Home & Garden

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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Cool Uses for Ice Cubes All Around the House

If you're only using ice cubes to keep your drinks chilled, you're tapping just a fraction of their potential.

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This Clever Landscaping Trick Will Transform Your Yard

Ever wish you could reorganize your garden after seeing how the mature plants look? Here's a genius way to do...


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Why You Need to Stop Charging Your Phone Overnight

...And other surprising ways you're shortening the life of your smart devices.


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The 10 Most Disgusting House Bugs—and the Best Ways to Get Rid of Them

If the mere sight of these creepy-crawlies is enough to make you itch, you'll want to put these housekeeping strategies...


The Surprising Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Whether they’re furry, feathered or scaly, the non-human members of your family help you in more ways that you know....

How To Organize Your Nightstand—And Why You Should

Nightstand doubling as a dumping ground? Organizing it is easier than you think, and it might even help you sleep...


This Viral Hack Shows You How to Keep Food Cold Outside

If you've always wondered how to keep food cold outside, try this hack. All you need is a container, water...


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Why You Should Never Throw Out an Old Garden Hose

When your old garden hose springs a leak or two, don't throw it out! Here are five clever ways to...



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13 Tricks to Cut Down on Summer Utility Bills

Don't sweat it: Our money experts divulge their favourite strategies to save on summer utility bills.


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18 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...


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20+ Funny Dog Cartoons to Make Every Owner Chuckle

These funny dog cartoons will make you sit, stay, and beg for more.


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25 Clever Uses for Plastic Wrap You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

If you're only using plastic wrap to keep your leftovers fresh, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.

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15 Brilliant Butter Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

If you're only using butter on your toast, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential! Check out these clever...


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7 Surprisingly Germy Kitchen Items You Never Think to Clean

The sponge and the sink are obvious culprits, but new research shows that other everyday kitchen objects harbour germs can...


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11 Clever Uses For Corks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

You may be unable to turn water into wine, but you *can* turn those old corks into something useful. Find...


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10 Surprising Ways You’re Attracting Mosquitoes to Your Home

Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


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Clever Coffee Can Hacks That’ll Save You Time, Money and Effort

Emptied all of the coffee out of the coffee can? Don't throw it out just yet! Here are 16 genius...


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How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

Stuck without a plunger? Here are five tricks worth trying.


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12 Things You Should Never Pour Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...


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7 Sneaky Ways Burglars Can Break into Your House

In many cases, all it takes to keep a burglar out is a locked door. But some burglars are a...

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Why You Should Never Place Your Laptop on Your Lap

...And more secrets that will extend the life of your laptop.


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7 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Coffee Maker

Avoid these things if you want to make sure your beloved coffee maker doesn't die on you too early.


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13 Laundry Mistakes Everyone Makes (And How to Fix Them)

Keep your clothes cleaner, your home greener and your hydro bill a bit more manageable with these expert laundry tips.


This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Lawn

When it comes to keeping lush green grass, there is a right and wrong way to mow the lawn. Follow...


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8 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Readers captured energetic birds zipping through their gardens. These nectar-rich blooms keep them buzzing back for more.


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20 Gardening Shortcuts That Save Time, Money and Effort

Maintaining a beautiful garden is a lot of hard work, but you can labour more efficiently—and put less strain on...