map of 2-bedroom hourly housing wage by state

This map shows how much you have to earn to afford rent in every state

DWYM Staff  |  May 16, 2024

You may have heard that you shouldn’t spend more than one-third of your income on rent. Unfortunately, rising rent costs often make that unrealistic.

Grandma's secret spot remover

Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover gets out all my kids’ clothing stains

Anna Weaver  |  May 15, 2024

Kids' clothing stains are difficult to remove, but this Amazon stain remover is about to cut through everything from chocolate to ink.

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14 essential kitchen gadgets you didn’t know you needed

DWYM Staff  |  May 9, 2024

Here are our favorite top-rated kitchen gadgets, from an all-in-one breakfast sandwich maker to a utensil that gets every bit of peanut butter out of the jar.

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11 genius ways to save money at Home Depot and Lowe’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 6, 2024

Oops paint, scrap wood, and rebates are just a few of the ways you can save money on your next home improvement project.

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Stanley vs Yeti vs Hydro Flask vs $15 Walmart cup: which tumbler is best?

John Matarese  |  May 2, 2024

The Stanley tumbler is the hottest insulated cup right now. But is it really worth $50? We test it against the competition, including a $15 cup from Walmart.

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Do those cleaning spin brushes work? We tried one to find out

Paige Cerulli  |  April 30, 2024

If you've seen a cleaning spin brush go viral, you're not alone, and we decided to find out if these gadgets are good as they seem.

Zevo Flying Insect Trap

The Zevo Flying Insect Trap is my solution to housefly problems

Paige Cerulli  |  April 26, 2024

Do you have an unexplained housefly infestation you can't get rid of? Here's a product under $20 that can do the job!

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Ninja Creami is $50 off at Walmart just in time for ice cream season

Marie Rossiter  |  April 22, 2024

Get $50 off the Ninja Creami at Walmart, and with its ability to craft everything from ice cream to sorbet, it's a must-have kitchen gadget.

Impulse buys

21 Impulse buys actually worth your money

Fiona Tapp  |  April 16, 2024

From a gadget that'll help you carry more grocery bags to a kitty-themed coffee warmer, these impulse buys are worth the cash.

Tibet Almond Stick

We put this viral wood scratch fixer to the test

Amy Barnes  |  April 16, 2024

The Tibet Almond Stick went viral, but is it really all that? Our writer tried it on everything from deep scratches to superficial damage.

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These 10 cities are the best for first-time home buyers, data finds

Scripps News  |  April 12, 2024

Zillow's analysis found that two thirds of the homes in the No. 1 city for first-time homebuyers were considered 'affordable.'

16 clever toilet paper storage solutions for small bathrooms

Krissy Howard  |  April 11, 2024

If you've got a small bathroom or want to stash toilet paper away, these storage ideas can help you gain more space and a better aesthetic.

A linkchef immersion blender is arranged on a counter, and the blender is used to create salsa.

We tried a 5-in-1 immersion blender to see if it really does it all

Krissy Howard  |  April 9, 2024

This immersion blender claims to froth, chop and more, but does it actually do what it says? This surprising gadget might be a must-have.

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We found the best storage sheds thanks to advice from the experts

Paige Cerulli  |  April 4, 2024

From options as low as $100 to vertical designs that save space, these are our picks for the best storage sheds thanks to expert input.

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Here’s what you need for aging in place, according to industry experts

Marsha Badger  |  April 4, 2024

For those planning for retirement and aging, experts offer helpful tips on what small home upgrades can make a difference for aging in place.

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Does this veggie chopper really save time? We found out for you

Fiona Tapp  |  April 3, 2024

The Fullstar Vegetable Chopper is an internet favorite product, so we tested it and decided it's particularly handy for some key cooking jobs.

Tri-fold image of door alarm, Ring camera app, and automatic garage door opener

How to make your home safer without installing a security system

Krissy Howard  |  April 3, 2024

For as low as $3, you can add security measures that will make your home safer on a budget and avoid getting a pricy security system.


Your Hummel figurines could be worth thousands

Kate Streit  |  April 3, 2024

The German-made figurines called Hummels are a bit out of style these days, but some may still be worth some money.

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The best pill organizers, the easiest way to never miss a dose

Krissy Howard  |  April 1, 2024

From wooden, easy-open options to day and night options, these pill organizers will help keep you on top of your medications.

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Is the Always Pan 2.0 worth the price? We tried it to find out

Marie Rossiter  |  April 1, 2024

The Always Pan is known for its 10-in-1 cooking capabilities, so our writer did everything from braising to sautéing to test it out.

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How to make a $5 butterfly bath using items from the dollar store

Marie Rossiter  |  March 29, 2024

Learn how to make an inexpensive butterfly bath for your yard so these beautiful insects stop by the oasis for a drink while you enjoy them.

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Renting will be cheaper than buying a home for years, report finds

Scripps News  |  March 29, 2024

Average mortgage payments are currently 38% higher than average apartment rents, and the gap is expected to persist.

soda saver

Gadget claims to keep soda from going flat so we put it to the test

Krissy Howard  |  March 28, 2024

The Jokari Pump & Pour claims to keep soda from going flat, so we put it to the test. Turns out, this little gadget might be worth the $8.

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How much money do you waste if you keep lights on when you leave a room?

Tod Caviness  |  March 28, 2024

Learn whether leaving the lights on causes a substantial increase in your energy bill and which lightbulbs are the most efficient.

Caraway pan collage

Caraway cookware review: Is the set worth it?

Brittany Anas  |  March 28, 2024

From sautéing to baking, our writer tested Caraway cookware and bakeware for a whole year to let you know if it's worth the price.

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How to pick the best sheets for hot sleepers

Fiona Tapp  |  March 27, 2024

From bamboo sheets to percale, we spoke with experts to help find the best cooling sheets with some options priced as low as $35.

BugMD Zap Trap

This 2-in-1 LED light and bug zapper is perfect for your patio

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 27, 2024

If you need to keep the bugs away but also want some ambient lighting for your patio, this two-in-one LED bug zapper can do both under $40.

A privacy screen sits behind an outdoor couch, curtains are hung from a pergola, and ivy grows on a trellis.

Backyard privacy ideas you can do on a budget

Paige Cerulli  |  March 22, 2024

Want to enjoy time outdoors but don't want neighbors following your every move? These affordable backyard privacy ideas start at just $18.

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All the best early deals from Amazon’s Big Spring Sale

Paige Cerulli  |  March 19, 2024

Hop to it to get great deals and savings on everything from fashion to tech at Amazon's first-ever Big Spring Sale.

Corelle Disney commemorative dinnerware sets

Disney Corelle dinnerware sets on sale as part of 100th anniversary celebration

Marie Rossiter  |  March 12, 2024

Don't miss the deals on these anniversary Disney dinnerware sets at Corelle. They combine fun with function to make meals more magical.

Furbo pet camera and dog

This dog mom gave us her honest review of her Furbo pet camera

Taylor Kuether  |  March 7, 2024

Furbo, a home monitoring camera company made specifically for dogs, offers real-time updates, a clear video feed and even tosses treats.

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Easy ways to update your home on a budget

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  March 4, 2024

Here are some easy ways to update your home on a budget, whether you're looking to sell or just upgrading for your own comfort.

viral tiny home

Take a look inside this viral tiny house that you can buy on Amazon

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 1, 2024

Looking to add a guest house, in-law suite or home office to your property? This tiny house has two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom.

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The most and least competitive rental markets in the US may surprise you

Brittany Anas  |  March 1, 2024

Discover the easiest and most difficult places to rent an apartment in America, as well as current market trends that impact renters.

Parents frustrated with adult son living at home

Adult children are moving back home with mom and dad, but is this smart?

John Matarese  |  February 26, 2024

With student debt and high housing costs, many young adults say they have no choice but to move back home because of the high cost of living.

A home gym features an elliptical, resistance bands, a balance ball, and yoga mat.

The best home gym equipment to invest in according to an expert

Krissy Howard  |  February 19, 2024

Want to start a home gym but worried about what's worth the money? Our expert weighs in on the best home gym equipment worth the cash.

A couple sits on a mattress as a sales person leans next to them.

Presidents’ Day mattress sales are offering up to 50% off

Marie Rossiter  |  February 15, 2024

If you've got back pain or just a really old mattress, these Presidents' Day mattress sales can get you a new one on a budget.

tan Bearaby blanket

I sleep with a Bearaby weighted blanket every night and here’s why

Anna Weaver  |  February 14, 2024

The Bearaby Napper offers all the benefits of a weighted blanket. It's also sustainable, attractive, breathable and cozy.

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The 12 best deals from Lowe’s President’s Day Sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 9, 2024

Lowe's President's Day Sale runs through Feb. 21. If you're looking to do some upgrades your home, you'll want to check out these great deals.

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Your Precious Moments figurines could be worth thousands

DWYM Staff  |  February 6, 2024

Precious Moments figurines were popular in the 1980s, and many collectors are partial to the dolls and willing to pay top dollar for them.

Harry and David meal kits

Create a DIY Valentine’s Day dinner with these easy meal kits

Kate Streit  |  January 31, 2024

Valentine's Day is coming up! Skip the crowded restaurants and opt for a special meal at home, thanks to Harry & David's DIY kits.

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Save $200 on this Carote cookware set at Walmart

Marie Rossiter  |  January 30, 2024

Save a bundle of cash on this 9-piece Carote granite cookware set at Walmart that's on offer with an unbeatable discount.

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This Amazon storage container sale will get you ready for spring cleaning

Marie Rossiter  |  January 30, 2024

Adding just few storage containers in your home can make a difference in how your home feels and functions.

Bissell Little Green Vacuum

The viral Bissell Little Green Carpet Cleaner is on sale at Walmart

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 29, 2024

If you've seen the Bissell Little Green Carpet Cleaner going viral on TikTok, now is your chance to get one for yourself on sale!

Woman putting chopped food into plastic storage containers

Get a 60-piece Rubbermaid storage container set for $36

Marie Rossiter  |  January 27, 2024

Say goodbye to all your mismatched food containers! This massive new set from Rubbermaid is on sale for 20% off right now.

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These ghost towns across the US are for sale

DWYM Staff  |  January 26, 2024

Yes, that's right: You can buy a whole town. These abandoned areas are just waiting for someone to bring them back to life.

rug in living room

How to keep your house warm naturally without turning on the heat

Fiona Tapp  |  January 26, 2024

Energy bills can add up quickly. To keep them down, try these ways to keep your house warm naturally without turning on the heat.

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Walmart vs Target vs Amazon: Where are the best prices on household staples?

Marie Rossiter  |  January 25, 2024

Household staples are necessary, but they can put a dent in your wallet. Here's how prices compare at Walmart vs. Target vs. Amazon.

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Our favorite pieces from Amazon’s new cozy winter home section are all under $50

Taylor Kuether  |  January 22, 2024

We've pored over the collection and selected pieces perfect for turning your home into the cozy winter retreat of your dreams.

Fridge storage box

This Ikea refrigerator organizer gets you so much space

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  January 19, 2024

Looking to optimize the space in your refrigerator? Ikea's latest launch could be just the thing you need to increase food storage.

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