Patricia McConnell

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90 Days to a Happier You

Illustrations by John Coulter<p>Make 2016 a year of bigger dreams, better sleep, stronger relationships and less stress!<p>We could have resolved to eat …

Five household hacks to save you time and energy

<b>Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland.</b>When I was young, my friend Mike excelled …

Hacking

5 cleaning must-haves from Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano

Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop, thinks millennials might not have learned everything they need to know about cleaning from their parents.<p>“I will never forget my son calling me from Georgetown University within his first week there and saying, ‘So, okay, how do you do laundry?’­ ” Mangano …

Joy (Movie)

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has officially arrived and it is time to get started on a little spring cleaning! I have had some emails recently asking for room by room …

Coffeemakers
Home Depot

Recycling Unused Garage Items Into Home Decor Treasure

On one hand, you want to decorate your home, but on the other hand, your garage and storage areas are so jam-packed that you can hardly imagine …

Houseplants
Home Decorating
Framing
AOL

30 Days of Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

It's time to pull on your gloves and get to work.<p>Give all your home's trouble spots a quick refresh with these pro tips.

Tap Water

Technology to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Want to Conserve Energy? These 8 Tech Tools Will Help<p>For many American families, conserving energy is an important topic. From turning off the lights …

Particles

15 Things In Your Home You Should Trash Instead Of Clean

There comes a time when it makes more sense to simply replace an item in your home than waste valuable energy cleaning it again.<p>We don't apply this theory generously, and it usually pertains to small things around the house that are easy and inexpensive to replace. When it comes to big ticket items …

10 Household Tools Every Frugal Homeowner Should Own

If you're a homeowner, keeping a tool kit handy is essential. Here's what to put in yours.<p>If you have a home, you need a tool kit. It's an essential …

Woodworking

10 Simple Home Decor DIYs That Will Make Your Life Easier

When you decide to make something for your home decor yourself, it’s not always just about the looks. Some DIYs are really quite useful, so much so …

Here’s how often you should really be doing your household chores

How often do you do clean the house? Hoover the carpets? Mop the kitchen floor?<p>From obsessive germaphobes to downright lazy couch potatoes, we all …

7 Things You Need To Create a Backyard Oasis On The Cheap

Outdoor living has never been hotter, but decking out your yard can cost as much as a new car—and that's without adding a big-ticket item like a …

7 Essential Security Measures For Your Home

Every now or then we keep hearing about the reports of burglary around our city or neighbourhood. More than 90-percent of the time, the robbery cases …

Smart Homes

Chemical Free Cleaning Tips

<i>This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and Kimberly-Clark.</i><p>It’s Spring cleaning time! With a new baby in the house, a clean home is especially …

Athletic Apparel

Wall & Ceiling Repair Simplified: 11 Clever Tricks

We know these products work-because we use them!<p>Some cracks keep coming back no matter how well you repair them. For those pesky recurring cracks, we …

Home Improvement

How to: DIY Sliding Door for Under $40

Looking for a bit of privacy in a large open space, Sarah went to the hardware store to purchase a sliding door. When she found nothing but funny …

DIY

How to declutter your home and your life: A thorough guide

British newspaper columnist Jan Moir recently underwent a decluttering session. She got rid of all the items in her house that she didn’t love, or …

Minimalism
Hacking

Vintage tips to green clean your home

Get spring cleaning the natural way with our vintage life hacks to green clean your home.<p>Created in partnership with Good Energy, we've used top tips …

10 characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence

What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired," that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), their "ability to identify and manage the emotions of themselves and others."<p>There are critical ways that …

Self-improvement

8 Changes Your Bedroom Needs So You Can Sleep Better

These decorating tweaks are proven (by science!) to help you drift off more easily and wake up more rested.<p>We've taken the best bedding and made sure it's gorgeous, so you can feel perfectly taken care of—awake or asleep.

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

How to diet in your sleep: Yes, it sounds too good to be true. But here a top doctor reveals a weight-loss regime that's blissfully simple - and effective

• <b>Dr Jason Fung says fasting is the secret to weight loss</b>• <b><br>'I know it sounds scary, but [it's] the most important missing piece'</b>• <b><br>Need to allow insulin</b> …