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5 Appliances That Are Energy-Hungry

Thirty percent of U.S. electricity goes to power homes. Why the huge glut of energy consumption in the residential sector? Simple: Home appliances draw extreme amounts of energy. An appliance rated at 1,000 watts, left on for one hour, will use 1 kWh of electricity. Now think about all the appliances - large and small - you have in...

6 Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide Around The Home

It's well known that hydrogen peroxide can be used for hair bleaching but there are a lot of other uses as well. Your bottle of hydrogen peroxide is too valuable to just stay in your first-aid kit. While the inexpensive liquid is known for its medical uses and bleaching hair, it's also a versatile substance that can be used...

5 Tips For Getting Your Security Deposit Back

When you rent a place to live, you provide the landlord with a security deposit. And if you didn't damage anything, you should get that money back. Your security deposit is that giant wad of cash (or nice-sized check) your landlord took from you when you moved in. Your landlord, or whoever manages the property, is supposed to hold...

5 Things Every Home Needs

Every designer has his or her own rules. Follow these ideas — or break them if you see fit — and we can guarantee you’ll be able to take any space from feeling like it’s a boring, everyday thing to something you love every day.1. A Mid-Century Piece.You should always use at least one mid-century modern element for a...

5 Ingenious Ways To Kill Fruit Flies

Get rid of gnats for good with these clever strategies. You're not alone in your love of seasonal produce: Pesky fruit flies always seem to find their way to your farmer's market haul before you even get a chance to fully enjoy it. And it doesn't take long for them to take over your kitchen. Here are a few...

13 Tips For Getting Your Home Ready For Sale

1. Refresh SidingWhether's it's brick, vinyl or wood, power wash or paint your home’s exterior to give a good first impression.2. Add Potted PlantsPlace a few glazed pots on the front porch or steps. If it is winter, use small evergreens or cold-hearty plants.3. Make It BrightChange light bulbs throughout your home to make it brighter....

5 Steps To Allergy-Proof Your Home

You can't get rid of allergens in your home altogether, but these tips will help reduce their effect. Here are five simple things you can do to cut down on dust, mold and pollen.1. Smart LandscapingMake smart selections for the landscape. The yellow, sticky pollen that bees carry from plant to plant rarely causes allergic reactions. It's the fine,...

8 Practical Products For Your Kitchen

1. Silicone Freezing TrayA silicone freezing tray to get perfect individual portions of homemade broth, chili, smoothies, or pasta sauce. It's perfect for your weekly meal prep!2. Brush And Squeegee ComboA brush and squeegee combo for swiping any wet or dry spills on the counter top into the sink — you'll use way fewer paper towels.3. Color-Coded Cutting BoardA...

7 Reliable Real Estate Apps To Find And Buy Your Dream Home

1. ZillowUses algorithms to estimate home values for over 100 million homes - View homes based on size, price, school district and more - Offers exclusive listings - Notifies you on price drops and when homes are sold - Offers personalized loan quotes2. RedfinA map-based interface so you can find homes in any neighborhood - Search for open houses...