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Selling Your Home? Check Out This One-Year Countdown​

Our guide suggests downsizing, getting a home inspection and more


Will These House Hunters Find Their Dream Homes?

Follow 10 people through bidding wars and tough choices on the road to their new home

Downsizing in Retirement? You May Want to Rethink That

Some people prefer to stay put, and here are good reasons to do so

Should You Pay Off the Mortgage Before Retirement?

With finances and emotions in play, the answer is, it depends

Home Improvement

Quiz: What Do You Know About Home Improvements?

Test your knowledge of remodeling, renovations

​​10 Tips to Help Make Your Home Fall-Proof​

​Easy fixes to avoid injury and support aging in place​​​

5 Reasons to Love Your Galley Kitchen

This cooking setup is simply great

9 Closet Hacks to Organize Your Space

Simple steps to declutter your clothes and shoes

DIY Home Improvements to Give Your Home a Fresh Look

Simple projects that revitalize your living space

Yard and Garden

9 Options for Affordable Swimming Pools

There are plenty of ways to cool off this summer without spending a lot

13 Summer Flowers to Plant Right Now

It isn't too late for new blossoms, with proper watering, fertilizing techniques

5 Fruit and Vegetable Plants to Grow in Containers

If you love gardening but have a small space, consider a container garden

Clean and Organize

12 Really Germy Places In Your Home

Don’t let viruses and bacteria spread

Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff

Decluttering experts explain the best options

7 Spaces to Clean in Your Kitchen, Bedroom and More

The dirtiest things in your house might surprise you

How to Get Rid of Pests in the Kitchen

Strategies for keeping pesky intruders outside

13 Things to Throw Away Right Now

Follow the trend toward minimalism

Food and Feasting

6 Great Ways to Grill Vegetarian

Barbecues aren’t just for meat lovers anymore

27 Delicious Dishes That Can Feed a Crowd

Consider food safety, allergies and heritage when menu planning for a big gathering

8 Foods You’re Storing Wrong in the Kitchen

Our guide shows how to store food, spices and oils so they stay fresh longer

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Prevent At-Home Accidents With Nonslip Flooring

Falls are the leading cause of accidents for people 65 or older

See How to Anchor Your Furniture

Tall and heavy furniture can be at risk for toppling over. Learn how to prevent accidents

Easy Updates to Your Home Lighting

Learn how to update and customize the lights in your home by replacing your switches and more

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