Articles on DIY

Should You Be Paying Someone Else to Do These 7 Common Chores?

Sometimes doing your own housework is worth it, and sometimes it isn't. Here's what to think about before you decide to outsource it or just do it yourself.

31 Reasons Why I'm in Love With Thrift Shopping (and You Should Be Too)

Oh thrift store, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

WATCH: 7 DIY Fails That Will Inspire You to Call an Expert

Some home projects just shouldn’t be attempted by anyone other than a professional. Don’t believe it? Watch these crazy DIY fails.

10 Easy to Learn Skills That Will Save You Money

Stop paying someone else to do things you can do. You're more than capable of learning these 10 skills, and you'll save hundreds per year.

9 Amazing DIY Lamps You Want in Your House

If you can't find an affordable lamp that's perfect for your space, make one! These nine easy lamp projects can get you started.

20 New Things You Can Make With Old Denim Jeans

Don't toss that old denim! The durable and easy to work fabric is well-suited for a number of post-wardrobe uses.

8 Ways You Can Use Towel Rods for Efficient Storage and Display

A towel rod can do a lot more than keep your towels off the floor. Read on to learn what else they can do for you.

5 DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes

Clean your clothes without cleaning out your wallet by using these DIY detergents that work great and feature no unpronounceable additives.

10 Fun Ways to Wrap the Gift of Cash

Almost everybody enjoys the gift of cash, but a thin envelope isn't much fun to unwrap. Make your next cash gift thoughtful (and fun!) with these clever cash packing ideas.

8 DIYs For a Sparkling Clean Bathroom

From air to toilet to tub, keep your bathroom nice and clean with these easy (and effective!) DIY cleaners.

10 Holiday Gifts That You (Yes, You!) Can Make With Paper

Looking for a fun, frugal, DIY holiday gift? You can make many wonderful gifts from paper, and all you need is a little inspiration, ambition, and a few pieces of paper.

15 Delicious Gifts You Can Bake

Holiday baking is a sweet tradition, and you'll find plenty of traditional holiday baking ideas here, plus a few new ones for some sweet holiday surprises.

15 Great DIY Gifts for Geeks

Whether your geek is into comics, Star Wars, Lego, or steampunk, you can make a cool, thoughtful gift they'll love once for being DIY and twice for being nerdcore.

Make Old Furniture Shine With These Simple Refinishing Tricks

Find a beat-up piece of wood furniture? Don't just paint it — try your hand at stripping and staining, and let the gorgeous wood show through.

11 Attractive Standing Desks You Can Actually Afford

If you've thought about switching to a standing desk but have been put off by the price (or the appearance), consider this collection of affordable, attractive designs.

20 Great Uses for a Bandana

From survival first aid to home decor, a colorful, inexpensive bandana is as versatile as it is cheap. Learn more about what a square of cotton cloth can do.

15 Common Kitchen Cast-Offs You Can Repurpose Into Cool New Things

There's gold in your kitchen, as long as you know where to look. Try these new, creative uses for stuff most people throw away.

40 Ways to Use Spray Paint for Cheap and Easy Decorating

Need to touch up an old wheelbarrow? Create holiday decorations? Punch up an interior space? Reach for a can of versatile, easy-to-use spray paint.

18 Cheap and Attractive Ideas for Bookshelves

Reading means books, and books mean a storage problem. Keep your favorites close with one of these affordable, nice-looking book storage solutions.

How to Make a Crappy Couch Awesome Again

That old couch ain't much to look at and it's worse to sit in, but it doesn't have to be that way. Refresh it with these simple hacks.