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Looking to put your house on the market? Here are tips for a speedy house sale.

To guide the uninitiated, Thomas E. Hill compiled a list of dos and don'ts in his Manual of Social and Business Forums. Here are some of our favorite practices of social etiquette from the Victorian Era. (Requires a sense of humor!)

Everyone loves to receive a gift, but writing a thank-you letter isn’t always as fun. Here are some tips for writing a simple and sweet thank you note.

During the chilly months of winter, no matter what heat source you use—oil, gas, electricity, or wood—you can cut costs by adopting temporary measures to keep the thermostat turned down. Here are some money-saving tips for cutting the cost of cold snaps....

Melting snow, warm rain, and high water tables often mean water or dampness in the basement of many homes. Here is our advice to reduce and prevent flooding and dampness in your basement.

Grease, lipstick, ballpoint pens, you name it! They all can make for some ugly stains on our favorite clothing items. Here are some tips and tricks for removing stains from clothing.

A bar of soap serves more purpose than just cleaning us! Here are some of our favorite uses for soap around the house.

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.

At the Almanac, we know that lemons can add plenty of flavor to some of our favorite recipes, but they also are very useful to have in the house. Here are some of our helpful home uses for lemons.

Did you know that baking soda can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth? Check out these tips for home uses of baking soda.

From cleaning shower curtains, to relieving insect bites, vinegar certainly has many functions. Here are some of our favorite household uses for vinegar.

Molasses catches more flies than vinegar.