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  • Give old garden tools new life Mar 22, 2013 5:11 AM
    The old saying "they don't make them like they used to" applies to garden tools. Our favorite tools still are our oldest, in most cases. That doesn't mean they don't need a little upkeep and repair from time to time. All tools need to be maintained so they will be ready to work when you are.

     
  • Make your shower head sparkle with these easy tips Mar 15, 2013 3:55 AM
    It's common that minerals can settle in the small holes of the average shower head, and this can cause it to spray, well, all over the place. Although you can replace your shower head, it's a lot cheaper and not that hard to just clean it. Here's how.

     
  • Keep your garage door on the right track Mar 8, 2013 3:54 AM
    It's more common than not to have an automatic garage door opener these days. They sure make life easier. All you have to do is push a button to open and close it, and you can stay warm and dry in your car. We get so used to it that it's really inconvenient when it won't work right. Here are some tips that you can try to keep it working smoothly every time you need it:

     
  • Brighten up your home with wallpaper Feb 22, 2013 2:10 AM
    A little bit of wallpaper can go a long way toward making a bold statement in your home. Most DIY'ers have done a room or two in wallpaper. It's kind of fun, but you usually have to use the more subdued patterns. However, for smaller projects, you can go bolder. Here are some items we've covered with wallpaper.

     
  • Super handyman: Home office out of control? Here’s how to get organized Feb 15, 2013 6:00 AM
    If you have a home office, then you know how quickly it can get out of control. Incoming papers, books, projects and other things start piling up and, before you know it, it’s become a dumping ground. Let us give you some of our favorite tips for getting and keeping your office clean and organized.

     
  • Resolve to organize your home this year Feb 8, 2013 4:25 AM
    Organizing and decluttering are in the top 10 New Year’s resolutions almost every year. One way to get some of your gear under control is to make the most out of your existing closet space. Most are easy to install in just a weekend. Here are some tips to get you started.

     
  • Super handyman: Go green to save green Feb 1, 2013 2:51 AM
    Going green outdoors isn't all about the plants, although plants do play a part in being energy-efficient and environmentally conservative. Here are some great ways to become more "green" and save some green, too.

     
  • Resolving to ‘go green’ this new year Jan 25, 2013 5:16 AM
    Did you make New Years' resolutions? Have you broken them all yet? One of the most popular DIY resolutions this year involves "going green" or saving energy around the home. Here are our favorite tips.

     
  • Avoid coughs and colds by properly sealing your home Jan 18, 2013 2:25 AM
    Sealing up your home is a good way to become more energy-efficient. But for those with allergies and lung issues, being sealed tightly inside a home can be problematic. Here are some extra precautions you can take to avoid breathing issues during a long winter:

     
  • Easy ways to store your holiday decor Jan 11, 2013 5:47 AM
    Well, the holidays are mostly behind us and it's time to pack it all away for another year. Why is it that it seems to take up more space each time you pack it up? Here are some of our favorite tips to help you get everything repacked safely and in as small amount of space as possible.

     
  • Simple ways for parents to childproof their homes Jan 4, 2013 4:47 AM
    Childproofing your home is a way to protect your children, and yourself, from danger. Some of these things might be obvious, but other precautions could be things you hadn't considered — but should.

     
  • Save money in just an hour with a new dimmer Dec 28, 2012 5:48 AM
    It used to be that the dimmer switch was put on ceiling fixtures to help you add ambiance to your room. Today they are easier to install on a wider variety of fixtures. They also are a super way to turn energy usage down.

     
  • Super handyman: Here’s how to help your wallpaper last longer Dec 21, 2012 4:30 AM
    Wallpaper takes some effort to put up. It's also hard to remove. So if you have wallpapered rooms in your home, it's smart to take care of them and also repair them rather than remove and replace them. Here are some tips and tricks you can try to make your wallpaper last longer and look its best.

     
  • These energy-saving tips help get you cooking Dec 14, 2012 5:50 AM
    The average kitchen stove and range can use a lot of energy, and you'll certainly see this on your bills after a holiday with heavy cooking schedules. But there are some ways to save energy while using your electric or gas cooking appliances. Here are some super tips.

     
  • Super handyman: It’s time for a Christmas tree again! Dec 7, 2012 5:52 AM
    Now that we're stuffed with stuffing, it's time to talk about the holidays. Christmas is less than a month away, so you need to start thinking about picking up a fresh-cut tree soon. Here are some of our favorite tips for picking out the best tree and for keeping it safe until after the festivities.

     
  • Here are some tips for squeezing extra storage out of your home Nov 30, 2012 4:00 AM
    Most people would say they need more storage in their homes. Of course, sometimes just cleaning and editing items can give you more space. But many times, you could use even more space. Here are some semi-easy ways to create more space without having a garage sale.

     
  • Tips for taming your utility closet Nov 23, 2012 5:56 AM
    Do you have a utility closet, drawer or room? If you keep it organized, it sure can be handy in the average home. But with all the stuff one collects in this area, it quickly can become a black hole.

     
  • Super handyman: Help your fireplace make more of a statement Nov 16, 2012 4:06 AM
    Is your fireplace boring? It's probably the focal point of your room, and it should make a statement, in a good way. You can make some minor changes to a standard fireplace and change the look of the whole room. Here are some suggestions that might spark some ideas of your own!

     
  • Super handyman: Tips for having a productive home office Nov 9, 2012 4:07 AM
    Working from home is fairly normal for a lot of us. If you have an office away from home, telecommuting is so easy that many people work from home at least once a week, even more so in bad weather. The key to success in this realm is having an organized work space. Here are some super tips to get you started.

     
  • Get your fireplace in shape before winter Nov 2, 2012 4:18 AM
    Even with all of the current options, many of us still use a wood-burning fireplace. It adds ambience and warmth to a home. It's very important that you perform regular maintenance to ensure that it is operating safely. Here are some things to take care of BEFORE you use it again this year.

     
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