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Home & Garden

Homebodies reshaping living quarters

What makes a house or an apartment a home?

March 19, 2019 1:00 am


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The dish on what to hand-wash

There are people who enjoy washing dishes. I've heard of them. I even know a few. I, however, am not one of them.

March 18, 2019 1:00 am


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Avoid cleaning errors

Another year, another article telling you how to spring-clean your home. Not so!

March 16, 2019 1:00 am


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Time to replace

As winter grinds to a close, our focus will soon move from indoors to outdoors. So now is a good time to take a critical eye to some of...

March 16, 2019 1:00 am


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Front porch making return

Back in the days before TV and air conditioning lured people indoors, Americans often hung out on front porches, enjoying the fresh air...

March 16, 2019 1:00 am


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Homes reflect owners

Take a look at your home. You may not know it, but the color you choose for your house says a lot about your personality.

March 12, 2019 1:00 am


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Tips help keep flowers at entrances fresh

Q. Last year I planted flowers in containers located by the front entrance to our new home. The flowers started out OK...

March 9, 2019 1:00 am


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Potting mix DIY

My gardening season begins on my garage floor. Here I mix potting soil that will nourish this season's seedlings and replace worn-out...

March 9, 2019 1:00 am


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Household items that set adults apart

When Scott Roewer, founder of the Organizing Agency, finished his master's in education in 2000, his parents asked him what he wanted as...

March 5, 2019 1:00 am


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Start winter recovery now

Though spring is still a few weeks away, there are important tasks you can do around the house this month to prepare your home for the...

March 4, 2019 1:00 am


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Tips for hosting a stress-free party

Entertaining indoors during the chilly winter months can be a fantastic way to brighten up those long, dark evenings.

March 2, 2019 1:00 am


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Time for seed binge

It's too early to start seeds for the spring garden, unless you are into such things as artichokes and celery, but seed packets are...

March 2, 2019 1:00 am


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Putting end to woodpecker damage

Woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers may be fun for birders to watch but they can be troublesome – pecking holes in dwellings,...

March 2, 2019 1:00 am


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Cleaning up quick for guests

Americans spend an average of six hours a week – seven if you're a parent – cleaning, according to the American Cleaning...

February 25, 2019 1:00 am


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Spring into action now

Every year, homeowners anxiously await spring to refresh and reset their homes. But what if we capitalized on all the time spent indoors...

February 23, 2019 1:00 am