How To Give Your Home A Complete Makeover In One Day

Home makeover

The entertaining season is upon us, which means it’s a little too late to start a major home-makeover project. But a few small changes can make a dramatic difference in the way your living space looks — and how you feel about having people over. In just a few hours, these simple ideas will help … Read more

5 Tips To Always Keep Your House Spring-Clean

Clean house

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping — and you’re sweeping up a trail of caked mud leading from the back door to the family room. Along with blue jays and daffodils, spring ushers in a houseful of dirt as kids and pets track everything from mud to grass cuttings throughout the house. But … Read more

6 Simple Home Repair Jobs Anyone Can Do

Home repair

It’s impossible to live in a house and not have a fix-it list. But small home repairs quickly add up, particularly if you hire someone to do them for you. The solution: DIY. “I save hundreds of dollars a year by doing repairs myself,” says Leshel Pond, a handy mom from Louisville, Colo. Fortunately, there … Read more

6 Vital Steps To Eliminating Bedbugs From Your Home

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For many of us, the bedtime warning, “Don’t let the bedbugs bite!” was just a silly thing grown-ups said. Now it’s a real and rising threat in many parts of the country. After more than 50 years of virtual elimination in the U.S., bedbugs have made a roaring comeback over the last decade, spreading most … Read more

How To Remove Every Fabric Stain (They’re Not Permanent)

Remove stains

It only takes a second: You bump into one of your dinner guests, and her wine splatters onto your tablecloth. You overfill your mug with coffee and spill some on your pants. Your puppy doesn’t make it outside in time and … you know the rest. Too often, we assume these stains are permanent — … Read more