Screwdriver Torque Tips

Next time you're using a manual screwdriver to loosen a stubborn screw, try one of these tricks, which can help increase the amount of...

Kitchen Island Design Tip

I'm remodeling our kitchen and wouId love to add a center island. However, I want to make sure that the island fits comfortably into the...

How to Salvage Old Masking Tape

If you've bought masking tape lately you may have noticed that it's surprisingly expensive. You could easily spend $5 or $6 for a single...

Oil Treatment for Leather Gloves

When leather work gloves become wet and then dry out, they end up stiff and brittle. This condition not only makes the gloves...

Overhead Tool Storage

Here’s how to store portable power tools out-of-the-way, yet within easy reach: Install vinyl-coated bicycle hooks into the overhead...

Silencing Squeaky Hinges

There are few sounds as irritating as a squeaky door hinge. Fortunately, you can silence even the most maddening screeches in a matter of...

Fast Fix for Popped Nails

If the interior of your home is finished with drywall—as most are—then chances are you’ve got at least a few popped nails blemishing the...

Quick Screen Cleaning Tip

When you get ready to put away your window screens until next spring, clean them before storing them away. But don’t use soapy water and...

Help Your Garden with Epsom Salt

Epsom salt isn't salt at all. It's actually magnesium sulfate, which can be added to your gardens, allowing plants to get more nutrition...

Washing Fruits and Veggies

You don't need a store-bought cleaner to remove dust, dirt and pesticides from your fresh produce. Just mix one quarter cup of baking...

3 DIY Drywall Dust-Catching Tips

Drilling and cutting into walls creates an amazing amount of drywall or plaster dust. Here are three ways simple ways to catch the dust...

Extending Pipe Clamps

Pipe clamps are indispensable for a wide variety of building and repair projects, but they’re often too short for pieces larger than 4...

Bathtub Stain Remover

Mix equal amounts of cream of tartar and baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Rub the mixture into the stain with your...

Wash Your Washing Machine

Odd as it might sound, it’s recommend that you clean your washing machine occasionally to prevent the build up of mold, mildew, soap...

Natural Bug Repellent

Looking for a natural, nontoxic way to prevent mosquitoes from ruining your next cookout? Try this: Place two sprigs of fresh rosemary...

Clay Pot Tricks

Clay flowerpots are affordable and attractive, but they’re also very thirsty. The porous nature of clay absorbs water away from the...

Straightening Saggy Shelves

Nearly every bookcase has a shelf that’s sagging under the weight of too many books. If not remedied the shelf will either fail, spilling...