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  1. How to Replace a Toilet
    Installing new toilet

    If your toilet is out of date and not very water-efficient, it may be time to start over by installing a new one. Here's how:

    Step 1: Empty Toilet

    Shut off the water to the toilet. If you don't have an angle stop shut-off valve by your

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  2. 15 Faux Painting Techniques and Ideas
    15 Faux Painting Techniques and Ideas

    Faux finish painting is a technique that creates texture and nuance by replicating the look or feel of other surfaces, such as striped wallpaper, suede, or marble. While it takes some patience

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  3. Holiday Decorating Checklist
    Holiday project checklist
    Holiday Project Checklist

    Use these helpful tips for festive and worry-free holidays

    1. Holiday Lighting Installation

    Now’s the time to choose and install new LED lighting the energy-efficient and safe way.

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  4. Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
    Fall project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    Try these autumn-inspired ideas for lawn, garden and home

    1. Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Fall is the ideal time to get your yard ready for winter and prep for a lush, green lawn come spring.

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  5. Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
    Summer project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    TACKLE YOUR SUMMER TO-DO LIST WITH THESE HELPFUL TIPS

    1. Install Outdoor Floodlights

    Learn ways to illuminate your home for security, safety and curb appeal with outdoor

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  6. Spring Lawn Tools Checklist
    Spring project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    Grab These Tools & Tackle Any Task

    1. Fertilizer Spreader

    A broadcast spreader makes it easy to evenly distribute seed, weed

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  7. Winter Home Maintenance Checklist
    Winter project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    COMPLETE YOUR WINTER TO-DO LIST WITH THIS HELPFUL GUIDE

    1. Prep Your Home for Winter

    Chase the chill and save with these energy-efficient tips.

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  8. Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
    Spring project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    It's Time to Freshen up for Spring

    1. Refinish Your Outdoor Furniture

    Make weatherworn furniture look like new with paint and stain.

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  9. 5 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Christmas Tree
    Discarded Christmas trees by trash

    There’s just something about having a live Christmas tree that seems natural and makes a house feel like the holidays. But at the end of the season, many people unceremoniously toss their tree in the trash to end up in the landfill. What a waste! Many c

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  10. Simple Glitter Paint Hacks
    Simple Glitter Paint Hacks

    Go glam with these simple glitter paint hacks and add a little sparkle to any space.

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  11. Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas
    Low-maintenance landscaping for hot and dry environments
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  12. How to Seal a Driveway
    House with sealed asphalt driveway

    A driveway is a big homeowner investment in curb appeal, as well as dollars spent. When it’s stained, cracking or crumbling, it can really bring down the appeal of your home’s exterior. However, you can prolong a driveway’s lifespan and delay spending a for

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  13. 5 Tips to Winterize Your Home's Exterior
    Patio furniture covers in snow during winter

    It’s time to get ready for cold weather! Before the first frost hits, prep your home's exterior with these simple projects. They’ll prevent damage to your home during the long winter months.

    Step 1: Clean and Repair Gutters

    In late fal

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  14. The Essential Guide to Home Fire Safety
    Smoke detector in house fire

    Home is where we feel safe, secure and comfortable. But even at home, accidents and unforeseen incidents can happen when we least expect them. Get some peace of mind by following these home safety tips and taking the necessary steps to decrease the chance

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  15. 6 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
    Healthy house plants cleaning indoor air

    Did you know the air inside your home could be more polluted than the air outside? A troubling thought, but don't panic. There are easy ways you can improve the quality of the air inside your home.

    Step 1: Know What's in Your Air

    A number

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  16. Winter Tips For Feeding Backyard Birds
    Birds eating from bird feeder in winter

    Not all birds fly south for the winter. Many species stick around as long as fresh water and food are made available. Make your backyard the local bird dining destination during wintertime and your whole family can enjoy bird watching even during the

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  17. How to Caulk a Waterproof & Airtight Seal
    Man sealing window sill with caulk

    Caulk and sealant are an indispensable part of any homeowner’s toolbox. Whether you’re using them for waterproofing, or to keep your home airtight and energy-efficient, knowing how to properly apply them is a must so that they work effectively. These sea

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  18. How to Replace a Light Switch or Electrical Outlet
    Cord plugged into new electrical outlet

    Placing an old light switch or electrical outlet is a simple DIY update that almost anyone can do. However, because electricity is involved, it’s not a project to be taken lightly. As long as you take the steps to stay safe, all you need is a screwdriver, a

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  19. How to Repair Cracks in Your Asphalt or Concrete Driveway
    Repairing cracks in driveway asphalt

    Cracks not only make your driveway look unattractive and unkempt, if left unattended, they can eventually grow and cause the driveway to crumble. Whether you have an asphalt or concrete driveway, the more proactive you are at catching and repairing cracks,

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  20. How to Paint or Stain Your Fence
    Freshly painted white wooden fence

    A good-looking fence is part of your home’s curb appeal. If your fence is starting to look a little worn, now is a good time to paint or stain it. Whether you have a wood or chain-link fence, a well-applied stain or paint job every few years will help y

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  21. How to Paint Furniture: Wood, Metal & Plastic
    Painted gold chairs and table by painted gray console

    If your furniture is looking worn, or you want a new look but don't want to buy new furniture to get it, try recycling what you have by painting it.

    Paint Wood Furniture

    As wood ages, it can turn dark, dull and lifeless. Older wood finishes

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  22. How to Prevent or Thaw Frozen Pipes
    Frozen garden hose and connector in winter

    During the winter, pipes can often freeze and then burst, leading to expensive repairs. However, bursting pipes are a nightmare that you can avoid by taking a few preventative measures. Taking the

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  23. Fall Season Safety: 4 Outdoor Hazards to Avoid
    Burning fall leaves in metal drum outside
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  24. 5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Outdoors
    Girl swinging energetically outside in summer

    You don’t have to watch your kids every second while they play outside. You also can’t prevent all potential accidents. You can make sure they play as safely as possible, though, by taking a few simple precautions to make your yard safer. Follow the bel

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