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Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...
Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners
Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors
Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors From a...
Cleaning Urine Stains from a Mattresses
Homemade Cat Repellents
Getting Rid of Ants
Removing Rust Stains from a Bathtub
Garage Door Remote Opener Not Working
Clearing a Clogged Bathtub Drain
Locating the Source of a Foul Smell in House
Removing Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Odors From Clothing
Getting Rid of a Musty Smell in the Basement
How to Clean Mold on Painted Walls and Ceiling
Making a Mosquito Trap
Removing Toilet Bowl Stains
Removing Labels from Glass Jars
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors from a Car
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Getting Rid of Invisible Biting Bugs
Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop
Unclogging a Garbage Disposal
Refrigerator's Ice Maker Not Making Ice
Removing Smoke Odor After a House Fire
Kenmore Refrigerator Not Cooling
How to Remove Salt Stains From Suede Boots
Cleaning a Fiberglass Tub
Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood Table
Removing Urine Odors from a Couch
Cleaning Pet Urine Odor From Hardwood Floors
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
Repairing a Microwave That Won't Heat
How to Remove Ink from Leather
Removing Rust from Well Water
Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit Problems
Removing Dye Transfers from Clothing
Removing Skunk Smell from House
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odor from Leather
Removing Soot from Walls and Ceiling
Removing a Red Candle Wax Stain from Carpet
Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Paper Towels
Rodent Odor in Walls and Vents
Cleaning Grease from Kitchen Cabinets
Keeping Rugs From Slipping
Fixing a Wood Table With a Nail Polish Remover Stain
Repairing a Zipper That Separates
Cleaning Hairspray Off Bathroom Surfaces
Removing Labels from Plastic Containers
Removing Furniture Dents from Carpet
Cleaning Candle Wax from Wood Furniture
Clearing a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain
Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Removing Tree Sap from a Car
Cleaning Fabric Window Blinds
Fixing Cracks in Ceramic Floor Tile
Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses
Removing Vinegar Smell from Carpet
Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner Recipes
Repairing a Toilet Scratched by a Plumber's Snake
Repairing a Popup Camper
Cleaning Discolored Linoleum
Making a Window More Private
Getting Rid of Asian Beetles
Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Getting Water
Removing Moss from Asphalt Roof Tiles
Refrigerator's Ice Maker Leaking Water
Replacing the Bottle on a Swiffer Wet Jet
Removing Hair Dye from Wood
Repairing an Electric Outlet
Washer Does Not Spin Water Out of Clothes
Fixing Black Spots on Mirrors
Repairing a Glider Chair
Cleaning a Car Windshield
Give Coffee to a Christmas Cactus
Getting Rid of Pigeons
Cleaning Wood Furniture
Getting Rid of Mildew Odors in a House
Curtain Color Advice
Removing Stains on Vinyl and Linoleum Flooring
Cleaning Bath Tub Jets
Removing Urine Odors From an Air Vent
Washing Machine Won't Start
Cleaning Cookie Sheets and Bakeware
Cleaning a Dooney and Bourke Purse
Painting a Refrigerator
Removing Pet Urine Stains from Hardwood Floors
Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances
Toilet Paper Advice for Septic Tanks
Cleaning Smelly Drains
Cleaning Nicotine (Cigarette Smoke) Off...
Living Room Wall Paint Color Advice
Removing Wax Buildup on Floors
Cleaning Permanent (Sharpie) Marker...
Cleaning Pet Urine Stains and Odors...
Cleaning Tree Sap from Clothing
Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain
My bathroom sink had been draining slowing for a while and it was finally time to figure it out. I found a recipe on ThriftyFun for homemade Drano, using salt, baking soda, vinegar and water. It didn't go quite as planned but we were successful in the end.
Plastic Bottle Fruit Fly Trap
We have tried many things to get rid of fruit flies in our home, and this is hands down the easiest, cheapest, and most effective way. One of the most important things in order to catch them is the bait you put out. Fruit flies can be more attracted to some things more than others.
Foam To Fix a Leak in a Store Room
The store rooms in my complex were add-ons. They are about 10 years old and were not made very well. Because of this, and our gutters not being cleaned out as often as needed, they bring down rain that often leaks under a wall and half the door.
Patching Screw Holes in Walls
This project shows how to patch a hole in your wall, after removing a screw, properly before painting over it again. It is cheap and easy to do and it doesn't take very long to do.
Squirrel Scare Tool
From my kitchen window, I enjoy watching the birds at our bird feeders. However I can't keep a lot of food in the feeders because of squirrels. In the cold months, early in the morning, I'll put out just enough seed to last through the day.
Rubbing Alcohol for Mealy Bugs in a Succulent Garden
Keeping a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol is convenient and can be used to get rid of mealy bugs on succulent plants! Rubbing alcohol is inexpensive and succulent safe while also getting the job done by getting rid of mealy bugs!
Fixing a Lawn Mower That Won't Start
We have a Craftsman mower (with a Briggs and Stratton engine) that we have not taken very good care of.
How to Fix a Tent Pole
Many tent poles are attached with elastic, which can break with rough usage. Learn how to fix it in this short video.
Instead of buying expensive and caustic dishwasher detergent, make your own version with simple ingredients and an ice cube tray. It will save you money and peace of mind. Learn how to make them in this short video.
White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing
Stickers are a fun way to decorate a t-shirt or jacket for a short time but they can leave a sticky residue if they are not quickly removed. Try this white vinegar technique to remove sticker marks from clothing by watching this short video.
Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
If you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.
Refinishing Teak Outdoor Furniture
Teak is a common material for outdoor furniture because it is long lasting if cared for correctly. Learn how to do it in this short video.
Cleaning Sliding Door or Window Tracks
I use a toothbrush, Dow Foaming Bathroom cleaner, a spray bottle of plain water and a shop vac with the small auto detail attachment that narrows the opening down to about the size of your fingertip.
Birdseed to Prevent Slippery Stairs
I am not supposed to use salt on my front steps. Instead, I use wild bird seed and find that it works very well. The birds love it and it keeps me from slipping!
DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Repair
An inexpensive way to fix broken pottery is with a gold dusted lacquer to stick the pieces back together leaving an attractive piece of pottery. This is a guide about DIY Japanese kintsugi pottery repair.
Easily Root Flower and Tree Cuttings
Using floral foam you can create an environment to root a variety of plants from cuttings. Here you can learn to easily root flower and tree cuttings.
Busy Bees Event For Cleaning Your House
We have weekly family "Busy Bee" events. During the event all of us bees swarm into a room armed with cleaning supplies and bins for recycling and garbage, and follow the directions of the Queen or King Bee (usually the commander is the owner of the room).
Dollar Tree Candle Holders as Succulent Pots
As you all may know, I love plants, especially succulents. They're actually my go to gift to give to co-workers, family, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.
Removing Dried Paint from a Wool Top
How do I remove dried in paint from a woolen top?
Replacing the Motherboard in a Janome Sewing Machine
I have a Janome 12000 that needs a new motherboard. Is it worth fixing?
Removing Urine Odor from Skin
I need ideas on how to remove urine smell on my son's body.
Removing White Heat Mark on Laminate Workbench
Whilst sitting on my laminated work bench, the steam generator iron has turned the laminate, under where the iron was sitting, white. What can I do?
Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer Won't Spin or Drain
I have a Frigidaire Affinity front load washer that gave me an E21 error code. It wouldn't spin or drain. I have had this happen before so I knew to check the filter which wasn't clogged, but I did have some items in there that I removed. I put it back together and it still threw an E21.
Removing Floor Wax from a Laminate Floor
How do you remove mopped on or spray wax from a laminate floor without de-laminating the finish?
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