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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30 Stylish Hostess Gifts for Every Occasion—And Budget

Bring one of these hostess gifts to the party, and you'll definitely get an invite back.

10 Ways to Unwrinkle Your Clothing Without an Iron

No time to iron? Don't panic. These tips will have you smoothed out in no time.


The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...


Here’s How to Wash “Dry Clean Only” Clothes at Home

If you forgot to drop your clothes off at the dry cleaners, and the "lucky" suit you want to wear...


12 Best Air Fresheners for Your Home

Sweet smells are just a click away.

How to Do Laundry: A Step-by-Step Guide

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about doing laundry, from sorting to detergents to the best washer and dryer...


30 Best Scented Candles to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Whether you prefer the scent of Paris or your grandma's kitchen, we've got the perfect match for you.

How to Tell If You’re Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

Even when laundry is filthy, smelly, and stained, more detergent isn't better.


This $7 Grout Cleaner Is All Over TikTok—Here’s Why

If your grout is gross and you hate spending hours scrubbing your bathroom tiles, Zep Grout Cleaner just may change...


How to Wash a Down Comforter the Right Way

Washing a down comforter at home is a lot easier than you think! Follow these simple steps for the cleanest,...


14 Creative Uses for Dryer Sheets You Never Knew About

What are dryer sheets for? A whole lot more than banishing static from your laundry. These genius dryer sheet uses will...

How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Temperature for Your Clothes

Switch most loads to this expert-recommended washing machine water temperature, and you could save up to $150 a year.


How to Get Stinky Smells Out of Your Clothes

Need to remove mildew, smoke, or other offensive odors from your clothing? Here's exactly how to do it—quickly and easily.


17 Best Laundry Detergents, According to Cleaning Experts

Have you been using the same detergent forever? It might be time to change things up with these expert-recommended picks...


How to Wash a Baseball Hat So It Doesn’t Lose Its Shape

If your favorite baseball cap has seen better days, follow these steps to clean it—without ruining it.


The Best Washer and Dryer Sets for 2021

With technology that will save you time and money, these top-rated sets are about to become your new best friends—and...

9 Best Dryer Sheets for the Softest, Best-Smelling Clothes

Say goodbye to static and wrinkles, and hello to soft, fresh-smelling fabrics.


How to Clean Your Washing Machine, According to Laundry Experts

Experts share step-by-step instructions for how to clean a washing machine (both inside and out)—plus how often you should do...


A Guide to Laundry Symbols: Find Out What Those Washing Symbols Mean

You know those hieroglyphic-like laundry symbols on clothing labels? They relay important cleaning information. Here's what they mean and how to...


60 Easy Thanksgiving Decorations That Will Impress Your Guests

The turkey may be the main event, but your decor really sets the tone for this heartwarming holiday.


9 Best Dryer Balls to Reduce Drying Time

It's a win-win with dryer balls, which save on drying time and help the environment.


Steamer vs. Iron: Which Is Better for Your Clothes?

In the steamer vs. iron debate, the decision comes down to fabric. Here is everything you need to know about...


68 Clever, Stylish Housewarming Gifts Everyone Will Appreciate

Looking for the perfect gift for a new homeowner? Here are 68 brilliant ideas for every type of person—and every...


How to Wash Pillows the Right Way

Pillows need cleaning too. Here's how to wash pillows correctly, plus how often you should be doing it.

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HE vs. Traditional Washing Machines: What’s the Difference?

A point-by-point guide to everything you need to know about HE and traditional washing machines.


8 Best Steam Irons, According to Clothing Experts

Looking for the best steam iron for your clothes? These are the steam irons the pros recommend for getting your...


How to Select the Best Dryer Settings for Your Clothes

Protect your clothes and save energy (and money!) by choosing the right dryer settings for your laundry needs.


Liquid vs. Powder Detergent vs. Pods: Which Is Best to Use?

Laundry experts break down the pros and cons of powder vs. liquid detergent vs. pods, making your choice that much...


How to Wash Silk Clothing and Sheets at Home

Yes, you can have nice things—and keep them nice with less effort than you think.


20 Best Throw Blankets to Cuddle Up with for Fall

The best throw blankets are super soft but also able to withstand wear and tear. Plus, they look pretty draped...