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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Closet Lighting Ideas for Every Type of Closet

Let there be light! These easy-to-install closet light fixtures will help you stay organized, whether you have a huge walk-in closet or a tiny space.

8 Best Closet Systems to Organize Your Space 2021

A closet system can transform your jumbled mess of a closet into an efficient storage space. Here are the best...


9 Best Hangers for All Your Needs

The best hangers help save space, preserve your clothes, and organize all the clothes in your closet.


20 Best Closet Organizers to Maximize Your Space

These are the best closet organizers to conquer closet chaos, once and for all.


12 Things We’re Buying at Wayfair to Create a Backyard Oasis

Your backyard is about to get a major upgrade!

How to Recycle Old Clothes

Not all closet cast-offs are destined for the dump. Try these Earth-friendly alternatives to tossing old clothes and other textiles...


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How to Clean Your Washing Machine, According to Laundry Experts

If you've never cleaned your washer before, it's high time you started!


How Much the Average House Costs in Each State

Owning your home is still very much a part of the American dream—but it's not cheap: The national median price...


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What Is That Disgusting Pink Slime in Your Bathroom?

If you see it, here's why you should clean it ASAP.


10 House Smells You Should Never Ignore

Your nose is more sensitive than some of the most sophisticated scientific equipment. Use it to sniff out these serious...


14 Best Online Flower Delivery Services for Every Occasion

A bouquet of fresh-cut flowers is a thoughtful way to brighten anyone's day. And online flower delivery services make it...


The 12 Best (and Worst) Products Consumer Reports Has Ever Tested

In the market for a big-ticket item? Make sure you choose wisely…with a little help from the nation’s leading consumer...


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50 Abandoned Houses That Are Begging to Be Restored

If we could wave a wand, we'd want to restore these gorgeous abandoned houses right now.

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10 Cleaning Mistakes You’re Probably Making That Are Making Your Home Dirtier

Correct these common cleaning mistakes and your home will sparkle.


16 Chemical-Free Ways to Get Rid of Household Pests

You don't need to Napalm your home to get rid of ants, flies, cockroaches, mice and other pests. Try these...


How to Get Makeup Out of Clothes

Wondering if it’s possible to remove foundation, lipstick, and mascara from your clothing? You’re in the right place! Follow these...


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How to Remove Almost Every Type of Stain

Stains happen but they don't have to be permanent. Here are expert tips for removing the most common stains from...


How to Get Deodorant Stains Out of Shirts

White smudges and stains, begone! With these expert tips, you can easily remove pesky deodorant residue from your shirts—and make...


This Is How Often You Should Be Changing Your Water Filter

It’s probably a lot more often than you realize.


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...


Is Your Mattress Toxic? Here’s How to Find Out

Warning: Toxic chemicals may be lurking in your bed. Find out if you’re inadvertently putting yourself in danger every night—and...

Why Over 22,000 Amazon Reviewers Love This $26 Space Heater

It may be tiny, but it's certainly mighty—and super affordable!


Simple Ways to Remove Candle Wax from Just About Every Household Surface

A little wax stain can be a big problem—unless you know the cleaning hacks that will successfully remove candle wax...


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Best Carpet Stain Removers, According to Professional House Cleaners

We went to the experts to find out which brands of carpet stain removers you can trust to get out...


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Best DIY Carpet Cleaners for All Types of Stains

Before calling a cleaning service, DIY it with these homemade carpet cleaners to help wipe out tough carpet stains, from...


How to Remove Grass Stains

Thanks to these expert tips on how to remove grass stains from clothes and shoes, the grass really IS greener...


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How to Remove Hard Water Stains

Here's what causes these pesky hard water stains, plus the very best tips on how to remove them from tubs,...