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

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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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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