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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Tip for Cleaning Pet Hair Off Upholstered Furniture

Use disposable rubber gloves to wipe pet fur off upholstered furniture.

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How to Prevent Vise Jaws from Damaging Wood

Vises with sharp metal jaws can damage wood. Here’s how to make wood saddles to slip over the throat of the device to keep it from damaging the workpiece.

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How to Make a Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

Watch this Simple Solution video to see how to make a decorative Christmas tree from an old wooden pallet.

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A Better Way to Roll Up a Rug

People usually roll rugs from end to end, causing it to bend and crack in the middle. A better way is to roll the rug diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Tip for Making a Portable Workbench

To make a simple portable workbench, all you need are two sawhorses and a pair bifold closet doors.

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Tip for Repairing Damaged Porch Railing

Here’s a simple way to repair a damaged wood porch rail using a couple of plywood forms, clamps, and some auto body filler.

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Tip for Keeping Grocery Bags From Spilling in Trunk

Here’s a tip for keeping groceries from spilling all over the trunk using a rope and carabiners.

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How to Make a Dusting Wand

To make a simple dusting wand, all you need is a wire coat hanger and a cotton sock. Use it to dust things up high such as crown molding and fan blades.

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