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


Plastic Water Container Tool Caddie

Plastic Water Container Tool Caddie

A large plastic water container can be turned into a tool caddie that’s also perfect for storing cleaning supplies. Watch this video to find out how.

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Scraping dried paint off window pane using razor blade glass scraper and putty knife.

Window Sash Painting Tip

Painting around the glass on window sash can be a tedious job. Watch this video for a tip that can make painting windows faster and easier.

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Attaching window latch to window sash.

Tip to Reduce Air Leaks Between Window Sash

Watch this video to find out how to tighten up rattling window sash to keep cold air out in winter and in during summer to lower both your heating and cooling bills.

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Spray tips from spray paint cans soaking in a jar of mineral spirits.

How to Clean Spray Tips on Spray Paint Cans

Find out how to clean clogged spray tips on cans of spray paint, and keep the tips from clogging after use. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using an extended blade utility knife to cut fiberglass insulation.

Tip for Cutting Fiberglass Insulation Easily

Find out how to cut thick batts or rolls of fiberglass insulation easily by using an extendable utility knife with break-off blades. Watch this video to find out more.

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Air compressor hose stored on garden hose reel.

Air Compressor Hose Storage Tip

Watch this video to find out how to keep air compressor hoses stored neatly in your workshop or garage using a garden hose reel.

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Laying out right angle with tape measure

How to Layout Right Angles Accurately

Laying out right angles for foundations and other building projects isn’t hard if you use some basic geometry. Watch this video to find out how to lay out right angles.

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DIY charcoal grill starter

Homemade Charcoal Grill Chimney Starter

Find out how to make a homemade DIY charcoal chimney starter for your grill using a paper juice or milk carton and newspaper. Watch this video to find out more.

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