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      Easy-to-Read Circuit Breakers

      You won't regret marking up your circuit breaker in the case of an emergency.

      Alternative TV Services Your Cable Company Doesn’t Want You to Know About

      With streaming services and other alternative technologies, many viewers are ditching cable. These products will help you cut the cord...


      These 11 Voice-Activated Smart Home Products Will Revolutionize Your Life

      Gone are the days when you needed to press a button to control your environment. Now, you can control a...


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      10 Things You Should Never Touch in Your House

      Sometimes a DIYer has to know their limits.


      40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

      Home repair is learned over time

      9 Things in Your Home That Won’t Exist in 10 Years

      While some items may maintain vintage appeal, technological advances are phasing out some of these common household items.


      15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

      A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


      100 Home Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

      You may think some home repairs are out of your league, but even beginner DIYers can handle many of these...


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      11 Things We’re Buying From Amazon This Month

      We're constantly monitoring Amazon for the best deals so you don't have to. Here's what's in our shopping cart right...


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      11 Things Amazon Won’t Sell Anymore

      COVID-19 has forced Amazon to crack down on some problematic products, but the site was halting sales of plenty of...


      11 Things You Should Never Do to Your Flat Screen TV

      When the big game and awards season come around every year, it's easy to forget just how different those events...


      Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

      Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance...


      Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

      What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.

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      15 Cool Tech Gadgets That Turn Your Home into a Smart House

      We've culled the new crop of high-tech gadgets that promise to change your life and we found some products that...


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      Keep Your Smart Home Safe: 5 Free Antivirus Options

      You don’t have to pay through the teeth to protect your devices. Here are our five favorite and totally-free antivirus...


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      9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

      Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


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      What is R-Value and What Do You Need to Know About it

      As the weather changes and thermostats are set up or down, the R-value of your home’s shell plays a critical...


      13 Home Improvement Projects That Practically Pay for Themselves

      These smart upgrades pay off big in resale value and enjoyment of your home.


      13 Signs an Amazon Seller Can’t Be Trusted

      Not all Amazon sellers deserve your trust or your business. Here are the smart steps you can take to avoid...


      Why You Should do a Home Air Quality Test

      Learn the reasons you should do a home air quality test.


      10 Incredible New Light Fixtures for 2018

      A new light fixture can change the look of a room, whether you're swapping out a chandelier or a classic...

      13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

      These innocent-seeming habits could be making you and your family sick—really sick.


      10 Cool Fixtures and Hardware with a Matte Finish

      Move over stainless! Over the last couple years, designers say there's been an increase in requests for matte black finishes...


      11 Products That Will Become “Smart” in 2020

      Think the smart devices you currently own are amazing? Just wait until you see what’s about to hit the market...


      This Is the Difference Between a Router and a Modem

      You likely know that you need these two items to get access to the Internet, but might not know why....


      5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter

      My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange...


      Makita’s Line of Cordless Pro Cleaning Tools

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