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


Attaching self-adhesive hooks upside down to hold garbage bag in place.

Tip for Securing Kitchen Trash Can Bags

Find out about an easy DIY way to hold plastic trash can bags in place to prevent the bag from sliding down into the can. Watch this video to find out more.

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Oak breadbox with tambour door on kitchen counter with power strip and phone charging inside.

DIY Breadbox Charging Station

Watch this video to see how to convert a breadbox into a convenient charging station for recharging cordless devices such as phones, cameras, and tablets.

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Using the wire wheel on a bench grinder to remove brass finish from hinges.

Removing Brass Finish from Plated Door Hinges

Find out how to remove the brass finish on plated door hinges to give hinges the look of brushed nickel. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using a vacuum cleaner crevice tool to remove lint inside a dryer.

Clothes Dryer Lint Removal Tip

Watch this video for tips on how to remove lint from inside your clothes dryer and reduce the amount of time it takes to dry your clothes.

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Pouring kitty litter on oil on a concrete garage floor.

How to Absorb Oil Spills in Your Garage or Driveway

Find out how to soak up oil spills on a garage floor or driveway the easy way using kitty litter. Watch this video to find out more.

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Wood glue in wide top, condiment bottle with bottle of wood glue next to it..

How to Dispense Wood Glue the Easy Way

Find out how to make it easier to dispense wood glue by putting it in a wide top, condiment bottle, so it’s always ready to use. Watch this video to find out more.

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Paint cans sitting on table with and without plastic bag under lid.

Paint Can Cleaning and Sealing Tips

Check out these helpful tips to make cans of paint easier to open, and the paint inside last longer and stay fresher. Watch this video to find out more.

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Taping a scented clothes dryer sheet to the back of a fan.

Using Clothes Dryer Sheets to Deodorize a Room

See how scented clothes dryer sheets and a portable fan can be used to remove musty odors and deodorize a room the easy way. Watch this video to find out more.

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