This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DotComDIY #CollectiveBias Your grass is growing. Slowly, quietly it grows taller. Every day on your way to work you take note of its progress, vowing to cut it down when you have time. Late meetings, poor weather, and dinner appointments[Read More…]
Garden tools used for cutting work best when regularly sharpened. Over time, regular use will dull yard tools and even put nicks in the cutting edge. A bastard file can sharpen yard tools like a Maddock in 5 minutes, improving the tool’s effectiveness and reducing the amount of effort required to use it.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerCarCare #CollectiveBias The family car plays a major role in the lives of most families. It gets us to work, hauls our groceries, provides emergency transportation when accidents happen, and can transport us far away when vacation season rolls[Read More…]
Tools break. Sometimes they break right in the middle of a job and prevent you from finishing. But sometimes you get lucky and have the tools with you to fix the problem on the spot. Such is the case whenever your chainsaw pullstring won’t retract.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShoutSolutions#CollectiveBias As parents, we all know messes and stains happen. They happened before having children, but somehow with a new generation of kids, there is a new generation of stains too. But it’s not spit up and spills[Read More…]
My wife will tell you that I am somewhat of an overprotective dad. But as I see my kids playing, I notice hazards and can envision them getting hurt. So I started working on a childproofing checklist to make sure that our home is safe in every room and that other families can use to do[Read More…]
Living on well water means we deal with some really bad hard water stains in the toilet, on countertops, and in the dishwasher. Unfortunately it can build up and get deposits even in a short amount of time. This means that we have to keep a closer eye on things like our dishwasher. Therefore, we[Read More…]
Sometimes spills and floods happen and you’re left with a wet rug. Big spills and floods can cause panic and are something that can cause rot and mold, which none of us want in our homes. Here is a quick guide on how to dry out an area rug after a spill or how to[Read More…]
At 230 this afternoon I get a call from home; my wife is beside herself having just discovered standing water in our laundry room. The best part: the water was from a load of dirty cloth diapers. “Where did all this water come from? It was only half a load.” I ask her to unplug[Read More…]
In an effort to be more frugal and also reduce the exposure to unwanted ingredients in commercial products, our family tries to make as many personal care and cleaning products as we can. Recently, I worked on figuring out how to make a DIY after shave with a masculine scent. My husband isn’t too keen[Read More…]
Our family strives to do as many homemade and practical gifts as we can. We also try to be low-impact when possible, finding ways to upcycle and recycle goods in our home. Sometimes gifts for him can be the hardest to come up with, but the most satisfying to create because it really does take some[Read More…]
My tools always pick the most inopportune times to break on me. Having just gotten the burn pile lit, I squeezed the nozzle to refill our fire pails and discovered no water pressure. The hose coupling that attached the hose to the faucet had corroded off and my flowerbed was a lake. Using a pair[Read More…]