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 a vacuum cleaner crevice tool to remove lint inside a dryer.

Clothes Dryer Lint Removal Tip

Watch this video for tips on how to remove lint from inside your clothes dryer and reduce the amount of time it takes to dry your clothes.

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Pouring kitty litter on oil on a concrete garage floor.

How to Absorb Oil Spills in Your Garage or Driveway

Find out how to soak up oil spills on a garage floor or driveway the easy way using kitty litter. Watch this video to find out more.

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Wood glue in wide top, condiment bottle with bottle of wood glue next to it..

How to Dispense Wood Glue the Easy Way

Find out how to make it easier to dispense wood glue by putting it in a wide top, condiment bottle, so it’s always ready to use. Watch this video to find out more.

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Paint cans sitting on table with and without plastic bag under lid.

Paint Can Cleaning and Sealing Tips

Check out these helpful tips to make cans of paint easier to open, and the paint inside last longer and stay fresher. Watch this video to find out more.

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Taping a scented clothes dryer sheet to the back of a fan.

Using Clothes Dryer Sheets to Deodorize a Room

See how scented clothes dryer sheets and a portable fan can be used to remove musty odors and deodorize a room the easy way. Watch this video to find out more.

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Man holding standard and pruning blades with reciprocating saw.

Using a Reciprocating Saw to Prune Tree Branches

Watch this video for tips on how to quickly and easily prune tree limbs and branches using a standard reciprocating saw equipped with a special pruning blade.

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Drilling a pilot hole in a wood board.

How to Drive Screws in Wood Without Splitting

Watch this video for tips on how to keep from splitting wood when driving screws with a cordless drill by using a reversible drill driver bit, which combines a screwdriver bit with a drill bit and countersink.

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Attaching string for garage parking gauge to garage door.

DIY Garage Tennis Ball Parking Gauge

Find out how to make a car parking gauge that raises and lowers using a tennis ball, string, and screw eye hooks. Watch this video to find out more.

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