August 1

Back to School

Believe it or not, another school year is on the way. Stay ahead of the excitement of a new school year by gathering school supplies now.

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August 10

Get the Kids Out the Door

"I have [my son's] bedroom closet and dresser sectioned and labeled into different clothing types so he knows where everything is. We installed a fun star peg to hold his 'outfit of the day' so he can easily dress himself in the morning." — Wendy in Seattle, Wash.

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August 16

Don't Be Afraid of Color

Color can really bring life to a bland space. Add some color to your outdoor space — including your back porch — through rugs, accessories and furniture.

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August 22

How to Make Shiny Surfaces Sparkle

To clean chrome, glass or stainless steel appliances and surfaces, fill a spray bottle with a 50-50 solution of rubbing alcohol and water.

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August 26

Bathroom Storage Trick

If you're short on space in your bathroom, use this trick from Genevieve Gorder: Bring a coat rack in to hang towels and bathrobes. It's the perfect size to fit into the narrow confines of your bathroom.

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August 31

Do This Before Fall

If your house is covered with siding, check for any loose nails and replace or fix any you find.

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