Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

Watch as home expert, Joe Truini, shares innovative tips to help you solve common household problems. Email your Simple Solutions tips to [email protected]


How to Remove Stickers and Labels Using Heat

Heat from a heat gun or hair dryer can be used to remove labels and other stickers from metal products. Simply heat up the metal, then slowly peel the sticker off. For items like plastic that may be melted by the use of extreme heat, use a solvent like mineral spirits instead.

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Drilling hole with plywood scraps clamped to stock

How to Enlarge a Hole

Watch this video to find out how to enlarge an existing hole, such as when drilling a larger hole in a door for a new deadbolt or lockset.

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How to Smooth Joint Compound with Less Mess!

Need to smooth joint compound? There’s a neater alternative to sandpaper.

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How to Protect Your Home from Ladder Rail Damage

It’s important to cover the ends of extension ladder rails with protective covers to keep from damaging your house. Watch this video to find out how to make ladder covers the easy way using a foam pool noodle.

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How to Turn a Breadbox into a Charging Station

Watch this video to see how to convert a breadbox into a convenient charging station for recharging cordless devices such as phones, cameras, and tablets.

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Need to Cut Curves? Try This Trick

You could use cans to draw curves for woodworking projects, but sometimes they’re too small. Joe has a Simple Solution for larger projects.

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This Household Product Doubles as a Low-Cost, Non-Toxic Fertilizer

This household staple isn’t just for sore muscles, small wounds and dry skin. Joe Truini explains how it can be a low-cost fertilizer.

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Hole Saw Tip: How to Prevent Stuck Wood Plugs

Do wood plugs get stuck in your hole saw? Joe has a Simple Solution for that problem.

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