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Organizing Your Garage

September 26th, 2011

Many people store the majority of things they don't need or don't use in the garage. As a result, tons of items can accumulate and, before you know it, there won't even be room to park a car anymore! To take back control over your garage, get organized with a few of these tips, inspired by Southern Living and TLC. Get rid of extras The first step to getting organized is...

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Types of Glue

September 19th, 2011

Glue can help you fix a wide variety of problems involving many different materials as long as you choose the right kind. Here's a list of the main categories of glue and how they work to create such a strong bond. Water-based glue. When the water evaporates from this solution, the remaining material is left over to adhere to whatever it's touching. This is the most commonly...

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How to Care For Your Outdoor Grill

September 16th, 2011

It may not seem like your gas grill requires much maintenance other than cleaning it after you use it, but in fact there are many ways you could prolong its life and ensure that your meals are always barbecued to perfection. Before barbecue season starts 1. Clean the burner. Make sure all of the tubes are unclogged and there's no debris in the way, whether it's spider webs,...

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Essential Items to Have in Your Toolbox

September 16th, 2011

Even if you're not a repairman, chances are you'll eventually need to have a well-equipped toolbox around the house in case something breaks or you want to do a little home renovation. To make sure you can get the job done, you may want to have some of the following items at your disposal: -Measuring tape. It helps to get one that locks in place so you can avoid having it...

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Screwdriver 101

September 16th, 2011

If you've seen screwdriver sets, it's likely you're aware of how many different tips and attachments are included. If you don't know what they're for, you're probably missing out on some helpful tools to make use of around the house! Here's a list of the most common screwdriver tips and how you can use them. Regular tips are wedge-shaped and made for large, heavy screws....

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How to Use Hammers Efficiently

September 16th, 2011

Most people know how to use a hammer and nails, but a lot of people still end up bending the nail they're trying to drive in or whacking their finger during a job. To use a hammer correctly, it's important to make sure you choose the correct hammer and ensure your striking method is correct. A hammer seems like a pretty basic tool, but there are various models for different...

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Handy Tools For a Backyard Barbeque

September 16th, 2011

Next time you throw a fun outdoor party, save yourself some hassle by stocking up on these handy barbecuing tools. You'll look like a professional out there. 1. A grill tray. Find a metal one that will conduct heat so you can fire up tasty treats, like pizza or quesadillas, without worrying about small pieces falling through the bars. You can also use the tray to keep food...

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Six New Ways to Use Your Old Things

September 16th, 2011

You can save tons of money by recycling some of your old items and transforming them into useful tools or chic decorations around the house. Steal a couple of these ideas before you toss out salvageable materials and head to the store. 1. If you or your daughter has long hair, ponytail holders can be a pain to keep track of. Keep them stored on an old toilet paper or paper...

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A Guide to Window Types

September 16th, 2011

If you're remodeling your home, you may want to consider what types of windows you want to use. After all, you'll be looking out of them every day. Here are a few of the major styles of windows and the pros and cons of each. Casement windows These open outward by turning a crank. They let in a lot of fresh air and capture side breezes and are tightly sealed when closed,...

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How to Assemble Furniture

September 16th, 2011

You can get good quality furniture for cheap if you opt to put it together yourself. Some brands even make DIY assembly a requirement - but don't panic. With these tips, you'll be able to put together any piece of furniture that came in a box. Preparation 1. Take careful measurements of the location where you're planning to put your furniture. A couple of inches could be...

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