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Which Foods Are Actually Cheaper to Make Yourself?

“Making your own” is a big part of home cook culture. One’s reasons for wanting to DIY every food thing may vary, but it usually has something to do with taste, health, or cost. Cost-wise, some things are obvious; cooking dinner at home is almost always cheaper than takeout, but things aren’t as straightforward when…Read […]

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What to Do With ‘Shared’ Items You Own When Moving Out

This week we have a guy who’s moving into his own place and taking the stuff he bought with him. Trouble is, his old roommates use some of those things and aren’t being given much time to adapt. Is there a nice way to deal with a situation like this?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Do With Stuff Someone Left at Your Place

Whether it’s a former roommate, an ex-partner, a friend, or some random partygoer whose name you’ve forgotten, someone is going to leave stuff at your home at some point. But hold on there, pal, that property isn’t automatically yours now. Here’s what you should do with it, according to common U.S. law.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Automate Your Home With Your IFTTT-Supported Router

I love automation; I do. I just think it’s the most fun thing ever to walk into my house and have my smart lights immediately pull up some colorful scene—not to mention all the absurd configurations I can create that changes their colors and brightness when certain things happen, ranging from “I got a tweet” […]

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Place Notes Around Your Party to Make Your Guests More Comfortable

I always feel a little unsure as a guest in someone else’s home. I want to be as polite as possible, and that can lead to some anxiety. Can I go through that door? Are those snacks for everyone? Where’s the bathroom? Here’s a trick that can help worrying guests like me.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Outdoor Smart Plug Lets You Control Your String Lights With Your Voice

WeMo-style smart outlet switches have long been the atomic unit of the smart home. A gateway drug that people buy to control their Christmas Tree lights before going whole hog and dropping an entire paycheck on Hue bulbs. But for as long as they’ve existed, nothing about them has really changed, so it’s refreshing to…Read […]

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How to Convince Someone You Live With to Get Rid of Their Stuff

Decluttering old or useless junk might make you feel jubilant and free, but not everyone shares that mindset. Whether it’s a ratty old recliner your spouse won’t give up, an overabundance of cookware in the kitchen, or a collection of weird posters your roommate hung in your living room, there are ways to compromise…Read more… […]

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Splurge On This Best-Selling All-Clad Cookware Set, While It Lasts

If you cook regularly, getting a quality set of pots and pans is a must. Our readers have bought thousands and thousands of All-Clad tri-ply skillets, so if you’re ready to take the jump and get a whole tri-ply set, today’s price on Amazon is the best we’ve seen all year. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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You Don’t Need a Green Thumb to Operate This AeroGarden, Now Cheaper Than Ever

You don’t need a yard, or even any gardening skills to grow your own food at home; you just need a Miracle-Gro Aerogarden. These fully-integrated, soil-free indoor gardens can grow herbs, vegetables, and salad greens up to five times faster than regular soil, and one of the best models you can buy is cheaper than…Read […]

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Find Out How Dirty Your Carpets Really Are With This Bissell TurboClean Deal, Today Only

If you’ve never deep-cleaned your carpets, you’re in for an eye-opening experience when you see just how much crap a person (not to mention a pet) can track into a home. At $75 (about $25 less than usual), this discounted BISSELL TurboClean is perfect for keeping your carpets actually clean as opposed to just looking…Read […]

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Stock Up On Nuts, Matcha Green Tea, and More From Amazon’s Snack Sale

Amazon makes its own snacks now, and a bunch of them are on sale today for some of the best prices we’ve seen. The giant bags of various nuts are a no-brainer purchase, but you’ll also find some snack-sized packs, herbal tea, and several flavors of matcha green tea powder, which is a superfood that […]

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