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Overstock™ staff writers provide expert information about bedding, furniture, electronics, entertainment, clothing, gift ideas, sporting goods, online shopping, and much more. Since 2007, a team of writers has researched the best ways to shop for, use, and care for the products available on Overstock™. They've shared their tips for saving money and shopping wisely, for dressing well, and for decorating with style. Learn what you need to know and find answers to your questions with the help of our buying guides.

Popular Guides by Staff Writers:

  1. Netbook Buying Guide The future of computers is powerful, highly compact, and incredibly portable -- and netbooks may fit that description better than any other portable device.

  2. How to Buy a Mattress Your bedroom furniture may be beautiful, but your mattress is actually the most important part of your bedroom. You spend a large amount of time in your bed, more than any other single place.

  3. How to Organize a Bathroom Bathrooms are one of the places in the home that naturally draw clutter. Between bath accessories, makeup, and dirty clothes, bathrooms can quickly become a cleaning burden.

  4. 5 Great Kitchen and Bath Projects A lot of home improvements revolve around kitchen and bath remodels. These are the most used rooms in the house, so it makes sense to make them as comfortable and attractive as possible.

  5. Blank Media Buying Guide The right blank media can add versatility to how you use your computer and transfer data between devices. There are several common types of blank media available to fit different devices and purposes.

  6. Tips on Buying Teeth Whitening Kits A smile can be powerful, so make yours shine with teeth whitening kits and supplies. There are many options for making your teeth whiter, including teeth whitening gels, teeth whitening trays, and teeth whitening strips.

  7. How to Stay Secure While Shopping Online Shopping online saves you time and money, and it helps eliminate stress. However, you'll still need to be careful. Having your identity and credit card numbers stolen can ruin your credit.

  8. How to Buy an Engagement Ring Few pieces of jewelry are as important as an engagement ring. Whether you are hoping to surprise the love of your life with a stunning diamond or are picking out your own ring, you'll want to put some thoughtful preparation into the shopping process.

  9. FAQs about Assembling Furniture Other than flat-pack furniture, most furniture you purchase will come with the bulk of the assembly work already done. However, when receiving a new piece of furniture, such as a sofa or a table, you may find that the legs or other detachable features may have to be installed after shipping.

  10. Watch Movement Glossary When you decide to buy a watch, you may feel bombarded by new words used to describe so many different watches and watch features. Watch movements are new to many people, and choosing a watch requires you to know a bit about the watch movement that you want.

  11. How to Cut Your Power Bill in the Kitchen Electricity costs are constantly on the rise, but the kitchen is an excellent place to cut down on your power bill. With just a few simple steps, you can easily save money every month. Plus, you can also decrease your footprint on the environment.

  12. Audio Components to Add to Your Sound System Your dream sound system usually won't be put together overnight. You can carefully select new audio and video components, one at a time, until you have a home audio setup that gives you precise control over your music and fills your space with crystal clear audio.

  13. How to Polish Your Shoes Certain styles of shoes, especially dress shoes, need to be polished from time to time. Are you trying to make a great impression at a business luncheon, job interview, performance, or holiday celebration?

  14. How to Get Your Children Interested in Reading The ability to read is one of the most important skills that a child can develop at an early age, because reading can help a child learn social skills, vocabulary, and facts about the world. It's important to encourage a positive view of reading from an early age.

  15. FAQs about Desks Your home office desk is where you go to work on homework, pay bills, browse the Internet, complete crafts, and so much more. It needs to be a place where you are comfortable but also blend in with your current furniture.

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Updated February 5, 2015