Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance

Stop Flushing Away Money on Unnecessary Plumbing Bills

How to decide which plumbing problems are DIY, which are not, and how to avoid future problems.

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Home Warranties Are Horrible Deals

Here’s why home warranties may not give you what you expect.

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Revive Your Scissors

Tips for making your scissors work better.

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Love Your Kitchen Countertops

Tips for cleaning and organizing your counters.

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Stop Breaking Your Back to Clear Snow and Ice

Here come the snow and ice! Keeping your driveway, walkways and steps clear and safe is one of winter’s biggest…

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The Smartest Things You Can Do to Protect Your Home From Winter

Truly preparing your house for winter can protect vital systems and greatly reduce energy bills. Here are the best ways to do it.

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Rust Busters

Handy ways to keep the rust away.

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Keep Those Cut Flowers Fresh

It’s time to fill your house with flowers! They’re so beautiful…but once cut, they have woefully short lives. Here are…

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Make Your Own Stunning Flower Arrangements

Simple tips to beautify your home with flowers.

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Your Smoke Alarm Might Not Be Working

Your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors might not be working properly—even if you never let their batteries run out…

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Quick and Easy Furniture Fixes

Quick hacks to fix wood-furniture scratches.

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Don’t Have That? Use This!

Did you run out of paper towels? Or misplace an item you use on a regular basis? No problem! Emergency…

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Wood-Floor Scratch Fix

Some wood-floor scratches look worse than they really are. If you run your fingers over the scratch and you don’t…

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Did You Run Out of Big Matches?

You’ve been grilling all summer…and you only have stubby matchbooks left to light your big blazes. Don’t cancel s’mores this…

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Fly-Proof Your Garbage Can

You can no longer ignore that smelly outdoor garbage can…it’s beginning to attract flies and other creatures! Here’s what to…