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Learn how to build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills.

  1. How to Keep Pests Out of Your House

    Use these pest-fighting strategies to eliminate mice, ants, spiders and other critters. Each is easy to complete in less than an hour, at almost no cost!

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Drop Ceiling Installation Tips

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    A 30-year pro shares his drop ceiling installation tips and demonstrates his techniques that will help you hang a suspended ceiling easier and faster. He shows how to lay it out, fasten grid angles and tees, keep the grid square, and cut the ceiling panels.

  2. 10 Tips for Removing Mold and Mildew

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    Water is always the cause of mold and mildew, but finding the source of the problem can seem like an unsolvable mystery. Follow our tips for using some handy gadgets and basic detective work to find and eliminate your mold and mildew problems for good,.

  3. Dust From a Remodeling Project can Damage Your Home

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    The home remodeling process often means construction dust and debris finding its way into every little nook and cranny of your home. But you can reduce the dust and mess by following these easy tips for preparing and protecting your home during your next remodeling project.

  4. Paint Job Tips: Neater Painting Article

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    The key to painting faster, with better, neater results is preparation. These tips show how a few extra minutes of work before getting out the brush translate into a quicker, more professional paint job.

  5. How to Fix a Sinking Driveway

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    This article shows you what to do when your driveway starts to sink and pull away from your garage floor. The fix is easier than you might think, and you can do it yourself.

  6. Venting Exhaust Fans Through the Roof

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    Vent your bath and kitchen exhaust fans through the roof through a special roof hood. Venting through a roof vent or exhausting them in the attic could cause moisture problems and rot.

  7. Safe Home Security Tips

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    Keep your home and your loved ones safe—even If you don't have an expensive home security system. Our tips will help you protect yourself with inexpensive, easy-to-install devices.

  8. How to Repair a Table Lamp

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    In about 30 minutes you can repair the electrical wiring in almost any lamp—and make it safe as well.

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