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6 Smart Ways to Help Your Appliances Retain Their Value

Keeping household appliances spick, span, and humming like brand-new and they'll keep their worth for years to come.

Make Money and Declutter by Selling These 5 Unlikely Treasures

Your junk can totally be another person's treasure. Don't just dump your old stuff in the donate pile — sell them!

Ease Into Minimalism With Some Simple Steps

The clean, fresh look of a minimalist home is so appealing. Why make it just fantasy? Get purging!

6 Smart Ways to Use Garage Space

If the garage serves no other purpose but another space for clutter to pile up, why not convert it into one of these creative uses?

Get Your Home Cleaner Than a Pro Can — And Save Big

Save money on a cleaning service by using a little elbow grease of your own. Your home will sparkle — and it's a lot easier than you think!

How I Sold My House in 48 Hours

Some homes languish on the market for months, costing owners money and stress. Find out how one seller got it done in a single weekend.

7 Smart Ways to Get Your Apartment Deposit Back

A security deposit is a big chunk of change. These cheap and easy clean-up tips will help you re-pocket that cash.

Flashback Friday: The 82 Best Spring Cleaning Hacks We’ve Ever Shared

Spring cleaning is a lot less daunting when you have a strategy. These hacks will make it a painless process, and maybe even a little bit fun.

Can a Capsule Wardrobe Actually Save You Money?

Declutter your closet KonMari-style and then crunch the numbers. A capsule wardrobe can work if you plan carefully.

How to Organize Your Paperwork in Just 10 Minutes a Week

If your financial filing system is more "pile" than file, take heart. Learn to control your documents — and make tax time and a lot else much easier.

7 Nasty Bathroom Items You Should Throw Out Now

What's lurking in your loofah? You don't wanna know!

8 Easy Ways to Keep Your Family Organized

With so much happening in your busy household it's easy to lose track. Quell the chaos with these frugal, simple, and stylish organization hacks.

The 7 Best Pieces of Homemaking Advice From Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart truly knows how to make a house a home. Let the Queen of Domesticity show you the way to a happier, tidier home.

13 Wonderful Household Uses for Essential Oils

Essential oils bring a sweet-smelling, aroma-therapeutic flair to household cleaning. Try these handy ways to use them at home!

21 Surprising Uses for Vinegar

Is there anything vinegar can't do? This pantry jack-of-all-trades proves over and over again why you should never be without it.

Best Money Tips: 7 Common Cleaning Mistakes

Today we found some great articles on cleaning mistakes that almost everyone makes, tips for gym newbies, and money saving mistakes to avoid.

The Zeigarnik Effect and 7 Other Ways to Beat the Housekeeping Blahs

It's Wednesday and the novelty of keeping the place ship-shape has long since worn off. Stay motivated with a few tidy ways to fight chore fatigue.

5 Homemade Stain Removers That Actually Work

For pesky household stains, skip the store-bought cleaners — you can beat the grime with common household items you already have.

10 Unexpected Uses for Laundry Detergent

Who says laundry soap is just for clothes? Try it for one of these other common household clean ups.

9 Things in Your House You're Forgetting to Clean

Washed your pillows recently? How about your doorknobs? It's time to give these nine germy household spots a good once over!