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Clean Habits: Secrets to Managing Your Cleaning Workload

Smart shortcuts and easy tips help you keep a clean house without the extra work.

Dirty Jobs to Delegate

Delegate these dirty jobs to the professionals.

New vs. Modern Toilets: Which is Better for You?

Do you need a basic new toilet -- or one with all the bells and whistles?

5 Tips for Cleaning as You Go

Make cleaning as you go a breeze with these simple tricks.

How to Clean a Shower Curtain

Keep Grime and Mold Away with Easy and Effective Shower Curtain Cleaning

5 Areas To Keep Clean To Make Your Whole Home Look Sparkling

Make Your Home Look Sparkling By Keeping Just These Five Areas Clean

Must Have Items for a Clean Home

Check out the few products you really need to keep your home clean.

10 Hand Tools that Have Real Power

Electrical tools may get all the glory when it comes to DIY, but there are plenty of tools that that never need batteries or cords. Here are 10 tools that only need the power of the hands that wield them.

5 Quick Last Minute Cleaning Tips

Is your neighbor popping by in five? Here’s how to make your place look great.

Easy Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Cut down the least-fun cleaning in your home with these bathroom tidying tips.

10 Must-have Tools for Any Workshop

We love our power drill, but for some jobs, nothing beats a good old hand tool. What are some of the must-haves for your toolbox?

How to Keep Your Windows Spotless when the HOA Won't

Depending on the rules in your neighborhood, your homeowners association might not take care of your windows. Never fear -- with a few tips, you can handle this job like a pro.

From Garden to Table: Recipes from Your Backyard

Get your plants out of the garden and onto your table with these simple recipes that make the most of fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables.

English vs. French vs. Japanese: An International Garden Primer

When you’re planning your next garden, get inspired by these classic styles.

5 Tips for Planting a Fragrant Garden

Create a garden that’s a feast of the senses.

The Best Plants for Edible Gardens

Create a garden that is both beautiful and full of tasty treats.

How to Bug-Proof Your Home

Keep your home bug-free this summer in three simple steps.

10 Window Cleaning Tips for Apartment Dwellers

If you're a renter, cleaning your windows involves taking care so you don't damage anything but still get sparkling results. Let the sun shine in with these window cleaning tips for apartment dwellers not blessed with a window-cleaning service.

5 Most Common Household Pests and How to Control Them

Household pests are not only a nuisance but can also cause damage to your home.

Signs You Have an Infestation

By the time you see these insects, they may have already made themselves – and their extended families – at home in your house.

How to Control Backyard Bugs

Keep bees, flies, and more away from your backyard outings with these simple ways of controlling pests.

5 Interesting Chicken Coop Plans

Take homesteading to the next level by building your own chicken coop using one of these unique plans.

How to Build a Backyard Waterfall

Adding a waterfall to your backyard is an easy do-it-yourself project that makes a big impact.