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The ultimate guide to an ergonomic work area

Emily O'Brien  |  June 27, 2022

An ergonomic workstation is one that supports your body in a neutral position, reducing the risk of discomfort or pain. If you’ve ever spent several days in a row slumping at your desk or craning your neck to view your screen, you know the aches and pains that stem from it. A proper ergonomic workstation …

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7 clever ways to use a steam cleaner

Emily O'Brien  |  June 26, 2022

Steam cleaners tackle big messes without harsh chemicals. While carpet steam cleaners and steam mops are tough on dirt, handheld steam cleaners are superstars in the “most versatile” category. They can blow grime out hard surfaces and crevices that can speed up the cleaning process. This makes steam cleaners one of the best tools on …

Front Load Washer Vs. Top Load Washer: How to Choose

Emily O'Brien  |  June 24, 2022

For many years, top load washing machines were they only option. Now we’re seeing more front loaders hit the market. When choosing which type of washer is right for your household, there are several factors to consider. Your laundry room layout, washing habits and environmental concerns you might have are a great start. Are you …

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Save $105 on this best-selling Vitamix blender right now

Emily O'Brien  |  June 23, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Professional-grade blenders give you the ability to make restaurant-quality items right in your own kitchen. With their …

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9 surprising uses for your vacuum cleaner or carpet cleaner

Emily O'Brien  |  June 22, 2022

Vacuums and carpet cleaners do more than whisk away dust and dirt from floors and carpets. Canister or upright vacuums that contain a hose with different attachments are true workhorses when it comes to cleaning up messes all around the house. People assume carpet cleaners are only meant for carpets, but that’s not the case. …

This cheese board set is perfect for parties—and it’s on sale right now on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  June 22, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Pulling together the perfect charcuterie board doesn’t start with the meat, cheese, and fresh fruits. To create …

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6 reasons why your skin is so dry—and how to make it better

Emily O'Brien  |  June 22, 2022

The skin is the largest organ of the body, totaling a surprising 20 square feet of area. Our skin helps regulate our body temperature and protects us from microbes. But it becomes dry when it loses too much water — a common skin complaint. Dry skin can easily become itchy and irritated, but treating patches …

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

Emily O'Brien  |  June 20, 2022

Walking into a comfortable home after a tough day or long trip is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Did you know you can make small adjustments to increase that inviting, cozy vibe in your living space? Whether it’s a house in the suburbs, a condo in the city or a place along the waterfront, small …

6 common batteries every homeowner should know

Kathleen St. John  |  June 20, 2022

The flashlight won’t turn on. The smoke detector is emitting ominous beeps. The toddler’s favorite firetruck with lights and sounds is buzzing instead of screeching. What’s going on? You already know — the batteries are running low. If you’re like some of us, you probably have a few spares rolling around in a junk drawer …

5 tips for making your clothes last longer

Emily O'Brien  |  June 20, 2022

The benefits of keeping clothes looking fresh and new go well beyond simply maintaining their nice appearance. Taking good care of our clothes has financial and environmental impacts as well. In 2019, Procter & Gamble (the makers of Downy) commissioned research that found that more than a third of people throw away clothes after wearing …

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6 simple ways to improve your home’s security

Emily O'Brien  |  June 16, 2022

What matters to us most is often kept inside our homes: our families and our prized possessions. Putting safety measures in place can go a long way toward peace of mind but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when beefing up your home’s security. Between knowing which home security system to install to …

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This whiskey decanter would make a great Father’s Day gift—and it’s on sale right now

Emily O'Brien  |  June 14, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Some years, finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day can feel downright daunting. What do you buy …

The best mops for different types of flooring

Emily O'Brien  |  June 13, 2022

Cleaning your floors takes time and can feel monotonous, but if you want a neat-looking home, this task is a must. Thankfully, newly designed mops have taken some of the drag out of this bit of housework that has plagued generations. Designed with efficiency in mind, these modern cleaning tools allow you to tackle large …

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This $69 fire bowl can be used inside or outside

Anna Weaver  |  June 10, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.A small fire adds ambiance whether you’re inside or outside, basking in its warmth on a cold …

Side sleeper pillow cube

Side sleeper pillows can get pricey, but Amazon sells an affordable dupe for just $33

Marie Rossiter  |  June 10, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.A good night’s sleep is one of life’s most precious commodities. Getting consistent, proper rest not only …

Beautifully decorated farmhouse look

Farmhouse decor options are abundant on Amazon—and at budget-friendly prices

Emily O'Brien  |  June 9, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Farmhouse style translates to a space that is comfortable, cozy and inviting. It’s about incorporating new or …

Whytner portable air conditioning unit

You can save $150 on this top-rated portable air conditioner right now

Tricia Goss  |  June 9, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.In 2021, the U.S. endured the hottest summer on record. And experts report that 2022 looks like …

Ninestars trash can with touchless technology

Ninestars trash cans are helpful hands-free kitchen devices

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 7, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Nothing messes up your flow in the kitchen like needing to throw something away, but having to …

Nespresso coffee and espresso maker on Amazon

Beloved Nespresso Vertuo coffee and espresso maker is on sale on Amazon right now

Tricia Goss  |  June 6, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe is a versatile automatic coffeemaker. You can use it to make standard …

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5 clever ways to use your iron that don’t involve clothing

Emily O'Brien  |  June 6, 2022

We all know how an iron can keep our clothes looking fresh, but did you know it can be used to do more than just de-wrinkle fabric? From cleaning up surprising messes to helping you cook breakfast in your hotel room, we’ve curated the best hacks that can make life a little easier — and …

Flexzilla bright green garden hose

This lightweight, no-kink garden hose is on sale right now

Emily O'Brien  |  June 3, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’re growing fresh vegetables or flowers in your garden bed or even if you just have …

Do you really need to use fabric softener? Here’s what is actually does for your laundry.

Emily O'Brien  |  June 3, 2022

Tackling laundry is a dirty job most of us let pile up. You can make it easier on yourself by being as efficient as possible, adding fabric softener to your loads to help keep clothes softer and less staticky. By reducing friction between fibers, the best fabric softeners produce less static cling and can help …

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15 robot vacuums on sale right now at Amazon

Tricia Goss  |  May 31, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Vacuuming the floors helps your home look tidier instantly. Experts say that regular vacuuming (once or twice …

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9 things you probably didn’t realize you can cook in a microwave

Tricia Goss  |  May 31, 2022

Microwaves are handy for reheating leftovers or making a bag of popcorn. You can even use them for cooking the occasional potato or preparing a plate of bacon. But you might be surprised to know you can cook meats, side dishes and even desserts with surprisingly tasty results. You don’t need an expensive, professional microwave, …

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These cooling pillows have over 129,000 5-star reviews on Amazon

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 26, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you struggle with getting overheated at night, cooling pillows are a great way to help cool …

Bowflex's T10 treadmill

You can save $1,200 right now on this best-selling T10 Bowflex treadmill

Emily O'Brien  |  May 26, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Run or walk your way to a healthier body. If adding more exercise to your daily routine …

Handy touch-up tool makes it easy and quick to repair paint scuffs

Emily O'Brien  |  May 26, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.There’s shabby-chic and then there’s just plain old shabby. If all the scrapes, scratches and chipped paint …

Spice rack on sale on Amazon

Save $19 on this spice drawer organizer right now

Tricia Goss  |  May 25, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Many say the kitchen is the heart of the home. And when it is well-organized, your kitchen …

Woman walks on treadmill

You can buy these best-selling foldable treadmills on Amazon for less than $400

Emily O'Brien  |  May 25, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Regular exercise and staying healthy go hand in hand — and walking and running are ideal activities …

Indoor-outdoor inflatable ottoman on Amazon

This best-selling inflatable ottoman will make your outdoor spaces more comfortable—and it’s only $32.99 on Amazon

Emily O'Brien  |  May 24, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Have you transformed your backyard into the outdoor space of your dreams yet? Maybe you already have …

Ants on sugar in spoon in home

Try these 4 clever ways to get rid of ants in your home

Kathleen St. John  |  May 23, 2022

Ah, spring! The relatively bug-free winter is (finally!) gone and hungry insects are just revving up for a long summer of feasting. If you live in a house that’s prone to hosting ants, you probably already know this. Maybe you saw a couple of little guys milling about on the bathroom floor. Perhaps a lone …

How to choose the best landscape lighting for your yard

Emily O'Brien  |  May 18, 2022

Whether you’re choosing to light up your yard at night for aesthetic purposes or practical reasons, such as increasing security and safety, the right lighting design will provide curb appeal all night long. With the flick of a switch or through the use of solar panels, you can highlight your home’s architectural features, plants and …

Feet in spa bowl for pedicure

Heated foot spa lets you give yourself pedicures at home

Emily O'Brien  |  May 16, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.As wonderful as regular professional pedicures may be, they can break your budget. However, skipping a trip …

This top-rated radon detector is 23% off right now

Tricia Goss  |  May 16, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Radon is a naturally-occurring, colorless, odorless gas caused by the breakdown of radioactive elements in rock and …

Woman mows lawn

Home maintenance projects you should tackle this spring

John Matarese  |  May 14, 2022

With inflation raging these days, none of us want to spend more than we have to on home repair. That’s why it’s more important than ever to do some spring home maintenance, to keep minor problems from becoming big ones. For Rhonda Lahman, spring yard cleanup is so important that it is a family affair. …

Popular frying pan on Amazon

This $25 frying pan has more than 12,000 5-star Amazon reviews

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 5, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If it’s time to update your cookware, you’ll want to add one of Amazon’s highest-rated frying pans …

Sam's Club exterior sign

Get $200 off a robotic lawn mower at Sam’s Club’s massive May sales event

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 5, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Sam’s Club is gearing up for summer with a huge May savings event from Saturday, May 7, …

Man shines shoe

How to polish shoes and keep them looking fresh

Tricia Goss  |  May 3, 2022

Shoeshine stands were once prevalent in barbershops, train stations and city street corners. Finding someone to shine your shoes is much more difficult these days, but you can keep your footwear looking top-notch with a DIY shine. All you need are the proper tools, the best shoe polish, a bit of elbow grease and a …

Best Stroller

How to buy a stroller for every age group

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  May 2, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.A stroller is one of the most functional — and expensive — pieces of baby gear you …

outdoor tv antenna

Best outdoor vs. indoor TV antennas: How to choose the one that’s right for your home

Tricia Goss  |  May 2, 2022

With a TV antenna, you can get tons of channels and countless types of programming for free. You also get better visual quality than cable (antenna TV is uncompressed). In addition, you don’t have to worry about missing your show during a storm, which can knock out cable or satellite. But should you get the …

A person wearing yellow gloves cleans a toilet seat.

8 surprising ways to clean your toilet that actually work

Tricia Goss  |  April 29, 2022

Today’s toilets might be cleaner than ever, thanks to hacks posted on YouTube, TikTok and popular blogs. But what are the toilet cleaning tips that really work? You probably think the method you’ve always used to keep your toilet tidy is the most effective, but there might be room for improvement. Experts recommend cleaning your …

A girl helps her mom do dishes in a double kitchen sink.

Single vs. double kitchen sinks: The pros and cons of each

Emily O'Brien  |  April 27, 2022

If you’re contemplating a kitchen remodel, you might find yourself wondering which type of sink is better, single bowl or double bowl? You may not have ever considered this question until you started thinking about a home renovation. The answer can be derived from contemplating three main factors: the size of your kitchen, how you’ll …

A foot spa is the at-home self-care tool you didn’t know you needed

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 27, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’ve been considering a DIY at-home spa day (and you definitely should be), you need to …

A garment steamer and iron are shown together.

Steamer vs. iron: How to know which to use on wrinkles

Tricia Goss  |  April 27, 2022

Maintaining clean and tidy clothing is a component of a healthy lifestyle and fostering self-esteem. Ensuring that your clothes are neat and smooth is part of this equation. Of course, you could press your garments with an iron or use steam to remove wrinkles, but which is better? Some irons have a steam function, but …

A compact black HEPA air purifier is shown.

People with allergies swear by this compact HEPA air filter and it’s on sale for $49

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 22, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Spring is here and while that means more daylight, warmer weather and flowers blooming, for allergy sufferers, …

Plant propagation stand for growing cuttings

You can grow houseplants and herbs from cuttings with this $15 plant stand

Tricia Goss  |  April 21, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Growing plants from cuttings is one of the best ways to add to your houseplant collection. Since …

Woman sleeps on her side in bed

Is this the best pillow for side sleepers? Amazon shoppers seem to think so

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 20, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’re a side sleeper, there’s a chance you wake up with neck pain or a headache …

Hands hold clean mattress pad

Here’s how often you really need to wash your mattress pad

Tricia Goss  |  April 18, 2022

Using a good mattress pad on your bed can have many benefits. It can reduce allergens, provide support and comfort, increase the durability of your mattress and protect your bed from stains or damage. When it does its job, you might forget your mattress pad is even there. However, proper care is essential to maintaining …