The Best Home Repair Hacks from Your Local Repairman

Making a house into a home is no easy (or cheap) task. There's an awful lot of work to get done, so why not do it in the most cost-efficient and effective ways possible? These awesome repairman-approved home hacks will help save you some money and some headaches...

Hooked In

Command hooks are basically one of the best innovations of the 21st century. They've seriously got an endless list of uses. When it comes to your trash can, command hooks come in handy for keeping the bag secure. Place the hooks on the sides of the cans and loop the ties around them, that way the bag won't slide down into the can, and it's super easy to tie and remove. 


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The More You Know

  • To have an ice cold can in just a few minutes, put your drink in a large pot and cover it with ice. Fill the pot with water, add a couple cups of salt, and stir until the salt is dissolved. Your canned beverage will magically be cold.
  • Stow bulky items overhead by cementing together a simple rack from 2" PVC pipes and fittings. Bolt the straight pipe to the ceiling joists to support heavy loads, and screw the angled pieces from the 'wye' connectors into the cross brace to stabilize the whole rack.
  • To keep your pot from boiling over, put a wooden spoon over the top of it. If it starts to boil up too high, the spoon will pop the bubbles and keep it from overflowing quickly.
  • The word "kimono" means "a thing to wear."
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