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How Gross Are Your Laundry Habits?

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No matter what where it falls on your chore list , everyone can agree that the smell of freshly washed sheets — or pulling on warm-from-the-dryer PJs — is pure heaven Do it too much, and your fancy new bra won't last very long at all Hotter water will kill even more germs, so pick the warmest temp your fabric can handle The good news about feather pillows : You can actually throw them in your own...

SAFETY ALERT: Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Probably Just Expired This Year

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Most carbon monoxide alarms have a lifespan of about seven years before they lose efficacy, and because of legislation passed in many states back in 2011, many families' devices expire right about now Leaving old devices in place puts people at risk of serious and sometimes fatal carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning The laws passed almost simultaneously in places such as California , Washington , and...

20 Things Under $20 You Can’t Resist Buying From Target’s New Fall Collection

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At $3 apiece, there's no reason not to treat yourself to some new coffee cups This votive's cute enough to keep around even after the candle's burned out Your coffee table was looking a little bare, come to think of it Trust Joanna Gaines to come up with the chicest pair of pot holders we've ever seen No need to feel sad swapping out your summery kitchen linens when you've got such an adorable...

40 Fun Games and Craft Activities to Do with Your Kids

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Get in touch with your roots via a hands-on genealogical project Dot the print-out template with thumbprint leaves, then start mapping extended relatives galore Sure you could use potatoes, but halved bell peppers make their own intricate designs when dipped in paint Try shades of green for shamrocks, or a pastel palette for a wearable flower garden Sprinkle some over your pint-sized garden and...

Here's Why You Should Never Shower or Do Dishes During a Thunderstorm or Hurricane

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Sure, it’s common knowledge to take refuge inside when you hear thunder , but did you know that lightning can still shock you if it strikes and sends electricity through the pipes and water in your home According to John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist for the National Weather Service (NWS), in order to stay safe in your home during a storm, you need to stay away from anything that...

20 Smart Storage Tricks for a Small Kitchen

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Basically, put the newest boxes and containers behind what's already open If you like to mix up your tea flavors throughout the day (good thinking! Ah, if only there was a parchment paper, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap hybrid Stack pans, cutting boards, lids, and baking sheets horizontally to limit any future frustration For a smooth post-dinner cleanup, store all of your containers and lids in...

18 Sneaky Storage Tricks for a Tiny Bathroom

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Store your electronics — razors , electric toothbrushes, and more — close to the outlet on this compact shelf If you're lacking a linen closet, then stick rolled bath and hand towels in cute baskets below your vanity They're fashion and function all in one One way to ensure that you don't keep your flat iron plugged in (or worse, on!) If gutting your bathroom and getting a new vanity isn't in the...

20+ Genius Tips for Your Most Organized Closet Ever

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What's worse is when you have your heart set on a specific color, shape, or design but settle for something less than amazing (and way over-priced) Clutches and wallets often get lost in the chaos (ahem, clutter) If your house is overrun with handbags — on chair backs, doorknobs, and tucked away in under-bed storage — then this sleek, compact organizer will keep everything in one place (as long...

30+ Cute Throw Pillows Under $20 You Won't Regret Buying

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Your love for home decor doesn't have to break the bank though All of these picks are under $20 — so, yes, you can buy more than one without feeling guilty about it But you know that your favorite throw pillows are always the most colorful ones These guys really give you some bang for your buck Fall's almost here, so what about a few seasonal poofs Just think about how you can snuggle up for...

How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

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Cover your work surface with craft paper Make a fairly deep insertion, but don’t poke straight through To anchor the plants, insert a floral pin around a leaf or stem of each succulent Soak the entire wreath in a basin of water for about 15 minutes once a week, or whenever you feel it getting dry Succulents will also benefit from a weekly misting Hang your living wreath in a sunny indoor spot or...

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