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10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

6 Ways To Cut Your Electric Bill During The Holidays

Show off your festive spirit without burning through your budget<p>From the tree lights to your outdoor holiday decorations, all that festive fun is certainly easy on the eyes, but it can do a number on your budget. Light up the right way to give yourself the gift of an affordable electric bill. Keep …

7 Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

Make sure you're vacuuming correctly! Here are seven mistakes you might be making.<p><i>Pamela Moore / Getty</i><p><b>1. You don't vacuum in both directions</b><p>If you only vacuum in one direction, you're not removing all of the dirt and dust. Some of it can hide under carpet fibers, and vacuuming in both …

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11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

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10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …