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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

Our 3 Best Inexpensive Steam Irons (Or 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

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How to Leave a Fragrance, Not an Odor

I have something really fun to share with you today about fragrance, but first a story. About my friend, Herta.

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Highly Useful Accessories are the Secret of Instant Pot Rockstars!

Everyone, it seems, is talking about Instant Pot—the revolutionary electric pressure cooker that for all the hype, promises to turn

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Stinky Laundry, Smelly Machine: How Nasty Germs Survive in Your Washer and What To Do About It

If you assume the inside of your washer is the cleanest place in your home because you put detergent through

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25 Remarkable Ways to Use Blue Dawn Outside the Kitchen

Take a look under the sink where you keep your cleaning products. See a bottle of Blue Dawn Dishwashing

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Ask Me Anything: Mouse in the House | Sheets on the Bed | Interest on Credit-Card Debt

I will admit to having an extreme aversion to mice. They give me the creeps and just knowing one is

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Ask Me Anything: Vinyl Floor Care | Healthy 5-Min Bread | Stubborn Water Spots

If you’ve ever dealt with vinyl flooring—especially in an older home where the flooring has not been well-cared for, you

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19 Insanely Clever Ways to Use Bread Bags

As you know—and only because I write about it so much—I may as well be president of the 

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How to Repair Your Credit and Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a 3-digit number between 300 and 850, generated by a mathematical algorithm (a mostly secret formula)

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Ask Me Anything: Cheap Tickets | Bank vs Credit Union | Medical Records and More

Faithful readers know by now that I love to open my mail to find your thoughtful, interesting questions. And when a

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Six 15-Minute Projects to Get Utility Bills to Rockbottom

Here’s some good news: At least 120 utilities companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates due

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How to Stop Hating Your Carpet

If you hate your carpet because it’s old, stained and bordering on disgusting, I have great news. There are steps

These 9 Pocket Tools and Gadgets Make Fabulous Gifts

I’ve been doing some early Christmas shopping, specifically for unique but useful gadgets—stocking stuffers for the adults in my family, some