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


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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Drilling holes in a plastic soft drink bottle to make a homemade sprinkler.

Homemade Sprinkler for Your Lawn or Garden

Watch this video to find out how to make a sprinkler from a two-liter, plastic soft drink bottle to water your lawn or garden.

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Using open weave shelf liner to hold boards in place for sanding.

How to Hold Wood in Place for Sanding

Watch this video for a simple tip on holding wood on a workbench for sanding with a belt or orbital sander using shelf liner.

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Power strip with paper template made on a copy machine.

DIY Keyhole Slot Drilling Template

Watch this video to find out how to easily mark the screw holes for keyhole shaped slots using a paper template made on a copy machine.

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