How-Tos Articles & Tips

How long can food items stay fresh in your refrigerator? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of food shelf life, food storage guidelines and how long leftovers can last. You work hard to bring home the bacon — now make sure you cook it before it... Read more .

Are you looking for surprising life hacks — that actually work — to use in your home? Watch our videos where we test the top home hacks and share tips to simplify tasks in your kitchen, laundry room and other rooms in your home. Can you really... Read more .

Turns out food in your freezer doesn’t actually last forever. View our infographic for the shelf life of common freezer foods — plus tips to keep meat, fruit, vegetables and desserts fresher longer. If you’re like a lot of people, your freezer... Read more .

Is your air conditioning system not cooling or not working at all? Check out our interactive photo that helps troubleshoot five common AC problems. When it comes time to fire up your AC for the season, does your cooling system sound like a... Read more .

Want to save money on your water bill? Discover the top ways to reduce water usage for home appliances like your washing machine, dishwasher and more! Between the shower, washing machine, faucets, toilet and dishwasher, the average American... Read more .

Is your dishwasher leaving white film on your dishes? Watch our video for simple tips to avoid and remove the white film caused by hard water. What’s the point of having a dishwasher if your glasses come out cloudy with white film? If you see... Read more .

Have you recently finished a home improvement project? Or are you in the middle of one now? Here’s what to check before it’s all wrapped up. Your home improvement project is almost a wrap! The workers have packed up, and you’re just about ready... Read more .

From weather stripping to cleaning, giving your home’s exterior doors a little TLC may help extend their life, increase curb appeal and save energy. Your home’s exterior doors are workhorses, when you think about it. They’re on the job to help... Read more .

Maintain your home with these quick and easy tips for caulking, sealing and cleaning your windows. Windows aren’t only a sizable investment, they’re a big part of the curb appeal of your home. It’s likely time to give your windows some... Read more .

Our video series will help make your appliances work harder for you with advice from a Sears expert. It’s always a good time to make sure your appliances are humming along at peak efficiency. But how do you do that — and what exactly is a... Read more .