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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    Need a Tree Guy? 20 Secrets Your Arborist Won’t Tell You

    Read these before you let anyone touch your trees.


    Curb Appeal Ideas: 8 Design Tricks for a Prettier Home Exterior

    You'll love pulling up to your home once you've tried these little tricks to spruce things up.


    The Perfect Fragrances for Every Room In Your Home

    Peppermint, lavender, and citrus each have an ideal location.


    The Dark Side of the Perfectly Manicured American Lawn: Is It Giving You Cancer?

    Your grass may be greener than your neighbor's, but at what price?


    Companion Planting: 7 Herbs That Can Make Other Plants Grow Better

    When to plant dill, basil, thyme, and other herbs to enhance the growth of other veggies and flowers in your...


    8 Room Design Tricks Interior Decorators Would Never Tell You for Free

    Learn interior decorators' foolproof design formulas to make your living spaces a little more beautiful.


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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...


    7 Surefire Ways to Keep Moths Out of Your Closet

    Is there anything worse than noticing a moth-made hole in a favorite shirt? Prevent moths from damaging your clothing with...

    7 Tips for Hosting a Low-Budget BBQ

    Nothing says summer like a good old-fashioned barbecue.



    How to Pair Cheese Like an Expert

    Here are some ways to pair cheese with a variety of delicious ingredients.


    The Nature of Rock Garden Design

    Trying to dig up a new garden design idea? Try a rock garden. They're the right scale for small settings,...


    5 Reasons to Try a Cast Iron Skillet

    5 Reasons to Try a Cast Iron Skillet


    How to Make Infused Vodka

    Do you enjoy cocktails made with flavored vodka? Why not make your own? Here are 5 pretty easy steps to...


    6 Unusual Uses for Vanilla Extract

    Unexpected ways to use a kitchen cabinet mainstay.


    How to Make Plant and Garden Stakes

    Help small and fragile plants grow up strong with these solutions.

    Money-Saving Ideas for Plant and Flower Food

    Grow healthy plants and flowers with these gardening remedies.


    Better Ways to Use Mothballs

    Protect your clothing, and accomplish these 5 tasks with this easy-to-find item.


    How Ashes Can Save You Time and Money

    How Ashes Can Save You Time and Money


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    7 Secret Uses for Cat Litter

    Surprise -- cat litter can be used for more than kitty's litter box.


    3 Ways to Use Charcoal Briquettes

    3 Ways to Use Charcoal Briquettes

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    4 Ways to Care for Baseball Gloves

    Get a new -- or old -- baseball glove game-ready with these 4 tricks.


    7 Smart and Sweet Uses for Sugar

    Nix garden pests, preserve a cake, soothe a tongue burn and more!


    How to Wash Microfiber Cloths to Preserve Their Cleaning Power

    Microfiber cloths do the cleaning for you, but have you ever thought about how they should be cleaned?


    How to Wash Your Towels to Keep Them Clean and Fluffy

    These easy laundry tips will ensure that your towels look and feel brand new—and are truly clean.


    What Is HE Laundry Detergent—And Why You Might Need It

    If you’re not using HE detergent, you might be making a big mistake. Here's what laundry experts advise.


    The Easiest Way to Fold a Fitted Sheet

    It seems like no one really knows how to fold a fitted sheet, so we asked some experts who do.