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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14 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Washer and Dryer

A decent washer and dryer should last at least 10 years. If you're committing these maintenance mistakes, however, you could...


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12 Easiest Foods to Grow at Home During the Pandemic

Whether you've got a backyard plot or containers on your patio, porch, or apartment balcony, growing your own fresh vegetables...


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30+ Yard Tool Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Save your back! These simple and smart updates to everyday yard tools will make your outdoor chores a heck of...


8 Brilliant Uses For Dryer Lint in Your Backyard and Garden

When dryer lint piles up, it can become a fire hazard. But before you toss it in the trash, consider...


The Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


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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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These Are the Best Mosquito Repellent Plants—and More Tricks to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Beautiful days and warm nights mean it's barbecue season! Don't let pests ruin your summer—learn how to keep mosquitoes away.


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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.

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...


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.


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19 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...


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11 Vegetables You Can Regrow with Kitchen Scraps

All it takes to regrow veggie scraps into new produce is water, soil and a bit of patience.


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30 Things You Can Organize in Under 30 Minutes

In the time it takes to bake brownies, you can tackle one of these surprisingly simple organizing projects and see...


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The Green Thumb’s Guide: 10 Simple Tips for Growing a Vegetable Garden—Anywhere!

Ever dreamed of growing your own vegetable garden? From choosing the perfect location to picking what to grow (and how...


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Never Plant These 5 Flowers in Your Garden

There are so many good selections available that there's absolutely no reason to plant any of these troublesome flowers.


Yes, You Can Wash “Dry Clean Only” Clothes at Home—Here’s How

These do-it-yourself laundry tips are the next best thing to professional dry cleaning.

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14 Reasons You Need to Stop Throwing Away Eggshells

Instead of throwing away eggshells after breakfast, try saving them for these incredible uses.


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

When was the last time you checked your lawn mower oil? Check out these helpful hints for lawn mower maintenance.


How to Grow a Hanging Herb Garden in a Shoe Organizer

This hanging herb garden is a simple and adorable way to get your hands in the dirt this summer!


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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...


8 Things You Should Do on a Wednesday

Hump Day is great for taking it easy—or for living it up.

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14 Extraordinary Uses for Nail Polish Remover You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

If you've only been using nail polish remover on your nails, you're only tapping a fraction of its potential! Here...


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13 Mistakes That Shorten Your Laptop’s Life

A laptop is a big investment, so you want to keep it in good shape for as long as possible....


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20+ Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Dishwasher

Unless you actually enjoy washing dishes by hand, you'll want to avoid these common dishwasher maintenance mistakes.


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20 Clever Cornstarch Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

If you're only using cornstarch to thicken sauces and gravies, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential. Check out...


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7 Reasons Why Cats Are So Clean

Ever wondered why cats are so clean? Veterinarians reveal seven surprising reasons your cat loves to lick—and why there's more...


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20+ Thrifty Tricks to Make Everything You Own Last Longer

Making your stuff last longer is a great way to get more bang for your buck. From running shoes to...