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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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How to Use Baking Soda in Laundry to Remove Smells and More

It’s all natural, safe and cheap. If you haven’t been using baking soda in your laundry, you’ll want to start after reading this!

Procter & Gamble Is Recalling 8.2 Million Bags of Laundry Detergent Pods—Here’s Why

This recall affects at least 17 types of laundry pods, including Tide Pods and Gain Flings. Here's a full list...


It’s Time to Stop Using Your Vintage Corelle Dinnerware—Here’s Why

If you have a set of Corelle dishes from before 2005, then this is a must-read


30 Genius WD-40 Uses for Your Home—Inside and Out

Learn about the many surprising ways WD-40 can clean and protect items all around your home, outdoor space and more


How to Use Vinegar in Laundry to Eradicate Smells and More

If you’re not using vinegar in laundry, you’re missing out! Here’s how to get fresher, softer, brighter clothes—naturally.

I Camp More Than 30 Days Every Year—Here’s the Mosquito Repellent I’ll Never Forget to Pack

As senior shopping editor and Reader's Digest's in-house camping expert, here's why I'll never camp without a Thermacell again.


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8 Best Cooling Blankets for Hot Sleepers

Hot sleepers, rejoice. These cooling blankets will help you stay cool and comfortable in the heat of the night.

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11 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Clean with Dish Soap

This humble, grease-fighting superstar is stronger than you think.


16 Kitchen Cabinet Organizers That Solve Any Storage Complaint

Make better use of storage space with these kitchen cabinet organizers.


Review: I Tried The Mila Air Purifier And My House Has Never Felt So Clean

The Mila Air Purifier is a smart appliance that gives an in-depth look into your home's air quality and leaves...


How to Get Crayon Off the Wall in Minutes

Did your kids surprise you with some new artwork? Here’s how to get crayon off walls quickly and easily, according...

Should You Be Adding Aluminum Foil to Your Dryer? We Put the TikTok Hack to the Test

TikTok users swear by this laundry hack, but can you really beat static cling with aluminum foil? We tested the...


How to Clean Every Type of Floor Quickly and Easily

With these expert-recommended techniques and tools, cleaning floors is a cinch. Here's what you need to know about wood, marble,...


How to Use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for a Sparkling Home

Curious about cleaning with this magical mystery sponge? Our experts explain what it is and how to use a Magic...


Review: Keep the Bathroom Floor Slip- and Drip-Free With This Hygienic Stone Bath Mat

Never step on a soggy bath mat again, thanks to the Sutera stone bath mat.


Best Vacuums for Hardwood Floors of 2023, According to Cleaning Pros

You can trust your home to the best vacuums for hardwood floors, which are specially designed to clean thoroughly yet...

How to Use Neem Oil on Plants to Protect Against Pests

Knock out nasty plant pests with the natural, safe and environmentally friendly pesticide neem oil


15 Spice Storage Ideas That Make So Much Sense

Spice storage ideas don't have to be complicated or expensive, but they can make a world of difference in the...


21 Best Tips for Organized Kitchen Counters That Will Keep Even the Messiest Space Tidy

Here’s how to create perfectly organized kitchen counters and keep them clutter-free every day—with minimal effort


How to Clean Every Type of Shower Quickly and Easily

Think you know how to clean a shower? If you’re not following these tips for tile, stone and more, you...


Why You Should Keep Chalk in Your Kitchen—and 11 Other Surprisingly Handy Items You’ll Use All...

Here's what you should keep on hand in the kitchen to speed up cooking and help organize your space


How to Load a Dishwasher the Right Way

Think you know how to load a dishwasher? Our experts do. Here's how to make your dishes shine.


How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets Inside and Out

Beautiful kitchen cabinets really catch the eye—and just about everything that splatters, smears or spills. Here's how to clean kitchen...


How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets for Faster, Easier Meal Prep

Say "so long" to a cluttered kitchen. This simple guide will teach you how to organize kitchen cabinets in a...


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Liquid vs. Powder Detergent vs. Pods: Which Is Best for Your Laundry?

Laundry experts break down the pros and cons of powder vs. liquid detergent, as well as pods. Find out which...

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42 Kitchen Organization Ideas for a Clutter-Free Space

If your countertops and cupboards are getting out of hand, it's time for a makeover. Get started with these expert...


How to Use Rice Water on Plants to Make Your Garden Thrive

Reduce kitchen waste and grow a healthier garden—both indoors and out!—by making your own rice water for plants


Clever Ways to Organize Pots and Pans of All Shapes and Sizes

Say goodbye to the unruly pots and pans taking up too much space in your kitchen. These savvy storage strategies...


11 Things You Shouldn’t Store on Top of Your Fridge

All that real estate looks pretty tempting. But a safety expert and a firefighter explain why you shouldn't store stuff...


11 Polite Habits House Cleaners Secretly Hate—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but these "helpful" habits don't help your house cleaner at all


How to Get Paint Out of Clothes: 3 Methods That Actually Work

Whether you're dealing with acrylic, latex, oil-based or dried paint stains, here's how to get paint out of clothes, according...