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These professional organizer tips and tricks can help any homeowner keep chaos at bay

Follow these professional organizer tips and tricks to organize your space -- and keep it that way.
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How to clean mirrors for a streak-free shine

Looking to get rid of streaks on your mirrors? Our guide shows how to clean mirrors perfectly using a variety of different materials.  
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5 easy ways to kill fruit flies before they take over your kitchen

It's summer. It's hot, humid, and fruit flies are everywhere. Here's how to keep them out of your kitchen.
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Here’s how to spring-clean your entire house in just 8 hours

Overwhelmed by spring cleaning? This is how to spring clean your house in 8 hours or less using tips from experts and super clean sources.
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It’s official: We’re not dusting our houses nearly enough

Dyson’s 2022 Global Dust Study investigated global cleaning habits. Here’s what you need to know — as well as some advice on how to eliminate dust.
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A rooftop garden is the summer oasis you need: Your ultimate care guide

Rooftop gardens can be attractive, healing, tranquil spots. This is what you need to know before you start one.
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5 amazing ways to replace kitchen cabinets on a tight budget

Here's how you can go about replacing kitchen cabinets on a tight budget. You'll love these affordable kitchen design ideas.
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5 things you should always buy at Costco (and 4 you really shouldn’t)

Wondering what to buy at Costco? These are some of the best deals — and some of the worst.
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Looking for the best affordable mattress? Sleep experts weigh in

What's the best affordable mattress? Sleep experts reveal what to look for.
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Supply shortages are messing with this Costco favorite

Unfortunately, there have been some changes to the Costco mac and cheese — here’s what you need to know.

How to completely refresh your kitchen (no renovation skills required)

You don't need to undergo a whole remodel to refresh your kitchen. With these no-renovation kitchen tips, you can get a whole new look.
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Revealed: How much home renovation projects actually cost

What are the most popular home remodeling projects? And how much are homeowners spending? Read on to find out.
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Keep it or toss it? 3 genius living room organizing tips you need

Decluttering the living room can be daunting — tackle tough jobs with these living room organizing tips.
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How to plant flowers in 6 simple steps for a vibrant, colorful garden

If you're new to gardening, this is the only guide you'll ever need for how to plant flowers.
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This is the secret to getting your family to love salad

Salad isn't many people's favorite meal, but Mexican salad is delicious enough to sway some opinions.
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We know how much EVs will raise your electricity bill

Wondering how much an EV charger will raise your electricity bill? This is what you can expect when charging an electric car at home.
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6 heartfelt Mother’s Day gift ideas that cost less than $50 to make

These Mother's Day gift ideas are from the heart and aren't that expensive to make.
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Save money on spring cleaning: 8 creative ways to get cleaning supplies cheap

Do you spend too much on cleaning solutions? Try these hacks to get cleaning supplies cheap.
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Avoid surprise repairs: 77% of new homeowners face these unexpected costs

There are a lot more first-time homebuyers taking the plunge these days. These are the lessons you should learn before you join them.
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Reality check: This is where Americans are actually moving

Have New Yorkers really moved to the Sun Belt in droves since the pandemic started? The places Americans are buying homes might surprise you.
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Southern-style goodness: How to cook amazing vegan collard greens

Collard greens are perfect for a rich, homestyle meal, but they don't require meat to taste delicious. Here's how to make fantastic vegan collard greens.
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3 foods you should be eating if you want to live longer (and 1 you should avoid)

Find out which food products can help you live longer, and which foods are actually hurting you.
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10 easy vegetarian casseroles for a no-stress meal

These make-ahead vegetarian casseroles are filling and delicious.
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How to bring dull, neglected brass hardware back to life

Whether it's your doorknobs or cabinet handles, brass hardware can become dull. Here's how to make it look like new again.
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Give your outdoor space an easy makeover: How to clean concrete

This spring, revive your driveway and patio by cleaning your concrete.
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4 healthy ways to prepare eggplant (with just 5 ingredients!)

These eggplant recipes are good for you — and you've probably got everything you need stocked in your kitchen already.
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The totally normal household items that freak your dog out

Does your dog get scared every time you use one of these household items? They're not alone. Here's how you can make your home a safe space for pets.
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4 fantastic items Costco shoppers swear by for healthier eating

These are the Costco healthy foods regular shoppers tell us are their go-to favorites.
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Review: The Helt Utility Work Shirt is our new favorite kitchen-only apparel

Want to look professional while working in your home kitchen? The Helt Utility Work Shirt is a favorite of professionals we think fits in just as well at home.
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A mouthwatering treat: How to make restaurant-quality lamb saag

When you're looking for a comforting curry, there's nothing better than lamb saag. Here's how to make it just like your favorite Indian restaurant.
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Do you feel financially secure? 6 incredible tips for a better future

Discover how much money Americans think they need to be economically healthy and learn a few tips to gain more financial security.
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These easy Easter dinner ideas will make your holiday meal a hit

Need some inspiration for your Easter dinner (that won't require hours of work)? Try these ideas.
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4 things real estate experts say you should know about the housing market

We talked to real estate experts about what they're seeing and what they want to see more of in today's market to help buyers and sellers alike.
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10 easy ways to save money on furniture (without sacrificing style)

Want that gorgeous couch or dining room table without blowing your budget? Here's how to save.
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Nextdoor really wants you to get to know your neighbors (virtually)

Nextdoor is rolling out new features designed to help you befriend your neighbors. We've got a few ideas, too.
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How to budget for a home remodel: 7 expert tips you definitely need

Don't set your remodel budget without following this expert advice.
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7 fancy Easter egg decorating ideas that everyone will covet

Want to up your Easter egg decorating game? Everyone you know will absolutely covet these Easter egg decorating ideas.
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Your favorite meal delivery apps prove you should be cooking at home more often

Food delivery apps are wrecking the restaurant industry. The ones we're using most are likely ruining our diets, too.
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Buyer beware: 10 questions you absolutely must ask before purchasing a house

Before deciding on a house, these are the questions you're going to want answered.
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3 quick chicken dinner recipes that come together in 20 minutes or less

These chicken dinner ideas come together quickly and are great for the whole family.
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Add a pop of color to your home this April with these 8 gorgeous, vibrant blooms

Your home could do with a pop of color. These beautiful blooms fit the bill.
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Make spring cleanup easy: The only home maintenance checklist you’ll ever need

Make sure you check these to-do items off your list for a well-maintained home this spring.
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How to make Swedish meatballs even tastier than IKEA’s

Love the comforting taste of Swedish meatballs? This is how to make Swedish meatballs everyone will love.
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Your kitchen sponge is way more disgusting than you think

We all want a clean kitchen, but is a sponge really the best method? Here's what you need to know about this cleaning tool.
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Brighten up your walkway with landscape lighting: What you need to know

Add some curb appeal — and safety measures — with outdoor lighting. Here's what you should know.
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What buyers need to know to get their dream home in a fierce seller’s market

Looking for a new home? Buyers are borrowing more money than ever.
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Simplify your morning routine: 6 easy breakfasts everyone will rave about

Brunch menus don't have to be complicated. These easy recipes use simple ingredients, but still pack a flavorful punch.
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8 terrible Trader Joe’s shopping mistakes you’re probably guilty of

From your Trader Joe's shopping list to your in-store behavior, here are a few mistakes you should avoid to ensure your next Trader Joe’s trip is stress-free.
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Secrets revealed: 7 incredible spring cleaning tips the experts swear by

If you wish you could fast forward to the part where your home is perfectly neat and tidy, then try some spring cleaning tips from the experts themselves.
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This might be the worst time to sell your home and relocate

Now may be a terrible time to buy a new home. With housing prices and interest rates rising, it's a tough time to relocate.