House & Home Tips

Get tools and advice to make your house your dream home. From home improvement ideas to fire safety tips and news on the latest smart home tech, find information to keep your family's home safe and beautiful for years to come.

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5 Hidden Dangers in Your Home and How to Prevent Them

Here’s how to test for—and avoid—common household hazards.
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How to Declutter Your Home

And how to responsibly donate, recycle, and dispose of your stuff.
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6 Smart Home Features That Save Money

Shrink bills and look after your home with these smart home devices.
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How to Secure Your Garage to Prevent Theft and Damage

Keep your car—and access to your home—safeguarded.
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Will a Heat Pump Save You Money on Heating and Cooling?

Rebates and incentives are available to cut down on costs for these highly efficient and cost-saving devices.
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What to Do After Flood Damage

How to assess damage and begin flood cleanup to your house and damaged car.
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How to Prepare for a Flood

Safety measures and other tips for preventing and surviving water-related disasters.
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How to Clean Out and Organize Your Garage

Remove the clutter so you can park your car and neatly stash essentials.
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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Storms

Severe weather may be on the way—is your home ready?
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Protect Your Home When You're Away

Leaving town for a few days (or weeks)? Make sure your home is ready.
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How to Set the Perfect Table for Any Holiday or Occasion

Guests on the way? Here’s a simple formula to make setting a proper table a cinch—any time of year.
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6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Find calm while you prepare for the holidays with this simple checklist.
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How to Save Energy During the Holidays

Deck the halls and heat your home without a staggering bill.
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How to Secure Your Home

Want to protect your house from intruders? Here are 16 ways to do it.
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How to Be a Good Host

Make your overnight guests feel welcome without stressing yourself out.