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VIDEO: 8 Easy Steps for Giving Your Oven Some Overdue Lovin'

If you’ve neglected your oven and need to wipe away your kitchen’s dirty little secret fast, we'll show you how. Watch this video to learn eight easy steps for givin’ your oven some overdue lovin’.

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Matt Schmitz and Lauren Leazenby

VIDEO: Why You Should Never Stick a Knife in the Toaster (and 10 Other Electrical Safety Tips)

Some 400 people per year in the U.S. are electrocuted. That's in addition to 50,000 electrical fires, resulting in 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries and well over a billion in property damage. Follow these 10 household electrical-safety tips to avoid getting an unwanted jolt of reality.

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Rat Problem? Here's How Much It'll Cost to Get Rid of 'Em

Understanding how much a rat exterminator costs can help you plan your budget, so you're ready if you encounter the telltale signs of infestation.

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Should I Be Home While My Roof Is Being Repaired or Replaced?

Staying at a hotel adds to the already high cost of roof repair or replacement. Depending on the situation, you may not need to leave your home while the roofers work.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Fix a Shaky Ceiling Fan: 3 Problems That Might Be Causing the Wobble

Fixing a wobbly ceiling fan is something you can most likely take on yourself without any major tools or equipment. Here’s how.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Why Your Outlet Isn't Working (and How to Fix It Yourself)

If an electrical outlet suddenly stops working, you might find yourself panicking about repair costs. Understanding how to fix an outlet — and which issues require an expert — can help you save money and recognize potentially dangerous faults.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Protect Your Home From Natural Disasters

When disaster strikes, your family's safety should always come first, but that doesn't mean you can't safeguard your property, too.  By taking simple steps to protect your home from natural disasters, you can reduce your risk of catastrophic loss.

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Team eLocal

What's the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support?

Going through a divorce or custody fight can be confusing and emotional, so understanding all your options — including the financial support you're entitled to receive — is important.

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