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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 new homeowner expenses.

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...


8 Household Items Invented by Women

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


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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15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...


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This Genius Hack Will Change the Way You Load Your Dishwasher

You won't believe this clever hack for loading your dishwasher. Trust us, you'll thank us time and time again!

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Dishwasher Not Draining: How to Check and Unclog a Dishwasher

Three simple things to check if your dishwasher won't drain completely


45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.


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Do You Have a Moldy Dishwasher? Here’s How to Fix It

Having a moldy dishwasher is a common problem. Here's how to spot mold growth, clean it up without harsh chemicals...


8 Dishwasher Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

If you notice any of these issues with your dishwasher, act swiftly—or else you could end up with a major...

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Utensils in the Dishwasher: Should They Actually Go Up or Down?

It's a debate as old as time. (Or at least dishwashers.) Do you put your utensils up or down when...


14 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Wash in the Dishwasher

No, you can't wash your cat in the dishwasher. But, here are 10 things you may not know that you...


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The Most Reliable Dishwashers on the Market

A reliable dishwasher will save on elbow grease, energy costs and repair bills. These are picks for the most reliable...


How to Clean Your Dishwasher Filter

If your dishwasher has a filter that needs to be cleaned manually, make sure you do so regularly.


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How to Clean a Dishwasher

4 steps to an odor-free dishwasher


Is it Better to Hand Wash Dishes or Use the Dishwasher?

When it comes to washing dishes—believe it or not—as long as you have a newer model dishwasher, it's better to...


No Dishwasher? These are Our 10 Favorite Dish Drying Racks

Whether you want a creative design or something compact, there's a dish drying rack for you on this list!


The Best Way to Clean a Greasy Kitchen Range Hood Filter

The standard way to clean the filter from a kitchen exhaust fan is to stick it in the dishwasher.


Dishwasher Repair and Maintenance

Simple dishwasher repairs: Get solutions to common dishwasher problems.


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How to Repair a Dishwasher That’s Not Cleaning Dishes

Simply cleaning the spray arm, filter and float can solve your problems.


How to Replace a Dishwasher in 4 Easy Steps

Our pros tell you how to avoid the most common mistakes on how to replace and how to install a...


You Should Always Add This One Ingredient to Your Dishwasher

Use vinegar in your dishwasher to give your glassware an extra sparkle and prevent filmy residue from hard water.

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10 Things You Should Never Wash in Your Dishwasher

Don't ruin your favorite dishes and utensils! Find out which items simply won't hold up if you wash them in...


10 Ways You’re Loading Your Dishwasher All Wrong

Do you place glasses upside down on the tines of your dishwasher's top rack? If so, you're doing it wrong....


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