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8 Best Sleeper Sofas to Keep Overnight Guests Comfortable

If you host house guests often, a sleeper sofa is an absolute must. These are the best options to help them catch some Zs. Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.
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7 Best Fertilizers for Houseplants

Houseplants rely on you for the nutrients they need to remain healthy. Choose the best fertilizer for your houseplants and watch them grow and bloom. Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.
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Homeowner’s Guide To Trampolines

Backyard trampolines can be a lot of fun, so it’s no surprise kids and teenagers have them on their wish lists. Buying one, though, is not something to do on impulse; it should be strategic and thoughtful. Not only do you have to decide which trampoline is right for...
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8 Best Grow Lights for a Greenhouse

Whether you're setting up a traditional greenhouse or something customized for your specific needs, grow lights may be your key to success. Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.
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Guide To Choosing the Best Indoor Greenhouse

For people of all ages suddenly stuck at home during the pandemic, houseplants and gardening became a hugely popular pastime. When done well, it yielded beautiful plants and flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables while taking our minds off the crises swirling outside the garden gate. Whether you’re back to work...
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8 Best Peel and Stick Wood Wallpapers

You'll never be "board" with these top wood-look peel-and-stick wallpapers. But, if you get bored, don't worry because all are easily removable. Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.
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How To Wire a 240V Outlet for Appliances

Your home's big power draws can't be plugged into a standard outlet. This project shows you how to safely wire a 240-volt outlet for appliances. Electric air conditioners, clothes dryers and ranges can't use the 120-volt, 15-amp or 20-amp circuits that power our lights, computers and microwaves. They need 240-volt or 120/240-volt circuits with current-carrying capacities of 30, 40 or even 50 amps.
HOME & GARDEN

Everything You Need To Know About Watering Houseplants

For decades I killed almost every houseplant I owned, either by kindness (overwatering) or neglect (no water at all). After all of that wilting, withering and eventually succumbing to the lack of proper hydration, I’m happy to say that I now know how to be a responsible houseplant parent.
GARDENING

11 Tools You Should Rent vs. Buy

Every DIYer should have a tool collection, but some are too big, costly or task-specific to buy. Here's a list of tools you're better off renting. If you’re a jack-of-all-trades or a DIY homeowner, it’s almost always more cost-effective to rent the equipment you need for one-off jobs from a local outlet than to buy it. However, when you use the same equipment repeatedly, buying can make more sense than tool rental.
TECHNOLOGY

How to Use Laundry Pods the Right Way

If you’re dealing with a constant cycle of dirty clothes and a questionable grasp of laundry basics, we understand. You’re not the only one who has no idea what those laundry symbols mean. While there’s no way to make your laundry clean itself, certain products can make the...
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How To Save Your Lawn During Water Restrictions and Drought

Almost overnight, it seemed the moist green ground of spring turned into the brown-hardened throes of late summer. That’s especially true for those of us in the Western U.S., where drought has firmly sunk in its claws. Keeping a lawn green out here is not only difficult, it might not even be an option in coming years.
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Can This Lavender Water TikTok Hack Really Get Rid of Cockroaches?

No one likes cockroaches. Okay, maybe some exotic pet owners and entomologists. No one likes cockroaches in their kitchen. Better?. Cockroaches are fast, they eat anything, they carry diseases and they’re just plain gross. They’re so ingrained in our collective nightmares that they’re the baddies of more than a few horror movies.
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