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


Using wire from a coat hanger to clean the holes on dishwasher spray arms.

How to Clean Dishwasher Spray Arms

Find out how to clean the holes in the spray arms on your dishwasher to allow the dishwasher to work better and get dishes cleaner. Watch this video to find out more.

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Unwinding masking tape from roll.

How to Rejuvenate Old Rolls of Masking Tape

Watch this video to find out how to rejuvenate the dried out adhesive on old rolls of masking tape so the tape will unwind easily from the roll.

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Using a plastic putty knife to remove hardened candle wax from a dining room table.

How to Remove Candle Wax from Furniture the Easy Way

Watch this video to find out how to remove candle wax from a table top or other furniture the easy way using ice and a plastic putty knife.

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Drilling hole with drilling jig.

DIY Jig for Drilling Perpendicular Holes

Find out how to make a simple DIY jig that lets you drill perfectly perpendicular holes the same depth every time. Watch this video to find out how.

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Wooden shovel handle with the straight grain of the wood facing up.

How to Replace a Wooden Shovel Handle the Right Way

Find out how to replace a wooden shovel handle the right way by orienting the grain of the wood to make it stronger. Watch this video to find out more.

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Reinforcing sandpaper by applying cloth duct tape to the back.

How to Reinforce Sandpaper When Sanding Round Surfaces

Watch this video to find out how to use duct tape to reinforce strips of sandpaper when sanding round surfaces.

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Attaching selfadhesive loop strips to rocking chair runners to prevent floor damage.

How to Protect Wood Floors from Rocking Chairs

Rocking chairs can scratch and wear the finish off hardwood floors over time. Watch this video for a simple way to protect floors from damage caused by rocking chairs.

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Paint can mounted on the wall for workshop storage.

Workshop Paint Can Hose Storage Tip

Find out how to easily increase the storage space in your workshop or garage by attaching paint cans to the wall. Watch this video to find out how.

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