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As you leave home 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.

By Chris Opfer

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?

By Laurie L. Dove

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?

By Dave Roos

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Keep your marble looking like new with these simple tips.

By Tanya Edwards

Keeping your water softener clean prevents costly repairs.

By Sarah Fernandez

Keep your fancy old tub looking fabulous.

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Sarah Fernandez

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

By Sarah Fernandez

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.

By Tanya Edwards

Keep your tub free of streaky lime and calcium deposits.

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Blythe Copeland

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Keep your shower head clean with these tips.

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Blythe Copeland

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

By Tanya Edwards

Keep your stainless appliances looking sleek with these cleaning tips.

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Sarah Fernandez

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

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Sarah Fernandez

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

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Sarah Fernandez

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Clean Tub? No Problem! Just Follow These Easy Tips

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Tanya Edwards