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Adjustable Tools You Should Have You should have one or more adjustable tools in your tool chest. Most will be in the form of wrenches but there are some other tools in this category that you might like, also. Adjustable wrenches are valuable additions to your garage tools. If you have two or three sizes, you can handle most grip and lock or loosen tasks. Sometimes...more
Not every home improvement project is guaranteed to boost the value of your home. Some projects are better left undone - unless you have a personal reason or aren't planning to put your house up for sale in the near future. Here's what not to do when renovating, according to Real Simple magazine and Frugalbits.com. 1. Don't put in a swimming pool. According to Frugalbits.com,...more
If you want to cut down on energy costs in your household, it may benefit you to learn about the different kinds of light bulbs and which are the most efficient. There are three main types that you could consider using in your home, according to MarthaStewart.com and Megavolt.co.il. Incandescent These bulbs are the ones you're probably most familiar with. They work by using...more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more