Home 2021-12-21T22:21:31Z
Shelley Hunt and Peter Verge have been like this for over two years.

A couple and their 5 kids live 'unblended' in 2 separate suites in the same house

Shelley Hunt and her partner, Peter Verge, live in separate suites with their combined five kids from previous relationships.
Home 2021-12-21T22:19:05Z
Someone spraying water on a Christmas cactus using a clear spray bottle.

How to grow and care for a Christmas cactus houseplant

The Christmas cactus prefers a little humidity — unlike other cacti and succulents —as well as bright, indirect sunlight.
Home 2021-12-15T17:56:13Z
Close-up overhead shot of succulents on a table.

3 easy ways to propagate succulents to get more plants at no cost

Propagate succulents in the early spring using either leaves, cuttings, or offsets. Keep them in a well-draining pot with good soil.
Culture 2021-12-15T17:55:56Z

Inside the ACE Family's new luxury mansion which they showed off after their last $10 million home was foreclosed on

On December 10, Austin and Catherine McBroom from the ACE Family revealed their luxury mansion after their previous LA home was foreclosed on.
Home 2021-12-14T18:06:58Z

How to thaw frozen pipes gently to prevent them from bursting

The key to thawing frozen pipes is consistent gentle heat. Use a space heater or hairdryer but never an open flame. When in doubt, call a plumber.
Travel 2021-12-14T17:17:50Z

Inspired by 'The Holiday,' TikTokers are posting tours of their dreamy homes and asking people to swap houses with them

Grace Gagnon told Insider about how she started the trend after posting a video as a joke to see if anyone would swap homes à la "The Holiday."
Home 2021-12-12T23:22:00Z

5 upgrades for the exterior of the home

These professionals know how to improve any exterior surface of a backyard, from the grounds to the siding of houses.
Lifestyle 2021-12-11T12:47:00Z

I was skeptical about spending 2 nights in a 250-square-foot tiny home that's half the size of my NYC apartment, but now I think I could live in one

The author thought tiny homes were just for minimalists. But after staying in one, she realized they can be full of character with some clever design.
Home 2021-12-10T19:08:29Z

The best way to get wax out of carpet by gently warming it and soaking it up

Gently heating the wax with an iron or hairdryer turns it back to a liquid that can be soaked up by paper towels. That's all there is to it.
Home 2021-12-10T18:06:11Z

How to grow and care for a ZZ plant

ZZ plants are low-maintenance houseplants. They only need to be watered when their soil is dry, and they can tolerate indirect light conditions.
Home 2021-12-10T17:00:51Z

How to make an eye-catching flower arrangement at home

Choose a variety of flowers and greenery of different sizes and lengths to add visual interest to your arrangement.
Lifestyle 2021-12-09T12:15:00Z

A town in Japan wants to eliminate all of its waste, so it built a stunning recycling center out of trash

The building was constructed out of remnant wood, 700 donated windows, and unwanted objects like plastic containers from a shiitake mushroom factory.
Home 2021-12-08T21:45:04Z

29 photos of tiny living spaces show how overcrowded and unaffordable the world has become

From "coffin homes" in Hong Kong to micro apartments in the US and Europe, here are what tiny homes and living spaces look like around the world.
Lifestyle 2021-12-08T16:48:30Z

5 interior-design trends that will start to disappear by 2022, and 6 you'll see everywhere

From open-floor plans to wallpaper, interior designers weighed in on home trends that would stick around in 2022 and ones that would go out of favor.
Home 2021-12-08T15:52:37Z

I toured 4 apartments around $2,000 in Austin to see how they compared to my apartment in New York City, and I might be moving

An Insider reporter who lives in New York City toured $2,000-a-month apartments in Austin, Texas, to see how the two cities compared in value.
Home 2021-12-07T20:13:10Z

8 home trends from 2021 that need to disappear, according to interior designers

Interior designers hope people stop putting accent walls, rooms inspired by the '80s and '90s, and maximalist decor in their homes.
Home 2021-12-07T16:27:32Z

How to grow and care for a poinsettia plant

Poinsettias are wildly popular around the holidays. If you're gifted one or want to liven up your home with a seasonal plant, here's how to care for it.
Home 2021-12-04T12:01:00Z

10 things that surprised me about spending 2 nights in a 212-square-foot tiny house

Staying in a tiny house taught me that small spaces get messy fast and that your entire home will smell like the last thing you cooked.
Home 2021-12-03T19:50:37Z

4 ways to protect your plants from frost and preserve their vibrance through cold weather

Covering plants with sheets is the most effective way to guard a garden from frost, but you can also try water jugs, fans, or cloches.
Home 2021-12-03T18:34:54Z

10 of the most expensive celebrity homes sold in 2021, so far

Celebrities like Kelly Clarkson, Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, and Tim McGraw all sold homes in 2021 ranging from $2 million to a whopping $39 million.
Home 2021-12-02T23:10:16Z

How to care for a potted Christmas tree, an eco-friendly alternative to cutting one down

A potted Christmas tree should only spend two to three weeks inside and must be gently acclimated to indoor temperatures.
Home 2021-12-02T22:03:55Z

How to get oil and grease stains out of clothes

If your shirt gets splattered with cooking oil or even motor oil, it's not doomed to the trash. Act quickly and soak up the stain with baking soda.
Home 2021-12-02T17:15:56Z

4 ways to fix Christmas lights if they're half out or don't work at all

If your Christmas lights aren't working, you may have tripped a circuit breaker. Or, try changing the fuse and checking for broken or missing bulbs.
Home 2021-12-02T16:06:35Z

How to clean tarnished silver without scrubbing or harsh chemicals

Silver will tarnish over time, but you don't have to turn to harsh cleaners to get it sparkling again. Baking soda and aluminum foil will do the trick.
Home 2021-12-01T22:39:57Z

The 5 best pre-lit artificial Christmas trees in 2021

Pre-lit Christmas trees will save you the hassle of having to string a tree with lights every year. Here are the best pre-lit Christmas trees in 2021.
Home 2021-11-29T19:32:32Z

The home-decor trends that will be popular in 2022, according to interior designers

Insider spoke to interior-design experts about the home-decor trends that will be popular in 2022, including modern neutrals and antique furniture.
Home 2021-11-26T17:29:07Z

70 photos of stunning tiny homes that will make you want to downsize

People living in school buses, yurts, and even tents make their homes as comfortable and as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
Home 2021-11-25T11:00:00Z

Inside a $27.75 million apartment on Billionaire's Row in New York City

A real estate broker gives a tour inside a $27,750,000 luxury apartment at 111 W 57th Street in New York City.
Home 2021-11-24T16:59:36Z

How to grow and care for a croton plant

Croton plants are colorful and relatively low-maintenance. They thrive in high humidity and bright, direct sunlight, so keep them near a window.
Home 2021-11-23T21:45:18Z

Mold vs. mildew: Which fungus is infiltrating your home and how to get rid of it

Mildew growth is surface-level, so it's easy to get rid of with vinegar or bleach. Mold penetrates deeper into a surface, so it's harder to remove.
Home 2021-11-23T19:20:59Z

How to clean an iron so it won't stain your clothes

A stained soleplate can transfer brown stains to your clothes, and a clogged or dirty water reservoir can prevent your iron from working properly.
Lifestyle 2021-11-22T16:00:00Z

A personal shopper reveals 7 hotlist items that people really want for the holidays

Celebrity stylist and personal shopper Amanda Sanders told Insider the most coveted gifts this holiday season.
Home 2021-11-20T14:44:37Z

See if you can guess the prices of these 3-bedroom, detached homes in 5 different US cities

These single-family homes near cities like New York, Tampa, Chicago, and Houston are all over 1,400 square feet, but how much do you think they cost?
Lifestyle 2021-11-20T12:00:00Z

A former hoarding technician shares 6 of her favorite cleaning hacks for a spotless home

Fiona Mills, a former hoarding technician with Spaulding Decon, shared her go-to tips for cleaning that largest — and grossest — messes.
Home 2021-11-19T21:40:25Z

3 possible reasons your toilet won't stop running and how to fix them

There are three likely culprits that can cause a toilet to run continuously — the float, flapper, or fill valve. Luckily, each is easy to replace.
Lifestyle 2021-11-19T19:09:13Z

I toured a Miami apartment to see how it compared to my NYC apartment, and I'm still daydreaming about the extra bathroom and outdoor space

Insider's reporter is still haunted by the $1,700 Miami apartment she saw that's twice as big as her NYC rental but the same cost.
Home 2021-11-19T17:36:25Z

How to grow and care for an anthurium plant

Anthuriums are known for their colorful waxy spathes that look like flowers. This tropical plant prefers plenty of humidity and bright indirect light.
Home 2021-11-19T15:37:42Z

How to safely and legally cut down your own Christmas tree

The US Forest Service provides a simple way for people to apply for a Christmas tree cutting permit. It's affordable and makes for a great family memory.
Royals 2021-11-18T15:53:16Z

An estate Prince Charles sold 27 years ago is on sale again for $6.7 million. Take a look inside.

Due to a legal quirk when the property was sold, Prince Charles retains the right to go fishing at Brimptsmead Estate if he gives 24 hours' notice.
Design 2021-11-18T11:58:00Z

A couple converted a 280-square-foot, double-decker bus from London into a tiny home. Take a look inside.

The bus's huge wheel wells and crumbling staircase made this a tough renovation, but $32,000 and five weeks later, it looks totally different inside.
Home 2021-11-17T17:19:34Z

How to choose and hang curtains, according to an interior design expert

Choosing the right curtains makes a room feel taller and adds a sense of completion to a space. Hang them so they just kiss the floor.
Home 2021-11-15T23:03:31Z

How to clean and restore foggy headlights

UV rays cause headlights to yellow or fog up over time. Scrubbing away dirt and damage will help restore them so light can better shine through.
Home 2021-11-13T15:22:07Z

21 photos that show the ingenious hacks tiny-house owners use for storing their belongings

These owners showed the creative ways they store their belongings, from outdoor closets to Murphy beds.
Home 2021-11-12T17:10:16Z

How to safely and securely mount a TV on the wall

While it may take some planning and calling in a friend for help, mounting a TV to the wall can help declutter and enhance the look of a space.
Home 2021-11-10T21:30:20Z

How to clean the stainless-steel surfaces in your home and make them shine

Use dish soap or vinegar to clean any stainless-steel appliance. Add an extra bit of shine by applying some club soda.
Home 2021-11-10T17:47:16Z

11 easy ways improve your car's gas mileage and save money at the pump

Simple things such as driving a bit slower, cleaning out your trunk, and making sure your tire pressure is right can do wonders for your gas mileage.
Design 2021-11-10T11:00:00Z

I spent 2 nights in a 212-square-foot tiny home. Here are 6 genius storage hacks I'm stealing for my 1,200-square-foot house.

From repurposed shoe cabinets to under-shelf storage, the author took away six clever storage hacks to incorporate in her own small home.
Home 2021-11-08T21:57:12Z

8 reasons your smoke detector is beeping and how to fix it

The sound and frequency of a smoke detector's beeping helps indicate what the problem is, from a false alarm to needing a new device altogether.
Home 2021-11-08T18:01:48Z

How to use a caulk gun in 6 easy steps

Caulking a bathroom or windows is one of the easiest DIY projects, as long as you know how to use a caulk gun. It's a very simple tool to learn.
Design 2021-11-08T17:59:19Z

2 sisters bought matching tiny homes for $75,000 each, and now they're neighbors in a tiny-home village in Florida

From the outside, sisters Alexis and Ashley's blue, 325-square-foot tiny homes look nearly identical. But inside of their homes is a different story.
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