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14 Ways Every Homeowner Should Prepare for a Power Outage

Due to an aging power grid, power outages are more common than they used to be. And things won’t… >>

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Why Not Recycle Your Old CDs Into These 7 Gorgeous Crafts?

Dust off your old CD collection and create stunningly sparkly earrings, purses, mirrors, and more. >>

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15+ Simple Dusting Tricks

Using some expected tools will make dusting one of the easiest chores on your to-do list >>

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10 Tricks to Thaw Frozen Pipes (So They Don’t Burst and Wreck Your House)

A little ice can tear open a water supply line. That’s bad enough, but the real disaster often… >>

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Freezing at Home? 7 Simple Things You Can Do to Heat Up a Cold Room

Some rooms are always cold in winter, some rooms get cold occasionally, and some that have never… >>

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Cut Home Heating Costs: 10 Tricks Savvy Homeowners Do

In most homes, especially older ones, sealing air leaks is the easiest, most efficient place to… >>

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5 Universal Design Needs for Aging in Place

If you'd like to grow older at home (known as aging in place), you'll need to consider these… >>

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To Catch an Identity Thief

"I hunted down the woman who stole my life." >>

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8 Spring-Cleaning Tips to Get It Done Faster

Get a jump on spring-cleaning this year by focusing on these essentials. >>

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16 Unexpected Uses for Toothpaste

Thought it was just for maintaining a healthy smile? Guess again! Toothpaste has a host of uses… >>

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3 Little Survival Tools You Can Make With Random Things Around Your House

How bizarre survival tools (like a tuna can, old bra, and lip balm) can help you survive power… >>

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6 Homemade Air Fresheners That Smell Like Your Favorite Stores

There's something about your favorite store and its irresistible aroma. Good news: You don't have… >>

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How to Make Your Own Air Freshener

You'll never buy a commercial air freshener again after you've made your own! >>

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13+ Secrets Personal Organizers Would Never Tell You for Free

Industry experts reveal the dirty details to help keep your home organized and clean. >>

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Pumpkin Carving Patterns: Fun Ideas from 27 Free Stencils

Get ideas to get carving: While lots of pumpkin decorating ideas don't involve a knife at all,… >>

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Coffee Grounds: 6 Ways to Reuse Them

Here are a handful of reasons not to toss your coffee grounds and to use them in the garden, for… >>

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11 Homemade Easter Egg Dyes

Skip the kit and try coloring Easter eggs naturally with homemade dyes that use coffee, onions… >>

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20+ Extraordinary Uses for the Junk in Your Garage

Find double duty for your recycling, sports gear, hardware, and more while bringing organization… >>

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Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden

Plant these popular herbs in your garden like basil, thyme, and dill, and enjoy some… >>

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6 Golden Rules for Planning a Garden

Most successful gardens have foundation plants, trees and shrubs, and ground cover, along with… >>