Turn Your Garage Into an Office…a Family Room…a Man Cave…or…

Homeowners in search of extra room often wonder whether it’s worth converting their garage into living space. The dollars and…


How to Keep Small, Furry Nibblers Out of Your Garden

Here is an arsenal of ideas to keep small, nibbling, destructive mammals—squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks (aka groundhogs) and rabbits—from destroying your precious vegetables....


Great New Gadgets to Improve Your Life

The 2021 Consumer Electronics Show included items that can improve your kitchen, your health, your safety and your life.


Spring Cleaning? Don’t Miss These 9 Overlooked Spots Where Dirt & Germs Hide

Common spring cleaning tasks such as washing windows, changing bedding and organizing closets are important. Here are 9 overlooked spots where dirt, germs and bacteria hide.


The Best Equipment You Can Buy for Your Lawn

From lawnmowers and trimmers to weed-maintenance tools and leaf-blowers, here’s a rundown of the best lawn-care equipment on the market.


The Best Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

People often use the wrong criteria when choosing pots and pans. Here are much better choices.


Best DIY Home Security Systems

The new generation of do-it-yourself (DIY) home security systems now provide many of the features of professionally installed ones at much lower prices. Here are the best.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


Best Space Heaters That Fit Your Needs

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