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]


Pulling headless nail using locking pliers

How to Remove Headless Nails

Watch this video to find out how to remove headless nails easily without damaging the wood using locking pliers and a hammer or pry bar.

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How to Fix Your Lawn’s Bare Spots

Here’s how to use a slotted berry container to evenly distribute grass seed.

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Using a clothes iron to attach edge banding veneer to a plywood edge

How to Cover Plywood Edges with Wood Veneer

Want to cover unsightly plywood edges? Here’s a quicker way to do it!

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How to Protect Light Fixtures When Painting a Ceiling

Painting the ceiling? Use this tip and you won’t need to remove a light fixture!

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How to Make a Composting Bin

Composting bins can be expensive. Here’s how to make one from an old plastic trash can.

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How to Prevent Clamps from Damaging Wood

This simple modification will prevent clamps from damaging wood.

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How to Make a Curtain Rod Spice Rack

An expandable, spring-loaded curtain rod makes a great rack to store spices. Simply adjust the rod to fit inside a hanging cabinet and arrange the individual spice containers on the rod with the labels facing out. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Remove Paint from Window Panes

Painting around windows? Here’s the hard truth: You can’t paint wood without painting the glass. But here’s an efficient way to clean the glass afterward!

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