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These 10 cities are the best for first-time home buyers, data finds

Scripps News  |  April 12, 2024

Zillow's analysis found that two thirds of the homes in the No. 1 city for first-time homebuyers were considered 'affordable.'

16 clever toilet paper storage solutions for small bathrooms

Krissy Howard  |  April 11, 2024

If you've got a small bathroom or want to stash toilet paper away, these storage ideas can help you gain more space and a better aesthetic.

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How to make your home safer without installing a security system

Krissy Howard  |  April 3, 2024

For as low as $3, you can add security measures that will make your home safer on a budget and avoid getting a pricy security system.

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Your Hummel figurines could be worth thousands

Kate Streit  |  April 3, 2024

The German-made figurines called Hummels are a bit out of style these days, but some may still be worth some money.

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How to make a $5 butterfly bath using items from the dollar store

Marie Rossiter  |  March 29, 2024

Learn how to make an inexpensive butterfly bath for your yard so these beautiful insects stop by the oasis for a drink while you enjoy them.

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Renting will be cheaper than buying a home for years, report finds

Scripps News  |  March 29, 2024

Average mortgage payments are currently 38% higher than average apartment rents, and the gap is expected to persist.

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How much money do you waste if you keep lights on when you leave a room?

Tod Caviness  |  March 28, 2024

Learn whether leaving the lights on causes a substantial increase in your energy bill and which lightbulbs are the most efficient.

BugMD Zap Trap

This 2-in-1 LED light and bug zapper is perfect for your patio

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 27, 2024

If you need to keep the bugs away but also want some ambient lighting for your patio, this two-in-one LED bug zapper can do both under $40.

A privacy screen sits behind an outdoor couch, curtains are hung from a pergola, and ivy grows on a trellis.

Backyard privacy ideas you can do on a budget

Paige Cerulli  |  March 22, 2024

Want to enjoy time outdoors but don't want neighbors following your every move? These affordable backyard privacy ideas start at just $18.

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All the best early deals from Amazon’s Big Spring Sale

Paige Cerulli  |  March 19, 2024

Hop to it to get great deals and savings on everything from fashion to tech at Amazon's first-ever Big Spring Sale.

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Disney Corelle dinnerware sets on sale as part of 100th anniversary celebration

Marie Rossiter  |  March 12, 2024

Don't miss the deals on these anniversary Disney dinnerware sets at Corelle. They combine fun with function to make meals more magical.

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Easy ways to update your home on a budget

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 4, 2024

Here are some easy ways to update your home on a budget, whether you're looking to sell or just upgrading for your own comfort.

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The most and least competitive rental markets in the US may surprise you

Brittany Anas  |  March 1, 2024

Discover the easiest and most difficult places to rent an apartment in America, as well as current market trends that impact renters.

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Adult children are moving back home with mom and dad, but is this smart?

John Matarese  |  February 26, 2024

With student debt and high housing costs, many young adults say they have no choice but to move back home because of the high cost of living.

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The best home gym equipment to invest in according to an expert

Krissy Howard  |  February 19, 2024

Want to start a home gym but worried about what's worth the money? Our expert weighs in on the best home gym equipment worth the cash.

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Presidents’ Day mattress sales are offering up to 50% off

Marie Rossiter  |  February 15, 2024

If you've got back pain or just a really old mattress, these Presidents' Day mattress sales can get you a new one on a budget.

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The 12 best deals from Lowe’s President’s Day Sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 9, 2024

Lowe's President's Day Sale runs through Feb. 21. If you're looking to do some upgrades your home, you'll want to check out these great deals.

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Your Precious Moments figurines could be worth thousands

DWYM Staff  |  February 6, 2024

Precious Moments figurines were popular in the 1980s, and many collectors are partial to the dolls and willing to pay top dollar for them.

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6 simple ways to improve your home’s security

Emily O'Brien  |  January 31, 2024

Whether on vacation or sleeping at night, everyone wants a secure home, and these six simple home security improvements can help.

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This Amazon storage container sale will get you ready for spring cleaning

Marie Rossiter  |  January 30, 2024

Adding just few storage containers in your home can make a difference in how your home feels and functions.

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The viral Bissell Little Green Carpet Cleaner is on sale at Walmart

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 29, 2024

If you've seen the Bissell Little Green Carpet Cleaner going viral on TikTok, now is your chance to get one for yourself on sale!

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Get a 60-piece Rubbermaid storage container set for $36

Marie Rossiter  |  January 27, 2024

Say goodbye to all your mismatched food containers! This massive new set from Rubbermaid is on sale for 20% off right now.

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These ghost towns across the US are for sale

DWYM Staff  |  January 26, 2024

Yes, that's right: You can buy a whole town. These abandoned areas are just waiting for someone to bring them back to life.

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Walmart vs Target vs Amazon: Where are the best prices on household staples?

Marie Rossiter  |  January 25, 2024

Household staples are necessary, but they can put a dent in your wallet. Here's how prices compare at Walmart vs. Target vs. Amazon.

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Our favorite pieces from Amazon’s new cozy winter home section are all under $50

Taylor Kuether  |  January 22, 2024

We've pored over the collection and selected pieces perfect for turning your home into the cozy winter retreat of your dreams.

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This Ikea refrigerator organizer gets you so much space

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  January 19, 2024

Looking to optimize the space in your refrigerator? Ikea's latest launch could be just the thing you need to increase food storage.

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The 12 best vacuum deals from Amazon’s Winter Sale

Marie Rossiter  |  January 19, 2024

The new year is a great time for cleaning up your space! Get some help with these great vacuum deals from Amazon.

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Do you really need to use fabric softener?

Emily O'Brien  |  January 19, 2024

Nowadays, using fabric softener might not be the best way to make sure your laundry is soft and free of static cling.

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7 ways to make your house have a warm and cozy feel

Emily O'Brien  |  January 18, 2024

These tips will help you build some strong hygge vibes into your home this winter with just a few easy upgrades to your decor.

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What to Buy from Amazon’s Winter Sale Deals

Emily O'Brien  |  January 16, 2024

From humidifiers to vacuums to beauty tools, here are some of our favorite deals during Amazon's Winter Sale.

Pet Vacuums

The Best Pet Vacuums That Won’t Break The Bank, According To Experts

Laura Bradley  |  January 11, 2024

If you have a furry friend, you know pet hair can be a pain, but thankfully, these expert-recommended pet vacuums can help.

Sam's Club Member's Mark 20-Piece Break-resistant Wheat Straw Kids Dinnerware Set

Pick up this 20-piece break-resistant kids dinnerware set for $15

Marie Rossiter  |  January 10, 2024

This cute set of dishes for four from Sam's Club is fun for kids and practical for parents. Plus, it comes in six cute designs!

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Bath & Body Works’ Semi-Annual Sale is happening now

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 10, 2024

The Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale is your chance to get great discounts on seasonal scents, so you'll want to check it out now.

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How to protect your home from burglars this holiday season

John Matarese  |  December 19, 2023

Even the dumbest burglars, like the crooks from "Home Alone," know many people will be out of town from now through New Year's Day.

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5 ways your slow cooker can save you hundreds of dollars each year

Marie Rossiter  |  December 18, 2023

Planning your meals with a slow cooker can help you save on your next trip to the grocery store and even your energy bill. Here's how.

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How to add free Grinch quick replies to your Ring doorbell

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 15, 2023

If you own a Ring doorbell, here's how you can add some automatic Grinch messages to brighten up the holiday season.

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Winter heating bill forecast: Will you pay more or less this year?

John Matarese  |  December 15, 2023

Gasoline prices have been falling the past three months, and there's something else that should cost you less: your winter heating bill.

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Our top picks for the Kohl’s Friends and Family sale

Marie Rossiter  |  December 14, 2023

On the hunt for a last minute holiday gift or want to pick up something special for yourself? Kohl's sale picks include major brands.

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Instagrammable holiday home aesthetics you can create on a budget

Anna Weaver  |  December 13, 2023

Give your home a holiday makeover with these festive decor picks that'll have you ready for your Instagram close-up.

A mother and two children sit on top of Christmas-themed bedding in a guest room.

30 items to make overnight guests feel right at home

Marie Rossiter  |  December 7, 2023

Those hosting overnight guests for the holidays will want to check out these bath, bed, and kitchen finds at JCPenney.

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9 vintage kitchen items that could be worth hundreds (or thousands) of dollars

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  December 6, 2023

From retro Pyrex dishes and Tupperware to rare glassware and cast iron pans, old kitchen ware can be worth more than you think.

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Verizon to offer $10-a-month Netflix and Max streaming bundle deal

Marie Rossiter  |  December 5, 2023

Verizon customers will be able to get a 40% discount on the usual monthly fee for these streaming services when it launches Dec. 7.

Hot tub on sale

Get a 5-person hot tub shipped to your door for $2,868

Emily O'Brien  |  December 1, 2023

This hot tub is 'plug and play,' which means that you can simply plug it into an existing 120-volt outlet.

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This reusable pumice stone for toilets that removes stains is just $11.98

Emily O'Brien  |  November 30, 2023

This Powerstone Pumice Stone has more than 23,200 global ratings and an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Which dollar store is the best?

Marie Rossiter  |  November 30, 2023

Our writer compared prices and quality at Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Family Dollar and found a clear winner!

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Great ways to save money on Christmas decorations

John Matarese  |  November 29, 2023

Refreshing your holiday decorations can break your Christmas budget, but an expert on holiday decor shares some money-saving tips.

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Costco’s popular appetizer plates are on sale as a big holiday deal

Marie Rossiter  |  November 27, 2023

Shop the popular Costco appetizer plates for $5 off their typical retail price both in store and on the Costco website.

Amazon Steam Mop Black Friday Deal

This 10-in-1 steam mop is a major Cyber Monday deal at only $50

Marie Rossiter  |  November 26, 2023

This PurSteam 10-in-1 Steam Mop is marked down 38% from its original $81 price tag for just $50 this Cyber Monday Here's why it's a good deal.

Black Friday kitchen and home deals: kitchenaid, LG, Insignia, Keurig, Aerogarden, Airpods and more

Our top Cyber Monday kitchen and home deals: KitchenAid, Ninja, Samsung, LG, Shark, Dyson and more

Marie Rossiter  |  November 26, 2023

Our top 2023 Cyber Monday home and kitchen deals will get you half off a Keurig, an under $200 Shark vacuum, and more.

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The 10 best deals from Lowe’s Cyber Monday sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 26, 2023

Lowe's Cyber Monday deals include discounts on power tools, fire pits, lawn equipment and holiday decorations and other home decor goods.

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