These 9 Pocket Tools and Gadgets Make Fabulous Gifts

I’ve been doing some early Christmas shopping, specifically for unique but useful gadgets—stocking stuffers for the adults in my family, some

9 Extremely Useful Home Repair Products to Fix Just About Anything

Maintenance and home repair are a never-ending reality for just about everyone—homeowners and renters alike. But it doesn’t have

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Pocket Some Serious Energy Savings Plus More Great Reader Tips

According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 a year on home utility

Should You Fix It Or Nix It?

You’re worried that the washing machine may be on its last spin cycle. It makes a horrible screeching sound and

Appliance Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

It was Christmas Eve. Company would be arriving in a matter of hours. I opened the refrigerator only to discover

The Proper Care and Feeding of a Garbage Disposal

It took me a ridiculously long time to recognize the obvious connection between holidays, dinner parties and emergency calls to the

A Quick Fix to Keep the Plumber Away

If you’ve ever called a plumber to unclog a drain, you know it’s not cheap. Certainly there are times when the

Finding the Confidence to Make Household Repairs Yourself

Figuring out how to install a new tile floor in her family room paid off big for my friend, Mary

Repair—Don’t Replace—and Pocket the Savings and More!

Not all companies are starving for business these days. In fact, some are setting records for increased business. Any kind

Readers Invited to Reveal Favorite DIY Tools and Products

Just this week, I received a great letter with very helpful information plus a suggestion for how all of you,

Simple Tips to Keep Things Beautiful and Working Well Around the House

So you splurged on some really beautiful—dare I say expensive—sink fixtures for your kitchen or bathroom. Here’s a fabulous way to

Time to Give the Washing Machine a Check Up

As wonderful as a washing machine is when it comes to saving time and effort, it can also be a

How to Clean and Care for Wood and Laminate Floors

Taking care of hardwood or laminate floors can be challenging given the everyday conditions of a family and

Preventive Maintenance is Cheap Insurance

It was a Sunday night, the house felt cold. The only way for the Doloski family to keep


A Little Appliance Know-How Saves Money

If you’ve been reading this column for any length of time, you know that my husband and I have repaired