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Planning is the First Step to Fence-Building

Building a fence is more that just getting boards and putting them around your property. There is a lot planning that is involved in building a fence if you want to make it sturdy and look good. Click to read more…

How to Organize Your Cleaning Supplies

It’s more than likely that you will have some cleaning products in your home. You will probably have products to disinfect, clean, whiten, scrub and shine. The key is to find the cleaning product you need exactly when you need it. You should keep things simple and purchase products in bulk so you have a ready supply and do not run out. Click to read more…

How to Remove a Fence Post

If you have a fence and want to remove it or replace it the first thing you have to do is remove the fence posts. If the posts are rotten than they are a threat to the foundation of your fence. Having rotten fence posts will make your fence sag and it will not be as strong. If you have posts that are sunk down in the soil removing them will not be that difficult, but if they are sunk in concrete foundations than it is a harder job. Click to read more…

How to Solder Copper Pipes

Copper pipes can be very expensive to replace. Instead of replacing them you may want to solder them in order for them to work better. Click to read more…

Installing a Duel Flush Toilet

If you are worried about the water your toilet is wasting a duel flush toilet may be a good idea. 80% of all flushes are to remove liquid waste. By using a duel flush toilet you determine the water amount your toilet will use each time that it flushes. Click to read more…

How to Install a Storm Door

Installing a storm door can be an addition to your home’s weatherproofing. It can also replace the old beat-up screen door with a brand new one that will hold up better to the weather. Click to read more…

How to Hang a Towel Rack

It is not a difficult job to hang a towel rack and it definitely looks better than hanging your towels on the shower or bathroom door. It also gives your bathroom a cleaner look by hanging a towel rack. A towel rack can give your bathroom a finished look. Click to read more…

How to Use Paint Stripper

Many times people think that they need to use a lot of elbow grease and sandpaper to remove paint. But you can remove the paint easier with paint stripper. Click to read more…


DIY Guides, Home Maintenence & Repairs

Welcome to Handy Household Hints, a web site designed by and for those who love the traditional "Do it Yourself" projects. Our goal is really quite simple… To keep you prepared and informed on the best ways to take care of your home, automobiles, boats, etc. Everything from lawn maintenance to tricks to improve your painting skills can be found here on our site.



Do You Love DIY Projects too?
Have you endlessly dabbled with the idea to give that old house a fresh coat of paint? Wouldn't it be nice not to have to drag the car to the mechanic every time you face a minor hitch? Doesn't a home-improvement project seem to be a rewarding use of your weekend? You need to become a do-it-yourselfer!

We've Got Great Repair Tips to Use Today!
We equip you with expert and easy-to-follow advice on repairs, projects and related information that will guide you through the right and safe approach saving you loads of time and money! Enjoy step-by-step instructions for hundreds of DIY projects around the home.

Getting Started at Handy Household Hints
You can get started here on our site very easily. Just decide what you want to learn more about, and then click on the category to the right that represents it!

We've got ideas and maintenance tips for Automobiles, Carpentry and Framing, Cleaning Decks and Porches, Electrical Flooring and Carpet, Painting and Refinishing, Pest & Rodent Control, Plumbing, Safety, Tools and Gadgets, Yard and Landscaping… and even more to come with each new day!

About The Folks at Handy Household Hints...
While you may think that we're technical folks for running this web site, we are actually just hardworking Americans like you are! We spend much of our time just looking for easier ways to improve what we own and value. Once we have some good ideas to run with, we post them here on the web site to provide the information to others just like ourselves.

The reason we got started with the site is actually quite simple. In our every day lives we end up using so many things and finding dozens of things to improve upon. While it's often difficult to improve things, it is important to maintain things as best you can…. It's really the only way to protect what you have invested in. Aside from that, we find that Do It Yourself projects are actually addictive! When you get started on taking care of the things you own, you tend to develop a sense of pride and accomplishment. What could be better than that?

As a network of homeowners we rely on one another for great ideas and tips to make the Do It Yourself projects easier while creating better and safer lives for ourselves and our families.

So… if you have a great idea, homeowner tip or a DIY project you would like to share with others… be sure to let us know!