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5 Winter Maintenance Tips

Are you winter ready? Is your home? This season can be brutal to your house if you are not prepared. There are a few...
Bags of winterizer lawn fertilizer.

How to Winterize the Grass in Your Lawn

Your lawn's nutrient needs change in the fall in preparation for the cold weather ahead. If all the conflicting advice about whether or not to winterize your lawn has left you confused, you're not alone! But figuring out what to do may not be as hard as it seems.
Cold couple sitting near radiator, bundled up and trying to get warm

5 Reasons Why Your House Is So Cold

Still feel a chill, even with the heater turned on? Here are five reasons why your house is cold.
Shrubs in containers ready for planting.

Can I Plant Trees and Shrubs in Late Fall or Winter?

Dee asks, “We just bought some shrubs at a late fall sale. Can we plant them now, or should we try to store them until spring?”

With a little care, you can plant trees and shrubs in late fall. Read on for tips on how to help late season plantings make it through the winter.


How-To

Upcycled Storage for Spray Paint and Glue Bottles

Watch this video to find out how to organize and store spray cans and glue bottles using six-pack drink cartons to make it easy to find what you need and take it with you on the job.
Paint cans sitting on table with and without plastic bag under lid.

Paint Can Cleaning and Sealing Tips

Check out these helpful tips to make cans of paint easier to open, and the paint inside last longer and stay fresher. Watch this video to find out more.
Taping a scented clothes dryer sheet to the back of a fan.

How to Deodorize a Room with a Portable Fan

Have a room that needs freshening up? Here's how to deodorize with a portable fan!
Driving a trim head screw through carpet into the subfloor to stop a squeak.

Carpet Squeak Floor Repair Tip

Squeaks in the subfloor under carpeting can be very annoying, but they're usually not that hard to fix. Watch this video to find out how to stop squeaks in carpeted floors without removing the carpet.

Latest Full Episode

Creating a Custom Closet System (FULL EPISODE!)

We're helping a couple create a custom closet system that maximizes storage in their divided closet.

The Fast (and Neat!) Way to Wrap String Around a Spool

Winding nylon string around a spool by hand is too time-consuming. Here's the better, and faster, way to do it.

Why You Should Recycle Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Horticulturists praise coffee grounds for acidifying soil and enhancing plant growth. Here's how you can use them in your garden.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The Inexpensive Alternative for Cleaning Grout

Don't waste money on expensive grout cleaner again! Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well for cleaning grout!

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