Home Tips

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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You’ve Been Putting Garbage Bags in the Wrong Way—Here’s How

This TikTok hack teaches you the right way to get a garbage bag in the can. We can't believe we've been doing it wrong for so long!

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9 Old-School Cleaning Tricks Everyone Forgets

These tips may be old, but they'll make your house look as good as new.


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65 Truly Extraordinary Uses for Household Staples You Already Own

Reader’s Digest thoroughly vetted these genius tricks so you can finish chores, make repairs, and clean messes in a breeze.


10 Household Items You Should Repurpose in the Garden

Clean out your closets and repurpose your old or extra household items as helpful, thrifty materials in your flower and...


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With This 3-Ingredient Hack, You’ll Never Clean Your Oven the Same Way Again

This magic formula will leave your oven sparkling clean, with minimal scrubbing required.

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25 Pool Noodle Hacks That Will Improve Your Life

Those colorful foam pool toys are useful all around the house and with a few tweaks they can be even...


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15 Extraordinary Kitchen Uses for Household Objects

Who doesn't love when objects can multitask? These things you probably already have around the house can serve a new...

22 Brilliant Uses for Q-Tips That’ll Come in Handy

You know you’re not supposed to use cotton swabs to clean inside your ears (right?), so here are more uses...


14 Handy Hints for Anyone Stuck Inside

Stuck inside? Might as well make the most of it. Here are some ways to make do with what you...


56 Incredible Uses for Things You Normally Toss

Cut down on your trash and salvage some of these items.


20 Problem-Solving Uses for Club Soda

Think club soda is just a beverage or a stain remover? Think again!

How to Survive the Hot Summer Days Without the A/C

These clever, low-cost tricks will help you keep your cool when the weather's hot.


17 Cheap Kitchen Upgrades That Make a Huge Difference

Sometimes the biggest impact on a room can stem from the smallest changes. Read these tips to freshen the look...


17 Clever Home Improvement Ideas Under $200

Home improvements aren't just projects that involve a wood, hammer, and nails. Any project that makes your house more comfortable,...


The One Trick for Perfect Picture Hanging Involves a Fork

Hear us out. This will change the way you decorate.


19 Genius Uses for Ice Cubes You Had No Clue About

They're good for much more than just chilling your drink.


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34 Useful Reasons to Load Up On Lemons

When life gives you lemons, you can do more than make lemonade. From eliminating odors to juicing your daily beauty...


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Clean Your Home With Alka-Seltzer

Amaze yourself with Alka-Seltzer's problem-solving versatility.


Home and Garden Uses for Epsom Salt

Some household tricks for the salters and the shakers.


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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


10+ Ways to Get Organized With Labels

Do you label everything? Our tips will save you time and money, and make your home even more efficient!


3 Ways to Remove Bugs and Bumper Stickers on Cars

Cooking Spray When those bugs smash into your car at 55 miles (88 kilometers), per hour, they really stick. Give


How to Make Plant and Garden Stakes

Pantyhose Give your young plants and trees the support they need. Use strips of pantyhose to attach them to your

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Kitchen and Home Uses for Wax Paper

Clever uses for wax paper that you can try today!


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Helpful Home Uses for String

Polish silverware more easily To get your silverware looking that good, run a length of string through some silver polish


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Home and Garden Uses for Ladders

Make display shelving Convert a short wooden stepladder to shelving for displaying plants and collectibles. It’s as easy as one,


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Lawn and Garden Uses for Chicken Wire

Repel deer Are the deer tearing up your garden again? Here’s a simple method to keep them away: Stake chicken


Yogurt’s Garden and Health Benefits

Sure, yogurt's good for your body, but you'll never guess what else it can do!


3 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

Solutions for alleviating diaper rash.