furnace filter

Time to replace your furnace filter?

A furnace filter is kind of like the oil in your car. Unless you have a schedule to replace it—you know, the little window sticker the mechanic leaves—you probably won’t know it’s costing you money.   Changing a furnace filter is easy home maintenance. All you need to do is locate it, which we show [...]

The Glidden Team Colors New England Patriots Dog House

How-to Build the New England Patriots doghouse with Glidden Team Colors

This doghouse is is extra-tricked-out and fit for a canine king with Glidden Team Colors paint in New England Patriots colors. Our friends just adopted a new dog, so we thought it was a perfect opportunity to build a fun doghouse. We’ve been wanting to build a green roof, and love the idea of making [...]

Sleep Innovations

Kristy Balser won an awesome Memory Foam Mattress from us & Sleep Innovations

Congradulations to Kristy Balser for winning the Sleep Innovations’ 14-inch memory foam mattress! A good night’s sleep is so integral to a healthy—forget healthy, try sane—lifestyle we often overlook it, so MyFixitUpLife is excited to give away a Sleep Innovations’ 14-inch memory foam mattress. Yes, we want you to go to bed. AFTER you listen [...]

holiday gifts for men

Beat Black Friday: 7 holiday gifts for men (almost) better than beer

If you’re shopping for him, or for yourself, holiday gifts for men can be a tough find. Unless you look here. These geared up gifts will make your tough guy weak in the knees. And make his knees look better. And butt. See below. Phone Home. Part Gotham, part carbon fiber bad a++-ness, all tough, [...]

holiday gifts for men

How to open a paint can + more DIY tips: Hyde tools’ 17-in-1 multi-tool

We don’t just say we love our Hyde Tools 17-in-1 multi-tool, we mean it. I know this sounds like marketing bull… but it’s the truth. And every time I see someone digging around in their tool box for various items to pry, scrape, remove screws, open paint cans, etc I wonder what other things could [...]

DIY tool belt

7 Signs of doomed DIY

Want your DIY and home improvement to kick a++? Here are 7 signs it might be taking a nosedive. I’m not talking doom like the house is will collapse doom. This doom is like…Man, I totally eff-ed this up. And it talks to you when you see it—every day: ‘Hi loser. Remember me?’ That’s fun. [...]

Demolition tools

11 Demolition tools that’ll get your junk worked (can I say that?)

When it’s time to wreck it, demolition tools do the bashin’ and trashin’. Behold the destroyers and protectors. Just ask DIY Network’s Jason Cameron, demo is one of those things. Despite it’s ‘strong back, weak mind all-adrenaline’ appeal, screw ups are not just easy to make doing demo, but they can be epic: Burst water [...]

Cutting OSB

Diablo blades: Cement siding

If you’re working with fiber cement of any significant amount and using typical saw blades instead of purpose built cutters like the Diablo blades we used for a siding project, then chances are pretty good you’re throwing money away. This leads to a bigger question: When do you spend your money on a project: Up [...]

Hollow wall anchors

No dust! How to use hollow wall anchors

Here’s a video on a no-dust way to set hollow wall anchors for hanging drapes or pictures.   Whether you’re doing holiday decor or just sprucing up around the house, the first thing to do is to NOT use a drill. Instead, a hammer and scratch awl are a sweet hack to this dusty problem. [...]

Pet Palaces and Designer Doghouses of Ridiculous Proportions

Dog houses that’ll make you want to sleep outside

Dog houses are a fun way to experiment with building techniques and give your favorite furry friend a stylish retreat. There’s something about building a mini-version of a grand architectural style that appeals to us. It’s an easy way to learn how to build in a new style or with different materials, and it’s a [...]

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