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How is Landlord Insurance Different From Homeowners Insurance?

If you're thinking about renting out a property, you're going to need more coverage than your basic homeowners insurance. Here's what you should know.

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10 Things That Can Cost You Your Security Deposit

Moving out? Understand your lease and your rights if you want to get your security deposit back.

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How To Check for Cameras in an Airbnb

It's rare, but still worth taking precautions. A security expert explains how to find hidden cameras in an Airbnb.

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How To Rent Out Your House

The rental market is booming. If you're thinking about renting your house, give yourself the best chance of success with...

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New 2023 Energy Tax Credits and Rebates You Can Use to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

How to finesse your home's energy efficiency by using the new rebates and tax incentives for HVAC, solar and more.

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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...

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...

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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.

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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...

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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 Repair Leather Tears and Holes

Check out this leather repair guide for simple, DIY fix for tears and holes

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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...

Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

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

Rent Outdoor Power Equipment and Save Money

Rental tools that save time and toil