home improvement

14 Ways to Make Your Yard Look Awesome for Under $100

Yardwork is a pain, and can hurt you in the wallet, too. Try some of these easy ways to spruce up your yard without spending a lot of money.

Best Money Tips: Cheap and Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects

Today we found some great articles on cheap and easy DIY home improvement projects, jobs to satisfy your wander lust, and putting your tax refund to work.

10 Home Renovations That Almost Pay for Themselves

If you'd like to make some home improvements now and recoup those costs when you sell, these are the 10 renovations that earn the best return.

The Top 10 DIY Jobs Homeowners Should Avoid

If you're thinking about tackling a big DIY project, you may want to think again. Screw one of these projects up, and it could ruin your home's value — or worse.

52 Great Weekend Projects to Improve Your Life

From decluttering to volunteering to getting healthy and much more, these 52 projects give you something to work on every weekend of the year.

What to Look for in a Fixer-Upper

If you are willing to put in some time and work, you may be able to save money on your next home purchase by buying a fixer-upper. Here's what to look for.

9 Costly Things New Homeowners Don't Prepare For

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting things in your life...and the most unexpectedly expensive. Discover nine things you should budget for.

Beyond the Mouth: 14 Uses for Dental Floss

Floss isn't just for freshening breath and fighting plaque; it's also amazing for DIY fixes and curing everyday problems. Discover these 14 great uses.

Screwdrivers to Saws: Stocking Your First Toolbox

A trip to the home improvement store can overwhelm when you're trying to buy your first set of tools. Before you shop, read this guide.

10 Frugal Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

This winter, stay warm and toasty on the cheap with these fast, frugal, and easy ways to winterize your home.

Upgrade Your Home Decor for Less

From outdated appliances to that weird wallpaper the previous tenant put up in the kitchen, there are plenty of ways to save on big-ticket decor improvements.

Home Improvements That Pay Off

If you're eventually planning to sell your home want to spruce it up, follow these suggestions to make savvy improvements that provide the best ROI.

Energy Efficient Mortgages: Borrowing More to Save

Borrowing extra for an energy efficient mortgage can lower your utility costs and generate significant savings...as long as you make sure the math adds up.

How to Really Save Money When You Shop

There is a great way to save money when you make a purchase, but it has nothing to do with store sales or having a coupon.

Top 5 Online Resources for the Design Impaired

At our newest My Life Scoop article, we gathered the top websites to help you become more skilled in your design efforts, and we preview two of them here!

7 DIY Tips to Winterize Your Home for Cheap

Winterizing your home doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are 7 DIY tips to winterize your home for almost nothing in an afternoon.

How to Winterize Your Home for Maximum Savings

Winterize your home with simple repair and maintenance tasks to keep cost low and your home safe during the cold months of the year.

Organize a Room for $10 with No Extra Effort

Home organization is often such a monumental task that families just neglect doing it. Here's an idea to help you organize for much less money and much less time.

DIY Home Improvement: 10 Free Options for Training and Advice

Doing your own home repairs saves lots of money, and these resources can give you the training you need to ensure your "fix" doesn't make the problem worse.

Top 10 "Unusual" Uses For Duct Tape

From wallets to emergency sunglasses and even boats, duct tape really can fix (or make) almost anything.