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


painting tips

Joe’s 3 Favorite Painting Tips

Painting is the No. 1 do-it-yourself home improvement project. Here are Joe Truini’s three favorite painting tips.

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using drill to tighten fasteners

Tip for Tightening Fasteners with a Hex Key Wrench

Here’s a way to speed up the process of tightening fasteners with a hex key wrench, also known as an Allen wrench.

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using bungee cords in the workshop

Using Bungee Cords for Organizing and Storing Tools

Bungee cords have endless uses around the home, garage and even the car. Here’s a tip for storing and organizing hand tools in the workshop.

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Joe Truini with dog

Tip for Cleaning Pet Hair Off Upholstered Furniture

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

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vise on workbench

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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wood pallet christmas tree

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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rolling up a rug

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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workbench

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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