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22 Brainy Ways to Use Dryer Sheets at Home

Who knew dryer sheets had so many uses beyond making laundry smell fresh and feel soft? Here are 22 ways to use dryer sheets to keep all sorts of things smelling fresh, plus how to use used dryer sheets to make cleaning tasks easier.

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How to Clean the Inside of a Washing Machine

Time to get this on your cleaning rotation!


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How to Clean Grout With Household Cleaning Products

You don't have to buy anything fancy or expensive to get your grout clean.


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How to Design a Gender-Neutral Nursery

Looking for fresh ideas for your baby's nursery? We curated a list of ways to focus on design and inspiration...


DIY Wooden Garage Cabinets

Inexpensive, enormous and surprisingly easy to build

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How to Clean a Front Load Washer

You may not realize you should clean your front load washer. But it's important to do so once a month...


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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...

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How To Clean a Dryer Vent

A lack of routine maintenance could put your home at risk of having a fire if you don't know how...


Dream Garage: Double-Decker Car Storage

Five cars in a three-car garage


How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


How To Get Stains Out of a Mattress

You can't throw a mattress into the washer, so how do you clean mattress stains? Here's a few simple ways...

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Make a Plastic Laminate Table Top

Make a super-solid top for a desk in one day


Home Trend: Black Stainless Steel Appliances

We’re seeing the marvelous matte finish of black stainless steel everywhere!


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.


Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.

New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.


How to Build Sports Ball Storage Rack

If you're tired of soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs and every other kind of bouncy ball rolling around your garage (or...


Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

Store tons of stuff out of sight!


Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.


How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

Every now and then you'll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, "What stinks?" Maybe it's...


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Collapsible Dog Ramp

This simple dog ramp collapses down to a compact size that fits easily under a bed or sofa or inside...


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Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

Install a new dryer vent cover in about 30 minutes


Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms

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Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily


How to Plumb a Pedestal Sink

We show you every gritty step—start to finish


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


How to Keep Squirrels from Ruining the Pumpkins on Your Porch

How to keep squirrels from eating pumpkin displays.



11 Pests That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic

These critters didn’t sign a lease and could be living rent-free and wreaking havoc in your attic. Here’s how to...