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Lowe’s Labor Day Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

Celebrate the season at Lowe's Labor Day Sale with special values on everything you need to get your home and garden looking good for fall. Save big on lawn mowers, plant food and Craftsman tools!

9 Ways to Dry Clothes Without a Dryer

Whether your dryer is kaput or you're looking for ways to save energy, drying clothes without a dryer isn't as...


The Top 12 Household Cleaning Tips For The Really Tough Stuff

Even the most stubborn stains and hard-to-reach spots are no match for these secret cleaning solutions.


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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....


Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers

How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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


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.

The 14 Worst Products Consumer Reports Has Ever Tested and What to Buy Instead

According to the nation's leading consumer watchdog, you should avoid these underwhelming home items. But don’t worry—we've got some great...


15 Things You Should Think Twice About Donating

Donating unwanted items to a local thrift store is a fantastic way to reclaim space in your home, donate to...


Best Methods for Dust Control in a Workshop

The top fittings, filters, methods and other accessories for turning your vacuum into a dust collector in your workshop.


What Do Those Washing Symbols 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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11 Best Pizza Oven Tools and Accessories

Make the most of your outdoor pizza oven with the right pizza oven accessories and tools for cooking, serving and...


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.


Stain Removal on Clothes Stained by Washer

Eliminate irritating clothes washer stains with a simple cleaning


10 Tips to Master Home Appliance Repair

Fixing your appliances, instead of calling in a pro, is cost-effective, time-saving and often allows you to extend the life...


No Kinks, No Damage Pressure Washer Hose

Don't let a pressure washer hose wear out

11 Walk-In Closets to Die For

Who wouldn't want customized closet shelving, space for all of your shoes and boots, plus the added convenience of a...


Clothes Dryer Repair Guide

You can solve most problems yourself—no experience necessary!


How to Use a Pressure Washer

Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.


How to Reuse Your Vacuum Cleaner Bags (Yes, It’s Possible!)

In a pinch, a vacuum cleaner bag is actually reusable. The bottom end of the bag is usually folded over...


Never, Ever Use Your Ladder Like This

This window washer is making the most of a ladder that’s too short. But if his luck runs out, he’ll...


Brilliant Trick for Cleaning Saw Blades

Clean resin and pitch from saw blades with spray oven cleaner.


9 Ways to Use a Pressure Washer that Will Blow Your Mind

You know a pressure washer is great at cleaning the driveway, but did you know it can also be used...


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...

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10 Real-Life Wood Workbench Plans and Inspiration Photos

Fan Spotlight: These readers shared photos of their completed garage workbenches, many of which were built using our plans! Scroll...


How to Pressure Wash a House

Paint prep simplified


Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

Bagless vacuums need frequent filter changes


Pressure Washer Maintenance and Tips

We talked to a few power washer fanatics and several manufacturers to learn the best tips for using and maintaining...