Home Maintenance

Love Your Kitchen Countertops

Tips for cleaning and organizing your counters.


Vacuum Smarter, Not Harder

Tips for more efficient vacuuming.


Best Bathroom Cleaners from Common Household Items

Not-your-usual bathroom cleaners that work great.


Your Pool Could Be Poisoning You

Chlorine tablets typically are used to inhibit microorganisms in swimming pools. But chlorine stings swimmers’ eyes, dries out hair and…


How to Grow Beautiful Houseplants from Pineapples, Ginger, Oranges and other Foods

It's easy to grow beautiful houseplants from scraps of fruits and vegetables you’d otherwise throw away.


Weird Cleaners That Really Work

Common household ingredients to clean the tough stuff.


How to Make Your Christmas Tree Last Longer

There are lots of myths out there about how to keep a Christmas tree looking great for a long time. But we’ll tell you what really works.


5 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Great Gifts

Delight your friends and family with self-sharpening knives, perfectly curled butter and more.


Cutting Board Wisdom

Keep your cutting boards germ-free and smelling good.


Household Magic Tips: Odd Cleaners for Odd Kitchenware

Hacks of some common household items for tricky kitchen cleaning.


How to Harvest and Dry Garden Herbs

Dry your fresh garden herbs so you can enjoy them all year long. What's best—screening, bundling or paper bags—depends on which herbs you're drying.

Home Improvements

Wasted Space? Affordable Ways to Revitalize Your Living and Dining Rooms

The dining room and living room don’t get much use in most homes, but with a few changes, they can become your favorite rooms.


Protect Your Rosebushes Through the Winter

Even established rosebushes can suffer through winter, so here’s how to protect them.


Love Your Garden Tomatoes? Save the Seeds! Here’s How…

Saving tomato seeds from your own garden is a great way to grow even more delicious tomatoes next year. It's simple to do.


Smart Locks Just Got Smarter

We’ve selected the two smart locks that will make the most buyers happy.