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There’s no place like home—especially when it’s in tip-top shape. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning and organizing tricks, affordable decor ideas, DIY hacks, and more. Warning: Once you’ve got everything just the way you want it, you may never want to leave!

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    40 Inspiring Patio Decor Ideas That Are Still in Stock

    It’s not too late! Create your own private oasis in a flash with these easy and affordable tips from design...

    How to Unshrink Clothes (and Prevent Them from Doing So in the First Place)

    All hope isn't lost if you find your favorite clothing no longer fits after a trip through the dryer. Learn...

    How to Shrink Clothes the Right Way

    Here's how to shrink cotton, denim, and polyester for clothes that fit closer to the way you want them.

    The Best Labor Day Mattress Sales of 2021

    These Labor Day mattress deals are the stuff that dreams are made of. Labor Day sales are the best time...

    The 12 Best Cooling Pillows for a Good Night’s Sleep

    Get some quality shut-eye with these innovative cooling pillows that will keep you from waking up hot-headed.

    If You See a Painted Purple Fence, This Is What It Means

    Knowing about purple paint laws can help you stay on the right path when driving or hiking in an unfamiliar...

    50 Organizing Tips You’ll Wish You Knew All Along

    You may think you own your stuff—but it actually owns you. Using these simple pro organizing ideas will help you...

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    This Is the Most Mosquito-Infested City in America

    Mosquitos are an annoying summer bug, but for this West Coast city, they're a huge problem.

    13 Most Reliable Appliance Brands, According to Consumer Reports

    Trust us: You won’t want to buy a new appliance without reading this first.

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    101 Things Every Homeowner Must Know

    Being a homeowner has its challenges, but being a knowledgeable DIYer can make things a lot easier. Check out this...

    How to Organize Your Pantry for Smarter Storage (and Faster Food Prep)

    These pantry organization ideas are not only easy to follow, but they'll also save you time and money.

    Here’s Why You Should Always Turn Off Your Bathroom Fan Before You Leave for Vacation

    Leaving the fan on for an extended period of time can cause dangerous wear to the motor, experts say.

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    14+ Homemade Cleaners That Get Your Home Sparkling, According to Pros

    You don’t need pricey, store-bought products to clean your home. These DIY solutions are easy to make, affordable, and incredibly...

    Here’s How Often You Need to Replace 17 Common Household Items

    Parting is such sweet (but necessary) sorrow.

    The Best Window Air Conditioners, According to Appliance Experts

    Find the right window air conditioner for your space and you’ll stay cool all summer long—and save a bundle in...

    The 12 Best Cooling Bed Sheets to Help You Sleep Through the Night

    Now you can drift off to dreamland and snuggle up sweat-free!

    If You See White Flakes in Water from Your Tap, This Is What It Means

    If you see white flakes swirling around in your drinking water, don't panic. There's a simple explanation.

    Here’s Why You Should Close Your Bedroom Door at Night

    It may not seem like a big deal, but when it comes to you and your family's safety, it's vital....

    The Best Portable Air Conditioners to Keep You Cool in Any Space

    We've rounded up the coolest portable air conditioners you can buy online.

    11 Best Inflatable Pools You’ll Use Every Day This Summer

    Cool off fast with an easy-to-set-up inflatable pool for every sized backyard.

    60+ Clever Ways to Lower Your Household Bills and Save Money

    Water bills, energy bills, cell phone bills—oh, my! Here’s how to cut costs on every household bill to yield big...

    14 Kiddie Pools to Keep Children, Dogs, and Adults Cool This Summer

    Who says kiddie pools are just for kids? These backyard must-haves are perfect for anyone who needs a break from...

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    15 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

    Love flowers but think your garden doesn't get enough sun? These shade flowers grow happily even without a lot of...

    46 Kitchen Organization Ideas You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

    If your cooking space is getting out of hand, it's time for a makeover. These tricks will make your kitchen...

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    12 Things You Shouldn’t Pour Down the Drain

    It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...

    10 Mosquito Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

    Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?

    13 Things You Never Knew You Could Put in the Dishwasher

    Boots, toys, potatoes—all are dishwasher safe.

    10 Best Electric Tea Kettles, According to an Appliance Expert

    It’s time for an upgrade! These top-rated electric tea kettles just might change your life—or at least your mornings.