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How to Restore a Wood Deck

A well-maintained deck boosts your home’s curb appeal and increases your property’s value. However, ensuring your home stays in good shape takes some effort. Deck restoration projects can rejuvenate and extend the life of the wood. Exposed to the elements and traffic, wood decks need periodic cleaning and maintenance. Deck refinishing involves many steps, including…

A string trimmer cutting through heavier brush.

Best String Trimmers of 2022

You’ve just mowed your lawn, and it looks beautiful. The sun has been beating down on you for hours, and you’re sipping a cold glass of lemonade, looking over your hard work. The grass is at a perfect uniform height that would make your neighbors jealous. The only problem is you aren’t done yet. It’s…

Caulk is applied to a window with a caulk gun.

Caulking Gun Buying Guide

If you’re a homeowner, a caulk gun is one of those tools you’ll eventually need. It’s surprising how often you’ll use it throughout the lifetime of your home. Whether you need it to seal a new bathtub or fix a drafty window, the list of tasks around the house that require a caulk gun is…

A tent and chairs sit near a fire at a campsite.

Essential Packing Items for the Lake

Getting all your essential items together for a lake home can feel like an uphill battle that you’ll never win. You have enough trouble outfitting your everyday home, but now you have to ensure your lake house has the basics such as towels, clothes, furniture, etc. The issue lies with the uncommon items you may…

A man organizes boxes in his garage.

Overhead Garage Storage Ideas

Your garage may seem like a really big space. But that large space fills up quickly after a car or two, bikes, rolling tool boxes, workbenches, outdoor power equipment, and more. An easy solution is taking advantage of all the space above your head with some overhead garage storage. Your ceiling is too often forgotten…

A boat drives across a lake.

Essentials for Your Boat

Whether you intend to cruise through rivers, lakes, or canals, failing to have the right tools can ruin your adventure before it gets started. You will enjoy a memorable boat trip once you know what you need for the boat ride. If you’re planning a boat trip but still haven’t decided what to carry, we’ve…

Several trailer hitches.

What Type of Trailer Do I Need?

You’ve probably seen every type of trailer there is but would have no clue which one you need if the moment arose to purchase or rent one. Trailers are one of those things that you can’t really tell what it does without a little research. Maybe you need to haul dirt or possibly a new…

An RV ventures down a winding highway.

What Do I Need In My RV?

It’s summertime, and you may want to set out on an adventure. What better way to do that than in a brand new RV! There is something about being able to bring a mini-version with you while venturing out onto the open roads. But before you do that, you need to outfit your fresh off-the-lot…

Choosing between a bagged or bagless vacuum.

Should I Buy a Bagged or Bagless Vacuum?

There are many things to consider when purchasing a new upright vacuum. There are different sizes, different styles, and different prices. Before you consider any of those things, begin with if you want a bagged or bagless vacuum. Ever since bagless vacuums have come along, there has been an intense debate as to which is…

Cool dad wearing sunglasses and a polo shirt.

The Anatomy of a Tool Dad

For Fathers Day, we’d like to unpack what makes a typical tool dad. I’m sure everyone immediately has an image in their head of what they think a tool dad looks like or the scientifically named Toolis Dadus. Dads are an interesting species that have a very distinct look and sound. Picking a bonafide tool…