Maintenance & Repairs

How to Prepare for an Emergency

Take steps to prevent and act fast should disaster―big or small―strike.

De-Cluttering Solutions for Your Home

Pros weigh in on how to tackle five everyday issues when it comes to clutter control.

9 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Four experts tell you everything you need to know to get growing—even if you don’t have a green thumb.

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

Before you even think of working with a renovation pro, consider this insider intel from our panel of expert contractors.

10 Tips for Organizing the Refrigerator

Like real estate, cold storage is all about location. Shelf or drawer? High or low? Follow this expert fridge-packing plan to keep contents fresh.

How Does a Refrigerator Work?

In the refrigeration cycle, there are five basic components: fluid refrigerant; a compressor, which controls the flow of refrigerant; the condenser coils (on the outside of the fridge); the evaporator coils (on the inside of the fridge); and something called an expansion device. Here’s how they interact to cool your food.