The Best Places to Buy a Washer and DryerCleaning
Shop our favorite appliance retailers today.
Mar 18, 2024
The Best Stackable Washer and Dryers You Can Buy Right Now
Shopping
These laundry systems are a small-space dream.
Dec 13, 2023
3 Things to Know Before Buying a Space Heater, According to Pros
Projects & Improvements
Not all heaters work in the same way.
Nov 30, 2023
9 Stylish Space Heaters That Won’t Clash With Your DecorProjects & Improvements
Say goodbye to unsightly space heaters for good!
Oct 6, 2023
How to Tell if You Have a Gas or Electric Dryer HookupCleaning
According to appliance pros.
Sep 6, 2023
Home Depot’s Fourth of July Sale Has the Best Deals on Appliances, Patio Furniture, and So Much MoreLife
Save big on your next home upgrade this holiday.
Jun 26, 2023
Why You Should Ditch Liquid Dishwasher Detergent StatCleaning
It turns out, choosing to use a traditional liquid dish detergent or a tablet isn't simply a matter of personal preference.
May 26, 2023
The 10 Best Memorial Day Deals You Can Get on AppliancesDesign Ideas
Save $90 on a KitchenAid stand mixer.
May 26, 2023
10 Home Deals to Snag ASAP from Walmart’s Huge Memorial Day Sale
Shopping
Don't miss out on this sale!
May 25, 2023
Clean This “Most-Used” Thing in Your Home for Instant Satisfaction
Organize & Clean
It definitely needs your attention.
Apr 16, 2023
10 Table Fans That Are *Actually* Stylish
Shopping
You don't need to compromise on form or functionality with these great-looking picks.
Mar 21, 2023
The Simple (but Essential) Resolution Every Homeowner Should Make This YearProjects & Improvements
This habit will help you save time and money in the short- and long-term.
Jan 5, 2023
8 Stylish Humidifiers That’ll Solve All Your Winter Woes
Shopping
Say goodbye to dry skin and congestion.
Jan 5, 2023
The Surprising 2-Ingredient Combo That Removes Sticky Residue Off AppliancesCleaning
And it makes a delicious salad dressing.
Nov 7, 2022
Netflix’s “The Watcher” Has Everyone Talking About DumbwaitersLife
The appliance has been receiving a lot of attention since "The Watcher" premiered earlier this month.
Oct 24, 2022
Amazon Has Huge Deals on KitchenAid Mixers and Appliances Just in Time for the Holidays
Shopping
Your holiday baking marathons will be better than ever.
Oct 11, 2022
A Magnet Damaged My $2,000 FridgeProjects & Improvements
A cautionary tale.
Sep 8, 2022
Can You Stack Your Own Washer and Dryer?Cleaning
Here's what an appliance pro has to say.
Aug 13, 2022
Our Complete Guide to the Best July 4th Home Sales You Can Still Shop NowCleaning
Summer sales as hot as the season.
Jul 5, 2022
8 Clever Tips for Storing Small Appliances, According to Pro OrganizersOrganizing
There's one cabinet that's actually the best for storing small appliances.
May 6, 2022
Vitamix Is Having a Huge Sale on Two of Its Most Iconic Blenders
Shopping
It'll be a life-changer in the kitchen!
Mar 1, 2022
Samsung Is Developing a Washing Machine That Helps Combat Microplastic WasteCleaning
Samsung says that the Patagonia collaboration is the latest in a long line of steps Samsung is taking to create long-lasting appliances that improve environmental sustainability.
Jan 8, 2022
7 Macy’s Finds That Will Please Anyone on Your Gift List (and They’re on Sale!)Life
Nope, it's not too early for holiday shopping.
Oct 20, 2021
7 Useful Home Appliances That Are Tailor-Made For Small Spaces
Shopping
No matter the square footage, you'll definitely have room for these essentials.
Sep 22, 2021
KitchenAid’s Cordless Food Chopper Is a Meal Prep Superhero — and Currently 30% OffDesign Ideas
It's portable, powerful, rechargeable, and 30 percent off!
Jul 20, 2021
This Tilted Washing Machine Wants To Save Your Back on Laundry DayCleaning
Instead of squatting or bending down to load and remove clothes, you simply have to open the tilting door and drop your laundry in.
Jul 2, 2021
Vitamix Has Some Majorly Discounted Blenders on Sale Right Now for Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day 2021
Including a top-notch blender that's 50 percent off!
Jun 22, 2021
The One Thing You Should Never Put in Your Filing CabinetOrganizing
You can "declutter" it before it becomes clutter.
Jun 6, 2021
7 Countertop Ice Makers to Keep Your Drinks Cool This Summer
Shopping
Who has room in their freezer for those enormous bags of ice, anyway?
Jun 1, 2021
I Had Rust Spots on My Fridge, But This $3 Cleaner Scrubbed 'Em AwayCleaning
So much for stainless steel!
May 11, 2021
Can't Splurge on a Miele Dishwasher? 25 Ways to Get Its FeaturesCleaning
My Miele dishwasher is the best I've ever had — but its best features are also things you can get in other models.
May 10, 2021
One Under-Appreciated Thing You Should Clean Before it Gets Really Hot
Weekend Projects
This weekend, grab a vacuum cleaner and a screwdriver and get to work.
May 7, 2021
I Tried the Dishwasher Cleaner that Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed WithCleaning
The stuff has more than 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Here's what we thought.
Feb 27, 2021
6 Simple Steps to Make Your Dishwasher Work HarderCleaning
now that everyone’s eating at home so much more frequently, conquering those mountains of dishes—even with the help of a dedicated appliance—can get a little tedious. Take these simple steps to make your appliance work harder.
Nov 20, 2020
Here’s Where to Find Great Tech & Appliance Deals Over Labor Day WeekendLife
This weekend is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your entire home—and we mean your *entire* home.
Sep 5, 2020
The Bottom Line: What It Really Costs to Buy & Install a Water HeaterProjects & Improvements
Last month we asked how much readers spent buying and installing a new water heater in their home. And you told us! We hope this information gives a basic sense of how much this new appliance costs, and how much you can expect to pay when hiring someone. Keep in mind, this is general and prices most likely vary in cities versus more rural locations, etc…Although this gives you a rough idea, you should always seek multiple quotes for any work done in your home.
Jul 16, 2020
Tricks to Stacking Any Washer & Dryer to Save SpaceCleaning
When you don’t have a large kitchen or enough space for all of your appliances, it’s time to get creative. You’ll have to find space where you can salvage it, optimize your kitchen for maximum efficiency, so that it works, looks good, and still doesn’t feel cramped. The placement is also important, since you don’t want the washer and dryer column towering over your dinner table.
Jul 16, 2020
This is One of the Best Weekends to Buy a Major Appliance—And These are the Best Deals to ShopLife
Whether you're shopping for a washer and dryer set, new refrigerator, or upgraded dishwasher.
May 21, 2020
This New Air Conditioning Unit Is Surprisingly BeautifulProjects & Improvements
Designed by the people behind Away luggage.
May 4, 2020
Here’s How the Sanitize Cycle Works to Kill Germs in a Dishwasher or Washing MachineCleaning
We asked two experts from GE Appliances to help us break down the science at work in their machines.
Apr 2, 2020
10 Ways to Save Energy in the Laundry RoomCleaning
Washing and drying clothes uses a lot of energy and water in a typical house. Here are 10 ways you can reduce your consumption of water and energy while doing laundry.Move the dryer closer to an outside wall The farther exhaust air has to travel from your dryer to get outside, the more energy your dryer will use on every cycle. If you can, move the dryer as close to its exhaust port as possible. Can you reduce the number of elbow bends in the exhaust pipe?
Feb 12, 2020
The Best Portable Space HeatersProjects & Improvements
Here’s another way to save energy this winter: try using a portable space heater to heat just the room you’re in, and turn down the thermostat in the other rooms of your house. The New York Times recently tested 10 portable space heaters. Here are the Top 5:Shown above the jump, from left to right:Holmes Ultra Quiet Ceramic Heater ($82.99): At 15-inches high, this model from Holmes produced the hottest air and took only about 20 minutes to warm up the room by 10 degrees.
Jan 26, 2020
I Bought a $170 Vacuum From a Thrift Store for $20—And You (Probably) Can TooCleaning
These eight quick tests will tell you if a used vacuum works well, and if it had a rough past life.
Jan 12, 2020
I Discovered a Wildly Simple Way to Get the Inside of Your Fridge Sparkling CleanCleaning
While it's definitely possible to clean out your fridge in about half an hour, the task can be pretty arduous. Until now.
Aug 8, 2019
5 Things in the Kitchen (and Laundry Room) You Need to Clean More OftenCleaning
Cleaning routines are great, but when you're operating on autopilot, you can miss things that are plainly visible to anyone in a more present state of mind.
Aug 2, 2019
7 Green Reasons to Use a Bread MachineLife
You might remember my argument for going back to the basics last year, which is why I fought the idea of a bread machine. But my boyfriend gave me one as a gift and in the last week I’ve been converted. Sure, you can accomplish some of this list by making bread the old-fashioned (or no-knead way), or by purchasing a fresh loaf at your local bakery.
May 9, 2019
10 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Washer and DryerProjects & Improvements
The laundry area in my new home is much more compact than it was in my old rental, resulting in the purchase of a stackable washer/dryer unit. One thing I’ve encountered that I didn’t with the traditional side-by-side units is a persistent vibration during the spin cycle of the washer. After some research, I learned a few new things about proper care of my appliances that I thought were worth of sharing. 1.
May 7, 2019
Top 10 Hair Dryers for a Fast, Frizz-Free BlowoutLife
People who blow dry their hair tend to fall into two camps: Those who dry their hair every now and then and want something fast and cheap, and those who dry their hair every single day and rank their dryer among their top five possessions. Our roundup of best hair dryers has both camps covered. Choose a $400 Dyson, or a $22 Revlon, either way you’re going to get a great blowout. For less than 25 bucks, this sleek Revlon model comes with all the best features of a $200 version.
May 3, 2019
The Next Best Thing to a Pricey Retro-Style Fridge Is This Under $100 ApplianceDesign Ideas
I LOVE those retro-style refrigerators that come in an array of colors and look 1,000 times better than a regular fridge. But some of the ones available on the market today are on the pricey side out of the budget of many. And also maybe you rent and don’t have the ability to replace an entire fridge?! Thankfully there’s a smaller, more affordable and more mobile appliance alternative that is still cute but something you can take with you when you move.
May 3, 2019
The Toaster Oven That Changed How I Feel About Toaster Ovens Is Currently on Sale on AmazonLife
For years, I was a toaster oven denier. Who needs a miniature, worse version of something already in your kitchen? Sure, it heats up quickly, but many of those little jobs could probably be handled in a toaster, and it never seemed worth the extra counter space. Then my sister told me she wanted a toaster oven for Christmas. Mind you, I remained personally anti-toaster oven, but for the sake of my little sister, I’d do the internet research and pick out a nice one for her.
May 3, 2019
Easy Dryer Repairs That Will Save You the Cost of a Service CallProjects & Improvements
For some, the image of fresh, clean clothes whipping in the breeze conjures up the happy feels, but to me it just means lugging around a heavy basket of wet clothes, fiddling with clothespins, and dealing with unwieldy drying racks. No thanks. I love having a dryer and when it breaks, laundry is an unwelcome and tedious chore. Here are a few simple things I do to keep my dryer working properly, and how to troubleshoot when yours isn’t.
May 3, 2019
4 Appliance Mistakes Experts Say Will Make Your Home Harder to SellReal Estate
Unless you’re planning on staying in your house forever, chances are good that, when planning home improvements, you have at least one eye on resale value. Today we’re tackling a tricky subject: can new appliances increase the value of your home? As most appliances don’t come cheap, is it worth the expensive upgrade? Turns out, the answer is: it depends. For the most part, expecting a significant return on appliances is a risky proposition.
Jan 1, 2019