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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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This ingenious hack for how to wash white sheets is amazing

White sheets are stunning, but they get dull and dingy. Here's how to wash white sheets to get crisp, gorgeous linens after every wash with this hack.
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6 fantastic organizational podcasts we’re obsessed with

Feeling overwhelmed by the mess? These amazing organizational podcasts have some great tips for cleaning, decluttering, and more.
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How to clean your basement floor drain and avoid major issues

Keep your home in great shape from top to bottom. Here's how to clean your clogged basement floor drain.
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Decorative fairy light ideas that work in any room in your home

You love the twinkle they create but aren't sure how to hang fairy lights. We've got the very best fairy light ideas to cozy up your home.
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This simple change will make your bathroom feel ultra luxurious

Your bathroom towels can make a big difference in your design. This is how to hang towels in a bathroom to elevate the aesthetic of the space.
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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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The 10 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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Is September a good time to sell your home?

Should you sell your home in September? Is now the best time? We've got the info you need.
vegan roll

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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How to make insecticide out of essential oils

You can get effective pest control results the natural way by making essential oil insecticide. We've put together the best tips.
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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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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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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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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.
Chicken casserole

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.
EV car charging

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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The most effective ways to finally fix that annoyingly squeaky door

Does your obnoxiously noisy door drive you nuts every day? Here's how to fix a squeaky door for some much-needed, blissful silence.
Avocado toast with eggs on white plate and table

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

Why are plants important to have in your home? Discover some science-backed reasons why you should start shopping for houseplants today!
Woman putting dirty clothes in 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.
Woman sitting at desk in a work from home office

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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
Person holding two Styrofoam carry-out containers

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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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.
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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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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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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!
Instant Pot on a table

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.
Two wooden chairs next to each other: one is painted red and one is natural wood

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.
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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.
Interior of a house. Mustard yellow velvet loveseat. Living room with midcentury modern furniture. Concrete floor. Vintage carpet. Eclectic living room.

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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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.
Lucky bamboo in small pot on wooden table.

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.
Vintage chest as a living room coffee table

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.
Friends making a toast to celebrate 4th of July holiday

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!
Three cushions on backyard bench

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.
Red, white, and blue theme cupcakes with USA flags for Independence Day

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.
Dead bug with pest control sign

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.
Cedar siding on a cabom

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.
Close-up of a woman holding a wicker laundry basket with white clothes

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.
Girl surprising her dad with a Father's Day gift

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.
Man laying sod over dirt

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.
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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 plant in shower

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.
Costco card and receipt

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.