10 Things to Toss From Your Kid’s Room in the Next 10 Minutes

In less than the amount of time it takes to hard-boil an egg, you can clear your kid’s room of clutter. Just whiz through this list.

Tour the Home the Obamas Will Live in After the White House

It’s in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama.

What Is That Laundry Tag Telling You?

Decode those care labels on your clothes with the help of this handy chart.

How to Buy a Lightbulb for Every Room in Your Home

Overwhelmed by the options in the bulb aisle? Our room-by-room guide makes it easy to pick the right bulb for the right job, improving your home’s mood and safety—and your bottom line.



3 Innovative Lightbulbs You Should Know About

Three bulbs we love for their special talents.

10 Rules for a Happier Home

Here are some little changes you can make in your home this year that will have a big impact.

How to Clean Gutters

Just because you cannot see the buildup from below, it doesn’t mean that it is not there. We recommend that you tackle this task twice a year—once in the spring and once in the fall, when your yard gets the heaviest rain and leaf accumulation.

How to Patch Small Holes in Drywall

Use the following steps and materials to patch up any hole that is ½ inch or any hole that is smaller than that size. Bigger gaps are a little more complicated and will nearly always require more work, including cutting a drywall patch to fit the hole. For this type of work, you may want to consider hiring a pro to do the job.