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How to make pumpkin spice lattes at home to get into the fall spirit

How to make pumpkin spice lattes at home to get into the fall spirit

There's no need to go to Starbucks for your pumpkin spice lattes. Here's how to make your own at home.
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This is what you should be planting in fall for a beautiful spring garden

This is what you should be planting in fall for a beautiful spring garden

Spring garden planning starts now. Here's what to do.
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Baking vs. carving: The best ways to prep a pumpkin

Baking vs. carving: The best ways to prep a pumpkin

The way you prepare your pumpkin largely depends on what you plan to do with it. Here are our top tips.
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Moving out? Get your security deposit back quickly with these simple tips

Moving out? Get your security deposit back quickly with these simple tips

If you're moving out of your rental apartment soon, use these tips to get your security deposit back as quickly and easily as possible.
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It’s official: The housing market is taking a hit (finally)

It’s official: The housing market is taking a hit (finally)

With skyrocketing housing prices, finding your dream home (or any home at all) has been nearly impossible. Well, it looks like all of that is over.
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Disconnect your fridge ice maker in 10 simple steps

Disconnect your fridge ice maker in 10 simple steps

Need to repair your fridge or install a new ice maker? Here's how to disconnect the ice maker before you begin.
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Wondering how to make laundry smell good? This is what you need to do to get that fresh scent every time

Wondering how to make laundry smell good? This is what you need to do to get that fresh scent every time

Are you tired of your laundry smelling gross even when it's supposed to be clean? This is how to make laundry smell good load after load.
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Can you heat up Styrofoam? What you need to know to keep yourself safe

Can you heat up Styrofoam? What you need to know to keep yourself safe

Can you heat up Styrofoam food storage containers? Read this before you put your Styrofoam takeout containers in the microwave. Trust us, you won't regret it.
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3 affordable home dry-cleaning kits that actually work

3 affordable home dry-cleaning kits that actually work

Save yourself a trip — dry-clean your clothes, curtains, and more with these affordable home dry-cleaning kits.
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How to use bleach in laundry (because no one likes bleach spots)

How to use bleach in laundry (because no one likes bleach spots)

Yes, you can use bleach in laundry without completely ruining your clothes. Here's how to do it the right way.
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The best flan pans to ensure sweet custard perfection every time

The best flan pans to ensure sweet custard perfection every time

If you want to enjoy a rich and creamy flan dessert in the comforts of your home kitchen, you need the right recipe and the right pan.
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The best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning to save you time so you can relax

The best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning to save you time so you can relax

Using one of the best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning can make your pool maintenance frustrations a thing of the past.
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The best laundry bags for your delicates to save you time and money

The best laundry bags for your delicates to save you time and money

Take good care of your pricey garments with these laundry bags -- simply toss in your delicates before throwing them in the washer.
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Lighting is essential to incredible home design — try these 4 amazing ideas

Lighting is essential to incredible home design — try these 4 amazing ideas

Finding the right lighting for your home goes beyond different types of light fixtures. Try these ideas.
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How to remove detergent stains from clothes: This is the no-fail way

How to remove detergent stains from clothes: This is the no-fail way

Don't ruin your wardrobe. Follow these tips to remove those pesky detergent stains from your clothes so you can keep them fresh and clean.
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Does vinegar repel ants and other pests around the home?

Does vinegar repel ants and other pests around the home?

If your home is being invaded by ants, there's a nontoxic solution. We discuss why a vinegar and water work as an ant repellant.
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This cheap, easy hack for fruit and vegetable gardens will save your harvest

This cheap, easy hack for fruit and vegetable gardens will save your harvest

If you’ve ever tended to your garden to discover your newly ripened strawberry bush had been ravaged by an invading flock of birds, this garden hack is for you.
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Gas dryers vs. electric dryers: Everything you need to know before you buy

Gas dryers vs. electric dryers: Everything you need to know before you buy

Before buying a dryer, consider the pros and cons of gas dryers vs. electric dryers. Here's what you need to know.
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The best bread bags to combat stale, chewy loaves

The best bread bags to combat stale, chewy loaves

Delight in the comfort of fresh loaves, sweet rolls, and moist pastries longer with bread bags that keep your baked goods soft and fresh.
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Follow these tips and tricks to learn how to remove old paint from wood furniture safely and efficiently

Follow these tips and tricks to learn how to remove old paint from wood furniture safely and efficiently

Reviving wood furniture is DIY-friendly. Follow these steps to give an old piece a fresh coat and a new life in no time.
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The best scent boosters for effortless laundry odor control

The best scent boosters for effortless laundry odor control

Incorporating scent booster beads into your laundry means less fuss, less stink, and more wear out of your favorites. Check out this list of our top picks.
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3 things to know about homemade laundry detergent so you don’t ruin your clothes

3 things to know about homemade laundry detergent so you don’t ruin your clothes

Does homemade laundry detergent work? Read on to find out how effective DIY soap is and the pros and cons of using it.
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Don’t get overwhelmed by a super messy house: How to organize your space and keep it that way

Don’t get overwhelmed by a super messy house: How to organize your space and keep it that way

If your house is too cluttered and you're not sure where to begin, don't worry. Follow these steps to declutter, get organized, and stay that way.
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Healthy ground beef recipes that are actually really tasty (we promise!)

Healthy ground beef recipes that are actually really tasty (we promise!)

Ground beef gets a bad rap, but there are plenty of hearty, healthy ways to cook ground beef. Try these simple recipes.
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The best foaming soap dispensers for saving water while staying clean

The best foaming soap dispensers for saving water while staying clean

One of the best benefits of using a foaming soap dispenser is saving water. Check out these top foaming soap dispensers.
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Pro tip: Starbucks actually gives away coffee grounds to fertilize your garden

Pro tip: Starbucks actually gives away coffee grounds to fertilize your garden

Lots of people find putting coffee grounds in their garden beneficial. Not a coffee drinker? Here's where you can get grounds.
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Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

If you're noticing a bad smell coming from your washing machine, we've got the right hacks to help you restore your machine back to normal.
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How to make insecticide out of essential oils

How to make insecticide out of essential oils

You can get results by making insecticide with an all-natural solution using essential oils. We have put together the best tips for you.
Blue oat grass

This low-maintenance, attractive ornamental grass adds instant curb appeal

This low-maintenance, attractive ornamental grass adds instant curb appeal

Blue oat grass is the easy, beautiful ornamental grass your landscaping needs.
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The big exception to Costco price adjustments (and how to get around it)

The big exception to Costco price adjustments (and how to get around it)

But when it comes to shopping at Costco, there’s one pretty big price adjustment exception you need to know about.
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Should you be using vinegar in your washing machine?

Should you be using vinegar in your washing machine?

Is vinegar a good fabric softener? Can it be used in your washing machine? Or is it a myth? Here's what you should know about this home hack.
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5 fantastic organizational podcasts we’re obsessed with

5 fantastic organizational podcasts we’re obsessed with

These amazing podcasts have some great tips for organization and decluttering.
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Try these amazing housewarming party ideas to help make yours a success

Try these amazing housewarming party ideas to help make yours a success

Showcasing your new home with a housewarming party is a great way to celebrate and highlight your personality. These party ideas can help.
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Get tasty slow cooker chicken every time with these simple tips and tricks

Get tasty slow cooker chicken every time with these simple tips and tricks

Want to make delicious chicken in your slow cooker or Crockpot? These are the important do's and don'ts to know.
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This is the best way to clean a cast iron pan

This is the best way to clean a cast iron pan

Trust us — this will make your kitchen and your recipes even better.
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How to deep-clean leather couches for a gorgeous home

How to deep-clean leather couches for a gorgeous home

Leather couches may be gorgeous, but they're also delicate dirt traps. Here's how to deep clean your leather couch the right way.
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Get rid of gross buildup: How to clean pool tiles for summer swimming

Get rid of gross buildup: How to clean pool tiles for summer swimming

This is how to clean pool tiles so guests (and you) will actually want to go in your pool.
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How to install a security light with a motion sensor in 3 easy steps

How to install a security light with a motion sensor in 3 easy steps

Make your home safer. Here's your guide for installing security lights in your yard.
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How to host a party in a small house or apartment

How to host a party in a small house or apartment

If you live in a place where space is limited, learning how to host a party is a skill that's mastered easily. Here's how you can do it
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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about making delicious vegan spring rolls

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about making delicious vegan spring rolls

Vegan spring rolls aren't difficult to make (as long as you follow this handy guide).
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Costco shoppers absolutely hate these 5 things about its stores

Costco shoppers absolutely hate these 5 things about its stores

What are the biggest gripes about shopping at Costco? This is what regular shoppers had to say.
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Review: The Turonic PH950 air purifier is expensive (and worth every penny)

Review: The Turonic PH950 air purifier is expensive (and worth every penny)

We review the Toronic PH950 air purifier. Is it worth its weight in air purification?
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Avoid a huge fire risk in your home: How to clean your dryer vent

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

Cleaning your dryer vent doesn't just optimize your dryer's performance; it can help prevent a fire. Here's what you need to know.
best gluten free pancake recipe pancakes with strawberries

This delicious 3-ingredient gluten-free pancake recipe is ridiculously simple

This delicious 3-ingredient gluten-free pancake recipe is ridiculously simple

This gluten-free pancake recipe — with only a few ingredients — can be cooked in minutes and creates fluffy, mouthwatering pancakes (no gluten necessary).
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Are you inviting spiders into your bed? Make these decor changes to avoid unwanted pests

Are you inviting spiders into your bed? Make these decor changes to avoid unwanted pests

No one wants spiders in their bed. This is how to keep these unwanted pests out.
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The hidden costs of charging an electric vehicle nobody is talking about

The hidden costs of charging an electric vehicle nobody is talking about

Which is more expensive: charging an electric vehicle or filling up with gas? Here's what you need to know about EV charging costs.
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This 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe is insanely good

This 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe is insanely good

With just three ingredients, you can create the most delectable dessert. These 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies will wow everyone.
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The secret to avocado toast that no one ever talks about

The secret to avocado toast that no one ever talks about

Wondering what to put on avocado toast? We've got you covered.
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Your go-to laundry stripping guide so your towels can actually get clean

Your go-to laundry stripping guide so your towels can actually get clean

Is your laundry looking or feeling dirty, even after a wash cycle? Here's when you should be stripping your laundry (and how to strip towels).
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10 phenomenal barbecue tips that will make you the neighborhood grill master

10 phenomenal barbecue tips that will make you the neighborhood grill master

Forget dried-out hockey puck hamburgers or scary, pink-in-the-middle chicken. With these tips for grilling, you can take your barbecue game to the next level.