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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7 Facts Every Homeowner Should Know About Insurance

From laptops to swimming pools, AAA shares seven important facts about what your policy covers.
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Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up a Smart Home

Building a smart home can start with a single bulb or switch.
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Now’s the Time to Prepare for Summer’s Heat, Fire, and Smoke

A bit of preparation now will help keep you safe and comfortable.
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How to Deep Clean Your House

A room-by-room guide to whipping your home into tip-top shape.
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How to Replace Your Lawn With a Drought-Tolerant Alternative

Along with being a good environmental move, low-water plants can save you money.
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How to Get Rid of Common Household Odors

Say goodbye to unpleasant smells with these simple strategies.
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Packing Tips for a Move

Not sure how to pack for a move? Experts answer top questions—and warn against big mistakes.
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What to Do About Mold in Your Home

Mold can mean trouble for homeowners. Here's what to do if you see (or suspect) mold in your home.
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8 Household Items That Are Toxic to Pets

Everyday items like essential oils and grapes can poison your cat or dog.
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3 Home Safety Updates That Lower Insurance Premiums

Keep your family safe and get a discount on your homeowners or renters insurance.
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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.