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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    10 Essential Things You Need to Do to Your Lawn Right Now

    With summer barbecues and other outdoor parties in full swing, you want your lawn looking its best. Check out these...


    14 Weekend Projects That Add to Home Value

    Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for...


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    7 Ways Smart Home Devices Could Work Against You

    Smart devices such as thermostats, baby monitors, and locks are becoming more common in American homes. But are they safe?


    You Should Ditch the Top Sheet for Good. Here’s Why

    Some people feel very strongly about being for, or against, the top sheet. Here's one writer's opinion on the matter.


    20 Cheap Landscaping Fixes That Look Expensive

    Fake it until you make it with these cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.


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    The 12 Most Sought-After Items on Every Burglar’s Hit List

    Burglars can't wait to get their hands on these items.


    10 Vintage Lawn Mowers You Just Have to See

    Take a trip down memory lane as you look at these 10 vintage lawnmowers.


    15 Things You Never Knew You Could Put in the Dishwasher

    Boots, toys, potatoes—all are dishwasher safe.

    10 Home Fads That Never Panned Out

    If it's faux anything you can usually faux-get about it.


    20 Hidden Things in Your Home That May Be a Fire Hazard

    Keep your family and property safe by being mindful of these hidden fire dangers in your home.


    The Best Privacy Plants for Your Backyard

    A little bit of privacy makes any backyard more enjoyable. Here are some plants to help make that happen, from...


    11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

    Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you're in this camp, try these plants...


    How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

    Stink bugs are shriek-worthy foes—whether they fall off the ceiling and drop on your head or leave their pungent odor...


    56 Things Everyone Had in Their House in the ’90s

    Remember running to Blockbuster on Friday nights for the latest VHS release?



    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.

    The 10 Most Inspiring Home Organization Makeovers

    Home organizers and interior designers share their best tips for tackling some common and overwhelming organizing challenges.


    This Is How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room

    Bed bugs won’t just ruin your stay—that bad luck could follow you home, because bed bugs can latch onto your...


    24 Acronyms and Abbreviations DIYers Need to Know

    Do you know what these common acronyms and abbreviations mean? If not, study up before your next home improvement project!


    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...


    Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Kill Bees in Your Yard

    They may seem pesky, but you’re going to want to have them around!

    10 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting in Your Yard

    Some are garden thugs; others are maintenance hogs or one-hit wonders. Don't bother planting these shrubs.


    Common Home Improvement Fails and How Much They Cost

    You might want to re-think these projects.


    7 Bugs You Should Never Kill In Your Garden

    Not all bugs are created equal. Some pollinate the crops or feed on destructive pests, while others are simply passing...


    The Best Bed Bug Exterminator in Every State

    Bed bugs are back and exterminators are busier than ever trying to kill these blood-sucking bugs from robbing of us...


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    9 Things in Your Home That Won’t Exist in 10 Years

    While some items may maintain vintage appeal, technological advances are phasing out some of these common household items.


    10 Most Ridiculous Things Seen On Home Remodeling TV Shows

    These homeowners got more than they bargained for.