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


Strap toggle in hollow wall

Using Strap Toggles as Hollow Wall Anchors

There are several types of hollow wall fasteners, and a toggle bolt is probably the most common. A better version of a toggle is called a strap toggle, which is a metal toggle attached to plastic straps.

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cleaning blinds with tongs and sponges

Tip for Cleaning Blind Slats

Follow this tip to clean blinds easily using kitchen tongs and a sponge.

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Joe Truini shows how to use a muffin tin in the garden.

Using Muffin Tins in the Garden

Use a muffin tin as a planting guide in your garden. Watch the video to learn more.

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tool instruction manuals

Tip for Storing Tool Instruction Manuals

Every tool comes with an instruction manual. Here’s a tip for storing them. Watch the video to learn more.

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Reuse plastic containers in the workshop.

Reusing Plastic Containers in the Workshop

Rather than recycle plastic containers, you can reuse them in the workshop for extra storage. Watch the video for this Simple Solution.

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baseboards

How to Clean Baseboards with Fabric Softener

Use a solution of liquid fabric softener and water to clean baseboards. Watch the video to learn more.

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Pool noodle door bumper

How to Make a Door Bumper with a Pool Noodle

To prevent damage to your vehicle doors and the walls of the garage, create a bumper out of a foam pool noodle. Watch the video to learn more.

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Cutting tennis ball to create a scuff remover

Tennis Ball Scuff Mark Remover

Use a new tennis ball to erase scuff marks left by shoes on hardwood floors. Watch the video to find out more.

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