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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: 16 Things to Do Every Year
Feel that nip in the air? Fall has arrived! Here’s how to get your home and yard ready for winter before it’s too late.
14 Cleaning Tips Every Dog or Cat Owner Should Know
These tips for pet owners offer practical solutions for everything from cleaning up fur to keeping pets off the furniture.
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Winter Preparedness: Handy Household Tips for Weathering the Winter
With a bit of planning and preparation ahead of winter’s fury, you’ll be safer, warmer and downright cozier!
How and Where to Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
Installing a carbon monoxide detector isn’t as easy as just attaching it to the wall. Pay special attention to locations and living…
Best Water Filter
Does your tap water taste bad? In this article we explain the possible causes, then discuss the best types of water filters that you can use to…
Why We Serve
We honor 10 DIYers whose spirit of service to our country, their communities or their neighbors makes us proud. They’re all fine examples…
How to Get Rid of Anything
Learn how to get rid of household junk, unneeded building materials and other unwanted stuff with these tips and strategies from TFH staff and…
How to Clean a Phone
Spilled a drink on your cordless phone? Don’t panic yet—these instructions will show you how to clean your phone and restore it to…
Remove Water Sediment With a Whole Home Water Filter
Well water and some public water systems may contain tiny bits of sediment. Instead of an expensive filtration system, try a simple whole house…
Allergies: Filtering Out Pollen With Furnace Filters
For allergy sufferers, open windows bring fresh air but also pollen and dust. A window filter lets you keep the fresh air while blocking the…
Testing for Lead Paint
If you live in an older home, it's a good idea to check for lead paint, especially before remodeling. Start with an inexpensive DIY test,…