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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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6 Ways You Can Unclog a Toilet Bowl Without a Plunger

Get things in working order with these mess-proof ideas.

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6 Things Plumbers Always Do in Their Own Homes

Plumbers say keeping up on a few basic tasks and best practices is the secret to a well-maintained, fully-functioning home...

12 Home Renovations You’re Likely to Regret Later

Talk about hindsight being 20-20. Before you start demo-ing walls and buying everything mid-century modern, consider the wisdom of realtors...

This Is the Most Overlooked Fire Hazard at Home

Hint: It's probably in your closet right now.

14 Toilet Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

If you spot these troubles with your toilet, don't wait around for them to go away.

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12 Signs Your Dishwasher Is Dying

Is your dishwasher on its last legs? Here's what to watch out for.

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Why Isn’t My Window AC Unit Blowing Cold Air?

Window AC not blowing cold air? Here are some simple steps to troubleshoot the issue and possibly get it up...

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9 Repair Requests Home Buyers Should Not Ask of Sellers

Choose your battles wisely, or you could lose the home of your dreams.

Appliances That Are Cheaper to Replace Than to Fix

Everyday appliances that help you function in life are always going to break down, usually at the most inopportune time....

If You Do These 62 Things, You’re the Perfect Homeowner

Don't let home repairs sneak up on you.

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13 Easy Quarantine Home Projects You’ll Wish You’d Done Sooner

You don't have to be a DIY expert to pull off these simple projects that can make a huge difference...

19 Home Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Save time, money, and frustration by avoiding these home care and repair mistakes that you won't realize you've made until...

How to Complete a Renovation Without Getting a Divorce

DIY renovations can put a lot of stress on a marriage or any relationship. Our sister site, Family Handyman, collected...

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20 Projects That Will Actually Hurt Your Home’s Resale Value

Do your research before starting your new project.

11 House Sounds You Should Never Ignore

Your home is trying to tell you something with all those rattles, creaks, clanks, and squeaks. Know what to listen...

10 Best Home Renovations to Squeeze in Before Winter

Create a "wow!"-worthy home before snuggle-weather hits.

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31 Secrets Your Plumber Won’t Tell You

If you've ever had problems with your pipes you'll want to read these plumbing tips. Plumbers give us the scoop...

40 Home Repairs Anyone Can Do

You can quickly master these yourself, even if you’re not very handy. They're all smallish jobs that can fend off...

13 Things a Handyman Won’t Tell You (But Every Homeowner Should Know)

How to find the most trustworthy handyman for the job, the household things you can fix yourself, and your handyman's...

39 Home Repairs You Need to Make Before Someone Gets Hurt

How many of these home repairs have you put off to next week… and the next week… and the next...

How to Fix 10 Everyday Appliances for Free

Before you schedule a pricey service call or start shopping for a replacement, check out these easy DIY fixes for...

11 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Yourself Instead of Hiring a Professional

There's nothing quite as satisfying as a job well done—and these DIY projects will boost your handyman status. They are...

13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor

Glowing reviews on a home service website doesn't necessarily mean a contractor is good. These are the real signs you...

17 Warning Signs a House Could Be a Money Pit

That house with "character" could turn out to be a house of repair horrors. Here are the subtle signs the...

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23 Annoying Noises You’ll Hear in Your House—and Easy Tricks to Eliminate Them Forever

Those persistent little sounds in our own home are what will drive you crazy. The good news is that most...

6 Signs Your House Is in Trouble, According to a Home Inspector

We don't mean to scare you… well, actually we do. We sat down with longtime home inspector Reuben Saltzman, and...

13 Secrets a Handyman Won’t Tell You—but Every Homeowner Needs to Know

The scoop on how to find the most trustworthy handyman for the job, the household things you can fix yourself,...

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

Think of these small steps as vitamins for a healthy home. Do them just once a year and you’ll save...

9 Things You’re Better Off Tossing and Replacing When You Move

Packing is hard enough. Lighten your load by ditching these nine items for a fresh start in your new home.

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8 Tricks You Can Try to Remove Scratches From Furniture

A gouge or scratch will spoil the look of a tabletop. Dust the affected area and clean it with a...