CR Digital Archive

September 2021

Cover Story

Upgrade Your Kitchen—for Less
Smart strategies for getting appliances, floors, countertops, and lighting you’ll love, even if you’re on a tight budget

Maximize Storage Space in Your Kitchen
Pros love these three clutter-busting solutions

Special Report

The Quest for Safer Chicken
Why are potentially deadly bacteria legally allowed in our poultry? And how can you and your family stay safe?


The Best New Ways to Work Out at Home
The perks and downsides of these fitness options and which is right for you
How to Get Rid of Stuff at Home
Our decluttering tips will help you figure out what you no longer need

Build Your Own ‘Peloton’ Indoor Exercise Bike System
Want the perks of a fully connected exercise bike without the high price tag? We have some ideas.


Choose a Healthier Snack Bar
What to look for, so you don't end up with a dressed up candy bar

Road Report

How to Keep Your Car From Getting Stolen
Expert insights to deter car theft
9 Tips for Safer RV Travel
Preparation, practice, and upgrades to improve motorhome safety


Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
From Our President: Upkept—the Handy New Home App From Consumer Reports

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