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6 delicious squash varieties you can actually grow indoors this winter

Don't want to give up your garden even when it's not growing weather? These different kinds of squash can be grown indoors.
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The safest ways to buy gifts at stores this holiday season

In-store or online? We discuss the best (and worst) ways to buy gifts this holiday season.
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Not sure what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween? 4 great ideas to try

Don't just toss your Halloween pumpkins. Try these great ideas to extend their life.
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The 5 must-have tools for your fall pie baking projects

This is everything we use when making pie for dessert.
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Into home design? Get Discovery+ (don’t worry, we’ll explain why)

This is why you should binge on Discovery+ this weekend.
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The best natural cleaning products you can get at big box stores like Target

Eco-friendly cleaning products aren't that hard to find. These are the best you can get at your local big box store.
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The experts’ guide to decluttering your home before holidays guests arrive

Decluttering and organizing your house in the fall can help you feel less stressed around the holidays. Do it in stages so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
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Super easy 3-ingredient crockpot recipes that are insanely delicious

Crockpots are great all year round, but especially in fall. Try these easy recipes.
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Stay safe this Halloween: The ultimate guide for trick-or-treating during COVID

If you're worried about going trick-or-treating this year, this is how to do it safely.
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Our favorite premium kitchen gadget is on a deep discount (but there’s a catch)

The uber-expensive Breville Control freak is on sale right now – but there's a catch. We love this multi-tasker, but should you buy one?
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Ugly produce boxes vs. grocery stores: Where you really save money

What's the best way for you to buy produce? We evaluate the options.
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5 things to cook while your smoker is at 240 degrees

Use your smoker to cook these amazing dinner ideas.
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How to throw a party on a budget — and have it still be a hit

You don't have to spend an outrageous amount to plan a great party. These hacks will help you do it on a budget.
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What does the home buying experience look like post COVID?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work and live and has led to significant changes in the housing market that may be here to stay.
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5 fall flavors you’ll love (and recipes for each of them)

Pumpkin spice is great, but these fall flavors are also deserving of a little love.
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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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This is how to throw an incredible Halloween party for adults

Halloween isn't just for kids. Here's how to throw a fantastic Halloween party for adults.
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The best outdoor dining table ideas we’ve ever seen on Pinterest

We adore these outdoor dining table ideas, and you will too.
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Halloween during COVID: The ultimate safety guide for your home

Wondering what to do about trick-or-treaters this year? Here's how to have a fun and safe Halloween.
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5 totally amazing butternut squash recipes we’re obsessed with

Butternut squash is delicious in any form — try these fantastic recipes.
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How decluttering your home eases anxiety and improves mental health

Eliminating clutter and organizing your house can alleviate anxiety, improve your mental health, help you sleep better, and boost your mood and productivity.
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9 delicious ideas for apple-picking season so your haul doesn’t go to waste

If you've gone apple picking and come home with way too many apples, try these fun recipe ideas.
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How to easily make yogurt in a crockpot

You can make just about anything in a crockpot — including yogurt. Here's how.
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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

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

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

If you’ve feeling lost when it comes to lawn care, here are some important things you should know.
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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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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?

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! 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Installing recessed lighting isn't as difficult as you think. Here's how to do it yourself.