House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

Every now and then you'll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, "What stinks?" Maybe it's the kitchen trash, a clogged drain or even a moldy-smelling washing machine. Whatever it is, here's some tips to tracking down bad odors in your home and eliminating them.

7 Effortless Ways to Freshen Linens Without Chemicals

The best ways to freshen linens, chemical-free.


This Product Will Whiten Your Laundry Without Bleach—and It’s Probably In Your Fridge!

Put away the bleach and instead reach for something that could be in your fridge to learn how to whiten...


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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.

Can You Wash ‘Dry Clean Only’ Clothes at Home?

It's late, your suit is dirty but you need it for tomorrow's meeting. Here's how to dry clean clothes at...


22 Brainy Ways to Use Dryer Sheets at Home

Who knew dryer sheets had so many uses beyond making laundry smell fresh and feel soft? Here are 22 ways...

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How to Clean the Inside of a Washing Machine

Time to get this on your cleaning rotation!


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8 Ideas for Cleaning a Handbag

Your handbag is probably dirtier than you think! Learn how to properly clean a handbag so you can rest assured...


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How to Clean Reusable Grocery Bags

Here's how to clean reusable grocery bags, no matter what they're made of.


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7 Ideas for Cleaning Your Wallet

Ever think of cleaning your wallet? Here's why you should, and how to do it.

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How to Effectively Disinfect Sheets

Cleaning sheets is a great way to eliminate germs and bacteria. Learn how to properly disinfect them here.


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How to Clean a Front Load Washer

You may not realize you should clean your front load washer. But it's important to do so once a month...


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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


How to Make Homemade Dryer Sheets With Stuff You Already Have in the House

How to Make Homemade Dryer Sheets With Stuff You Already Have in the House


How to Troubleshoot Windshield Washers

Restore washer fluid flow of your windshield washer in minutes with this how-to guide.

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How To Clean a Dryer Vent

A lack of routine maintenance could put your home at risk of having a fire if you don't know how...


How to Stop a Freeze-Proof Faucet From Leaking

Nuisance stopper! Fix that drippy outdoor faucet.


Fix a Leaking Frost-Proof Faucet

Check out these fixes for common faucet problems


How to Repair a Windshield Washer

Diagnosis and repair are easy, cheap and fast.


How to Wash Your Pillows the Right Way

Don't forget about washing your pillows. Here's how you can clean them and how often you should be washing them....


Fix a Leaking Faucet

Learn to fix the most common causes of a leaking faucet.


How to Renew Wooden Fences

Shabby to handsome in three easy steps


How To Get Stains Out of a Mattress

You can't throw a mattress into the washer, so how do you clean mattress stains? Here's a few simple ways...

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How to Get Deodorant Stains Out of Shirts

Don’t throw away a perfectly good shirt because of unsightly deodorant stains. Check out the following tips, tricks and remedies...


Stain Removal on Clothes Stained by Washer

Eliminate irritating clothes washer stains with a simple cleaning


DIY Washer Pedestal

Build your own laundry pedestal and save hundreds of dollars



Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


Clothes Washer: Keep Your Washing Machine from Flooding the Laundry Room

Install an automatic washing machine shutoff valve to prevent floods