The Family Handyman
·Familyhandyman - this site gives so many good tips & tricks for everyday living.
Last updated 1 year ago
Frugal Living Tips for Homeowners
Reuse plastic containers You can drop a few bills buying storage totes for supplies like nails, screws and plumbing parts. Or you can make your own with laundry detergent jugs and a utility knife. They're big, tough and mobile—and they'll make your workshop stink nice.
Handyman Gift Guide
Retracting extension cord reel: Keep your extension cord plugged in and ready to go, yet stored neatly out of the way. Senior Editor Gary Wentz says "Even non-DIYers will love it: My wife uses it when she vacuums her car or inflates the kiddie pool." Prices start at about $50 at home centers and online through our affiliation with amazon.com.
DIY Toy Storage Bins
Storage for a family on the go - Use this diagram as an assembly guide. These bins are great for sports gear and handle all kinds of miscellaneous garage clutter. Shelves and cabinets are great places to store kid stuff, but when you're in a hurry (and kids always are), it's nice to just throw and go.
Install an In-Ground Drainage System
Stop dealing with water problems in your home and yard by installing this in-ground drainage system. This is a permanent, long-term solution to your wet yard. These step-by-step instructions and how-to photos walk you through the DIY installation. This project requires a lot of digging, but you won't have to deal with drainage issues ever again.