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 demonstrating his trick for putting a duvet cover on a comforter.

Tip for Putting a Duvet Cover on a Comforter

Watch this video for a simple trick that makes putting a duvet cover on a comforter easy.

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Completed lawn fixture socket made from PVC pipe.

Homemade Lawn Fixture Socket from PVC Pipe

Find out how to make lawn fixture sockets from PVC pipe so it’s easy to put up and take down patio umbrellas, flagpoles, volleyball nets, and more.

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Pressure washer wand roller guide made from PVC pipe and casters.

DIY Pressure Washer Wand Roller Guide

Watch this video to find out how to make a homemade roller guide from PVC pipe to keep your pressure washer wand a consistent distance from surfaces so it doesn’t damage wood and other soft materials.

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Using homemade PVC pipe paddle mixer handle to mix joint compound in bucket.

PVC Pipe Paddle Mixer Handle

A paddle mixer is a great way to mix paint or joint compound, but it can be hard to hold and control. Watch this video to see how to make a handle for your mixer from PVC pipe.

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Applying clear nail polish to rusted soap dish base.

Protect Bathroom Countertops from Rust Stains

Find out how to protect bathroom countertops from rust stains that can come from metal soap dishes and other bath accessories. Watch this video to find out more.

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Head of key painted with nail polish to make it easy to find.

How to Mark Keys for Easy Identification

Watch this video for tips on how to mark the keys on your ring that you use the most, so you can find them easily even in the dark.

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Paint color and number written on back of light switch.

How to Document Paint Colors

Watch this video for some helpful tips on how to keep up with the names and numbers of paint colors in your home.

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Stepladder hanging from hooks on shed door.

Using Garage or Shed Doors for Storage

Swinging doors on a garage, workshop, or storage shed make a great place to store stepladders and other items. Watch this video to find out how.

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