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Dear Heloise: In this computer age, the best way to store documents and pictures is to scan them into files and place them on a thumb drive. Y…

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Whether on the floor, on the walls or as accents, the prominent use of tile remains on trend, especially in bathrooms and kitchens.

Want to make old carpet look fluffy and new again? Try a carpet rake like @cleanthatup to give the floors in your home new life.


Dear Heloise: My husband and I do a lot of international traveling. To be prepared for tips for our baggage handlers, bellhops, etc., we save …

Parquet has always been a popular wood flooring choice due to its intricate inlaid and herringbone pattern. The 12-inch square tiles, which come in a selection of light to dark finishes, are sold at flooring and home centers. They are designed to be installed as interlocking tiles or with a peel and stick backing, so installing them is a good choice and doable project for a budding do-it-yourselfer.

Do you want to build a new wall inside your home? Perhaps you’ re trying to create a new small space for a home office or hobby room, or maybe you have a bigger appetite and are transforming a dank basement into a finished living space. One of my college professors, Dr. Larsen, had asked me to install a half bathroom in his home.

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