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House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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Avoiding a Laundry Room Flood in an Upstairs Laundry Room

Prevent damage from washing machine overflows and supply hose leaks with a proper installation.


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...


Quick Drying Laundry Hack

Dry your laundry much faster with this simple solution.


Best Countertop Scribing Tip—Ever

Scribing has never been more accurate


Fast Window Screen Cleaning

A power washer packs a punch when washing window screens


Twine Dispenser

Prevent balls of twine from tangling up by making a twine dispenser from an empty plastic detergent jug.


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...


Washing Hose Security

My washing machine discharge hose jumped out of the laundry tub and flooded the entire room.

Ready-To-Go Hangers

The quicker you can get to your clothes out of the dryer the less chance that they'll wrinkle.


No-Odor Disposer

Clean out an old laundry detergent bottle in the kitchen sink to eliminate odor.


How to Retrieve Items Dropped Down Drains

Here is a simple way you can once again be reunited with what you thought was never to be found...


Detergent-Free Paint Caddy

Here’s a custom paint dispenser featuring (1) a wide opening, (2) brush storage, (3) a convenient handle and (4) a...


Detergent Cap Paint Cup

For small touch-up paint jobs, a double-lipped lid from liquid detergent makes an ideal paint can. When you smooth excess...


Cornucopia of Curves

The next time your project throws you a curve, don’t fuss with a compass—reach for a washer instead. Washers make...


11 Things That Should Never, Ever End Up in Your Washing Machine

Trust us, it's worth the extra effort of making sure these things never end up in your next load of...


DIY Washboard Memo Station and Cupboard

Repurpose a vintage washboard to create an organized memo station.


13 Laundry Tips for Hard-to-Wash Items

When was the last time you washed your pillows or that that sleeping bag? There are some items you may...


Project Drying Station

This two-board hair dryer stand speeds up paint and glue drying and frees up both of your hands for holding...


Write Notes on the Washer

When you put a load of clothes into your washing machine, use a dry-erase marker to note on the lid...


Reader Project: Dryer Pedestal

My wife asked me if we could get a pedestal for our dryer, since she finds it difficult to bend

How to Pressure Wash a House

Paint prep simplified


Lower Your Water Bill by Conserving Water

Replace your old water-wasting appliances with ones that have higher water efficiency.


Remove Oil Stains From a Faux Plaster Finish

Remove them quickly with dishwashing detergent


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Dryer Vent Cover Repair

Clean the vent flaps to stop cold air drafts


Remove Dryer Lint

Protect yourself against dryer fires