpkin pies disappearing from the shelves to understand that.
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Avoid a cleaning disaster: When not to use a Magic Eraser

Magic erasers don't magically erase everything -- here's when not to use a magic eraser.
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10 helpful tips to keep bugs out of your apartment or condo

Our 10 tips don't require an exterminator to keep your home pest-free. This is how to keep bugs out of your apartment or condo the easy way.
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9 small apartment storage ideas that will make your home feel super expansive

Is your stuff piling up in your tiny apartment? Try these fantastic small apartment storage ideas to make your small space feel like a palace.
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How to feng shui your home office for maximum productivity

In your home office, a little feng shui will improve productivity and peace -- both of which you won't regret having more of.
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The secret Costco rotisserie chicken deal only pros and super fans know about

Did you know you can buy an entire case of uncooked Costco rotisserie chicken for $4.89 each?
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Get perfect steamed green beans every time by following these tips

Steamed green beans are a great side for any meal. Here's how to make them the right way.
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5 fall cleaning projects you have to do now for a decluttered, stress-free home

Spring isn't the only season for cleaning! Follow these tips for cleaning and decluttering your home in the fall and make a cozier winter.
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6 easy Halloween party food ideas to spook and delight guests

Plan the perfect Halloween party with this menu that features appetizers, entrees, and dessert with a spooky theme.
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Fun things you need to know about painting your kitchen cabinets

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be a labor-intensive task. We're here so you can learn the essentials before you start so you can do the project correctly.
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These Halloween dessert ideas take your party to the next level

We love these creative Halloween dessert ideas and you (and your guests) will too.
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Your old sheets can feel new again – here’s how

Old sheets don't have to feel like they're old. Here's how to make yours feel more like those luxurious hotel sheets.
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Refrigerator light not working? Some easy fixes to try

If your refrigerator light is out, don't panic. Try these quick fixes first before calling a professional to repair it.
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The perfect Halloween treat: How to cook pumpkin seeds in an air fryer

Yes, you can cook pumpkin seeds in an air fryer quickly and easily at home. Here's how to do it.
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This nontoxic oven-cleaning trick is even better than baking soda (seriously!)

We love baking soda for so many cleaning chores around the house. It's messy sometimes, though, and we swear by this other nontoxic way to clean your oven.
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Should you power wash your house in the fall? Here are 5 things to wash at the end of the season

Before winter hits, power wash these items around your home to clean and preserve them. It's less work than you think and totally worth it.
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Winter is coming: Here’s how to get your bed ready for the cold

Winter is coming: Here’s how to get your bed ready for the cold

Winter and cold weather are coming, ready or not. Here's how you can get your bed ready, keeping you warm and the cold from nipping at your heels!
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9 ingenious storage tricks for small bedrooms with no closets for anyone running out of storage space

If you have small bedrooms with no closets, these nine brilliant storage ideas will help you declutter and relax in your happy places.
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This ingenious hack for how to wash white sheets is amazing

White sheets are stunning, but they can get dull and dingy. Get luxurious, crisp white sheets after every wash with this amazing hack.
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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 keep Costco croissants fresh for weeks (or months)

We love croissants from Costco, but most households can’t get through 12 in a few days’ time. What can you do? Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks.