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Does For-sale-by-owner Work? Jul. 27, 2021

Dear Monty

Dear Monty: I recently read an article that lambasted homeowners for even thinking about selling on ... Read More

Help! My White Leather Couch Reeks of Smoke Jul. 26, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I found a great deal on a gorgeous couch at an estate sale. It is upholstered in white le... Read More

Surprising Other Uses for Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Jul. 20, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

It's no secret that dishwasher detergent is specifically formulated to be used in automatic dishwash... Read More

To My Laundry Chair: I Couldn't Have Done It Without You Jul. 17, 2021

Stephanie Hayes

For years, we had a lovely furniture showpiece in the bedroom. The microfiber chair from Crate and B... Read More

6 Ways to Do-It-Yourself Home Search Jul. 06, 2021

Dear Monty

Dear Monty: We want to buy a home, but we have been outbid twice already. Agents say few homes are c... Read More

Baby Steps Lead From Clutter to Calm Jun. 28, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Recently, I read about a couple who live in Oklahoma City. They don't have a lot of clutter in their... Read More

The Big Move: Part 1 Jun. 25, 2021

Positive Aging

For years, comedians have joked about young adults being "slackers" who move back home and mooch off... Read More

Homebuyer Turn-ons and Turn-offs Jun. 09, 2021

The Real Estate Expert

Thankfully, not every buyer has the same taste. There was an old expression that people would use wh... Read More

How to Clean Gunk and Grime From Kitchen Cabinets Jun. 02, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Kitchen cabinets are for storing dishes, not grease. Unfortunately, wood cabinets, whether painted o... Read More

Renovation Tips May. 15, 2021

The Art of Design

Converting an old house into a luxurious dwelling that includes everything that you have always imag... Read More

Backyards, Balconies and Front Porches May. 08, 2021

The Art of Design

With warmer weather, everyone at one point or another desires to be poolside under an umbrella, or i... Read More

Flower Power Mar. 27, 2021

The Art of Design

There are certain immaterial things that you inherit from your parents or grandparents, whether we l... Read More

Hygiene Problems Points to Deeper Issues Mar. 02, 2021

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: Our son is an educated, well-read, successful married man. We taught him how to keep a h... Read More

Animal Prints Gone Wild Feb. 27, 2021

The Art of Design

Ever since the first caveman figured out the need for food, warmth and modesty, animal skins have be... Read More

Entry Hall Decor Feb. 06, 2021

The Art of Design

An entrance to any home is a special and vulnerable place. It is the gateway from the public realm t... Read More

Becoming a Regular Jan. 31, 2021

My So-Called Millennial Life

After my dad died, my mom moved back to her hometown to stay with her aging parents. When I came to ... Read More

Coming Home Dec. 01, 2020

Salena Zito

MT. LEBANON, Pa. — It was never supposed to be my forever home. Last week, I took one last loo... Read More

Shipping Container Homes Sep. 26, 2020

The Art of Design

Yes, I am from a generation when technology virtually did not exist. I barely looked at my store-bou... Read More

Vacationers vs. Visitors Sep. 16, 2020

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My husband and I are 77 years old. Our lake home has four bedrooms and plenty of space f... Read More

Turns out You Can Go Home Again Sep. 13, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

As a teenager, a gleeful line I heard from my dad was that when I turned 18, it would be high time f... Read More