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14 Ways You’re Wasting Money On Winter Heating And Lighting

Winter has just ticked over to spring, but that doesn’t mean it’s suddenly warm outside: the heater, electric blanket or fire might still be on. Even if you’re not trying to stay warm, you can still waste energy: you don’t have to be a glutton to waste energy — many homeowners with good intentions still end up blowing money this time of year. Here’s a look at a 16 common mistakes folks make — and some quick fixes and long-term solutions to keeping a home’s systems running as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.


Get Organised With These 15 Storage Ideas

Holiday season is a great time to organise your house — you’re cooped up inside, and you actually have a few days to get things done. There’s an explosion of storage and organising products to help you get things in order. We looked past the fancy stuff (someday, you luxurious custom closet solutions!) and instead collected a group of inexpensive, space-saving products for every room in the house.


14 Technologies To Fortify Your House During The Holidays

You need your house to feel safe over the holidays, whether you’re heading out of town or staying home to host family. That’s where technology can help. Here’s a look at the essential items to consider when you’re defending your castle this Christmas.


10 Ways To Clear Out Kitchen Clutter

Things have a way of stacking up inside kitchen cabinets, robbing you of storage space and leaving cupboards crowded and disorganised. Here’s how to free up room for pots, pans, utensils and cans of clam chowder. Reclaim your space and bring order to the busiest room in the home.


10 Surprising Uses For WD-40

Everybody knows WD-40 is the go-to product for silencing squeaks, displacing moisture, preventing rust and loosening stuck parts. You probably have a can sitting in your garage right now. It has lots of uses, but it’s no panacea. In fact, there are a some jobs WD-40 will absolutely ruin.


12 Ways To Rid Your House Of Bad Smells

Exhaust fans and open windows only go so far toward eliminating foul odours. Making your sniffer happy oftentimes requires something extra, like baking powder, vinegar or special charcoal. For smells that make you run out of the room holding your nose, try these tricks:


11 Other Uses For Toothpaste

Besides keeping your teeth sparkly, toothpaste offers a wide range of cleaning, cosmetic and even healing abilities around the house. Just be sure to use the white pasty stuff, not gel. And for any of these tips that call for an actual toothbrush, just consider that tool off-limits for the mouth from here on out.


10 New Lives For Dead Tennis Balls -- None Of Which Involve Tennis

Old tennis balls may not be able to bounce around the court, but they can be incredibly handy around the house. Here are ten second acts for the Wilsons. Just give the balls a chance.