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Work now on things you won’t have time to do in the spring and summer. Buil

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Work now on things you won’t have time to do in the spring and summer. Build a cold... Read More »

Yellow carpenter’s glue is best for regluing a chair. Available at hardware

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Yellow carpenter’s glue is best for regluing a chair. Available at hardware stores, it sets up hard and... Read More »

Yellowed linens can be brightened with denture-cleaning tablets. Dissolve t

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Yellowed linens can be brightened with denture-cleaning tablets. Dissolve tablets (according to package directions) in a container of... Read More »

You can adjust any door so that it latches more easily if you rub a soft pe

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You can adjust any door so that it latches more easily if you rub a soft pencil over... Read More »

You can avoid streaked windows by drying the windows with crumpled newspape

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You can avoid streaked windows by drying the windows with crumpled newspaper. Read More »

You can clean brass, bronze, and copper by rubbing on Worcestershire sauce

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You can clean brass, bronze, and copper by rubbing on Worcestershire sauce or ketchup with a damp cloth. Read More »

You can clean lint and dirt from under large appliances without moving the

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You can clean lint and dirt from under large appliances without moving the appliances. Drape an old nylon... Read More »

You can clean rust spots from countertops with lemon juice and salt.

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You can clean rust spots from countertops with lemon juice and salt. Read More »

You can clean the starch off the bottom of an iron by making a paste of bak

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You can clean the starch off the bottom of an iron by making a paste of baking soda... Read More »

You can dry woven wool garments on hangers. Knitted wool clothing should be

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You can dry woven wool garments on hangers. Knitted wool clothing should be laid flat to dry; it... Read More »

You can kill onion odor on your hands by rubbing them in salt water or by r

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You can kill onion odor on your hands by rubbing them in salt water or by rubbing them... Read More »

You can lay a new roof of asphalt shingles over one existing layer but not

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You can lay a new roof of asphalt shingles over one existing layer but not more than one.... Read More »

You can loosen a rusted screw by spraying on a loosening agent such as WD-4

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You can loosen a rusted screw by spraying on a loosening agent such as WD-40. Or brush the... Read More »

You can make a simple drill depth guide by wrapping a flag of tape around t

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You can make a simple drill depth guide by wrapping a flag of tape around the drill bit.... Read More »

You can make most wooden handles more quickly than you can go buy one. Just

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You can make most wooden handles more quickly than you can go buy one. Just cut a rectangle... Read More »

You can mix concrete by hand in a wheelbarrow, but be careful to mix it wel

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You can mix concrete by hand in a wheelbarrow, but be careful to mix it well. If you’re... Read More »

You can paint over a pebble-finish ceiling with a heavy-nap roller. The peb

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You can paint over a pebble-finish ceiling with a heavy-nap roller. The pebble effect will be lessened slightly,... Read More »

You can protect barn boards or any other rough-finish paneling from the dry

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You can protect barn boards or any other rough-finish paneling from the drying effects of a wood stove... Read More »

You can remove lipstick from fabric by rubbing the stain with peanut butter

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You can remove lipstick from fabric by rubbing the stain with peanut butter. But be sure to wash... Read More »

You can remove pine pitch from your car top with rubbing alcohol on a rag.

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You can remove pine pitch from your car top with rubbing alcohol on a rag. Read More »

You can remove stains on marble tabletops by scrubbing with a paste of salt

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You can remove stains on marble tabletops by scrubbing with a paste of salt and lemon juice, then... Read More »

You can repair large cracks and holes in plaster by stuffing wadded newspap

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You can repair large cracks and holes in plaster by stuffing wadded newspaper in them, then applying drywall... Read More »

You can restore the appearance of a wood stove with traditional stove black

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You can restore the appearance of a wood stove with traditional stove black applied with a rag. Stove... Read More »

You can take the rust off tools by wiping them with kerosene and then scrub

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You can take the rust off tools by wiping them with kerosene and then scrubbing with steel wool.... Read More »

You can use hair spray to remove lipstick stains from clothing. Spray it on

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You can use hair spray to remove lipstick stains from clothing. Spray it on, let it sit for... Read More »

You create a dust trap when you apply an oil-based polish to a piece of fur

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You create a dust trap when you apply an oil-based polish to a piece of furniture, so use... Read More »

Your cellar is a natural air conditioner for your home. Open the door to th

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Your cellar is a natural air conditioner for your home. Open the door to the cellar or basement... Read More »



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