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Chances are, you’re not using everything in your drawers and cupboards to its full potential! These genius home hacks and do-it-yourself solutions will save you time, money and effort.

The Best Ways to Use Ammonia Around the House

Ammonia often plays second fiddle to bleach, but it’s one of the most powerful cleaning products in your arsenal. Here are 20 smart ways to use it.

I Tried IKEA’s New Air Purifier—Here’s What It’s Like

The new Förnuftig air purifier tackles indoor air pollution to help you breathe easier.


25 Plastic Wrap Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Learn how to use this versatile tool to its full potential.


The Guide to Using Baking Soda at Home

You've probably got a box of baking soda sitting at the back of your fridge, but this powerful deodorizer has...


No Watch? No Problem! Here’s How to Tell the Time, Anytime

Five back-to-basics ways of gauging the time of day without the aid of modern technology.

Aluminum Foil Hacks to Save You Time

If you're only using aluminum foil to line your cookie sheets, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.


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Brilliant Steel Wool Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

If you're only using steel wool to scrub your pots, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential! Find out...

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12 Clever Uses For Pillowcases You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Got old bedding collecting dust in the linen closet? Put it to work all around the house with these clever...


How to Dry Out a Cellphone, Step By Step

Here’s exactly what to do after your phone falls in the toilet. (Because you know it’s going to happen at...


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Don’t Toss These 50 Things—Repurpose Them Instead!

You'll be amazed at these thrifty ways to put "trash" to work all around the house. (#5 is one of...


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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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Why You Need to Stop Charging Your Phone Overnight

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


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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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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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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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.


8 Brilliant Uses For Dryer Lint in Your Back Yard and Garden

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

How to Block Someone on Messenger

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


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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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Simple Solutions to Help You Get Rid of Ants for Good

Kick pesky ants out of your house and back to their colony with these easy, expert-approved tricks.


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12 Nifty (And Thrifty) New Uses for Nail Polish Remover

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


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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18 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...