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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12 Things Homeowners Should Check in Winter

Be prepared this winter by keeping an eye on these things in your home.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Salt on Concrete

You really need to avoid those ice melters!



What Is the Best Temperature for a House in Winter?

Heating the home during winter is crucial to comfy living. Learn what the best temperature is to set your thermostat...


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What Are Thermostat Ghost Readings?

Ghost thermostat readings aren't supernatural, but they can suck the life out of your energy budget. Here is what they...

If You Haven’t Winterized Your Grill, You Should ASAP

Now’s the time to pack away your grill before it’s covered with a foot of snow. We'll show you how!


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 been cold in...

Smart Ways to Save Energy Costs in Winter

Don’t get stuck with impossible insulation or a failing furnace. Instead, use these savvy ways to save energy and freeze...


Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter

With these home tips, your house will be all set for the cold months.


6 Simple Ways to Slash Your Winter Energy Bills

These simple DIY insulation projects from AARP The Magazine can help you save up to $1,000 on your energy bills...


How to Winter Proof Your Home

Have you covered all your bases?