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


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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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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