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How to Pressure Wash Your Car

Here's how to pressure wash your car without damaging it.

How to Clean Window Screens

Screen Cleaning Made Easy

 


Gas vs. Electric: Which Fireplace Is Best for Your Home?

Choosing between gas and electric fireplaces can be tricky. We'll run down their pros and cons to help you decide...


Best Places to Find Moving Boxes for Cheap (or Free)

Need some moving boxes? Here are some places you can get them for little or no money at all.


50 Unusual Cleaning Solutions That Actually Work

Ever use Coca-Cola to clean oil stains in your garage? It works! Check out 49 more unusual yet effective cleaning...


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5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...

11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get...


Ways to Recycle and Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags

Just a fraction of the plastic bags produced in the United States end up getting properly recycled. Here are some...


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What to Know About Building a Cabin or Second House

Here's a guide that offers helpful information and important considerations on building your dream vacation home.


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What to Know About Building a House

There are different phases to building a house: planning, design, the actual build itself, as well as décor — all...

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The Family Handyman Getaway Blueprint

Want to see the blueprints and sketches of our Getaway dream cabin? Explore how the Family Handyman team first envisioned...


The Getaway

The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...


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16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and...


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New Homeowner’s Guide

From making an offer on your dream home to navigating your first year of DIY home repairs, the experts at...


12 Fabulous DIY Projects Costing Less Than $50

When you're feeling a little strapped for cash, there's no need to completely hold back on your DIY projects. Check...

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.


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The Ultimate Age-Appropriate Chore Chart for Kids

Use this chore chart for kids to get youngsters of any age on board with helping out around the house.


10 Things to Know About Swedish Death Cleaning

Yes, the name Swedish Death Cleaning is off-putting but it's kind of meant to jar you into action to decrease...


Heat-Related Safety Guides

Check out these resources for making your construction site heat-stress free.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Decking That Doesn’t Burn

Don't build a deck you can't walk on during the hot summer months


45 Weird Home Improvement Terms All DIYers Should Know

What the heck are space balls? If you’re updating your kitchen soon, you best find out! Learn about this and...


Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.

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Fact or Fiction: Is Cheese the Best Bait for Mice?

It may seem natural to bait mouse traps with cheese, but experts say you'll have better luck luring your resident...


25 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About

From charging the battery faster to taking a hands-free photo, these are the secret iPhone hacks you'll wish you knew...


How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.


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How To Flock a Christmas Tree

Make your Christmas tree look like it was plucked straight out of a winter wonderland with these easy flocking techniques.


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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.