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Start Tiling Your Bathroom Floor At The Bathtub For A Straight Line

The most important part of tiling a bathroom floor is “setting the layout”. It’s a do-it-yourself job that anyone with a bit of patience and basic know-how can do. The key, says This Old House, is starting at the focal point of your bathroom for a nice, straight line.


Take Advantage Of The IKEA Effect To Be More Satisfied With Your Stuff

Most furniture that you get from IKEA needs to be assembled with your own two hands. Which can mean you feel a sense of accomplishment in addition to getting a new piece of furniture. Try focusing on buying or making stuff yourself to build more satisfaction with your life.


Make Your Bed Each Morning To Kickstart Better Habits

Making your bed is one of those habits that feels pointless. You’ll mess it up every night, and no one will ever see it made, right? Well, except you. And the satisfaction it gives you may be what’s really worth it.


How To Use Basic Design Principles To Decorate Your Home

Some people are born with a great eye for decorating or design. Others learn the skill and are able to apply it successfully. And then there are the rest of us. If you don’t have much of a knack for design, a few basic techniques can go a long way.


Build A Step Stool For Your Kids That Doubles As Storage

Every household needs a step stool, and one that doubles as storage is even better. You can build this step stool in an afternoon using basic tools and pine boards from your local hardware store.


Keep Mirrors From Fogging Up With Car Wax

Steamy showers make for foggy mirrors. But if you want to walk out of the shower to a clear reflection, a little car wax can help.


Make Extra Cash At A Garage Sale By Selling Drinks

Planning a garage sale? You can pad your profits by selling refreshing beverages while unloading your junk.


The Most Effective Stain Removal Products For Common Kitchen Stains

When it comes to cooking, stains are everywhere. From bacon grease to berry purée, these are the most effective stain-removing products for folks who spend their time in the kitchen.


Build Your Own Portable, Rechargeable Desk Lamp

Lamps aren’t particularly expensive, but if you want to make your own little portable lamp, Instructables user Saiyam has a guide to make one with a rechargeable power source.


Keep Rooms Functional With The 'Three-Foot Rule'

You have a lot of options when it comes to furnishing your home, from creating a paint palette to arranging decor to make a space feel more spacious. Whatever you choose to do, keep the “three-foot rule” in mind.