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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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How to Clean Baseboards in 2 Easy Steps

Baseboards can take a beating. Here’s how to clean them with household materials. Watch the video.

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Tip for Dusting Under Furniture

Some areas are impossible to vacuum, such as under low furniture. Until now.

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Using Hair Dryer to Warm Leather Before Conditioner

Easy Tip for Leather Conditioner

Leather conditioning oil doesn’t always soak into leather boots, furniture, etc. very well. But this tip is a quick way to ensure that it will!

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Simple Way to Check for Hard Water in Your House

How to Test for Hard Water

This quick test using dish soap lets you know if you have hard water in your home before you call in a professional for corrective steps.

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Trick for Cutting Crown Molding on Miter Saw

Trick to Cut Crown Molding on Angle

In order to properly make miter cuts in crown molding you have to turn it upside down on the miter saw table. The solution holds it at the proper angle every time.

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Drilling a Pilot Hole with a Nail for Molding

How to Drill a Pilot Hole with a Nail

Often when you’re driving finishing nails into moldings, the nail will split the wood unless you drill a pilot hole first. Here’s how to drill one with a finish nail for the perfect-sized hole every time.

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Simple Solutions mow as you go

DIY holster lets you mow, multi-task

Do you want to tackle lawn chores as you go and mow? Create a holster for your mower!

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Eliminate trash odors with these 2 items

Having a trash can in the kitchen can be convenient, but it also can be smelly! Use these tips to enjoy the convenience without the odors.

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