Redesign Your Life

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Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow cooker.
The biggest mistake people made was not cooling leftovers fast enough, followed by not having a working thermometer in their refrigerator. Third was not removing jewelry or keeping fingernails trimmed when cooking
Keep your metallics to the accent pieces at home rather than the big furniture pieces. So metallic lamps are great while a large metallic dining table might feel a little over-the-top.
Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway closet madness this instant, with these brilliant storage ideas from clever Hometalk bloggers.
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Between piles of unopened mail and squirreled-away stashes of cleaning products, it's easy for any home to quickly get overrun by clutter. This is especially true in smaller spaces and studios, where even your bed can seem like an eyesore.
It can be tempting to think that we live in a time where "trends" are a thing of the past. But if you look closely, you'll see some common themes emerge.
There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun) -- washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals. Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.
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Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try this two-step DIY trick. Trust us, it's easy.
Part of the charm of chalk art is that it doesn't require much in terms of tools. You will need a chalkboard, of course. The other necessary items are lightweight, easily transportable, and inexpensive. What's not to love?
When you want to turn bookshelves from simple storage into a design statement, our designers advise, "looking beyond books for creating a bookshelf that reflects the personality of your home and your life."
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If you're a homeowner considering options in solar, wind, geothermal or other renewable energy technology, here are a few questions to address before making a decision:
Fall and back-to-school season just scream plaid, so why not embrace it?
From campaign chests to Belle's bookcase, #IkeaHacks dominate DIY blogs. We've rounded up our favorites from The Snug to share with you here.
Life is hard. It's full of chores that have to be done and errands that need to be run, much of which stands in the way of the stuff you actually want to do. If you're feeling spread thin, here are some productivity hacks that will make you better at actually getting stuff done.
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Autumn is here, and that means it's time for nubby sweaters and steaming bowls of soup. While it takes a total of three seconds to throw on your favorite crewneck, cooking up Grandma's yummy stew recipe tends to be an hours-long ordeal. But it doesn't have to be.