Articles Tagged In How-To

10 Home Hacks for Every Room in Your House

Our list of top home hacks will help you organize your home and get the most out of each room.

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16 Sweet Ideas for Your March Madness Party

Score up with the NCAA Tournament March Madness party ideas and compete to win the title of the best March Madness party.

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4 Easy Summer Recipes for Kids

It's summer, and kids are home for the season. Whether they're headed to the pool or lounging at home, it can be hard to provide healthy, delicious foods that they'll actually eat. Keep the pickest eaters fueled all summer with these kid-friendly bites.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Freezer in Great Condition All Summer Long

With the ridiculous heat and crazy schedules of summer you’re probably going to be relying on your freezer a lot more. You need to make sure that it’s always there running efficiently and providing you with quick dinners and cooling frozen treats.

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5 Air Purifying Tips for Cleaner Air in Your Home

The best way for clean air in your home starts with these Home Matters simple secrets for enhancing your air using indoor plants, air purifiers and more.

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6 Biggest Sources of Stress in the Home and How to Reduce Them

Getting rid of stress is easy once you unlock the secrets to the biggest sources of stress in your home.

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6 Steps for Fixing a Squeaky Door

Don’t let a squeaky door drive you to distraction. To eliminate those annoying sounds, use these tips to fix the problem quickly and inexpensively.

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6 Ways to Keep Appliances Ship-Shape

Appliances aren’t given much thought when running properly. But as soon as they’re not, they’re all you think about. A broken appliance can wreak havoc on your home this summer. Take these simple steps to help keep things running smoothly.

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8 Easy Ways to Go Green on St. Patrick's Day

This St. Patrick's Day don't forget to remember to go green by saving money and energy with these simple home solutions tips and tricks.

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Frozen Pipes

Damage from frozen pipes can leave you in a crisis. Here are some repair options, tips and more from our trusted Home Matters home repair experts.

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Amp Up Your Curb Appeal

Want potential buyers to get a great first impression of your home? It starts with curb appeal. Luckily, there are easy, low-cost ways to amp up your curb appeal without breaking the bank. Keep your home beautiful inside and out with these quick tips.

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Becoming a Lean, Green, Gardening Machine

National Nutrition Month is here and we've got the best tips to help with creating your very own backyard garden. Read on for healthy recipes, gardening ideas, and more.

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Build a Perfect Fire with These Tips

Who doesn't love the warmth of a fire? Follow these helpful tips on how to light a flame both indoors and out.

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Childproofing Your Bathroom: A Guideline for Kid Friendly Homes

Bath time safety is essential to running a smooth and relaxing household. Avoid messy accidents with child safety locks, cabinet locks and baby-proofing tips.

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Conducting A Home Improvement Check-Up

Updates and improvements are exciting and add value to your home, but when using a contractor for projects that are above and beyond DIY, always do your homework. Use these helpful check-up tips to make sure that your project stays on track.

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Defrost and Heat Up Your Car the Safe Way

Late for work again and your car windshield is frozen? Learn tricks for defrosting your car so you don't do any damage while trying to heat it up in the mornings.

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From “Shoot!” to Troubleshoot – A Guide to Oven Repair

Why won't your oven turn on? Diagnose the symptoms using our easy-to-follow oven repair guide.

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Going on Vacation AND Eating Healthy? Yes It's Possible

Stop! And put the ding-dong down. Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you have to break your healthy diet. Going on vacation and eating healthy is possible.

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Go It Alone or Hire a Pro? Hanging a TV Mount

If you’re using a tabletop stand to hold your flat screen television, or if there’s a new TV in your future, you might be thinking about installing a wall mount. So should you do it yourself or hire a professional?

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Go It Alone Or Hire a Pro? Installing a Security Light

If you've thought about doing some DIY home improvements in an effort to save money or just want to learn a new skill, it's important to know when it's okay to go it alone and when to hire a pro.

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Go It Alone or Hire a Pro? Replacing an Entry Door Threshold

Door thresholds play an important role in sealing out the elements. If they’re worn out, doors may not close properly, causing drafts. Should you replace it or hire a professional?

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Got 10 Minutes? Get Spring Cleaning Done

It's spring and the sun is shining on the dust in your home. Don't let time get the best of you. Clean each room of your home in just under 10 minutes.

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How to Begin Composting at Home: Composting 101

Composting is great eco-friendly solution to managing household waste. Learn how to begin composting at home with expert tips so you can live more green.

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How to Hire The Right Interior Decorator For You

Picking colors to match your drapes? New floor plan? Let the home solutions professionals at Home Matters help you hire the best interior decorator for you.

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How To Host The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Easter! Celebrating Easter can be such a fun, family tradition. Hosting the perfect Easter Egg Hunt is essential to getting your Easter started off right.

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How To Make A Chore Chart For Your Kids

Don't be the first to start picking up around the house. Create a children's chore chart and make tidying the home an activity for the whole family.

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How to Remove Candle Wax From Upholstery, Wood or Carpet

To remove the wax from carpet or upholstery, you will need a plain brownpaper bag and a steam iron. Paper grocery bags work well.

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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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How To Throw The Ultimate White Elephant Party

Interested in throwing a White Elephant (or Dirty Santa or Yankee Swap) party? These suggestions will make it a fun and festive occasion for all.

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Is Airbnb Right for Your Spring Break Getaway?

This spring are you looking to travel and see the world? Airbnb could be a perfect alternative for your wanderlust hearts. Here is why.

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