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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    Got 22 Bucks? Make a Standing Desk, Save Your Life

    Recent studies show that sitting for long chunks of time significantly impacts your health—and not in a good way. Scientists


    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...



    VIDEO: Bathroom Makeovers on a Budget

    A new bathroom, on a budget.


    Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work

    It turns out they can appear from used coffee grinds, too—and this smart, sustainable product (it uses old coffee from...


    RD on GMA: 13 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

    Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest, shares the 13 Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You on...


    The Best Houseplants for Clean Air and Better Health

    Yes, there are toxins in the air around us, but there’s a simple way to cut down on them —


    More Things Your Arborist Won’t Tell You

    Gain a better understanding of your yard.

    How to Transform Your House Into a Haunted House

    Trying to make fun plans for the kids for Halloween night? Create fun right in your own home by transforming...


    10 Tips for Planning Your Indoor Garden

    All you need is a little sun and some pots for your very own indoor garden.


    Perfect Paint Color Dos & Don’ts

    Learn the best practices of painting your home.


    Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter

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


    Plant for Autumn Color

    Plant these for beautiful colors.


    How to Design a Tornado-Safe Room

    Safe rooms cost $2,500-$5,000 to build -- a small price to pay to stay safe. Check out these points before...


    Top 10 Kitchen Design Tips

    Your kitchen will become your favorite part of the house with these tips and tricks.


    How Safe is Our Water Really?

    We have the safest drinking water in the world—except for the pesticides that sometimes sneak in. And the rocket fuel....

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    Who Lived in My House Before Me?

    Find out what you can learn from the previous owner of your home.


    5 Ways to Save on Backyard Projects

    From the landscaping to the lighting to the furniture, how can you save money on backyard renovations?


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    When Your Home Won’t Sell: Accidental Landlord

    Consider these options and educate yourself as much as possible to make the right choice for you.


    13 Tips for a Super Yard Sale

    If spring is for cleaning, summer is for selling off all the junk you’ve accumulated. And the simplest way to...


    New and Noteworthy Innovations in Home Building and Safety

    These innovations can transform your home.

    13 Things Your Home Remodeler Won’t Tell You

    With business down it may be the perfect time to indulge in some home improvement projects. Read on for more...


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    How to Keep a Lawn Lovely

    Use these maintenance tips from the people who keep golf course greens looking pristine.


    Kitchen Design Tips on a Budget

    It won't be expensive or difficult to remodel the kitchen of your dreams.


    3 Hot Home Renovations

    Three of the most-desired renovations, according to the Homeowner Sentiment Report.


    10 Easy Ways to Make Over Your Patio

    When the weather is warm, an outdoor space is a great place to gather with family and friends. Here are...


    How to Grow Sunflowers

    Spruce up your garden with these bright flowers.