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


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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Putting wax paper under container lid to make it easy to remove.

Tip to Make Twist Off Container Lids Easy to Remove

Watch this video to find out how to prevent containers with screw on lids from becoming clogged and difficult to remove on products like wood finish or glue.

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Using a pipe for a socket wrench tool handle extension to loosen a bolt on a lawn mower tractor tire.

Homemade Pipe Extension Handle for Tools

A piece of pipe, such as electrical conduit pipe, makes a great extension handle for socket wrenches and other tools to provide more leverage when loosening bolts or pipe fittings. Watch this video to find out how.

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Installing a brass screw.

How to Install Brass Screws Without Breaking

Brass hardware adds to the look of woodworking projects, but brass screws are much softer than steel and can break easily when installing. Watch this video to find out how to keep from breaking brass screws.

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