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A New Name for Our Best Inexpensive Cordless Stick Vacuum

I’ve got news! But first a little story.

Faithful readers know that in my spare time, I love to knit.

4 Ways to Get More Books for Your Bucks (and Vice Versa)

If you are an avid reader, it’s safe to say you own a few books. OK, make that a lot

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8 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

We cannot yet declare Apple cider vinegar to be a miracle cure. However, according to WebMD.com, Apple cider

Dinner-in-a-Box is Not What I Thought

For months, I’d been hearing a lot about a new way to get dinner on the table. Every few weeks, another

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Memories are Made of Teddy Bear Bread

What must be nearly 40 years ago, while waiting in the grocery store line with my two little boys in

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Gifts to Thrill and Delight Coffee Snobs

Even if you aren’t one, chances are pretty good you know someone who is a bona

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More Amazing Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide Around the House

Last week I heard from one of my readers who wrote about hydrogen peroxide—something I’ve written about in the past,

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From Closet Chaos to Organized in 5 Easy Steps

What’s behind your closet door? Orderly rows of shoes, stacks of folded t-shirts and hanging clothes arranged by color and

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The Best Christmas Book Ever

In the crush of holiday wish lists, gadgets, toys and media hype, it’s easy to overlook the four things experts

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A Machine that Gets Pet and Human Hair Out of Carpet Like Magic

How often have you been vacuuming and you turn off the vacuum only to see stray

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17 Ways to Use Coffee Filters that Don’t Involve Coffee

It was a dumb mistake. I grabbed the biggest package of coffee filters—a pack of 1,000—only to discover much later

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Best Inexpensive Toaster, Eufy Customer Service, Stainless Steel Cleaner

There are times that the old adage that you get what you pay for doesn’t hold up. Sometimes, it’s the

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Ask Me Anything: Eufy* HomeVac | Homemade Wrinkle Release | Is DIY Will Safe?

In keeping with the rules of the TV game show, Jeopardy, how about I give you the answer, then you respond

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You Can Use This for That in the Kitchen

Over the years I have been uniquely privileged to sit under the personal tutelage of world-famous gourmet cooks the likes

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The Useful Life of Spice PLUS How to Repurpose at the End

When I packed up my kitchen for our big move a few years ago, I was embarrassed to discover what

Please, Can’t Someone Make a Decent Steam Iron?!

I just asked Siri*, “How do most people relax?” She rattled off a list of activities including, “nosh on chocolate,”

The Most Efficient Way to Slash Your Home Heating Bill

Just as I was knee-deep in researching, testing and learning all I could about electric space heaters, this letter popped up

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Car Dealer Spills the Beans on Treating Leather Interiors

Do you know what I love? Learning insider secrets. I’m not talking tabloid headlines or conspiracy theories, which I work

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Where There’s a Will it May Be Worthless

While I, along with so many fans, mourned the recent death of Aretha Franklin—a giant in the world of music—I

14 Things You’d Be Smart to Buy at the Dollar Store

At least a couple of times a week, someone will ask me what I miss most about living in Southern