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How to Clean Reusable Grocery Bags

Here's how to clean reusable grocery bags, no matter what they're made of.

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What to Know About Attic Ladders

Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.


12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


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14 Super-Simple Workbenches You Can Build

Every home workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 14...


9 Things Everyone Who Cooks on a Griddle Should Own

If a griddle is your go-to kitchen gadget, your day is about to get a lot better with help from...

How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


Reader Project: Toolbox with Radio

Turn an old toolbox into a high-tech tool box with radio combo.

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How to Build a Desktop Catapult

Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will...


Using a Shop Vacuum for Dust Collection

Fittings, filters and accessories for turning your shop vacuum into a dust collector.


11 Industrial Storage Racks that are Perfect for Your Garage

An industrial-strength storage rack can come in handy when you're trying to get your workshop, garage or commercial warehouse organized....


Build Your Own Melamine Closet Organizer

From anarchy to order in a weekend! Melamine panels make it easy. Build your own white closet organization system with...

How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet with Doors

Steal a few feet from the end of your bedroom and add a wall-to-wall closet with doors. Here are the...


12 Heavy-Duty Garage Storage Racks

Getting your garage organized doesn't need to be difficult. There are plenty of products on the market to help you...


On-the-Spot Gear Stand

Bring light to new areas with a flexible gear stand


How to Keep Your Allen Wrench Within Reach

Stop searching for an Allen wrench to change the saw on your band saw.


12 Walk-In Closets to Die For

Who wouldn't want customized closet shelving, space for all of your shoes and boots, plus the added convenience of a...

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The Best Electric Pressure Washers: Reviews and Tips for Buying

Once you use a pressure washer, you'll know it's a tool you can't live without. We tested and provided 10...


How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


How to Use a Pressure Washer

Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.


Tape Tip for Your Miter Saw

This simple tape trick will prevent thin pieces of material from flying out of your miter saw.


Never, Ever Use Your Ladder Like This

This window washer is making the most of a ladder that’s too short. But if his luck runs out, he’ll...


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


Super-Secure Garbage Bags

Utilize the drawstrings in your trash bags in a different way with this simple hint.


Smart Step-Stool Support

Replace thin, worn plastic end caps on your folding step stools and chairs with rubber cane boots (typically 7/8 in....

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PVC Hack: Adjustable Table Height

This PVC hack will make working on crafts or in the shop a lot easier


Ladder Hack: Onboard Tool Storage

Stop the busy work of climbing up and down a ladder


9 Ways to Use a Pressure Washer that Will Blow Your Mind

You know a pressure washer is great at cleaning the driveway, but did you know it can also be used...


14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t...


How to Make a Hole Saw Last Longer

Stuff your hole saw with a moist rag.


Stuck on Safety

Store your safety glasses near power tools so they're easy to grab