Don’t all those internet home hacks make awfully addictive reading? Like munching salted peanuts, it’s hard to stop at just one.

Problem is, often the hacks don’t really satisfy … meaning, most of those breathless tips won’t solve actual household problems or even do much good at all. (No, I’m not smearing my mirror with cucumber to prevent streaks. Been there, tried that, it doesn't work.)

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