When you and your kids come inside from the snow, where do you put all your wet and snowy clothes? Hats and gloves should hang to dry, and you may[...]
Recessed lighting can create a dramatic and stylish effect in any room. While you may think you need to have access to the attic to install these lighting fixtures, it[...]
Sick of messy, disorganized kitchen drawers? Can’t find the measuring cup and spoon you need for a recipe? There’s an easy life hack to organize measuring cups that’s as aesthetically[...]
Get creative when it comes to hiding your stuff. Clutter tends to collect in ugly piles around the house. Instead of leaving it where it falls, create storage solutions to[...]
Cleaning gear is essential to keeping your home in top shape but cleaning supplies aren’t always easy to store if you don’t have a way of keeping everything organized. And,as[...]
There seems to be an unwritten rule that the New Year means resolutions, but what if you tried something new this year? Make this the year you think out of[...]
If you drive a smaller passenger vehicle but tend to haul long, large, or unwieldy cargo, don’t put your paint job at risk. There is a simple and inexpensive hack[...]
Do-it-yourself (DIY) electrical projects can save considerable money and help you understand the inner workings of your home’s electrical system. They can also, however, be dangerous and costly if you[...]
After your Christmas tree serves its main purpose during the holiday season, you might think its journey has ended. With a bit of ingenuity, however, your Christmas tree can live[...]
Everyone’s had the experience at some point or another: You’re folding laundry and realize that you’re missing a sock from a pair. In fact, you’re missing several socks, and you[...]
Running out of space in your closet? We’ve got the solution you’ve been looking for. Install an add-on clothes rack, doubling the amount of hanging space for your wardrobe. Measure[...]
Air conditioning vents provide cool air during the summer months, but in the winter they can let in cold drafts. You should not block them permanently, because you’ll need the[...]
When it comes to homeownership, the to-do lists can feel never-ending. Throw in the stress and bustle of work and family, and it can be easy to put off tedious[...]
No homeowner enjoys cleaning the gutters, but this essential household chore prevents expensive water damage from flooding gutters. If you’re not sure whether you need to clean your gutters, there[...]
If you’ve ever used a drum sander with a drill press then you know how useful this setup can be for making curves in wood. But, you probably also know[...]
Have you encountered a stubborn Phillips head screw that won’t budge after fastening it into a hole? It’s likely that the friction used to tighten the screw initially is making[...]
While many people take advantage of unused spaces and second homes as rental locations, short term rentals have become increasingly popular, edging out property owners in the market who are[...]
Your listing is under contract, that’s good news. But your work is not done yet, and the last thing you want is a delay. Use this list of eight easy[...]
Do you know everything your homeowner’s insurance covers? Probably not. Your policy covers lots of things you likely haven’t thought of, so we compiled a list of items that most[...]
Painting your home can get messy. There’s no telling where the paint will fly. It’s always best to cover anything important, including flooring. The easiest drop cloth to use to[...]
If you’ve used a measuring square before, then you know it can sometimes be a challenge to keep the square in exactly the right spot while you do your measurements.[...]
We’ve all had that problem before: you need to plug something in, but your home doesn’t have a nearby electrical outlet. Instead, you have to string together extension cords, which[...]
Trying to figure out the best backdrop for your eye-catching Thanksgiving spread? Here are ten no-fail ideas to get you started. Flower Patch Flowers are a great way to add[...]
Circuit breakers prevent millions of electrical fires every year. They cut off the power (“break the circuit”) when they detect problems such as an electricity overload, keeping occupants of the[...]
For most of us, the closet is where we store our clothes—and hangers are what we use to organize them. And while it may seem as simple as stashing your[...]
If you’ve ever needed to solder a fitting onto copper pipe, then you know that you need to drain the water out of the pipe so the solder melts properly.[...]
Running out of storage in your shower? We’ve got some tricks to add more space for all your favorite shower accessories. Most hardware stores sell a shelf option for the[...]
If you love DIY paint projects, you probably have a whole shelf full of half used gallons of custom mixed paints. A simple stir stick trick can make it ultra[...]
When it comes to your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy, you may feel secure knowing that you have coverage should anything happen to your property. But, in order to be[...]
Your house is for sale and Halloween is around the corner. Should you pull out the ghouls and goblins or opt for a less festive look? Here are three tips[...]
Whether it’s caused by roughhousing kids or wiring you no longer need, wall damage happens. Thankfully you can repair your own drywall and make it good as new. Locate the[...]
Saving extra paint when you remodel a room is a great idea to allow you to apply touch-ups without worrying about the color going out of production. Unfortunately, even a[...]
Love the rustic elegance of vineyard life? Here are six easy planter ideas to add some winery-themed ambience to your home garden. Half wine barrels are a classic choice with[...]
The kitchen is the heart of a home. You’ll spend time in it every day making meals, and it’s one of the first rooms others notice when they visit. With[...]
While there are ardent advocates on both sides, the short answer to the mulching question “wood or rubber?” is, “it depends.” Here are three things to consider when choosing the[...]