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


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DIY Furniture Polish and Scratch Remover

The best furniture polishes contain an oil for replenishing wood surfaces and an acid for cutting through dirt. Here’s a recipe to make your own.

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Tip for Painting in Tight Spaces

There are tons of painting tools out there, but some spaces are still too tight to reach. Here’s how to modify a painting pad to paint even the tightest of spaces.

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Combination and Box-End Wrench Hacks

Combination wrenches and box-end wrenches are two of the most common tools you reach for when you need to loosen a nut. But, they do have their limitations.

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How to Clean and Disinfect a Wood Cutting Board

Here’s a nontoxic way to clean and disinfect a cutting board, using half a lemon and coarse salt.

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Tip for Cutting Sheets of Plywood

Here’s a tip for supporting a sheet of plywood while cutting it with a circular saw, preventing it from pinching the blade and creating a dangerous situation.

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5 Pro Painting Tips

Here are 5 tips to help you paint your next room like a pro.

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Tip for Cutting Bolts to Size

If a bolt is too long, you can use a cordless drill and a hacksaw to cut it down to the exact length you need.

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Tip for Dusting Under Furniture

Some areas are impossible to vacuum, such as under low furniture. Make a dusting wand out of a yardstick covered with a cotton sock, secured with a rubber band.

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