Place charcoal in a perforated plastic bag and stash the bag your fridge or drawers to banish odors.
Properly season firewood by stacking logs outdoors in a sunny spot, away from wood structures, to keep insects from migrating. — 56 Essential Survival Skills for Homeowners
In the fall, when bird-breeding season ends, clean out birdhouses to attract newcomers. — Birdhouse Basics
In the master bath, place double sinks 36 inches apart or more, measured drain to drain, so that you’ll have elbow room. — Read This Before You Redo a Bath
For gravel patios, Roger Cook suggests adding landscape fabric between the packed base and gravel on top, so materials don’t intermingle. — Building Blocks for a Perfect Patio
Dry-scrub crud from grates, burners, and inside surfaces with a nonscratch sponge or a nylon brush, then wash surfaces with dish soap and water.
The fleshy leaves of succulents hoard water for times of drought.
Whitewash interior exposed brick: Brush on a tinted latex stain, wipe, and repeat until you achieve the desired look. — DIY Upgrades for Under $100
Switch your vacuum cleaner for a model with a HEPA filter—specially made to trap tiny particles and capture most allergens. — 13 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home
There’s no one-size-fits-all formula for springtime fertilizing—it depends on the soil and the type of grass. — 9 Steps to a Lush Lawn