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Tips for Organizing Your Basement or Attic

Much like garages, basements and attics have a funny way of filling up with stuff. Things like holiday decorations, luggage, toys and clothes the kids have outgrown  — not to mention just about everything else — gets put away in these spaces. After that, it's "out of sight, out of mind." Eventually, the basement and attic become unorganized, cluttered places you try to avoid entering at all costs. However, with a little planning and a weekend ...

How to Get the House Ready for Fall

Got your decorative gourds at the ready? Counting down the days until sweater weather arrives? Or are you hoping to make the most of the last few rays of summer sunshine? Whatever your autumn attitude, now is the time of year to prepare your home — inside and out — for the coming season. Investing a little effort in preventative maintenance will pay big dividends, helping you avoid expensive inefficiencies and emergency repairs. 

Here are some of ...

Backyard Games for Day and Night

Yes, summer is effectively over, but there’s still plenty of warm weather ahead. Besides, whatever the season, there's fun to be had during family game day — or night — especially when you take it outdoors! 

Lawn Twister

Paint a “Twister board” right onto your lawn. Cut a 10-inch circle out of a pizza box or a poster board and use it for the template, then make the circles using four different colors of washable ...

Tips for Cleaning Your Grill and Other Summer Accessories

Summer is grilling season. But before you set those burgers and hot dogs to sizzling, take a look and see if your grill needs cleaning. Your food will taste better and your grill will last longer if you clean it regularly. If not, your gas burners could become clogged and turn into a fire hazard. Even a traditional charcoal grill can suffer from a build-up of grease and other grime, which creates its own fire ...

No Regrets: How to Clean Wine Stains

The kids worked so hard on their homework, but when you were checking over it after their bedtime (and just before yours), you spilled some red wine on your favorite pajamas. No time for regrets! When it comes to wine stains, the quicker you take action, the better. So let's get right to it.

If at all possible, do not let the stain set. This longer the wine dries, the harder it becomes to ...