What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home
When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....
Install New Hard-Wired or Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms wear out. Replace them before they fail.
12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100
A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...
Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators
It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...
How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...
Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation
The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...
How to Put Lights On a Christmas Tree
Believe it or not, there's a right way and a wrong way to string Christmas lights.
Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch
Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!
How to Safely Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Safely dispose of CFL bulbs through retail stores and collection sites and safely clean up any broken bulbs.
Top 10 Electrical Mistakes
Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks...
Smart Light Switches
Easy-to-install smart light switches deliver more safety, convenience and can cut your energy bills.
LED Lights for Your Workshop
Get better, brighter workshop lighting by switching from fluorescent bulbs to LEDs.
How to Use a Digital Multimeter and Analog Multimeter
Test batteries, electrical circuits, broken appliances and more with this helpful tool.
Once-Important Electrical Knowledge Homeowners Don’t Need to Know Anymore
If you don't use a landline, why would you need to know how to wire a phone jack? See what...
How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage
Find out what you need to know about the different types and installation requirements of USB outlets for your home...
How to Get Better Cell Phone Reception at Home
Improve cell phone service with a simple signal booster system you can install yourself