Best Inexpensive™ Flannel Bed Sheets Plus How to Prevent Pilling

There are few things as comforting as slipping between super soft, cozy flannel bed sheets on a cold, winter night.

Help! My Apartment Stinks Like a Stale Ashtray

What do vacuum sealers and apartments that smell like a stale ashtray have in common? Absolutely nothing other than these two

Best Inexpensive™ Microfiber, Electronics, Automobiles

There’s nothing like microfiber for cleaning just about any surface in and about the house. If you’ve never used a

Frequently Asked Questions: Groceries Online?! Which AirFryer?

Today I am responding to two very frequently asked questions at two one-fell swoops—a phrase I’ve

Bed in a box

Best Inexpensive™: Mattress, Bed Pillows, Duvet Cover

The idea to buy a mattress online and have it shipped to your home is still rather mind-boggling. It seems so

Cyber Monday Everyday Cheapskate

Cutting Through the Hype to Find Some Decent Cyber Monday Deals!

There are affiliate links in this post. If you click through

Best Inexpensive™ Water Filters—Pitcher, Under-Sink, Countertop

You need to stay hydrated, that’s for sure, but is the tap water in your home safe? It is considered

Best Inexpensive™ Dinnerware, Drinkware, Stainless Flatware

Recently, when one of my staff turned 30, I quipped that I have dishes older than he. It’s true.

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Best Inexpensive™ Heated Mattress Pad

Until a couple of years ago, I didn’t know something called a heated mattress pad even existed. Makes sense since

Best Inexpensive™ Electric Toothbrush, Folding Knife, Smart Speaker and Extreme Hand Lotion

One of the best things I’ve done in a long time is to invite my readers to send in their

Instant Pot Quick-Start Guide

About 20 years ago there was a pressure cooker renaissance in America. Our grandmothers knew that day would come, that

Best Inexpensive: Towels, Mattress Pad, Down Comforter

In my lifetime, I have spent way too much in an attempt to furnish bedrooms and baths with high quality

Best Inexpensive Bed Sheets

For some time I’ve been toying with whether or not to write this column on bed sheets. You can see

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Ask Me Anything: Rust Stains, Computer Printers, Dark Spot Remover

Got a question? Lots of readers do and chances are pretty good their questions just might be your questions, too.

Keep Your Cool in the Heat of Summer

As I write, it’s the first day of summer and a scorcher here in Northern Colorado—103F. But, it’s a dry heat—only

No More Bad Hair Days

A recent post in which I wailed and whined about my very bad hair day started it. You may

Best Inexpensive: Skin Care Products

How shocked was I? Speechless, but somehow I gathered enough strength to respond, “There’s no way!” Even so, I did

Best Inexpensive: Hair Conditioners

Considering the huge reader response whenever I mention that the most inexpensive shampoos can actually be good for your hair, but

A Robot Vacuum that Really Works—and It’s Inexpensive!

Vacuuming sucks. Literally. My idea of giving our adult sons robot vacuums for Christmas one year was intended to help them with that

Ask Me Anything

As you may know, and only because I mention it so often, I get a lot of mail. And up