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9 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store

While the dollar store may be a great place to buy things like wrapping paper and greeting cards, not everything...


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The 6 Best Ways to Find a Handyman

Need help with a home improvement project, but aren't sure where to turn to find a qualified handyman? Start your...


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Amazon vs. Walmart: What to Know Before Shopping Online

Can't decide whether to shop at Amazon or Walmart? We compare membership services, grocery delivery and their prices to help...


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12 Things Costco Employees Won’t Tell You

You have a shopping list, plus space in your trunk for a huge haul. But you're not really ready to...


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Support Small Businesses AND Get $10 to Spend on Amazon Prime Day

Want to support small businesses around the country? Here are 15 noteworthy products that will also earn you a $10...


11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


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Here’s What We Know About the Brand New Walmart+ Program

Walmart membership is meant to compete with Amazon Prime, and it offers many of the same perks.


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6 Ways to Avoid Costly Home Renovation Mistakes

Finally ready to start that big home improvement project you’ve been thinking about forever? You’re going to want to read...

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14 Things You Shouldn’t Buy in Home Improvement Stores

Find out which items you're better off leaving on the shelves the next time you're at a hardware megastore.


9 Hidden Dangers of Owning a Tiny Home

Love the idea of a tiny house? Here's what you need to know about the subtle and sometimes hidden costs...


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Are Pandemic-Related Home Expenses Tax Deductible?

The answer: It's complicated. Here's what you should know if a corner of your living room or bedroom is now...


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Recognizing and Correcting Common Bath Fan Problems

A bath fan that isn’t installed properly can cause more damage than no fan at all. But here’s the good...


The Hidden Meanings of 12 Everyday Objects

The little pocket on your jeans. The little hole in your pen cap. They’re not just there for show.


How Much Electricity Different Items in Your House Use

Ever wondered why people go nuts for LED lights? Learn how much electricity items in your home use.


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12 Things a New Homeowner Often Doesn’t Know

As a new homeowner, you trade the challenges of acquiring a home for those of home ownership. Fortunately, these tips...

24 Clever Uses for Plastic Bags You Have Lying Around the House

Not just for toting lunch, these handy items are helpful to have around the kitchen and home.


8 Tips for Moving to Another State

Moving is no easy task, regardless of distance, but crossing state lines can be particularly challenging. If you've decided to...


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Things Harbor Freight Employees Won’t Tell You About

Everyone seems to have an opinion on deep-discount retailer Harbor Freight. Some DIY enthusiasts love it, while others don't. As...


This is the Number 1 Most GPS’d Store in America

There's probably one in your town.


21 Products Under $12 That Will Improve Your Home Life

When it comes to home and garden improvements, most people's thoughts immediately go to complicated projects and extensive rehabs. But...

8 Kirkland Items You Probably Shouldn’t Be Buying at Costco

You'll probably find better deals on paper products elsewhere.


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30 Products DIYers Shouldn’t Pass Up at Costco

In a trip to Costco, you can stock your workshop with necessities like paper towels and trash bags, but you...


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Our Readers’ 45 Favorite Handy Hints

Over the past 50 years, readers of The Family Handyman magazine have shared thousands of clever tricks with their fellow...


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23 Zip Tie Hacks That Make DIYing a Cinch

Every homeowner should have a stash of these tiny, versatile straps on hand. Zip ties can help you conquer clutter,...


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Cheap Handy Hints to Fix Common Home Issues

We all have those annoying problems around the house we'd like to fix, but we keep putting off for one...


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What Is Amazon Warehouse and Why Should You Shop There?

Looking for great deals on DIY essentials? Be sure to check out Amazon Warehouse! Here's what it is and why...