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


Desk organizer inside kitchen cabinet with wire rack on it.

Using a Desk Organizer for Kitchen Storage

A standard desk organizer is great for storing flat items, like cutting boards and cookie sheets, in your kitchen for easy access. Watch this video to find out how.

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Using a cordless drill to attach a piece of vinyl downspout a wall stud.

Workshop Gutter Downspout Dowel Storage Tip

See how to keep wooden dowels, pipe, and small moldings neatly organized and ready for use in your shop by mounting a piece of vinyl downspout to the wall.

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Tile for backsplash with DIY mosaic glass tile insert.

DIY Kitchen Backsplash Mosaic Tile Accents

Watch this video to find out how to add diamond-shaped, mosaic tile accents when installing a tile backsplash in your kitchen.

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Glue bottle stored upside down in hole drilled in workshop shelf..

Glue Bottle Easy Access Storage Tip

Check out this tip to keep the glue bottles in your workshop or garage ready for use at a moment’s notice. Watch this video to find out more.

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Paintbrush soaking in coffee can.

Paintbrush Coffee Can Cleaning Tip

Coffee cans are great for soaking a paintbrush in solvent before cleaning, but it’s important to suspend the brush off the bottom to keep from warping the bristles. Watch this video to find out how.

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Use a carabiner to clip wrenches together for easy access .

Easy Wrench Organization Tip

Watch this video to find out how to organize wrenches for easy access using an inexpensive aluminum carabiner.

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Pouring hot vinegar over a paintbrush to soften hardened paint.

How to Clean Hardened Paint from Paintbrushes Naturally

Find out how to remove hardened paint from a paintbrush the natural way using vinegar. Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini cutting rosin paper to prevent tearing.

How to Cut Sheet Goods Without Tearing

Find out how to cut wide rolls of sheet goods, like rosin paper or felt paper, easily without tearing. Watch this video to find out more.

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