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The Difference Between Knobs and Pulls on Kitchen Cabinets, and When to Use Each

Photo: Jason Finn (Shutterstock) More than almost anything else in your kitchen, the cabinets can make the room feel outdated—especially if you painted them a color that was trendy one…

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How to Know It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Kitchen Appliance

Part of being a food writer is writing about things that are popular, because popularity drives clicks and clicks are what keeps the lights on, so to speak. It’s also…

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Try the ‘FlyLady’ Cleaning Method

Photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock) A clean home is a peaceful home—but what if the act of cleaning it could be peaceful, too? That’s the guiding principle behind the FlyLady cleaning method,…

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How to Reduce Energy Costs While You’re Cooking

Photo: Africa Studio (Shutterstock) As the cold really settles in, we’ve been talking a lot about ways to conserve energy. We’ve also been talking about how to prepare for the…

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The Right Way to Clean Your Fireplace

Photo: glebchik (Shutterstock) Ideally, you would have cleaned your fireplace thoroughly in the spring, after you used it for the final time of the season. But if that didn’t happen—or…

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How to Maximize the Heat From Your Fireplace

Photo: Jens Lambert (Shutterstock) Rising energy costs means that most of us will be paying more to heat our homes this winter. And unfortunately, that’s only one of many price…

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Everything You Need to Do to Clean Up After a DIY Project

Photo: Sambulov Yevgeniy (Shutterstock) Anyone who has done any DIY work in their home (or someone else’s home) knows that in most cases, the project will take longer than you…

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Easy Ways to Make Your Laundry Smell Good (Without Harsh Detergents)

Photo: Robert Kneschke (Shutterstock) When you have especially stinky clothes, washing and deodorizing them is the bare minimum you ask of your washing machine. That’s why we’ve shared so many…

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10 Common Household Items That Are Using Too Much Energy

Photo: Ground Picture (Shutterstock) If you still have a set-top DVR or a cable box, it’s probably using more energy than you think. Per How-to Geek, DVR boxes could use…

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How to Sleep Comfortably on a Couch

Photo: gpointstudio (Shutterstock) Unintentionally falling asleep on the couch isn’t hard. Whether you nod off while watching TV, or sit down to rest your eyes for a moment and wake…

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