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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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...


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Clever Car Wax Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Who knew car wax could be so useful? Check out these brilliant ways to use car wax for more than...


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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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The 18 Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA

The best plants are the ones that do double duty—and all of these purify your air of toxic chemicals. Even...


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8 Medicinal Plants to Grow at Home

Heal rashes, treat depression and reduce indigestion with these medicinal plants you can grow at home.


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17 Urban Gardening Tips That Are Perfect For Small Spaces

No backyard? No problem! Use these urban gardening tips to add greenery to even the smallest porch, patio or apartment...

13 Things Your Exterminator Wishes You Knew

Repelling pests can be as simple as changing the light bulb above your porch.


This Video Explains How to Clean Inside Your Oven Door Glass

Cleaning between the glass panels of an oven door seems impossible, but it can be done. Here's how!


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19 Bungee Cord Hacks to Get Hooked On

These fantastic elastic cords are useful for more than just tying down tarps.


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Got Old Oranges? Here’s How to Put Them to Work All Around the House

It turns out oranges are more than just a great-tasting source of vitamin C. Here are 16 genius household hacks...


6 Ways to Outsmart Porch Pirates

Shopping online? Here's how to stop the thieves who are out to plunder the packages left at your front door.


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5 Tricks to Tell the Time Without Using a Watch or Clock

No watch? No problem! Here are five back-to-basics ways to tell the time, no matter where—or when!—you roam.


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7 Tips to Make Your Cat More Friendly

Nobody like a sourpuss, and a crabby kitty isn't much fun either. Here are seven ways to make even the...


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13 Secrets Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew

Thinking of putting your house on the market? These expert tips from realtors can help you get the most for...

How to Save Your Laptop After a Spill

Spilling coffee, juice or water on a laptop might seem like the end of the world, but there’s a good chance...


Here’s What You Need to Know About Laundry Stripping

Find out how laundry stripping can reveal hidden grime that's been living on your sheets and towels.


Are You Making This Expensive Mistake With Your Vacuum?

With a little know-how you can improve the performance of your vacuum—and save yourself a costly repair.


This Is How Often You Need to Back Up Your Computer

Here's how often tech pros say you need to back up your computer, and the best methods of backing up...


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How to Delete 99 Percent of Your Digital Footprint

These are the steps you can take to erase your activity from the Internet's long memory.

This Detergent Trick Will Completely Change Your Laundry Day

Don't throw away your "empty" laundry detergent—until you try this money-saving trick. It's so simple!


What is That Pink Slime in Your Bathroom?

If you see it, here's why you should clean it ASAP.


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40 Brilliant Home Organizing Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Simplify your life and make finding things effortless with these 40 home organizing hacks.


How to Block Someone on Facebook Messenger

Here's how to take control of your inbox and stop getting all those unwanted messages.


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This Is the Most Popular Pet Name of the Last 125 Years

Bagel? Mr. Whiskers? Nope. Turns out pet lovers have had a special place in their hearts for this particular pet...


I Wished For a Baby, But Instead a Bunny Showed Up At My Door

After trying to conceive for over three years, the lost bunny we adopted was a welcome distraction from our struggles...