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15 Things You Should Think Twice About Donating

Donating unwanted items to a local thrift store is a fantastic way to reclaim space in your home, donate to a good cause and give back to your community. But, thrift stores cannot accept everything.

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The Best Electric Pressure Washers: Reviews and Buying Tips

Once you use a pressure washer, you'll know it's a tool you can't live without. We tested and provided 10...


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11 Best Pizza Oven Tools and Accessories

Make the most of your outdoor pizza oven with the right pizza oven accessories and tools for cooking, serving and...


Best Methods for Dust Control in a Workshop

The top fittings, filters, methods and other accessories for turning your vacuum into a dust collector in your workshop.


10 Tips to Master Home Appliance Repair

Fixing your appliances, instead of calling in a pro, is cost-effective, time-saving and often allows you to extend the life...

Using a Shop Vacuum for Dust Collection

Fittings, filters and accessories for turning your shop vacuum into a dust collector.


12 Walk-In Closets to Die For

Who wouldn't want customized closet shelving, space for all of your shoes and boots, plus the added convenience of a...

How to Use a Pressure Washer

Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.


How to Reuse Your Vacuum Cleaner Bags (Yes, It’s Possible!)

In a pinch, a vacuum cleaner bag is actually reusable. The bottom end of the bag is usually folded over...


Never, Ever Use Your Ladder Like This

This window washer is making the most of a ladder that’s too short. But if his luck runs out, he’ll...


Brilliant Trick for Cleaning Saw Blades

Clean resin and pitch from saw blades with spray oven cleaner.

The Top 12 Household Cleaning Tips For The Really Tough Stuff

Even the most stubborn stains and hard-to-reach spots are no match for these secret cleaning solutions.


9 Ways to Use a Pressure Washer that Will Blow Your Mind

You know a pressure washer is great at cleaning the driveway, but did you know it can also be used...


Simple Way to Add Traction to Your Car for Winter Driving

Adding water softener salt bags in the trunk of your rear-wheel-drive vehicle will add weight to the backside of your...


Deodorize Smelly Shoes

Simply slip a new dryer fabric softener sheet into each smelly shoe and leave it in overnight to cancel out...


10 Real-Life Wood Workbench Plans and Inspiration Photos

Fan Spotlight: These readers shared photos of their completed garage workbenches, many of which were built using our plans! Scroll...

Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

Bagless vacuums need frequent filter changes


Pressure Washer Maintenance and Tips

We talked to a few power washer fanatics and several manufacturers to learn the best tips for using and maintaining...