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The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

Parenting is hard! Are you making it harder than it really is?

Here's How You Remove Stains From Almost Anything

You're covered! Learn how to remove practically any stain, whatever it is and whatever it's on, without pricey chemical cleaners.

7 Old Fashioned Skills That Save You Money

Take DIY to the next level (and save money) with this collection of easy-to-acquire homesteading skills.

10 Smart Storage Solutions for Your TV Room

A media or TV room (or corner) quickly becomes a cluttered eyesore — cables, DVD boxes, controllers. Corral it all with some simple fixes.

10 Simple Ways to Start Living on Less Today

Getting started with frugal living can seem daunting, but it really isn't. Look at your spend, and try some of these easy cost-cutters for beginners.

Turn One Room Into Two With These 10 Simple Tricks

You can't create more space in your tiny place, but you can create more spaces with some clever design ideas. You can get more storage, too!

10 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Homemade Bread

With these simple recipes, bread's a lot easier to bake than you think, but you don't have to tell everybody that.

9 Greener, Cheaper Alternatives to Paper Cleaning Products

Switch to reusable cloth napkins, kitchen towels, and more and stop throwing money out with the trash!

12 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Garage

Make enough room to actually park your car in your garage with this collection of simple, frugal, and clever garage storage ideas.

10 Fruits and Veggies That Stay Fresh a Month or Longer

Produce that perishes prior to meal prep wastes food and money. Go ahead and stock up on these crisper staples — they'll be ready when you are.

7 All Natural Home Remedies for Colds

Don't fill your medicine cabinet with pricey cold remedies containing dubious ingredients. Feel better naturally with these homemade elixirs.

10 Fun Hobbies You Can Take Up for Free

You could kill a couple of hours every evening watching the tube. Or you could take up one of these fabulous, fun, and free pastimes.

10 Homemade Baking Mixes That Save Money and Time

Nothing beats homemade cakes and breads, but who has the time? Pre-mix your dry ingredients, store, and bake later in a jiffy.

10 Cool Uses for a Slow Cooker

A crock pot is handy to have around, and not just for delicious stews. Find out what else you can do with your slow cooker besides cook dinner.

12 Awesome Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

From dressing your salad to softening your callouses, you'll find a use for apple cider vinegar in every room of your home.

10 Incredible Microwave Baked Desserts

A microwave bakes better than an oven two ways: it's faster and it makes single serving treats. Start nuking dessert with these easy recipes.

10 Bathroom Purchases for Under $10 That Are Well Worth the Money

Make your bathroom brighter, tidier, and more efficient with some cheap products and simple hacks that won't smudge your budget.

15 Delicious Foods to Try in Your Waffle Maker

Make your waffle iron do more than take up space in your appliance drawer with this collection of tasty waffle iron meals and treats.

5 Awesome, Cheap Alternatives to Luxury Services

Did the Great Recession force a cutback in household staff? Replace Jeeves with DIY solutions that deliver white glove service for way less.

15 Awesome Muffin Tin Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your muffin tin is good for more than muffins and cupcakes. Put yours to work around the clock with these easy, delicious savory muffin recipes.