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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    How to Recycle Your Favorite Plants

    Give your dead plants new life.

    Grow Your Own Drugs: 5 Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies

    These plants can grow right in your parlor!

    How to Deal with Weeds Under Shrubs and Trees

    Persistent weeds can be difficult to get rid of when they are widespread under trees and shrubs, but with the...

    5 Tips for Reseeding Your Lawn

    Bare lawn? You'll have a lush lawn in no-time with our 5 tips for reseeding.

    7 Tips to Mow Like a Pro

    Follow mowing pro Bill Klutho's 7 mowing techniques for a smooth lawn.

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    7 Ways to Keep Your Plants Alive When You’re Away

    Going on vacation and worried about your home garden? Here are 7 simple tips to make sure your plants stay...

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    Clean Your Home With Alka-Seltzer

    Amaze yourself with Alka-Seltzer's problem-solving versatility.

    Home and Garden Uses for Epsom Salt

    Some household tricks for the salters and the shakers.

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    34 Useful Reasons to Load Up On Lemons

    When life gives you lemons, you can do more than make lemonade. From eliminating odors to juicing your daily beauty...

    30 Thrifty Painting Tricks

    Make a paint job a piece of cake with items you probably already own!

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    Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Rethink What You Drink

    Chemicals, contaminants, pollution, price: new reasons to rethink what you drink and beware of bottled water.

    Grow Your Own Asparagus

    Heard asparagus is a tricky vegetable to grow? These tips will make it easy.

    Bring Your Garden to Life: Tips to Revitalize and Enrich Your Space

    These tips will help you and your garden grow.

    Spring Season Garden Tips

    Find out how to clear out weeds, loosen the soil in beds, and feed and water your plants when spring arrives.

    3 Ways to Remove Bugs and Bumper Stickers on Cars

    Cooking Spray When those bugs smash into your car at 55 miles (88 kilometers), per hour, they really stick. Give

    How to Make Plant and Garden Stakes

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

    3 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

    Solutions for alleviating diaper rash.

    4 Solutions for Repelling Deer

    Keep deer off your lawn and out of your garden with these tricks.

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    Helpful Home Uses for String

    Polish silverware more easily To get your silverware looking that good, run a length of string through some silver polish

    Money-Saving Ideas for Plant and Flower Food

    Grow healthy plants and flowers with these gardening remedies.

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    Kitchen and Home Uses for Wax Paper

    Clever uses for wax paper that you can try today!

    Yogurt’s Garden and Health Benefits

    Sure, yogurt's good for your body, but you'll never guess what else it can do!

    Garden Tools: A Safety Primer

    How to keep yourself safe and maintain your gardening tools.

    Basic Gardening Tools

    Everything you need to tend your garden.

    Picking the Best Garden Hose

    A guide to selecting the best garden hose for your needs.

    Landscaping for Less: 8 Money-Saving Tips

    No need to spend big to get the best results.

    How to Fix a Clothes Dryer That Isn’t Drying

    Is your dryer not drying your clothes all of a sudden? Take these steps to find the problem and fix...