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


Using a plastic putty knife to remove hardened candle wax from a dining room table.

How to Remove Candle Wax from Furniture the Easy Way

Watch this video to find out how to remove candle wax from a table top or other furniture the easy way using ice and a plastic putty knife.

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Drilling hole with drilling jig.

DIY Jig for Drilling Perpendicular Holes

Find out how to make a simple DIY jig that lets you drill perfectly perpendicular holes the same depth every time. Watch this video to find out how.

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Wooden shovel handle with the straight grain of the wood facing up.

How to Replace a Wooden Shovel Handle the Right Way

Find out how to replace a wooden shovel handle the right way by orienting the grain of the wood to make it stronger. Watch this video to find out more.

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Reinforcing sandpaper by applying cloth duct tape to the back.

How to Reinforce Sandpaper When Sanding Round Surfaces

Watch this video to find out how to use duct tape to reinforce strips of sandpaper when sanding round surfaces.

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Attaching selfadhesive loop strips to rocking chair runners to prevent floor damage.

How to Protect Wood Floors from Rocking Chairs

Rocking chairs can scratch and wear the finish off hardwood floors over time. Watch this video for a simple way to protect floors from damage caused by rocking chairs.

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Paint can mounted on the wall for workshop storage.

Workshop Paint Can Hose Storage Tip

Find out how to easily increase the storage space in your workshop or garage by attaching paint cans to the wall. Watch this video to find out how.

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Applying silicone caulking to cabinet door.

DIY Silicone Cabinet Door Bumper Pads

Find out how to quiet noisy cabinet doors by making your own cabinet door bumper pads from silicone caulking. Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini with plastic storage container with rolls of foil.

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Door Storage Container

Watch this video to find out how to turn a plastic storage container into a kitchen cabinet door rack for handy access to rolls of aluminum foil and plastic wrap.

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