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


Tip for Cleaning Shower Walls and Doors

Use this mixture of vinegar and dish soap to scrub shower walls and glass doors.

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painting cabinet edges

Tip for Painting Edges of Cabinet Doors and Drawers

Here’s a tip for using cardboard egg cartons when painting cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

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Cleaning paint drips off hardwood floor

Tip for Cleaning Dried Paint Off Hardwood Floor

Here’s a tip for cleaning dried paint off hardwood floor. All you’ll need is an acne cleansing pad.

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Tarp clips and bungee cords keep the tablecloth from blowing away.

Tip to Keep Tablecloths from Blowing Away

Here’s a tip to keep your tablecloths from blowing away on a windy day.

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dish detergent, vinegar, epsom salt

How to Make a Nontoxic Weed Killer

Use this inexpensive formula of epsom salt, white vinegar, and dish detergent to make a nontoxic weed killer.

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light with velcro strips

Tip for Lighting Small Spaces

Attach a piece of velcro to the back of a battery-powered light, and attach the other piece of velcro inside a small closet or cabinet. Then, simply detach the light to look for things in the closet or cabinet.

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spraying trash can with ammonia

Tip for Disinfecting Outdoor Trash Can

Spraying the inside and outside of your garbage can with undiluted ammonia can solve two common household problems.

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Cleaning microwave

Tip for Cleaning Microwave

To easily clean a microwave, use this Simple Solution that starts with a bowl of equal parts water and vinegar.

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