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Chances are, you’re not using everything in your drawers and cupboards to its full potential! These genius home hacks and do-it-yourself solutions will save you time, money and effort.

The Best Ways to Use Ammonia Around the House

Ammonia often plays second fiddle to bleach, but it’s one of the most powerful cleaning products in your arsenal. Here are 20 smart ways to use it.

I Tried IKEA’s New Air Purifier—Here’s What It’s Like

The new Förnuftig air purifier tackles indoor air pollution to help you breathe easier.


25 Plastic Wrap Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Learn how to use this versatile tool to its full potential.


The Guide to Using Baking Soda at Home

You've probably got a box of baking soda sitting at the back of your fridge, but this powerful deodorizer has...


No Watch? No Problem! Here’s How to Tell the Time, Anytime

Five back-to-basics ways of gauging the time of day without the aid of modern technology.

Aluminum Foil Hacks to Save You Time

If you're only using aluminum foil to line your cookie sheets, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.


Never Do This With Power Bars

Power bars are a smart way to turn a single electrical outlet into six (or more), but they can be...

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What to Do When the Power Goes Out in Your Home

Expert advice you'll be glad to know the next time wild weather takes out your electricity.


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Clever Rubbing Alcohol Hacks For a Cleaner Home

Wiping down your windows with rubbing alcohol not only leaves them sparkling, but also frost-proof!


How to Stop Spam Texts on an iPhone or Android

Watch out! An unexpected text can go from simply annoying to malicious, which is why you'll want to know how...


How to Blur Out Your House on Google Maps—and Why You Should

Have you ever searched for your home address on Google Maps? If so, you’re probably familiar with the eerie realization...

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Genius Cooking Spray Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

If you're only using cooking spray to prevent your baked goods from sticking to the pan, you're tapping just a...


Why You Should Never Call Back an Unknown Number

You could be opening the door to scammers.


If You See Grey Ice Cubes in Your Freezer, This Is What It Means

Is your freezer's ice maker spitting out grey cubes? This is a common problem and is usually easy to solve.


How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...


How to Clear Cookies From Your Phone (And Why You Should)

Step-by-step instructions to help you reclaim a bit of privacy online—and clear up some storage space on your phone, to...

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Bet You Didn’t Know Your Kitchen Colander Could Do This!

If you’re only using your colander to drain pasta, you’re tapping just a fraction of its potential.


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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Snow

Don't make winter's most dreaded chore harder than it has to be.


6 Ways to Outsmart Porch Pirates

Shopping online? Here's how to stop the thieves who are out to plunder the packages left at your front door.


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Never Do This to Your Microwave

These common maintenance mistakes are shortening the life of your hard-working appliance.



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Warning Signs It’s Time for a New Cell Phone

If you're experiencing these issues, you'll want to start shopping for a replacement.


Here’s What Hackers Can Do With Just Your Cell Phone Number

Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if...


Clever Uses for Your Real Christmas Tree After the Holidays

Instead of kicking the tree to the curb, put it to good use with these brilliant backyard hacks.


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12 Everyday Things That Pose Huge Security Risks

Unfortunately, in today's super-connected world, your personal information is at a higher risk than ever. But just tweaking some of...

The Best Virtual Fireplaces on TV and Online, Ranked

Whether you’ve downsized to a condo or simply prefer central heating, fireplace channels have become a quick fix for the...



How to Wrap Christmas Presents Like a Pro

Ready, set, wrap! With the help of these step-by-step instructions, the gifts under your tree become beautiful decorations in themselves.


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Kitchen Appliance Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Not getting the results you want from your blender, mixer and microwave? These hacks will help.


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Things You Should Never Buy in Bulk

Don’t fall into the “more is more” trap. These items have a shorter shelf life than you’d think, meaning it...


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Genius Flour Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

If you're only using flour in the kitchen, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.