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


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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Shelves between studs in workshop.

DIY Workshop or Garage Storage Shelves

Find out how to easy it is to turn exposed stud walls in a workshop or garage into storage shelves for boxes of nails or screws, spray paint cans, and hand tools. Watch this video to find out more.

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Nickel on the end of a metal chair leg.

How to Keep Metal Folding Chairs from Damaging Floors

Metal folding chair legs can quickly wear through the protective rubber tips and damage your floors. Watch this video for a simple way to protect your floors that only costs a nickel!

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Joe Truini using a coat hanger wire to clean between oven door glass.

How to Clean Inside the Glass on an Oven Door

Watch this video for a simple tip that allows you to clean between the double glass panes on an oven door without having to take the oven door apart.

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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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