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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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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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How to Organize Your Freezer From Start to Finish

Follow these simple steps to tame the chaos in your freezer, ensuring it's organized and stocked with food that's safe...


31 Cheap Workshop Updates for the Ultimate DIY Space

Our readers know how to make the most of their home shop space. These 31 updates don’t cost much (or...


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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor

To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...


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Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Your Room in an Hour

With a well-conceived plan and a single hour, you can clean and organize your bedroom and create a space you...

How to Make a DIY Under-Bed Storage Drawer

This easy under-bed storage idea turns unused space into extra bedroom storage.


10 Foods You’re Storing All Wrong

Do you find yourself emptying your fridge and cupboards of rotten food all too often? You might be making some...

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How to Make Your Own Built In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two built-in shelf projects.


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How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


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Vintage Family Handyman Project: Under-the-Stairs Storage (Then and Now)

In honor of our 70th anniversary, we recreated one of our most popular storage projects.

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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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11 Tips for Organizing a Dorm Room

Want to know how to make the most of your shoebox-sized dorm room? Give these space-stretching tips a try.


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How to Build a Garage Storage Wall

A customizable clutter-buster that turns your garage into a mudroom.


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How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage

A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.


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How to Make a Simple Bike Rack

Got bicycles to keep organized? This simple rack made of steel pipes is an easy welding project that works well...

Small Workshop Storage Solutions

Tips for getting more storage space out of your small workshop.


Simple Tips to Help You Organize Your Fridge

A cluttered fridge makes it harder to prepare meals and even draw up your grocery list, because you have no...


How to Make a Charging Station Using Stuff You Already Have

With all of your chargers in one place and plugged into a single power strip, you'll never have to search...


DIY Wooden Garage Cabinets

Inexpensive, enormous and surprisingly easy to build


Build a Wall Niche

Beautiful, practical and less than $50


How to Avoid Adding Clutter on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Use these five simple tips to take advantage of Black Friday deals without bringing clutter into your home.


How to Hang Pictures on Walls: 13 Hanging Hacks for Picture-Perfect Walls

Hanging stuff on your walls can be tedious frustrating, especially if it ends up crooked! These handy hacks will help...


How to Build a French Cleat Tool Storage Wall

Easy to build, easy to reconfigure 
as your tool collection grows
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This Is Where to Store Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Cast iron is known for its durability. But storing it improperly can cause some serious damage to your cookware. Learn...


30 Dorm Room Ideas for First-Time Dorm Dwellers

Moving into a dorm room for the first time? Check out these dorm room ideas for what to buy, how...


15 Tips for Storing Seasonal Clothes

Wondering how to store seasonal clothes from summer or winter until next year? Let's look at the best ways to...


14 Tips for Moving Furniture

Whether you're relocating or just rearranging, moving heavy furniture is a big job. Use these simple techniques to move heavy,...


Keep Your Wheelbarrow in Track with this DIY Rack

Tired of your wheelbarrow taking up space on your garage floor? Learn how to make this simple three step wheelbarrow...


A Brilliant Way to Store Belts and Ties Out of the Way

Learn how to store ties and belts comfortably