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 magnet inside a plastic bag to pick up metal shavings.

Easy Metal Shavings Clean Up Tip

See a simple method to clean up metal shavings in your shop in no time using a magnet and plastic bag. Watch this video to find out more.

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Window squeegee and dog on carpet.

Easy Way to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet

Watch this video to find out how to use the rubber blade on a window squeegee to make removing pet hair from carpet fast and easy.

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DIY stepped plant container display rack made from stair stringers.

DIY Stair Stringer Container Garden Display Rack

Container gardens are a great way to grow flowers and other plants in your yard. Watch this video for an easy to make DIY display rack for plant containers using precut stair stringers.

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Using drill to power drive a screw hook.

How to Install Screw Hooks Fast

Screw hooks are great for hanging up tools and other items in your workshop or garage. Watch this video for a fast and easy way to power drive screw hooks into a wall stud or ceiling joist using a drill.

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Using vinegar in a plastic bag to clean a clogged showerhead.

How to Clean a Clogged Showerhead

Showerhead spray nozzles can become clogged over time with mineral deposits found in tap water. Watch this video to find out how to clean a clogged showerhead using vinegar.

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Homemade scrub brush drill attachment chucked into drill.

Homemade Scrub Brush Drill Cleaning Attachment

Watch this video to see how to turn an ordinary scrub brush into a power cleaning attachment for your drill that gets the job done in half the time with no elbow grease!

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Feeding tube into liquid soap container.

Soap Dispenser Filling Tip

Tired of the hassle of filling the soap dispenser on your sink? Watch this video for a solution to the problem that only requires a piece of flexible tubing and a few minutes of your time.

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Ripping plywood using locking pliers clamped to circular saw.

Fast and Easy Circular Saw Ripping Tip

Watch this video for a quick and easy way to rip narrow strips of plywood using a circular saw and locking pliers.

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