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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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A Guide to Kitchen Knives

September 16th, 2011

A well-stocked kitchen is helpful when you're planning to cook most of your meals at home. Along with pots, pans and other appliances, a set of reliable knives for a variety of jobs will make preparation much easier. Here's a list of a few common kitchen knives you may find useful. 1. Boning knife. If you're a meat person, this model is handy for removing the bone from ham,...

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DIY Projects to Increase the Value of Your Home

September 16th, 2011

If you're thinking about selling your house anytime soon, you may want to consider completing a couple of DIY upgrades that will increase the value of your property and give you more selling points. Consider the following enhancements if you're looking for easy ways to spruce up your decor! Outside It may seem superficial, but curb appeal is important to many buyers. Attract...

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Lawn and Garden Tools - Yard Tools - Lawn Care Tips

July 14th, 2011

Basic Garden Hand Tools Whether you are planning on installing a flower garden, English garden, or vegetable garden, there are some basic garden hand tools you should not be without. Here are some suggestions for a working garden hand tool set: Bow rake – Allows you to level your soil and remove unwanted clumps of grass, waste, and rocks. Spading fork –...

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