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If you're in the process of choosing countertop materials for your kitchen or bathroom, you already know two of the most popular options are quartz and granite countertops.

By Marie Look

The roof of a house is not just a protective covering; it's a defining element that contributes to the overall aesthetics, functionality and energy efficiency of a structure.

By Yara Simón

Help! Honeybees are invading your home! This happened to our writer and she finds out from the experts why this occurs, what to do about it and whether home remedies work.

By Alia Hoyt

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When you have furry roommates, spring and early summer are the best times to clean your house to keep pests and pet hair at bay.

By Jesslyn Shields

Whether you buy them at a garden retailer or find them at a thrift shop, old whiskey barrels are useful in so many ways.

By Laurie L. Dove

Borax is making a comeback as a household cleaner. But what other chores can borax tackle around your home?

By Mitch Ryan

You may have never cleaned your dryer vent before but there are many reasons why you should. Plus, it's pretty easy to do. We'll show you how.

By Francisco Guzman

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Knowing how to read a tape measure might sound like a simple idea, but it's not as straightforward as you think.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Cream of tartar isn't just for angel food cake! In fact, cream of tartar uses go well beyond the kitchen, helping you remove stubborn stains, relieve constipation, and so much more. Read on to explore its possibilities.

By Alia Hoyt

Dust is everywhere in your home and can cause or aggravate allergies. But cleaning can be a pain too. Here's how to keep those dust bunnies at bay.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

You may have never thought of washing your pillows but there are several good reasons to do it. And it's usually not very hard to wash them.

By Alia Hoyt

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Spring is around the corner and you know what that means! It's time for spring cleaning.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

The labels on your clothes have all types of laundry symbols on them. Here's what all those symbols mean.

By Nicholas Gerbis & Yara Simón

Nothing feels better than climbing into a freshly made bed. But when you sleep with a weighted blanket, is washing it as simple as tossing it in the machine?

By Madison Palmer

Cleaning grout may not be your favorite pastime, but doing it right can make it a not-quite-so-unpleasant task. Here's how.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Both white vinegar and cleaning vinegar can be used to clean, but the two are definitely not interchangeable. So, what's the difference?

By Laurie L. Dove

So your favorite white Vans are full of yellow stains. No problem. Whether you're wearing leather Vans or canvas Vans, we know the best way to clean them and keep them bright white.

By Alia Hoyt

Smudged eyeglasses are the worst. So how do you clean them without leaving loads of scratches? Hint: It's not with Windex.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Parchment paper is great as a non-stick surface for baking, but it has a lot of other uses that you may not have thought about.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Laundry stripping is a hack that's been trending on TikTok. It's supposed to remove built-up gunk from your "clean" clothes. But does it work?

By Alia Hoyt

Paper coffee filters are amazingly versatile and have many creative uses around the home, in the garage and even on camping trips.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Salt may be your go-to seasoning, but it has way more uses than flavoring food. Check out this list of uses for good old NaCl that have nothing to do with cooking.

By Sarah Gleim

Let's face it. Baseball is a dirty game. Sliding into home leaves quite a stain on those pristine white pants. But nobody has to know if you follow these six ideas.

By Alia Hoyt

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Nothing is better than a pair of sharp white shoes. But it's hard to keep them looking that way. Or is it?

By Alia Hoyt

Is that batch of bug spray you have left from last summer still effective? If it is, for how long?

By Suzie Dundas