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The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

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....


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Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.

10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


10 Tricks to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Over time, as your computer (and technology in general) ages, your computer is bound to run a little slower than...

20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


12 Helpful Uses For Aluminum Foil Other Than Warding Off Aliens

Aluminum foil can do much more than just cover food and ward off aliens (although that's still up for debate)....


You Should Ditch the Top Sheet For Good: Here’s Why

Some people are for and against the top sheet—and feel very strongly about it. Here's one writer's opinion on the...


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.

How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


25 Handy Hints for the Home Cook

These why-didn't-I-think-of-that hacks will help you save time, get organized and work more efficiently in your kitchen.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


12 Bad Home Decorating Habits You Should Stop Immediately

Are you guilty of these bad home decorating habits? Your design should make sense and not confuse your guests.


10 Bad DIY Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately

These bad DIY habits might be costing you more than just time and money.

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...


100 Essential Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

Speed up home cleaning by putting into practice some of these 100 essential cleaning hacks for your home. You won't...


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...


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


10 Important Things You Need to Do When Finishing Your Attic

Finishing your attic can add space and utility and increase the value of your home, as long as it's done...


How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.

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Check Out This Viral Wooden Spoon Cleaning Hack

Albeit gross, this viral wooden spoon hack will have you running into the kitchen to try it yourself.


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This Is How Often You Should Be Rebooting Your Router

Giving your router a break can do more than just speed up your Internet connection.


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Fact or Fiction: Why Can’t You Put Metal in the Microwave?

Can you really set your microwave on fire? It depends. (And no, you shouldn't try this at home to test...


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If You Live in an Old House, There Could Be Razor Blades in Your Walls

If your house was built before 1970, it's likely there are razor blades in your walls. Here's why.


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10 Cool Tips for a Garage Refrigerator or Freezer

If you've ever wanted the convenience of a garage or outdoor fridge, here's what you need to know! Click through...


Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvement Projects Are Best

Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...