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Remove Crayon Marks From Walls

Clean your kid's masterpiece with this easy hint.


How to Clean Brick

Keep water stains from ruining your house's appearance


How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.


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Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart by fishing wire


Common Types of Insulation, and When to Use Them

Here are the most common types of insulation and when you might use them.


Auto Body Side Molding Fix

Reattach loose side molding – before it blows away


How to Replace Dashboard Lights

It's simpler than it looks!


What’s the Difference Between Pink, Yellow and Green Insulation?

The difference between pink, yellow and green insulation.

Dryer Sheet Floor Sweeper

Don't throw away used dryer sheets. There's another use for them. Wrap a couple of dryer sheets onto the head...


DIY Drawer Dividers

Try this inexpensive way to organize a messy drawer


The Easiest Way to Pick Up Dropped Screws

after you’ve had remodeling or roofing work done on your home, it’s not unusual to get a flat tire from...


How To Strip Wire the Safe Way

When stripping insulation from wiring, you might be tempted to use the cutting jaws on lineman’s pliers instead use a...


Easy Knob-and-Tube Insulation Fix

The insulation on knob-and-tube wiring gets brittle with age. When you’re working with it, the insulation may just crumble in...


With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For

If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge price variations. Fans with the same...


How Liquid Electrical Tape Can Rescue Your Broken Phone Charger

Charger cables for cell phones usually last only a few years before the insulation starts fraying on the ends. Replacement cables...


5 Brilliant Ways to Hide Wires in a Room Without Going Into the Walls

Conceal that unsightly wire without hard labor!

Tip for Installing Flooring in Tight Spots

Create a little handle for installing flooring


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...


12 Products Inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

You're ready to add ultra violet—Pantone's Color of the Year—to your decor, but you're not ready to take the plunge...


Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....


14 Ways to Embellish Your Home With Metallic Paint

You can bring trendy, tasteful gold, bronze and silver into your home decor with metallic paint on the walls, accent...

Nail Bed for Trim Painting

Need to spray-paint or varnish a raft of trim pieces for that bedroom remodeling job? Here’s a cushy way to...


How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.


Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude


Support a Tension Rod with Water Bottle Caps

I used drywall screws to secure two water bottle caps into studs in the closet walls, and then I mounted...


Pipe Insulation Car Hack

I cut foam pipe insulation to the length of the gaps, and then I wedged them in the gaps on...


Floor Swiffer for Walls

The Swiffer Sweeper floor mop is a go-to cleaning tool for homeowners with hard floors, but did you know that...