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7 Hand Tools Every DIYer Should Own

Do-it-yourself projects can be daunting if you’re not sure where to start. With, what seems like, a never-ending list of tools you can purchase to complete your task, it can be hard to take the leap. Whether you’re planning on doing a few home renovation projects or you want to start a side business of…

Snackle box: The Ultimate Roadtrip Snack Hack

Meet the “snackle box,” the perfect portable snack tray. Snackle boxes are great for roadtrips, picnics, sporting events, or anywhere else you want to graze on the go. Snackle boxes are made by filling a compartmented toolbox or tacklebox, like the Makita MAKPAC Interlocking Case, with snacks and treats. The compartments keep your snacks fresh…

Easy Do-It-Yourself Holiday Decorations For the Whole Family

Finding activities to keep yourself and your family busy in the winter can be challenging. With temps dropping and snow blowing, sometimes being outside isn’t an option. Switch up your regular snow day routine with fun arts and crafts like the ones below. Bonus points – they’re holiday themed! Snow Globe Create your own winter…

How to Hang Christmas Lights like a Pro

Brighten up this Christmas season by adding some festive lights to the inside and outside of your home. If it’s your first time decorating or you want to revamp your current display, this guide will help you pick and hang your lights like a pro this year. Picking Christmas Lights Whether you’re decorating inside or…

3 Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner. From stuffing to green bean casserole to pumpkin pie, there’s something for everyone, but the star of most Thanksgiving meals is the turkey. If you’re looking to spruce up your great-grandma’s recipe or start a tradition of your own,…

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…

How to Can Salsa

How to Prepare and Can Salsa Celebrate your bountiful crop of tomatoes from the garden by making some tasty salsa you can enjoy and share with your family and friends. You may have already developed a salsa recipe using fresh ingredients from your garden, but learning about food safety before canning your special salsa is…

after harvesting your garden you need to get it ready for winter

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Prepare Your Garden for Winter As temperatures drop in fall, it may seem like very little is happening in your yard. However, much goes on beneath the soil until it freezes. Freshly planted trees strive to grow roots and anchor themselves to the ground, while microbes and earthworms process organic matter into nutrients for your…

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