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How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

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25 Bathroom Organizers

Few bathrooms have enough places to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind closed doors is a great way to remedy the shortage and use space efficiently.

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Remove Pet Hair and Pet Stains

One of the most persistent issues pet owners face is animal hair -- on floors, furniture, and clothing. Place an old towel or sheet wherever your pet likes to rest, and periodically shake it outside to remove most of the hair before tossing it in the washing machine. Grooming your pet regularly …

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The Best Spring-Cleaning Products

"This will be the last bucket you ever buy," home editor Anthony Santelli says. It's big enough to hold your cleaning kit, and because it's made of stainless steel, it won't rust.<p>Stainless steel milk pail, 9 qt.; $51, homesteadersupply.com.

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Organized Bathrooms

Inspired organizing ideas abound in these real-life bathrooms, which also feature our favorite space-saving solutions.<p>It may seem counterintuitive, but adding the right furniture to your bathroom can create a more open, organized space. In the master bath of this Texas duplex, a custom-made orange …

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Home Office Organization

Organizing a cluttered office space can be a tall task, but it's much less daunting with the right storage equipment.<p>Anduin Havens, art director for "The Martha Stewart Show," shares innovative storage solutions for any home office -- whether you're buying or DIYing.<p>Martha Stewart Closets<br>Don't let …

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

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12 Homekeeping Multitaskers

• Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.<br>• Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.

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Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts

DO use only the recommended amount of detergent -- too much can leave behind a residue, and too little can result in dirty dishes.

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Your Top 20 Organizing Questions Answered

Taking a little bit of time every day to organize is the key to a perpetually clean home. Prevent little messes from turning into clutter catastrophes by completing these six simple tasks every single day.

How to Cook the Perfect Rice

Ask a Designer: How Often Should I Paint and Make Over My House?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is how often you should refresh your house. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Christopher C. Deam is a designer and architect whose work spans from architecture, interiors, transportation, product design, inventive research to …

Summer Escape: A Seaside Rental in Cornwall

This carefully restored wing of a Georgian house in Cornwall, England, overlooks the tall ships in Charleston, a historic harbor village designated a …

8 Ways To Make Your Garden Look Like It Belongs In The Hamptons

A new coffee table tome, The Big Book of the Hamptons, compiles an eyeful of lush properties from the iconic and extravagant summer destination.<p><b>1.</b> Even if you're surrounded by woods, keep your lawn, boxwoods, privet and hedges meticulously manicured.<p><b>2.</b> However, grant your flowers the freedom to …

Historic New York City Townhouse Renovated Into A Modern Urban Home

Blending the old with the modern is indeed a tricky task, and often renovations and makeovers demand a certain sensitivity towards the existing …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

This House Was Purchased for $1

Is this the biggest real estate steal ever?<p>Here's a makeover you won't believe: A historic house in Memphis was sold for a buck and turned into a bed and breakfast within a year. Jose and Jennifer Velázquez had dreams of opening their own B&B, and after 24 years they found the perfect place — The …

Hydration Hacks: How to Drink More Water, Delightfully

The temperature's rising, and so is our thirst -- but we’ll admit that unglamorous H2O often takes a backseat to cold brews and ice-cream treats. Science backs those extra trips to the cooler, though, as even mild dehydration can interfere with brain function and mood. Stay happily hydrated with …

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