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19 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money

TOH readers' best time-saving tricks, inventive problem-solvers, and ingenious discoveries

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13 American Murder Houses

Lore has it the spirits of violent crime victims remain after their corporeal existence has ended. These murder houses literally have personalities all their own

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How to Get Your (Smart) Home Connected

14 smart electronic gadgets that help streamline your home and reduce energy costs

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How to Mulch a Garden Bed

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch garden beds

Quick Fix to Plug a Drafty Window

See how plastic wrap comes to the rescue from The Snug

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How to Restore a Deck

Follow the prep instructions carefully and paint on a specialty coating to preserve weathered boards for years to come

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Read This Before You Invest in Solar Panels

What to know about these energy-saving systems

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