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Before and After: Small Changes Work Together to Transform a Basic Bedroom for $650

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing. Breaking a large room that needs a revamp into small one- or two-day projects can be a great way to make a big redo feel less overwhelming. This kind of piecemeal makeover proves that a small project can make a big difference, too. Not everything needs to be complete all at once, and not every makeover requires demo.
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How to actually clean your windows, according to experts

Window washing can be a frustrating chore, but it's one that pays off because clean windows will greatly improve the appearance of your home. Between microfiber cleaning cloths and scrub brushes, we spoke with experts to learn how to best clean your glass doors and windows.
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How to keep your home much cleaner with almost no effort

Cleaning the house isn’t much fun, and I’d argue that there are some people who are just not good at it. Example: me. And when I’m inordinately busy or otherwise distracted, I tend to overlook glaring messes because I’m up in my own head too much. I’ve discovered though, that you can keep your house clean with minimal effort by staying organized and putting some preventative measures into place.
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What Is a Garlic Keeper, Anyway?

A bit of garlic adds instant flavor to savory dishes. If you’re a major garlic fan and prefer to use fresh cloves in garlic recipes, you need this game-changing ceramic garlic keeper that promises longer-lasting, sprout-free garlic. With over 2,000 reviews and a nearly-perfect 4.7 star rating, it’s easily one of the best kitchen storage solutions on Amazon we’ve seen yet. Fresh and flavorful garlic, at the ready!
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Growing honeysuckle and its uses

Honeysuckle can be found in a variety of locations and there are around two hundred different varieties of it. The plant has a perennial woody vine and is easy to grow; however, it needs to be pruned often.

Meet Geogenanthus, the Hot New Houseplant

The rumors are true: People have become crazy about houseplants. According to the 2021 Consumer Houseplant Purchasing Report, researchers found more than 40 percent of respondents were “extremely interested” in buying a houseplant, and more than 90 percent expressed some level of interest. The pandemic also brought about a renewed interest in home décor, nature, and taking care of our environments.
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While Anita and Andre’s home in River Forest, IL was already up-to-date in the main living area, the two doctors wanted nothing more than a modern sanctuary in their outdated basement. The busy parents of two hoped for an adults-only sanctuary that they could relax in after a long day. In the latest episode of “Renovation Goldmine,” Meg and Joe Piercy found several money-saving renovation and restoration ideas to help give the couple their oasis.
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6 Procrastinator-Friendly Vegetables That Go from Seed to Harvest in as Little as 8 Days

There’s a common gardening joke: “Spend $75 on supplies and you can get one 75-cent tomato.” But it’s a misconception that you have to be spending big money on your edible garden to be able to have something harvestable. Not the case! In fact, with the right plant picks, you can not only garden on a budget, but you can also do it without investing a ton of time or energy, too.
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How to keep cut flowers fresh (almost) forever

There's no denying the instant boost that fresh flowers can give to any room. Be it a generous arrangement you're lucky enough to receive, or a bunch you grabbed from Trader Joe's, flowers — or even just leafy stems, for that matter — can make any room feel warm and inviting.
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DIY Disasters: 9 Homeowner “Fixes” That Can Mess Up Your House

DIY projects can keep home maintenance costs low, but it’s important to only tackle jobs you have the knowledge, experience, and time to handle. A little bit of information can be a dangerous thing when it comes to fixes around the house, because what initially seems like a great idea could turn out to be a costly blunder.
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