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Must-Have Boots for Working in the Garden This Summer

Have lots of garden and yard work to get done this season? Give your feet a treat with these high-quality garden boots for men and women found on Zappos.com.

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Work Boots We’re Buying From Zappos This Summer

Give your hard-working feet a treat with these universal work boots for men and women.

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Cool Trail Running Shoes for Fit Fathers

If your dad is up for anything, get him some trail running shoes for Father's Day this year.

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How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


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Deals We Love: For Your Mom in The Garden

We handpicked these high-quality boots and gloves for the mom who loves to garden, just in time for Mother's Day.

Stuff We Love: Timberland PRO Boondock Winter Work Boot

Keep your feet warm, dry and happy with these high-quality work boots from Timberland.


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How to Clean White Shoes

You'll thank us for these genius and easy tips for how to clean white shoes. Read on to learn how...

Home Depot has Pro-Quality Work Boots On Sale Right Now

Give your hard-working feet a treat with these deeply discounted deals on work boots. Choose from Wolverine, DeWalt and CAT....


10 Smart Tricks to Keep Your Shoes Stink-Free

Things like bacteria, sweat, and other foot problems or injuries can cause your shoes to smell. Make them last longer...


What are Drum Brakes and How Do They Work?

A drum brake system, including the drum, brake shoes, and brake cylinder is explained, with guidelines for maintenance and inspection.


The Best Ways to Clean White Sneakers

Thanks to these genius—and easy!—tips on how to clean white sneakers, you can say hello to a lifetime of spotless...

Build a Shoe Organizer

Keep your shoes straight


Entryway Storage Locker and Organizer

Build the perfect home for entryway clutter


How to Paint Leather Furniture

Transform an old piece of leather furniture into a modern showstopper with easy to use leather paint. We'll show you...


Lawn Aerator Shoes: Do They Really Work?

Are aerator shoes actually effective? Here's the scoop on lawn aerator shoes - pros, cons, how to use them &...


10 Hacks to Try If You’re Always Losing Things Around the House

It's been estimated that we spend 153 days in our lifetime looking for stuff, according to a study conducted by...

Our 5 Favorite Tire and Wheel Cleaning Products for DIY Car Detailing

You can spend all day detailing your car, but if you skip the tires and wheels, you're making a big...


Stinky Shoes, No More!

To get rid of the odor in your shoes simply generously sprinkle the offending sneaker or work boot and let...


8 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Squeaky Shoes

Noisy shoes can make you feel self-conscious every time you take a step. These tricks will silence the squeaks.


20 Before and After Storage Photos That Will Inspire You to Get Organized

Say goodbye to pots and pans falling out of cabinets, toys strewn all over the play room and clothing and...


DIY Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage

Build the perfect little shoe bench for your entryway


How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses and book bags, this simple bench and matching shelf might...


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...


The Best Shoe Storage Bench for Your Entryway

If shoes are taking over your entryway, it's time to do something! A shoe storage bench is a simple, double-duty...

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No Snowblower? This is the Best Way to Shovel Your Driveway

Grab your shovel, lace up your boots and put on those gloves. This is the best way to shovel snow...


Cleaning Tips to Reduce Household Dust

Studies show that the average six-room home in the United States collects 40 lbs. of dust each year. Sounds impressively...


Keep Your Winter Boots Dry With This Simple Hack

Cut down on the winter mess and wet boots with this simple hack!


Top 10 Shoe Storage Systems for Less Than $40

It's fun buying shoes, but hard to keep them organized. Thankfully, these shoe storage solutions keep things tidy and leave...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How to Build Stacking Totes

Have a couple of hours free this weekend? Build these stacking totes using 1/2-in. plywood for an inexpensive and very...


Replace Bad Spark Plug Wires Before They Wear Out

Change the wires now to prevent big problems later