Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

Watch as home expert, Joe Truini, shares innovative tips to help you solve common household problems. Email your Simple Solutions tips to simplesolutions@todayshomeowner.com


Joe Truini sprays the inside of the trash can with ammonia.

Tip for Disinfecting Outdoor Trash Can

Spraying the inside and outside of your garbage can with undiluted ammonia can solve two common household problems.

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Cleaning microwave

Tip for Cleaning Microwave

To easily clean a microwave, use this Simple Solution that starts with a bowl of equal parts water and vinegar.

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Strap toggle in hollow wall

Using Strap Toggles as Hollow Wall Anchors

There are several types of hollow wall fasteners, and a toggle bolt is probably the most common. A better version of a toggle is called a strap toggle, which is a metal toggle attached to plastic straps.

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Use this tip to clean blinds easily.

Tip for Cleaning Blind Slats

Follow this tip to clean blinds easily using kitchen tongs and a sponge.

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Joe Truini shows how to use a muffin tin in the garden.

Using Muffin Tins in the Garden

Use a muffin tin as a planting guide in your garden. Watch the video to learn more.

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Tip for storing tool instruction manuals.

Tip for Storing Tool Instruction Manuals

Every tool comes with an instruction manual. Here’s a tip for storing them. Watch the video to learn more.

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Reusing plastic containers in the workshop.

Reusing Plastic Containers in the Workshop

Rather than recycle plastic containers, you can reuse them in the workshop for extra storage. Watch the video for this Simple Solution.

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Use a solution of liquid fabric softener and water to clean baseboards.

How to Clean Baseboards with Fabric Softener

Use a solution of liquid fabric softener and water to clean baseboards. Watch the video to learn more.

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