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9 Ways You May Be Abusing Your Appliances Dec. 16, 2019

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Is it possible that, without knowing it, you're making damaging or dangerous mistakes with your hous... Read More

The Best Thing I Ever Bought Dec. 05, 2019

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Of all the columns I've written, the one on how to have perpetually clean carpet in my home has gene... Read More

Give Your Washing Machine This Critical Check-Up Now Oct. 03, 2019

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As wonderful as a washing machine is, when it comes to saving time and effort, it can also be a trou... Read More

Design and Add a Pantry to Your Kitchen Sep. 26, 2019

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Dear James: We are doing some remodeling and adding a room on to our house. I have always wanted a w... Read More

Let's Clear up the Mystery of Ceiling Fan Direction Sep. 02, 2019

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Most ceiling fans have a switch with two options. Forward spins one way and Reverse the other. But w... Read More

14 Things You Need to Know About How to Use Your Garbage Disposal Aug. 13, 2019

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I would like to personally thank the late John W. Hammes, an architect working in Racine, Wisconsin,... Read More

Should You Repair or Replace Your Broken Appliances? Aug. 05, 2019

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You're worried the washing machine may be on its last spin cycle. It makes a horrible screeching sou... Read More

How to Clean and Care for a Smooth Glass Cooktop Jul. 23, 2019

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When it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a beautiful new electric smo... Read More

13 Ways to Use Vinegar that Will Surprise You! Jun. 20, 2019

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It's cheap. It's available in every supermarket and home center in the universe. And it's so useful ... Read More

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

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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