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 drill to power drive a screw hook.

How to Install Screw Hooks Fast

Screw hooks are great for hanging up tools and other items in your workshop or garage. Watch this video for a fast and easy way to power drive screw hooks into a wall stud or ceiling joist using a drill.

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Using vinegar in a plastic bag to clean a clogged showerhead.

How to Clean a Clogged Showerhead

Showerhead spray nozzles can become clogged over time with mineral deposits found in tap water. Watch this video to find out how to clean a clogged showerhead using vinegar.

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Homemade scrub brush drill attachment chucked into drill.

Homemade Scrub Brush Drill Cleaning Attachment

Watch this video to see how to turn an ordinary scrub brush into a power cleaning attachment for your drill that gets the job done in half the time with no elbow grease!

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Feeding tube into liquid soap container.

Soap Dispenser Filling Tip

Tired of the hassle of filling the soap dispenser on your sink? Watch this video for a solution to the problem that only requires a piece of flexible tubing and a few minutes of your time.

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Ripping plywood using locking pliers clamped to circular saw.

Fast and Easy Circular Saw Ripping Tip

Watch this video for a quick and easy way to rip narrow strips of plywood using a circular saw and locking pliers.

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Applying plastic wrap to vanity backsplash.

Plastic Wrap Paint Masking Tip

See an easy and inexpensive way to mask and protect surfaces when painting using self-adhesive plastic food wrap. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using a bicycle inner tube to hold the bag in a trash can.

Tip for Holding a Leaf Bag Open

Watch this video for a tip on how to hold a leaf bag open in a trash can with a bicycle inner tube when raking leaves.

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A pipe cheater bar and propane torch used to loosen stuck nuts and bolts.

How to Loosen a Stuck Nut or Bolt

Watch this video for tips on how to loosen a stuck nut or bolt using penetrating oil, a propane torch, and a wrench tool handle extension made from pipe.

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