Home Improvements

The Best Bidets for Your Behind

Amid toilet paper shortages and more time spent at home, this could be the solution to your bathroom needs.


How to Create a Home Office in a Small Space

Avoid these mistakes when squeezing a home office into a living space.

Aging for Beginners

Escape Artist: How to Safely Evacuate Your Home During Fire, Storm or Natural Disaster

With so many natural disasters in the news lately, we are reminded of the need to plan, prepare and implement emergency safety.


Exhaust Dehumidifiers Don’t Actually Dehumidify

Don’t fall for suggestions that an “exhaust-only dehumidifier” is what you need.


Great Ways to Attract More Birds to Your Yard

Don’t think that if you just choose the right bird seed you will win over flocks of backyard birds. Try these other tricks to entice them.


The Lazy Lawn Guide: Less Care, Better Results

When it comes to mowing, watering and fertilizing, skipping some steps often helps the lawn—and you.

Home Improvements

5 Big Indoor Lighting Mistakes—and How to Fix Them

One common lighting mistake is not having any shimmering lights. They make people feel good. Others include too much overhead light, not enough shadow.


How to Plant a Fruit Tree This Year!

Plant an apple or pear fruit tree for a harvest of delicious fruit


Mold-Proof Your Home: Use This Checklist

Mold can turn up in nooks and crannies of our homes where we’d never think to look. Following the strategies…

Home Improvements

Annoying Home Problems You Can Fix Yourself

You don’t have to live with annoying home problems ranging from holes in screens and rusted dishwasher racks to squeaky floors and stuck drawers.

Common Threads

Give a Gift…Get a Gift

Loving the “gift economy.” Spreads joy to others while cleaning out all that “stuff” that is too good to pitch and too small to sell.


How to Bring Plants Inside for the Winter

Many plants—gladioli, dahlias, geraniums—can make it through the winter if you know how to move them inside properly.

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.

Home Improvements

Nine Nifty Tools Worth Adding to Your Toolbox

These tools tackle fix-it challenges including working in tight spaces, unclogging drains, seeing in dark spaces and interpreting car warning lights.

Home Maintenance

Home Warranties Are Horrible Deals

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