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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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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.

Clear Signs Your House Has a Bat Infestation

Bats are nature's exterminators. But as great as they are for the ecosystem, they pose a health hazard if they...

How Much Control Do Homeowner Associations Actually Have Over Your House?

When does a homeowners’ association rule go too far?

11 Pests That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic

These critters didn't sign a lease and could be living rent-free and wreaking havoc in your attic. Here's how to...

10 Little Things That Could Be Making Your Home a Fire Hazard

Home fires can happen quickly, devastating lives and property, but unlike other disasters, most home fires can be prevented. Read...

11 Weirdest Items Found in Storage Units

Picking through abandoned storage units can be enlightening, like opening up a time capsule, says Lorne Caplan, whose company, Free...

This Trick Will Get Rid of Most Insects Around Your Home

Keep insects away with a natural repellent.

13 Things in Your House That Are Attracting Pests Right Now

The best way to control pests in your house? Don't make it enticing for them to live there. Use this...

11 Things Mice Don’t Want You to Know

As cold weather approaches, so do mice. Find out these secrets about the rodents to keep your home from getting...

Hide Your Keys in These Spots and You’ll Get Robbed

Sorry, but these are the spots burglars ALWAYS know to look at first.

12 Hidden Signs Your House Could Have Toxic Mold

When mold takes up residence in your house, your eyes, lungs, and skin will pay the rent. Here's what your...

9 Myths About Ants You Need to Stop Believing

According to many pest experts, these DIY remedies do little to fix the problem at hand. With 80% of homeowners...

10 Hidden Treasures That Could Be in Your Garage Right Now

Don't let these valuable items collect dust in your garage anymore. Clean out your space and see if you own...

Why You Should Never Use Your Ladder Like This

There's nothing wrong with finding a shortcut to make your next DIY project easier...unless that shortcut breaks basic safety rules....

Here’s How to Keep Snakes out of Your Home

A few simple changes could keep snakes at bay.

20 Deal Breakers That Make Your Home Unsellable

Has your house has been sitting on the market too long? There may be a good reason why you're not...

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How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Airplane Seat

You might have more than concerns about your luggage making it to your destination on time to worry about on...

13 First-Time Homebuyers Share Their Biggest Regrets

Buying your first home is supposed to be an exciting milestone in your life, but as these first-time buyers share,...

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...

13 Ridiculous Home Improvement Fails That Will Make You Cringe

Everyone loves saving money, but not all DIY projects are a savings in the end, as these homeowners found out...

15 Home Trends to Avoid at All Costs

Keep your home looking modern by avoiding these outdated trends.

9 Things Mosquitoes Absolutely Hate

Any product with DEET is the gold standard for repelling mosquitoes, but these will tick off a mosquito, too.

7 Ways to Get Rid of Ants With Natural Ant Killers

Do ants swarm your home every year? You'll want to memorize these ant control tips and natural ant killers ASAP.

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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...

13 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these...

25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.