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  1. How to Patch Drywall

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    It's inevitable. No matter how careful you are, holes in your drywall are going to happen. Fortunately, no matter how extensive the damage, it is fixable.

    Fix Small Drywall Holes (Less than 6")

    Step 1: Cut a Square Around The Damage

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  2. How to Install Baseboards & Doorstops

    Newly installed doorstop and baseboard

    If your rooms don't have baseboards, or your existing ones are battered and dingy, you can install baseboards to give your rooms a fresh new look. The effect is subtle but impactful — and worth your while, as this job can add value and style to your h

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  3. Storage Ideas for Small Rooms

    Small kitchen organized with wall-mounted shelves, drawers, and pegs

    Small homes or apartments can make storing all of your belongings a difficult task. Sometimes you have to think unconventionally and make use of the unused space in your home to come up with storage solutions. Here are some tips on how to find more storage

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  4. Laundry Room Organization Ideas

    Little kid opening cabinet in laundry room

    When storage space in your home is minimal, your belongings often end up stacked and stowed in places like the laundry room. Because of its utilitarian nature, this room often becomes a prime place for storage when space has been maximized in other areas.

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  5. Everything You Need for Your Dorm Room

    Teenager relaxing in clean organized dorm room

    It’s time to get back to campus for some higher learning. Dorm living can be an adjustment so it helps to think ahead and plan how you'll store and organize all the stuff you're taking to college. And don't forget about your roommate (or two) with loads o

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  6. Moving 101: Follow a Packing Checklist

    Taping moving box shut

    It’s said that moving is one of the most stressful events in our lives. It’s an exciting but daunting task with one eye on the future and one set on getting there. It doesn’t have to be intimidating though. As long as you prepare in advance and take

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  7. 4 Organization Tips for Your Desk & Home Office

    Clean organized desk and bookshelf in bright room

    They say that disorganization is a sign of a muddled mind. If you feel your home office desk reflects this, maybe it’s time to get your desk organized and make it easier to get things done. Even if your desk isn’t full of clutter, the tips below can hel

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  8. 3 Steps to Declutter & Organize Your Closet

    Clothes organized in closet shelves, drawers, and baskets

    Closets often end up as catch-alls for things you want out of the way — or they become cluttered when you add new wardrobe items and neglect to clear out the old. Organize your closet now to get control of your belongings and achieve some peace of mind, a

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  9. How to Build a Wall-Mounted Coat Rack

    DIY coat rack

    Add more hooks to quickly and easily hang outerwear and free up some closet space by making a simple and functional wall-mounted coat rack. All you need to make your next creation is the right tools and know-how. Follow this guide to make your DIY coat

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  10. Get Organized for Back to School

    Dad and son playing before going back to school

    Summer’s almost over and it’s time for you and the kids to start switching into school mode. Start the year off right by getting your home organized before classes resume. It’ll help you remain ordered throughout the year to stay on top of things and a

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  11. 6 Storage Ideas When You Have No Closet Space

    Hallway organized with clothes rack, shoe organizer, and shelf
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  12. How to Build DIY Utility Shelves

    Man building plywood shelves from scratch

    Looking for a simple and inexpensive way to neatly store all that extra "stuff" in your house?

    Building a basic utility shelf unit is a small project you can do yourself to get your home organized. These shelves will put an end to haphazardly

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  13. How to Clean & Repair Gutters

    Cleaning fall leaves from gutter

    Gutters and downspouts keep water away from your home's foundation and are essential to any home's structural health. By taking care of your roof's drainage system, you can extend the life of your roof and help prevent water damage to your home. Follow

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  14. First-Aid for Roof Leaks

    First-Aid for Roof Leaks

    Your roof was designed to protect your home from bad weather, not invite it in. But age, the elements and wear & tear can damage your roof, allowing water to seep inside. If your roof does spring a leak, you've got to spring into action — left unchecked, a

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  15. Pressure Washing Your Home: Starter Guide

    Pressure washing stone walkway

    Pressure washers are ideal for thoroughly and powerfully cleaning almost any surface that is covered with caked-on dirt, grime and grease. They aren’t meant to be used like a garden hose — you have to know how and when to use one so that you get the job

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  16. 9 Spring Cleaning Tips

    Woman spring cleaning organizing linens in wire baskets

    Ready to start your annual spring-cleaning project? We’ve got tips to clear the clutter in your laundry room, closets and basement. Be sure to click on the Project Shopping List to stock up on everything you need to freshen your home for spring.

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  17. Power Tool Maintenance & Safety

    Man wearing ear and eye protection using power saw

    Power tools offer precision, speed and convenience when completing home improvement projects. To get the most out of your power tools and to avoid injury, your tools must be used and maintained properly. So whether you’re a seasoned professional or a

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  18. Snow Blower Maintenance & Safety

    Clearing snow with snow blower

    Snow blowers are indispensable tools in areas where heavy snowfall is common each winter. They make clearing walkways and driveways quicker and easier than when using just shovels. If you don’t maintain yours, though, you had best prepare your back f

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  19. Ladder Safety: 4 Tips to Avoid Injury

    Safely hanging wallpaper on ladder

    Ladders are essential tools for home improvements and maintenance. Their use can lead to injury though if utilized incorrectly or carelessly. Before climbing a ladder, be sure you know how to properly use one so that you complete the job successfully

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  20. How to Install a Lockset & Deadbolt

    Testing key in front door deadbolt

    Improve security and update a door by installing a new lockset and deadbolt this weekend. Whether you’re replacing an old lockset or installing one on a new door, it’s something most DIYers can do in no time at all. Keep reading to find out more and the

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  21. Home Security for Stress-Free Travel

    Smart home security on tablet

    When you're traveling, nothing gives you more peace of mind than knowing your home will be safe and secure while you’re away. From securing doors and windows to adding security lighting, there are some things that you can do to make sure you have a s

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  22. Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas

    Christmas ornaments stored in sturdy container

    Decorating is one of the most enjoyable things about the holidays. Having your decorations organized at the beginning of the season and at the end when putting everything away makes you more likely to remain in good cheer. Here are some great tips and

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  23. 7 Tips to Decorate Safely for the Holidays

    Holiday decor near fireplace

    Decorating your home for the holidays, both inside and out, is a fun and festive family activity. Do it with safety in mind to keep both your loved ones and your home safe from fire, electrical and other hazards this holiday season.

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    • 8 Steps to Childproof Your Home, Inside & Out

      Toddler playing with knobs on kitchen stove

      As a parent, from the moment your child is born you begin to worry about his or her safety. Keeping a child safe from harm is not always easy. The average household is full of potential hazards that pose a threat to a baby or young child. However, all

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