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]


House covered in Christmas lights.

The Damage-Free Way to Attach Holiday Lights and Decorations to Your Home

Watch this video to find out about a simple way to attach and remove Christmas lights to your house using self adhesive plastic cable ties.

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Cleaning microwave

How to Steam-Clean Your Microwave in Minutes

To easily clean a microwave, use this Simple Solution that starts with a bowl of equal parts water and vinegar.

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A Fork is All You Need — The Easy Way to Hang Pictures

Here’s the easy way to hang pictures — just grab a fork, a hammer and a nail! (Joe explains.)

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How to Make a Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

Watch this Simple Solution video to see how to make a decorative Christmas tree from an old wooden pallet.

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How to Make a String Dispenser from a CD Container

Rather than throwing empty CD containers away, reuse them to hold string or ribbon in your shop. Start by mounting the base of the CD container under a shelf. Drill a hole in the plastic top to thread the string through. Put a spool of string on the container’s hub and twist the top in place. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Dry Shoes Fast

When athletic shoes get wet, it’s important to dry them quickly to reduce mold and odors. Here’s a simple way to dry your shoes in no time using a portable fan. Watch this video to find out more.

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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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Trimming Trees? Do This to Extend Your Reach 5 Feet

Here’s how you can modify a pair of bypass loppers and trim high, hard-to-reach tree branches.

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