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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All-in-One Washer/Dryer Buying Guide

If you've ever wondered whether all-in-one washer/dryers are worth it, read on.

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What Do Dryer Sheets Do?

Ever wondered how dryer sheets work? It's not magic. It's really quite simple.


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Storage Solutions for Counter-Depth Refrigerators

Maximizing space in a counter-depth refrigerator calls for creative solutions and clever gadgets.


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If You Hear Water Dripping Behind Your Fridge, This Is What It Means

There's a perfectly normal explanation for it.


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Portable Dryer: What Is It and Why Would You Need It?

Portable dryers make it easy to do laundry in small spaces and on the go.

How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


The Memorial Day Furniture Sales You Can’t Miss

Looking to upgrade your abode? This year’s Memorial Day sales will offer up to 70 percent off indoor and outdoor...

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Induction Stoves: How They Work and Why To Make the Switch

Before you take the leap from a gas or electric cooktop to an induction stove, read our guide for the...


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9 Must-Have Off-Grid Appliances for Your Cabin

Equip your cabin or second home with these must-have off-grid appliances, ideal for making "roughing it" just a little more...


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8 Splurge-Worthy Outdoor Kitchen Appliances: Grills and More

Dreaming of an outdoor kitchen? Check out these appliance options.


Thryv Hosting Free Virtual Seminar for HVAC Pros

Calling all HVAC pros! Join this free seminar to boost your business or career.

7 Best Induction Stoves for 2021

Shopping for a new stove? Here are the best induction ranges and cooktops on the market.


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8 Best Oven Cleaners

Remove baked-on greasy messes without a ton of scrubbing or scraping. These top oven cleaners outshine the competition.


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6 Best Smart Coffee Makers

Smart coffee makers streamline your morning routine, allowing you to start brewing a fresh cup from your smart device without...


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.


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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....

14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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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...


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.


5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage

5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage


17 Things to Keep Within Reach in the Kitchen to Make Life Easier

Never worry about having a jar that won't open.


Three Simple Household Repairs That’ll Save You Hundreds

Knowing that you CAN fix stuff yourself is half the battle.


Makita’s Line of Cordless Pro Cleaning Tools

Everything you need to know about Makita's new line of cordless, pro-grade cleaning tools.


14 Things That Should Never End Up in Your Dryer

If you're short on time and in a rush, it's easy to just throw everything in the dryer from the...

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Home Facts: This is How Long These Parts of Your Home Should Last

You know how it goes: When you're least expecting it, you'll need to replace something in your home. Maybe the...


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10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever

From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...


13 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without an Air Conditioner

If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these creative ways to stay cool all summer long.


8 Household Items Invented by Women

It's hard to imagine what our homes would look like without these everyday items invented by women.


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...