Are You Using Your Laundry Detergent Correctly?

Most people use far more detergent than they actually need to. Learn how much you should use to extend the life of your clothes and washing machine.

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NEW ON HOME MATTERS

Stain Removal Tips That Are Spot On

There are some stubborn stains that even the most advanced washing machines and deep-cleaning detergents can’t tackle. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to make those “stains, stains go away." Here’s how:

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Quick Tips

How to Clean Your Washer and Dryer

Taking the time to clean your washer and dryer can help make your machines more efficient and even prevent scary fires. See what you can do to keep your laundry room mildew and danger free.

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Quick Tips

Bugs are Back. Be Ready for Them.

The excitement of backyard BBQ’s and everything outdoors tend to distract us from one of springtime’s most unwelcomed house guests; insects. Stay ahead of the game and learn how to properly defend you and your home against these annoying pests.

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quick tips

8 Laundry Hacks to Make Life Easier

If there’s one task in this world that everyone loves to hate, it’s laundry. There’s simply no escaping it. Or is there? Check out these 8 easy ways to put an end to the never-ending cycle of, well, never-ending cycles.

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repair & maintenance

Lifespan of Modern Home Appliances

Homeowners often assume that with an increase in technology comes an improvement of everyday life. So it can come as a surprise that when appliance manufactures add tech, like sensors and displays, they are actually shortening the product’s lifespan.

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tech

High-Tech Kitchen Appliances to Make Your Life Easier

Efficient appliances can definitely make your life easier, especially in the kitchen. Take a peek at some of the newest innovations to help make your time in the kitchen count.

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Quick Tips

Gas vs. Electric: A Heated Debate

Many homeowners only think about price when it comes to purchasing a new oven or range. Make sure you’re well informed on the many other factors before making a decision between gas and electric.

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Decor

Give Your Furniture a Face Lift

If your furniture has any nicks and dings, you can bring back its beauty without replacing the piece. For a lot less money, Furniture Medic® can repair your furniture (including kitchen cabinets) and make it look great again.

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quick tips

Is there a perfect temperature to set your thermostat?

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cost savers

7 Tax Deductions That Can Save Homeowners Money

As a homeowner, you may be eligible for some federal tax deductions that can save you money. Always consult with your tax expert about your particular circumstances. be sure to ask if you are eligible for any of these deductions:

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Real Estate

First-Time Buyers: Must-Know Advice Before You Buy

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Cost Savers Category

Use Your Refund to Create an Energy-Efficient Home

We all know the expression “a stitch in time, saves nine,” but sometimes it can be difficult to apply that lesson to the home. Keeping up with all the repairs and upgrades your house needs to run efficiently takes time and money.

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Real Estate

Prepping Your Home For Resale? Get Ready to Take the Stage

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Get Your Lawn and Garden Ready for Spring

Easy Tips for a Lush Lawn and Garden

Tired of being cooped up all winter? Hungering for a taste of spring? Your lawn and garden are ready to come out of hibernation too.

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Cost Savers

How to Save on Big Ticket Items

Trying to get the best sale price on large-ticket items for your home can be quite time consuming. Here are some simple ways to shop smarter and save on everything from appliances to furniture to electronics.

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Take the Sneeze Out of Spring

Take the Sneeze Out of Spring

Pollen season is officially upon us. And if you’re like many people, you or someone you live with is feeling the effects. Just in time for spring, here are five ways you can make your home a bit more comfortable for allergy sufferers.

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5 Hidden Spots to Clean This Spring

5 Hidden Spots to Clean This Spring

The condenser coils on many refrigerators are located behind a vent at the bottom-front of the unit. Because they’re so close to the ground, they can be a magnet for dust and hair.

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