Best Charcoal Grills for Backyard BBQs —  Reviews
Have a ton of charcoal grill recipes to put to good use, but missing out on a dependable charcoal grill? This article briefly introduces and explores various grill designs and sizes to help you determine which is best for your grilling needs. Includes are some useful charcoal grill tips for use and cleaning to help you get started. #charcoalgrill #backyardbbq
The Brightest & Cheapest Flashlights
LED flashlights have gotten so cheap and so powerful that it's hard to keep up. Here is a list of our favorites for every use case. I keep one of these right next to my back door in case of emergencies like the dog getting loose or weird animal noises-- or potential intruders. They can literally light up a half acre of space and give me peace of mind that nothing is lurking in the woods! 400 - 500 lumens is usually enough for me, but you should consider your needs and goals when buying.
The Best Little Backyard Playsets for Small Lawns & Patios
A great little buying guide to choosing a compact playset for your small outdoor space—or even for an indoor playroom. If your kiddos are stir-crazy indoors but your space outside is limited, this is your best one-stop shop for a little outdoor fun. #playsets #outdoorfun #smallspaces
The Best Electric Bug Rackets
This is our list of the best electric rackets for beating back mosquitoes and flies and any other type of bug in your yard. We get swarms of gnats where I am, and I can just take my racket and swing away. Zap! Zap!
The Best Wood Glue for DIY Projects
If you want raw wood-to-wood joining, then regular wood glue is better than super glue or any other glue types. Wood glue is made with polyvinyl acetate (PVA wood glue, for short). You will often come across the term “carpenter’s glue”, which means that it can penetrate wood fibers to make the joints stronger than the wood itself. If you want the best wood glue, use our guide.
The Best Stud Finder for DIY Projects
Here's our list of the best stud finders. Use them for all sorts of wall-hanging projects, including complicated plant and picture hanging. We explore both magnetic and electronic stud finders, and also explain proper use in a detailed Q
Our Top Leaf Blowers to Clear Your Yard
Did you know that some gas powered leaf blowers emit more pollution than many car models? There are now battery-powered models, but are they powerful enough for your needs? Do they last long enough? Check out our guide.
Grills for Apartment Living: Balcony BBQs
Live in an apartment but want to grill all summer long? This is our buying guide for gas and electric grills that you can use on a balcony. That means they are small enough to fit in any size space but powerful enough to churn out delicious meats and sides.
Need to Avoid a Noise Ordinance Violation? Lose the Cord
If you're not a member of an HOA or a condo association (or don't live in an area with annual foliage drops to contend with), then you might not know that such groups across the country are restricting the decibel level of leaf blowers. One foolproof way to make sure you're in compliance is to use a battery-powered cordless tool. We've rounded up our five favorites here to help you out.
Bring the Grilling Inside: Our Favorite Electric Grills
We love meat, and that love doesn't stop when it's too rainy or too cold for outdoor grilling. These are the best indoor electric grills. They are an absolute MUST if you're going somewhere (college, perhaps?) that doesn't have space for outdoor cooking.
The Key to Great Grilling? Get the Temp Correct
Some of these grill thermometers that we've reviewed include multiple probes-- up to 6-- so you can get wireless readings on all sorts of different meats cooking at the same time. It's the ultimate backyard boss tool-- you can monitor your meat from the pool deck!
Do Your Plants Need a New Home?
Ladder shelves are some of my favorite plant shelving because they draw your eye from the bottom to the top-- giving you the opportunity to display many different plants-- and actually have them be seen! In this guide to plant stands you can buy right now, we have all sorts, including a free-standing ladder as well as one that leans against the wall. Take a look for some great ideas to give your plants a new home.
Solar Path Lights Review Guide
These are our favorite solar lights--no batteries or wires required-- that will provide bright and long-lasting light for your driveway or pathways.
The Best Flood Lights for Home Use
If you're looking for lights with extreme brightness, motion sensors, and 360 degree rotation, our favorite floodlights are perfect for you. We've reviewed dozens of them so you don't have to.
Ideas and Inspiration for Kids Games Outside
Back before smartphones and video games, you probably played most of these games when you were a kid. But if you need some refreshers on how red rover works, then this is a guide for you. We profile 15 games that will keep the kids occupied well into the evening. One of them is even called silent ball, so you know, if you need some peace and quiet, this might be a good one for your family.
Best Backyard Entertainment Ideas With Pictures!
Your family will thank you for digging through this list of ideas and inspiration for outdoor fun time. With everything from water activities to bounce houses to good old relaxation, this is a list of everything you can do outside for fun with your kids (and maybe even alone).