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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Outdoor vs. Indoor Dryer Vents: What to Know

When installing a dryer vent, which style should you choose? It depends on the type of machine and the location...


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8 Ways to Use Dryer Lint in Your Backyard and Garden

Dryer lint should be collected after each load of laundry to prevent a fire hazard. Here are some good uses...


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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 Often Should You Wash Your Pillows?

Your pillow is gross. You should wash it. Learn more about how (and how often) here.


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Best Washer and Dryer Sets For 2021

For big family loads or small-space living, we compared some of the latest washer and dryer sets for this list...


18 Small Space Laundry Room Organization Tips

These small laundry room organization ideas make the most of every inch of space you have in your laundry or...


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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.


Washing Symbols: What Do Those Laundry Images on Your Clothes Mean?

You know those hieroglyphics-like symbols on clothing labels? They’re intended to give consumers important cleaning information. But can anyone really...


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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...


Where’s My Washing Machine Filter and Do I Really Need to Clean It?

Make sure your washing machine is operating at 100 percent with this little-known maintenance tip.


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


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What Are Dryer Balls and How Do They Compare To Dryer Sheets?

These all-natural, hypoallergenic laundry helpers may be the products you never knew you needed in your life—until now.

7 Reasons to Rethink Buying Appliances at Superstores

When you decide to buy a new washing machine, fridge or power tool, it may seem only natural to make...


16 Things You Never Knew You Could Put in the Washing Machine

Stuffed animals and small toys? Sure. Yoga mats and baseball caps? Bring them on.


How to Repair a Windshield Washer

Diagnosis and repair are easy, cheap and fast.


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The Greenest Way to Dry Your Clothes

A clothesline seems like the obvious answer, but what if you don't have space for one? Learn the greenest ways...


17 Laundry Hacks to Save You Time & Money!

It's laundry day again! It might not be your favorite day, so check out these 17 hacks that will make...

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Will This Product End Laundry Day?

This is either the greatest product ever sold or a complete waste of $5. Find out if it works.


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....


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25 Cheap DIY Laundry Room Ideas

Make laundry day less of a drag with these simple and cheap laundry room updates. You'll thank us because of...


10 Before and After Power Washing Photos That are So Satisfying

There's nothing quite like power washing a grimy surface and uncovering the beauty beneath.


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Fabric Softener on Towels

Fabric softener is popular because they help keep clothes soft, fresh-smelling and static-free. It also helps clothing retain its shape...


Fix a Leaking Faucet

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