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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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New Study: Americans Are Moving to These 2 Southern Cities (And They’re Not in Florida!)

More than half of the country's top 10 relocation destinations are in two states—can you guess which?

These Are the Best Dishwashers of 2024, According to Cleaning Pros

Get the dishes clean with one of the best dishwashers this year, whether you want something quiet, stylish or smart.


The Best Wicker Outdoor Furniture for Every Budget

Adding a wicker outdoor furniture set to your patio is an easy and functional way to spruce up an outdoor...


Will Cicadas Destroy Your Garden? 10 Things You Need to Know

Whether you find cicadas captivating or cringeworthy, you probably have one nagging question: Will my yard look the same once...


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...

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 Get Dog Pee Out of Carpet and Other Accident-Prone Spots

Accidents happen! But don't worry—here's how to get dog pee out of carpet, upholstery and more, according to cleaning experts.


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.


How to Care for Monstera Plants

These iconic split-leaf plants are a classic for a reason

The 5 Best Mini Freezers Mean Storing More Ice Cream in 2024

The best mini freezer provides additional storage without taking up a lot of space (or costing you a fortune!).


How to Do Laundry the Right Way: A Step-by-Step Guide

Here's everything you need to know about how to do laundry—from sorting to removing stains to drying—so your clothes stay...


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.


We Tested the Best Air Fryers You Can Buy in 2024—Here Are Our Favorites

If you've got the counter space, an air fryer can completely replace your oven. See what our editors had to...


7 Best Cooling Blankets for Sweat-Free Sleep, as Tested by Our Editors

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

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How to Clean Carpet So It Looks as Good as New

Carpets take a beating, but this step-by-step guide will show you how to do a routine and deep cleaning so...


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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.


I Tried a Sunrise Alarm Clock and It Dramatically Improved My Mornings

Mornings are hard as is, but the Hatch Restore 2 helps me unwind and rise with a little extra pep...


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13 Things You Never Knew You Could Put in the Dishwasher

Boots, toys, potatoes—all are dishwasher safe.


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...


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21 Small Indoor Plants for Apartment Dwellers

You don't need a green thumb—or a ton of space—for these compact beauties to brighten up your home


How to Clean a Mirror Without Leaving Any Streaks

For a streak-free shine, these expert-approved tips will teach you how to clean a mirror and leave dirt and dust...

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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...


We Got CleanTok Star Vanesa Amaro to Spill Her 10 Best Cleaning Secrets

Meet Vanesa Amaro, TikTok's "Queen of Cleaning" and the woman turning housekeeping into a party


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...


How to Get Nail Polish Out of Just About Everything

If nail polish has gotten somewhere other than your manicure, don't panic. Follow these expert tips to remove even the...


How to Care for a ZZ Plant

ZZ plant care couldn't be easier, making this beauty a great option for newbie gardeners