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How to Clean a Shark Vacuum and its Filters May. 15, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

You know by now just how much I love my Shark vacuum cleaner. And given my readers' letters and comm... Read More

How to Get Sparkle in a Vase and Piddle out of Carpet Mar. 27, 2019

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The longer I live, the more convinced I am that there are at least two ways to deal with every house... Read More

How to Unclog a Drain Yourself Without Caustic Chemicals Mar. 26, 2019

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A plugged-up sink, shower or tub drain sends most people running for either a bottle of caustic drai... Read More

Quick and Easy Tips to Slash Your Home Heating Costs Mar. 12, 2019

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Today, I have easy tips for you to cut your heating bill by 20 percent or more. None require more th... Read More

Favorite Stick Vac Just Got a New Name Mar. 06, 2019

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Faithful readers know that in my spare time, I love to knit. And when I say love, let's just say I'm... Read More

How to Bag a Bargain on Leather Belts, Plus More Great Reader Tips Feb. 12, 2019

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Today I am especially impressed, if not excited, by the cool and very useful money- and time-saving ... Read More

A Machine That Gets Pet and Human Hair Out of Carpet Like Magic Jan. 23, 2019

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How often have you been vacuuming and then turned off the vacuum only to see stray hairs — you... Read More

Best Inexpensive Toaster, Eufy Customer Service, Stainless Steel Cleaner Jan. 14, 2019

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There are times when the old adage "you get what you pay for" doesn't hold up. Sometimes the less ex... Read More

You Can Use This for That in the Kitchen Dec. 25, 2018

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Over the years, I have been uniquely privileged to sit under the personal tutelage of world-famous g... Read More

Please, Can't Someone Make a Decent Steam Iron?! Dec. 20, 2018

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I just asked Siri*, "How do most people relax?" She rattled off a list of activities including "Nosh... Read More

The Best Small Appliances Jul. 05, 2017

Small Spaces

Small homes are expected to dominate some parts of the real estate market in the coming year, accord... Read More

Let's Talk Induction Cooking, Shall We? Dec. 22, 2016

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I have to tell you that receiving the following message put the biggest smile on my face. Induction ... Read More

Best Inexpensive Kitchen Knife Set Oct. 24, 2016

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If your kitchen is anything close to typical, it is likely furnished with a few mismatched pots and ... Read More

I'm a Compulsive Chopper Sep. 07, 2016

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I just did something I haven't done in years. I took the weekend and the holiday off. It was wonde... Read More

Fear of Unknown Appliances Aug. 10, 2016

Small Spaces

Apartment units under 500 square feet, also known as microunits, are gaining popularity in urban cit... Read More

How Can We Get a Good Hot Cup of Coffee? Jun. 22, 2016

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So, you like coffee — a lot. Me, too. I like it so much that I'm a home roaster and an importe... Read More

Readers Want the Best Inexpensive Appliances Apr. 26, 2016

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DEAR MARY: What is the best refrigerator brand overall? We are ready to purchase a French-door style... Read More

Manual Labor Feb. 25, 2016

Lenore Skenazy

Man versus man. Man versus nature. Man versus himself. These, we learned in high school English, are... Read More