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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How to Attract More Birds to Your Backyard

The best ways to lay out the welcome mat for our fine feathered friends.

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Never Keep This in Your Bathroom

Just because these products are meant to be used in the bathroom, doesn’t mean they should be stored there...

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Why You Should Throw Out Five Things Every Monday

...And more weekly chores that will keep your home clean, organized and efficient in every way.

Why You Should Always Turn Off the Bathroom Fan Before Leaving on a Vacation

Leaving the fan on for an extended period of time can cause dangerous wear to the motor, experts say.

Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For

Buyer beware: Lots of scammers set up shop on Facebook Marketplace. Here's how to avoid falling victim to one.

Your iPhone’s Volume Buttons Are Loaded with Hidden Features

While their primary goal is to control sound, your iPhone's volume buttons can actually do much more than you think.

If You See Purple Dots on Your Tomato Leaves, This Is What It Means

Purple leaves on your tomatoes could be a sign something isn't right. Luckily, there are ways to purge the purple...

This Waxed Paper Hack Will Get Rid of Grease and Dust in Your Kitchen

Your humble roll of waxed paper can make chores so much easier.

How to Provide End-of-Life Care For Your Pet

While it will never be an easy time, there are ways to make it a kinder and more compassionate one—for...

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Never Do This During a Thunderstorm

The obvious thing to do during a thunderstorm is to get inside. Once you're inside, remember these tips to stay...

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Quick Home Repairs You Can Do in 10 Minutes—or Less!

Need a quick fix for that broken chair, showerhead or window blind? You can tackle these do-it-yourself projects in no...

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If You’re Only Using Ammonia to Clean Jewelry, You’re Tapping Just a Fraction of Its Pot...

Ammonia often plays second fiddle to bleach, but it’s one of the most powerful cleaning products in your arsenal.

How I Discovered Community at the Dog Park

Most people don't think of the dog park when looking for an accountant or painter, but for Richard Glover and...

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Things Professional Cleaners Do *Every Day* to Keep Their Own Homes Spotless

This daily cleaning routine will give you your weekends back.

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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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The Filthiest Items in Your Home (and How to Clean Them!)

Areas that are tough to clean—whether it's because they're tricky to reach or take too much elbow-grease—are often the most...

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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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Budget-Friendly Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Treat your home's exterior to a full facelift—without breaking the bank.

A List of Foods Dogs Can’t Eat—And How to React If They Do, According to Vets

Pups are passionate snackers, but sharing “people food” takes some pet parenting know-how. Licensed veterinarians share what you should know...

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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...

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20 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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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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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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6 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Save the Bees

Want to do your part to help save the bees? Here are six strategies to combat colony collapse disorder.

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...

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Never Do This to Your Lawn

Want lush green landscaping all summer long? Avoid these common lawn care mistakes.

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This Brilliant Hack Will Make Your Cheese Last Longer

...And more thrifty ways to put a pantry staple to work all around the house.

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Don’t Toss That Wine Cork in the Trash Just Yet!

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