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]


clean barbecue grill

How to Clean a Grill Using Aluminum Foil and Vinegar

Find out a simple way to clean the cooking surface on a barbecue grill by spraying the grill with vinegar, then scrubbing with aluminum foil.

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Completed lawn fixture socket made from PVC pipe.

How to Make a Buried Lawn Socket from PVC

Lawn sockets make it easy to put up and take down everything from patio umbrellas and flagpoles to volleyball nets and sprinklers. Here’s how to make them!

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Joe Truini using a coat hanger wire to clean between oven door glass.

How to Clean Inside the Glass on an Oven Door

This simple tip allows you to clean between the double glass panes on an oven door without having to take the oven door apart.

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Spray Paint Hardware

How to Spray Paint Screws, Latches, Braces and Brackets

Need to spray paint hooks, fasteners and hardware? Here’s the simple way to do it — you just need a piece of wire and some cardboard.

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How to Level Your Stepping-Stone Walkway

Stepping stones that rock back and forth are tripping hazards, but they’re easy to fix — all you need is a bag of sand.

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Applying a self-adhesive strips to an exterior wood step.

How to Prevent Slips and Falls on Outside Steps

Have outdoor stairs? This is one of the easiest ways to protect against slips and falls — stay safe!

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5 Steps to Spot-Clean Carpet

Watch this video for an easy way to spot clean a small area of carpet in your home in minutes using common household products, rather than potentially hazardous chemical cleaners or carpet cleaning machines.

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How to Make a Recycling Bin Drawer

In a clean and organized home, everything needs its proper place. Use this tip and recycling bins will never end up on the floor again!

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