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Should you turn your heat down when you're not home?

As you leave for work on a winter morning, you may wonder whether to turn off your heat, turn it down or let it maintain a cozy temperature. Which will save the most energy and money? The answer might surprise you.

What causes pipes to burst when they freeze?

If you live in an apartment building, you're sure to see a sign put up by management to keep your faucet dripping when the weather report forecasts freezing temperatures. But why is that? How does a dripping tap keep pipes from bursting?

10 Home Repairs That Can Seriously Break the Bank

Most expensive home repairs come from items we don't pay attention to every day – like the roof or foundation. And yet, routine maintenance is often very cheap. Which items should you focus on most to avoid costly replacements and repairs later?

Housecleaning Habits to Teach Your Kids

Teach your kids good housecleaning habits that that will last a lifetime.

Honey Do: Cleaning Jobs Perfect for Dad

Delegate these chores to your partner to make your cleaning routine go more smoothly.

Housecleaning Tricks Mom Never Told You

Share these smart cleaning ideas with your mom and she will thank you!

How to Clean a Marble Tile Shower Floor

Keep your marble looking like new with these simple tips.

How to Clean a Water Softener Resin Tank

Keeping your water softener clean prevents costly repairs.

How to Clean Bathtub Jets

Avoid the bacteria and soap scum in your bathtub jets with these simple cleaning tips.

What is the Best Way to Clean Mold Off Your Shower?

Clean shower mold simply and effectively before it becomes a bigger problem than it needs to be.

How to Clean Lime from Windows and Other Surfaces

Lime spots from hard water can show up on just about any surface in your bathroom. But getting rid of those ugly marks isn’t usually too difficult, especially if you make it part of your regular cleaning routine.

How to Clean Lime and Calcium Streaks on Your Tub

Keep your tub free of streaky lime and calcium deposits.

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips

Spend less time in the laundry room with these easy tips.

5 Tips for Cleaning Shower Heads

Keep your shower head clean with these tips.

DIY Backsplash: How to Update Your Kitchen in a Flash

Add tile to your kitchen backsplash to make a big impact without spending a lot of time (or money!).

5 Dirtiest Spots in Your House and How to Clean Them

There’s a lot of hidden dirt in your home, but it’s not that hard to clean – if you know where to look.

Stainless Steel Cleaning Dos and Don'ts

Keep your stainless appliances looking sleek with these cleaning tips.

How to Clean Vinyl Windows

Low-maintenance vinyl windows are easy to clean – if you know where to start.

Helpful Window Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning the windows is easier if you keep these supplies on hand.

How to Clean Your Toilet with Little Effort

This dreaded chore can be a breeze with a few simple tips.

How to Get Kids to Keep the Bathroom Clean

Teach your kids clean bathroom habits (and make your life easier!).

Easiest-to-Clean Appliances and Fixtures

Find appliances and fixtures for your home that clean easily and look great.

Which Countertop is Easiest to Maintain?

Understanding the required care of various countertop materials is an important part of deciding which one to purchase.

How to Make Housecleaning Fun

Make clean-up a little more fun with these easy ideas.


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