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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.
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.
9 easy and effective ways to clear a garden full of weeds for good
Lawn or vegetable garden overrun? This is how to clear a garden full of weeds so your outdoor space is beautiful and pristine.
Rustic but modern: Why water trough gardening may be right for you
There are many benefits to water trough gardening. Here are the pros and cons of why this popular method might work for your plants and garden.
How to get rid of cooking smells in your home or apartment
Cooking smells are great while you're cooking, but not if they linger after the meal is done. Check out these ideas to get rid of cooking smells.
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.
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.
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.
How to finally rid your yard of that obnoxious mushroom invasion
Are those pesky little caps ruining your green and pristine lawn? Here's how to get rid of mushrooms in your yard for good.
What to grow in your apartment balcony vegetable garden
Vegetable gardens are not just for homeowners with yards — you can plant a wide array of vegetables (and fruits) on your apartment patio or balcony.
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.
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.
10 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!
How to make perfect rice in the Instant Pot – every time
Instant Pot rice cooking doesn't have to be difficult. Use these tricks to get the perfect rice dish every time.
Follow these tips and tricks to learn how to remove old paint from wood furniture safely and efficiently
Reviving wood furniture is a DIY-friendly project. Follow these steps to give an old piece a fresh coat and a new life in no time.
How to prune a Dracaena marginata (dragon tree) so your plant stays thriving
Dracaena marginata plants often get too tall for an indoor space. Follow this dragon tree pruning guide so yours stays healthy and manageable.
We found the absolute best places to buy affordable midcentury modern furniture
Midcentury modern furniture is classy and elegant. You can shop for it at these places without breaking the bank.
Water in your basement? Do these 3 things immediately
Water in your basement is a serious problem. Here's how you can protect your home by acting quickly when your basement floods.
25 stellar staircase ideas to freshen up the look of your home
Changing up your staircase can be one way to upgrade the look of your home. We’ve got 25 ideas ranging from subtle to dramatic to help you figure it out.
How to propagate lucky bamboo in 5 easy steps so you don’t have to buy it
Lucky bamboo is a popular, unique, and aesthetic indoor plant. Here's how to propagate lucky bamboo so you don't have to buy more.
How to tell if your antique store find is actually vintage
Is your new furniture antique, vintage, or retro? Here's how you can tell whether your vintage store find is truly vintage.
Add some flavor to your Independence Day bash: Our 8 favorite 4th of July drinks
We’re taking the fun up a notch with our pick of the best tasting 4th of July drinks — if you’re into cocktails or just want a refreshing (and festive) drink!
How to clean your patio furniture cushions the right way
Patio furniture cushions endure a lot of heavy use and damage from the elements. This is how to clean outdoor cushions effectively.
8 tasty 4th of July desserts even baking novices can make
Here are eight 4th of July desserts anyone can make. Before the fireworks even start, you’ll have everyone cheering for these red, white, and blue desserts.
11 helpful tips to keep bugs out of your apartment or condo
Our 11 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.
5 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.
Can you paint cedar siding? What you need to know
Can cedar be painted? Cedar siding is beautiful on its own, but if you choose to give it a little spruce with some paint, read this first.
3 things to know about homemade laundry detergent so you don’t ruin your clothes
Does homemade laundry detergent really work? Read on to find out how effective DIY soap is, how to make it, and the pros and cons of using it.
10 Father’s Day gifts he’ll be proud to display
Give Dad something he'll be proud to call his own — and something he'll never expect. Here are 10 Father's Day gift ideas that he will love.
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).
10 simple yard cleanup tips that will make your life easier
Discover 10 simple and effective yard cleanup tips to revive your overgrown outdoor space. Learn how to create a beautiful oasis for your family to enjoy.
Can you lay sod over existing grass? What you need to know
Laying sod down is a complicated process. Is it worth it to pull up the old stuff or can you lay sod over existing grass? Find out here.
Blinds vs. curtains: Which should you choose?
Can't figure out if your room needs curtains or blinds? This guide will help you decide.
The 2 secret ingredients your laundry routine is missing
Want to up your laundry game? Here's everything you need to know about putting baking soda and vinegar in your laundry.
What’s the best paint for a kitchen table? What you need to know
Read this guide before you paint your kitchen table. We'll give you useful tips.
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.
When you should (and shouldn’t) put used coffee grounds in your garden
How do you know if you should put used coffee grounds in your garden? We’ve researched the pros and cons so you can make your own decision.
Decorating on a budget: 6 inexpensive upgrades designers swear by
If you're decorating on a budget, try these cool hacks designers love (that are totally affordable).
Eucalyptus in the shower? Here’s how to grow this fragrant plant for your spa-themed bathroom
Wish your bathroom felt like you were at the spa? Here's how to plant, care for, harvest, and hang eucalyptus in the shower for a relaxing, fragrant ambiance.
What Costco price tags really mean
Instagrammer The Freebie Guy recently posted an easy way to tell if you are getting the lowest price for an item and what the price tags mean.
The grilling and backyard cookout essentials you should absolutely get at Costco
One of the best places to do the stocking up is Costco because their prices are generally lower, and you can buy in bulk and never run out.
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 so they're fresh and sanitary.
Changes coming to mortgage fees could affect new homebuyers
The FHFA has announced an update to mortgage fees that could affect prospective homebuyers. We share what you need to know.
This Costco cake order went terribly wrong
It looks like the designer took the instructions a little too literally, making a cake that mirrored what the person ordering wanted the entire cake to be.
Keep your pool house tidy with these simple organization ideas
We’re offering some tips for creating clever storage solutions to organize pool toys and chemicals in your pool house.
How to declutter your home this summer: The ultimate checklist
Don’t let your old clutter pile up. Instead, follow this list to stay on top of your organization.
This meal prep pro made 24 dinners and only spent $67 at Costco
If you're looking to eat healthy and want to stick to a budget, this Redditor’s meal prep system just may be for you.
Protect your investment: Everything you need to know about roof cleaning
Here's a simple how-to guide on roof cleaning and what you need to know to protect your investment.
Strawberries abound at the farmers market: What to do with this tasty fruit
The best part about the farmers market is the freshness — here's why you should pick up a few extra strawberries this weekend.
How to fix a toilet handle (and 5 other bathroom fixes homeowners should know)
If this is your first time in a new home, ensure you know how to fix a toilet handle and other simple fixes to common bathroom issues.