Plan for Holiday Lights

Plan for Holiday Lights

Holiday lights begin to appear on homes across America every year almost immediately following (and sometimes even before) Thanksgiving. If you plan to decorate your home yourself, develop a plan and start looking for deals on lights and other outdoor holiday...
Grab a Makeup Sponge to Repair Drywall Holes

Grab a Makeup Sponge to Repair Drywall Holes

Typically mesh or paper tape is used to fill small holes in drywall. But a cosmetic sponge will get the job done, too. Just stuff it into the hole (you may need to cut it down to size) and spackle. Bonus tip: A little baking soda added to a dollop of strong,...
Chalk in your Tool Box

Chalk in your Tool Box

Tuck Chalk in Your Toolbox to Stop Rust You can keep the metal tools and hardware in your toolbox rust-free with blackboard chalk. How so? Chalk is a moisture-sucking material that traps dampness. When you place several pieces throughout your toolbox, its porous...
Roof Check

Roof Check

Periodically check your roof for damage. Damaged, discolored, or gravel-less shingles should be quickly replaced to prevent the need to replace your roof, water-damaged trusses, or drywall when you finally discover a leak. During the inspection of your roof, pay...