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These Vacuums Leave Rivals in the Dust

Depending on how much you want to spend and what your cleaning needs are, here are the best vacuums to buy now.

Organization

Sorting Through Inherited Clutter

Sorting out “stuff” left behind by a deceased parent can be a massive task. If the heirs aren't careful, valuable or meaningful items can be accidentally discarded or sold for ...

Appliances

Best Humidifiers for Your Needs

A humidifier can reduce dryness and perhaps a virus but could increase mold and mildew if you make these mistakes.

Kitchen

How to Cut Back on Kitchen Waste

Tired of making so much waste in the kitchen—and ready to stop feeling guilty about it? “Green” substitutions for plastic wrap, paper towels and more.

Home Maintenance

Keep Your Houseplants Alive While You Are Away for the Holidays

It’s wonderful to travel for the holidays, but who wants to come home to dead houseplants? Here’s how to keep your plants happy while you are gone.

Home Improvements

9 Low-Cost Ways to Fight Back Against the High Cost of Heating Your Home

Here are nine often-overlooked heating-bill-lowering projects that don't come with big bills themselves.

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The Best Bed Sheets for All Types of Sleepers

Whether you sleep hot or cold, hate wrinkles or need bedding that doesn’t hold pet fur, here are the best bed sheets for all types of sleepers.

Appliances

Best Space Heaters That Fit Your Needs

The best space heaters can keep you warm without wasting energy.

Home Improvements

Deck Out Your Deck or Patio for Cold Weather

A few upgrades—heater, temporary walls, the right furniture and more—could transform your deck or patio into a warm, welcoming place to relax in the cold of winter.

Appliances

How to Choose The Best Hot Tub For You

The hot tub market is flooded with poorly made products that fail quickly. Here’s how to avoid a hot tub lemon.

Home Maintenance

Driveway Resealing Is Rarely Worth the Price

There are better, more economical ways to protect your driveway than a costly resealing.

Garden

Best Gifts for Gardeners

Most gardeners have the basic trowel, shovel, clippers and rake, but will welcome a high-quality addition or an inspired upgrade. New favorites for your favorite gardener…

Home Improvements

Best Portable Generators to Get You Through a Power Outage

A gas-powered generator or backup battery system can keep your lights on and run a few key home appliances and functions. Here are some of the best.

Home Improvements

Create a More Inviting Dining Room

The right chair height, table shape and wall color can make all the difference when you decorate your dining room.

Garden

Fall is the Best Time to Plant Perennials and Shrubs

Spring and summer planters: Don’t miss out on the best time for gardening. Fall offers great weather and great bargains. What you need to know…