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Introducing a Hot 'New' Friend
Introducing a Hot ‘New’ Friend

On my recent maiden voyage to the wilderness of Alaska, I was faced with the prospect of no heat… >>

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How To Organize Your Wrapping Supplies

The holidays are over. The trees have been trimmed, the gifts exchanged, and if you’re anything… >>

Home Sweet Home Center: Shopping Tips
Home Sweet Home Center: Shopping Tips

Tomorrow is Saturday, so the odds are good I'll end up at Home Depot at some point. There's a… >>

Gift (Wrap) Green This Holiday
Gift (Wrap) Green This Holiday

There's nothing quite like tearing into a beautifully wrapped present, but let's admit the… >>

Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work
Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work

I've painstakingly nurtured windowsill basil plants, and shooed ambitious animals out of past… >>

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The Best Cleaning Tips and Tricks for a Dinner Party

Try these ten clever uses for everyday household items and you'll have your home party-ready in no… >>

13 Things Your Arborist Won’t Tell You

Find out what you need to know about keeping your trees healthy and lush from the professionals. >>

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10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners

Love to garden? These tips from The Family Handyman will help you be faster, cleaner, and more… >>

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20 Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes

"What are you going to be for Halloween?" It’s the question that animates kids’ conversations… >>

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Home Improvement: 4 Ingenious Organization Tips

Simplify spring-cleaning with these smart—and unlikely—space savers. >>

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Zero Waste Uses for Eggs, Eggshells, and Egg Cartons

The ultra-utilitarian egg is a kitchen staple, but it has several other surprising uses around the… >>

More Things Your Arborist Won’t Tell You

Find out what to look for in a reliable tree service. >>

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6 Extraordinary Uses for Dishwashing Soap

Who knew? Dishwashing soap isn't just for scrubbing plates—see how the liquid can kill ants, beat… >>

Making Sense of Scents
Making Sense of Scents

How do we harness the power of scent in our daily lives? ReadyMade.com recently asked five… >>

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How to Fix 11 Common Lawn Problems

Improve your grass when it comes to weeds, bare patches, mushrooms, seasonal swamp, and more. >>

10 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow at Home
10 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow at Home

In his new book, Grow Your Own Drugs, ethnobotanist James Wong explains how anyone can make… >>

3 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash
3 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

Solutions for alleviating diaper rash. >>

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Party Ideas Worth Copying: 4th of July Pictures and DIY Crafts

Celebrate our nation with these fun craft ideas and easy projects from these 4th of July pictures. >>

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Like New: 8 Common Garden and Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Save time and money by using household items for common repairs, like a torn window screen or leaky… >>

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How to Clean Silver: 13 Weird Tricks That Really Work

Make your tarnished silver and dull jewelry shine like new after a cleaning with these common… >>