Lauren Piro

Lauren Piro

Senior Web Editor

Overseeing all things home for and, Lauren swoons over midcentury design and employs tough-love approach to decluttering (just throw it away, ladies). She loves anything neon coral, puts bacon on her veggie burgers, and would follow Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to the end of the earth.

First Day of School Photo Ideas - Family Traditions and Memories
12 Adorable First-Day-of-School Picture Ideas

Every mom can relate to the honesty in #5.

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6 Tricks to Get Your Kids Out the Door Faster

Theyll never miss the bus again.

7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies
7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies

Take back your fruit bowl.

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15 Deadly Plants You Might Have at Home

Keep your kids and pets away from these popular picks.

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22 Cleaning Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.

The Meaning of Every Rose Color

Be careful sending those yellow ones ...

15 Holiday Gifts Every Teacher Will Love

She's not supposed to have favorites, but these creative ideas will bring your kid pretty close.

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17 Cute and Quirky DIY Valentine's Day Cards

Make a batch of #11 and your kid will be the most popular student in class.

20 Fun Ideas for Your "Elf on the Shelf"

Consult this clever list to make it to Christmas Day with ease.

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How to Wash Your Sheets So They Feel Like a Dream

Want the softest bed ever? We've got you covered.

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How to Wash a Bra So It Doesn't End Up Falling Apart

Here's the (not-so) dirty truth about your most delicate garment.

6 Things You Should NEVER Clean With Vinegar

This kitchen staple is handy, just not everywhere.

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker

It's dirtier than you think.

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8 Reasons You Should Try Open Shelving in Your Kitchen

This polarizing design choice has more positives than you think.

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15 Sneaky Storage Tricks for a Tiny Bathroom

Spice racks don't just go in the kitchen, you know.

How to Find a Headboard That Suits Your Style

There's something in here for everyone.

10 Clever Ways to Organize a Small Laundry Room

It's all about making your walls work harder.

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Don't Give Your Kids Pet Turtles, the CDC Warns

A salmonella outbreak linked to the reptiles has sickened at least 37 people.

15 Spooky (and Cute!) Wreaths for Halloween

Trick out your door with one of these scary-good DIY or buy styles.

Should You Really Roast Your Turkey Upside Down?

Our Test Kitchen offers the final word on this Thanksgiving trick.

10 Different Ways to Style Floating Shelves

These curated displays put gallery walls to shame.

25 Thanksgiving Wreaths That'll Make You Feel Grateful for Your Home

These festive wreaths remind us that there's so much to be thankful for.

11 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.

9 Houseplants You Can Totally Neglect

Always forgetting to water? These varieties are perfect matches for an absentminded owner.

12 Interior Paint Colors Designers Absolutely Love

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.

7 Scented Upgrades for DIY Vinegar Cleaners

This natural cleaner has tons of uses, but doesn't have to smell so ... vinegar-y.

The Surprising Meanings Behind Your Favorite Flowers

Beware of those bearing yellow roses.