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Saving Money

Great ideas and tips on ways to save money around your home.

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How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an air compressor you can do the job yourself and save the service fee.

Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


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How to Budget for Furniture and Decorating Costs for a New Home

Furnishing and decorating a new home can be fun, but you'll quickly bust your budget if you're not careful when...


Don’t Toss These Things, Repurpose Them Instead

You'll be amazed at what these repurposed items can do.

13 Tricks to Cut Your Summer Utility Bills

Our money experts share their favorite summer-bill secrets.


12 Fabulous DIY Projects Costing Less Than $50

When you're feeling a little strapped for cash, there's no need to completely hold back on your DIY projects. Check...

10 Habits of Cheapskates You Can Follow to Save a Buck

Frugal people tend to be wealthy people, but that doesn't mean they live extravagantly. In fact, their cheapskate mentality is...


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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation

The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...


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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


Family Handyman’s Vintage DIY Holiday Gift Projects

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, here's a look back at our December 1982 issue where we showed scrambling...

8 Kirkland Items You Probably Shouldn’t Be Buying at Costco

You'll probably find better deals on paper products elsewhere.


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free



Energy Vampires

Save $100 a year or more by finding and fixing these watt wasters


Ways to Save on New Appliances

Expert tips that help you buy better new appliances and install them easier and faster.

15 Best Summer Weekend Getaways You’ll Want to Book This Second

Why hello, Summer Fridays! Here's how to make the most of all 15 of your summer weekends.


30 Handy Hints for Frugal Homeowners

Some may think these handy hints are a bit extreme (or even bordering on hoarder territory), but if you’re a...


How to Remove Scratches From Glass

Check out this glass scratch remover. Avoid glass replacement with this simple DIY solution.


How to Go Paperless at Home

Going paperless can save you time and money while contributing to a more sustainable Earth. Here's how to get rid...


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How to Create Cheap DIY Artwork in Minutes

Here is a quick and easy way to create your own artwork on a budget.


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...


Saving Money: DIY Repair Tips

Our pros share their favorite simple fixes for repairing common plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling and appliance problems.


Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

Use a two-stage thermostat with a two-stage furnace to save on your heating bill

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Rent Outdoor Power Equipment and Save Money

Rental tools that save time and toil


Affordable Car Insurance: How to Lower Your Bill

Follow these tips from an insurance expert and save up to $300


Frugal Living Tips for Homeowners

Spend smart, spend less, save more


How to Save Money on Insurance

Slash your premiums! These tips will help you save money on home and car insurance bills, either from things you're...