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

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

The worst part of buying new things — plates, bowls, furniture — is trying to get the annoying sticker off. Here's how to clean sticker residue.
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25 stellar staircase ideas to freshen up the look of your home

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.
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We all love Costco samples, but doing these 6 things will make everyone hate you

We all love Costco samples, but doing these 6 things will make everyone hate you

Costco samples are definitely at the top of the list of reasons to love Costco. Here's what Costco samplers say you should never do.
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How to propagate lucky bamboo in 5 easy steps so you don’t have to buy it

How to propagate lucky bamboo in 5 easy steps so you don’t have to buy it

Lucky bamboo is the perfect indoor plant. Here's how to propagate lucky bamboo so you don't have to buy it.
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10 appetizing recipes that make sweet potatoes a healthy part of your meal

10 appetizing recipes that make sweet potatoes a healthy part of your meal

There are plenty of ways to eat sweet potatoes that don't include a marshmallow topping. Try these healthy recipes.
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How to maximize closet space: Our 9 best tips and tricks

How to maximize closet space: Our 9 best tips and tricks

Is your closet overstuffed, disorganized, and overcluttered? Here's how to organize your closet to maximize your space.
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8 enchanting living room lighting ideas to brighten any home

8 enchanting living room lighting ideas to brighten any home

Consider these fantastic living room lighting ideas that work in any space.
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This simple change will make your bathroom feel ultra luxurious

This simple change will make your bathroom feel ultra luxurious

This is how to hang towels in a bathroom to elevate the aesthetic of the space.
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The Mediterranean diet actually works — try these tasty recipes and see

The Mediterranean diet actually works — try these tasty recipes and see

Trying the Mediterranean diet? Try these healthy recipes that will keep you on track.
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Change is here: Why all buyers and sellers need to be wary of the housing market

Change is here: Why all buyers and sellers need to be wary of the housing market

For so long, the housing market has been a seller’s market. The tides are starting to shift — but how will buyers and sellers be affected?
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6 kinds of perennials that bloom all summer for a gorgeous garden all season

6 kinds of perennials that bloom all 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.
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Glass vs. plastic containers: Which food storage option should you choose?

Glass vs. plastic containers: Which food storage option should you choose?

Plastic containers are under scrutiny, but is glass worth the hype? We give you everything you need to know.
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Do you need to wash walls before painting? The honest truth

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

Washing your walls before you paint is a cumbersome task — is it necessary? Here's what you need to know.
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Smelly dishwasher problems solved: How to get a fresh, clean kitchen

Smelly dishwasher problems solved: How to get a fresh, clean kitchen

Don't let a smelly dishwasher ruin your kitchen. This is how to clean it properly.
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Our favorite electric toothbrush is $60 off for Prime Day

Our favorite electric toothbrush is $60 off for Prime Day

Are you bored with the routine of brushing your teeth each day? This Oral-B Electric Toothbrush Prime Day deal will make brushing way more fun.
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Prime Day deals: Why you need the Shark cordless vacuum for easy house cleaning

Prime Day deals: Why you need the Shark cordless vacuum for easy house cleaning

This affordable alternative to a Dyson cordless vacuum had dropped down to $200 at Best Buy.
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Rustic but modern: Why water trough gardening may be right for you

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.
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Save on smart light bulbs: Get 2 for $10 on Prime Day

Save on smart light bulbs: Get 2 for $10 on Prime Day

Save money and light up your home for less with this smart light bulb Prime Day deal giving you two smart light bulbs for $10.
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This amazing Instant Pot coffee maker is almost half off for Prime Day 2022

This amazing Instant Pot coffee maker is almost half off for Prime Day 2022

Buying this Instant Pot Solo Prime Day deal will ensure you get a delicious cup of coffee just how you like it every day.
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Prime Day deal alert: Save 56% on Shark’s self-emptying robot vacuum

Prime Day deal alert: Save 56% on Shark’s self-emptying robot vacuum

This Shark robot vacuum Prime Day deal from Walmart will let you enjoy the convenience of a self-emptying feature for just $265, following a $334 discount.
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Prime Day: Save $60 on the beloved KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Prime Day: Save $60 on the beloved KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Right now, Walmart is offering an incredible KitchenAid Mixer Prime Day deal and you can save $60.
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Year-round lighting: The best all-weather outdoor string lights we’ve seen yet

Year-round lighting: The best all-weather outdoor string lights we’ve seen yet

The warm glow of all-weather outdoor string lights creates a charming mood. Create a relaxing haven in your own home for all seasons.
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5 simple ways to make veggie fajitas even tastier

5 simple ways to make veggie fajitas even tastier

Use these tips and tricks to make the most delicious veggie fajitas.
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What are kaleidoscope roses and can you grow them in your yard?

What are kaleidoscope roses and can you grow them in your yard?

Kaleidoscope roses are beautiful and 100 percent real. Check out how you can create these one-of-a-kind beauties at home in just a few simple steps.
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Can shaving cream really get rid of gross smells in your bathroom?

Can shaving cream really get rid of gross smells in your bathroom?

From urine to mildew to a sewer smell in your bathroom, we've got the tips and tricks you need for a fresh-scented, clean-smelling space.
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4 outstanding benefits of setting up outdoor light timers

4 outstanding benefits of setting up outdoor light timers

Thinking about getting outdoor light timers? This is why you need them.
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How to clean laminate floors: The do’s and don’ts to help them last forever

How to clean laminate floors: The do’s and don’ts to help them last forever

This is how to clean laminate floors the right way, so you can have a gleaming, gorgeous home.
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Add some flavor to your Independence Day bash: Our 7 favorite 4th of July drinks

Add some flavor to your Independence Day bash: Our 7 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!   
costco deli comfort meals homemade ground beef meatloaf with ketchup and spices

These incredible Costco deli meals will make your dinner prep so much easier

These incredible Costco deli meals will make your dinner prep so much easier

These delicious Costco comfort meals are the perfect pick for those exhausting nights when you just don't feel like cooking.
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7 tasty 4th of July desserts even baking novices can make

7 tasty 4th of July desserts even baking novices can make

Here are seven 4th of July desserts anyone can make. Before the fireworks even start, you’ll have everyone cheering for these red, white, and blue desserts.
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What to grow in your apartment balcony vegetable garden

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.
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Stock your fridge and pantry: The only Mediterranean diet food list you need

Stock your fridge and pantry: The only Mediterranean diet food list you need

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy way to eat, and with this Mediterranean diet food list, you'll always have something delicious to eat.
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Bulletproof coffee: The benefits and drawbacks of this morning trend

Bulletproof coffee: The benefits and drawbacks of this morning trend

Bulletproof coffee is becoming a popular drink, with many benefits and potential downsides. We list its advantages and disadvantages
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Make your 4th of July party stellar with these 9 amazing tips

Make your 4th of July party stellar with these 9 amazing tips

We've rounded up our top tips and 4th of July party ideas that will make your Independence Day gathering one to remember.
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Yes, you do need to separate your laundry — these 5 steps make it easier

Yes, you do need to separate your laundry — these 5 steps make it easier

Our laundry guide will keep your clothes looking bright and new. This is what you need to know about sorting and separating your laundry.
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We found the absolute best places to buy affordable midcentury modern furniture

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.
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What to consider before you start a DIY entertainment center project

What to consider before you start a DIY entertainment center project

Entertainment centers can be a multipurpose addition to your home. Our guide will help custom-build the right one for you.
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Class up your backyard barbecue with this one simple addition

Class up your backyard barbecue with this one simple addition

Mediterranean pasta salad is the light, delicious addition that will elevate any outdoor get-together.
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When you should (and shouldn’t) put used coffee grounds in your garden

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.
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What your Costco receipt color really means (and other questions answered)

What your Costco receipt color really means (and other questions answered)

There are many questions about Costco receipts: What do the different colors mean? Do you need them for returns? And just why does Costco check receipts?
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Decorating on a budget: 5 inexpensive upgrades designers swear by

Decorating on a budget: 5 inexpensive upgrades designers swear by

If you're decorating on a budget, try these cool hacks designers love (that are totally affordable).
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You can make these healthy, delicious pork chop recipes in just 30 minutes

You can make these healthy, delicious pork chop recipes in just 30 minutes

Get delicious, savory pork chops in 30 minutes with these outstanding recipes.
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How to clean baseboards: The easiest method ever for this super annoying task

How to clean baseboards: The easiest method ever for this super annoying task

Dirty, dusty baseboards ruin the look of any room. Here's the easiest and most effective way to clean these hard to reach spots.
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5 incredible reasons you should add plants to your home right now

5 incredible reasons you should add plants to your home right now

Why are plants important to have in your home? Count the reasons why (we did).
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Why carbon steel pans are the only ones experienced cooks reach for

Why carbon steel pans are the only ones experienced cooks reach for

Carbon steel pans are recommended by the pros for a reason. Here's how a carbon steel pan can upgrade your cooking experience.
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Homeownership 101: How to program your garage door opener

Homeownership 101: How to program your garage door opener

A garage door opener is a convenience most homeowners love. This is how to program yours.
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DIY more closet space today: How to build a wooden clothing rack

DIY more closet space today: How to build a wooden clothing rack

This is how to build a wooden clothing rack and instantly double your available closet space.
how to cook beef cheek meat cheeks with mashed potatoes

Beef cheek meat: The super cheap thing you’re not buying that will elevate your dinner game (really!)

Beef cheek meat: The super cheap thing you’re not buying that will elevate your dinner game (really!)

Avoid tough meat — this is how to cook beef cheek meat so they're tender and tasty.
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7 super inventive ways to organize a small kitchen we learned on TikTok

7 super inventive ways to organize a small kitchen we learned on TikTok

We love these cool ways to organize a small kitchen, and you will, too.
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Can you grow bamboo from seeds? Yes — if you follow this handy guide

Can you grow bamboo from seeds? Yes — if you follow this handy guide

Want to grow a bamboo plant from scratch? We discuss how to grow bamboo seeds into flourishing plants with the right care and conditions.