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Past articles by Caroline:

How to Clean the Bottom of a Fry Pan That’s…Seen Some Things

Learn how to clean the bottom of a fry pan, skillet, or pot with tools and techniques including ketchup, Bar Keeper's Friend, and a dryer sheet. → Read More

How to Clean Cookie Sheets (Goodbye Grime!)

From a baking soda paste to Bar Keeper's Friend, these are the best ways to clean a cookie sheet and baking pan so they look brand new again. → Read More

Wait—Can You Paint Over Wallpaper?

There are some dos and don’ts for painting wallpaper, as well as methods that set you up for better success, which we’ll get into below. → Read More

The Best Way to Clean Grout Is Also the Easiest

Cleaning your grout really just requires a dedicated cleaning solution (our fave was Black Diamond), a little bit of patience, and a stiff-bristled brush. → Read More

The Command Strip Step You Simply Cannot Skip

Unless, of course, you want your picture frame to fall down. → Read More

20 Small Garden Ideas to Steal for Your Own Space

Below, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite small garden ideas to make the most of your outdoor space—so matter how small your balcony, side yard, or patio. → Read More

We Still Can’t Stop Thinking About the Gold Wine Glasses on 'Love Is Blind'

If you too, found yourself wondering about the gold wine glasses on Netflix's Love Is Blind, we tracked down where to buy them and more metallic glasses. → Read More

PSA: Please Don't Skip the Drywall Anchor

Drywall anchors aren’t difficult to install, and the extra five minutes is worth it. Here's a list of when you can skip them, and when you’ll need them. → Read More

Dispensaries: The New Trend-Setters of the Design World

Funky, sleek, and elevated interiors abound in the cannabis storefronts of today. → Read More

How I Completely Customized My Rental for Under $1,000

Whether you’re in a new-build rental an older home, these temporary fixes (with big payoff) can be uninstalled and brought to your next home. WIn-win. → Read More

6 Kitchen Cabinet DIYs—For Beginners, Experts & Everyone Else

Kitchen cabinet renos can be pricey, so we rounded up a series of DIY kitchen cabinet ideas—from super-beginner to full-on carpenter—all with major payoff. → Read More

This Tension Rod Hack Changed My Shower Curtain Game

I never have to replace a broken tension rod again. → Read More

Everything You Need for a Beautiful Passover Table

Passover is the perfect time to make your table shine with our favorite ways to make a seder table extra special and all the essential items you’ll need. → Read More

Did You Know You Can Rent Tools?

How you can rent tools from local hardware stores for DIY projects, outdoor maintenance, and cleaning, like leaf blowers, miter saws, and carpet shampooers. → Read More

Put Down the Soap—Here's the Right Way to Clean a Pizza Stone

Cleaning a pizza stone isn't the same as cleaning any other piece of cookware. Since the stone is porous, it can hold onto water or soap, and can crack easily. → Read More

3 Lickity-Split Ways to Make Egg Dye—With or Without the Box

And chances are, you already have the materials on hand. → Read More

How to Pick a Paint Color When You're Really Indecisive

Below, find my time-tested recipe for how to pick the perfect paint color for your living room, kitchen, or bedroom—even if you’re indecisive. → Read More

The Latest Floral Trend is Right in Your Backyard

No need to spend on pricey floral arrangements or bouquets, simply step outside to collect branches, leaves or twigs to display in vases and pots in your home. → Read More

Goodbye Single-Use Plastic, Hello Eco-Friendly Packaging

We've rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly packaging ideas, like compostable mailers, corrugated cardboard boxes, and corn starch packing peanuts. → Read More

The Spot In Your Home That Definitely Needs a Clean

Cleaning your walls is not as difficult as you might think, it’s actually pretty simple (albeit tedious). Below, find the best ways to get the job done. → Read More