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Gear for guys: CLC briefcase

FixitUp Find: Gear for guys

Gear for guys should look cool. That’s baseline. But it also needs to work. And when it comes to gear for DIYers and home improvement pros it’s practically a necessity. So when I load up my office tools and hit the road, I look for tough-stuff gear that’s good looking too. Whether it’s a road [...]

Heal dry, cracked hands with O'Keefe's Working Hands cream.

Dry cracked hands? Fix ‘em fast.

Dry, cracked hands are a DIY reality. Hands and fingers turning to sandpaper means work is getting done. But when my skin cracks open, that slows me down so I need to fix ‘em fast. What usually leads to uber-dry and cracked hands for me is a combination of cold weather and warm/cold or wet/dry [...]

DIY gifts: Fiskars Shopboss shear

DIY Gifts: Fiskars Shopboss shear cut like a boss

Buying DIY gifts can be a challenge. Fiskars Shopboss shear is get-it-done gear that works all over the house and workshop. This tool is a go-get-’em cutter for all kinds of DIY work and can take the place of several specialized cutting tools around the house. Like a boss. Shopboss‘ titanium-coated toothed blades are designed [...]

Fypon Medallion Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

Holiday centerpiece ideas using a ceiling medallion

I’ve been experimenting with ways to use ceiling medallions as wreaths, which has led me to the other holiday favorite: holiday centerpiece ideas.

Surge protector review: Accell's Home or Away.

Surge protector review: Not large, big charge

This surge protector review includes powering up at project sites, hotels, the office and even airports. From my briefcase to workbench to ‘now boarding’ Accell’s Home or Away Power Station delivered. First thing: If I had to ‘bottom line’ this surge protector review in one word: awesome. For a little more detail: This 4-1/4 x [...]

Tool organizers make home improvement and DIY easier.

Treat your tools right with tool organizers.

You need a tool intervention if you consider a bucket of tools ‘organized.’ To me, a bucket brimming with tools is a semi-mobile pile.

Sleep Innovations Stanley Branded Utility Mat.

Standing all day? Get some relief with this utility mat

If you stand on your feet in one place, at your workbench, laundry room, crafting center, or tailgating at the game, we have a solution: a new utility mat. It’s so good that we want to cover our entire shop floor with it.

Bosch Mutli-X Oscillating Tool

What’s a good oscillating tool? I like the Bosch Multi-X

When we use an oscillating tool, it’s either for one-off jobs like a quick cut and scraping up spilled glue—or we’re all-in. And that usually means sanding. Lots of tedious sanding. Did I mention I hate sanding? An oscillating tool makes this tedium tolerable and can, it seems, actually make me happy. For a second [...]

Santa Fe Compact2

How do I dry out my basement?

How do I dry out my basement? The magical dehumidifier box can literally change your life, by adding more comfortable square footage into your home. The beauty of dehumidifying a damp and musty area like a basement or crawl space is in the numbers. A unit that can move buckets of moisture—not just say it [...]

Theresa pink

Pick the perfect color by design

Color trends fascinate me. I’m drawn to expressive, bold color and soft, gentle hues. There is a perfect time, place, and reason for every color in the universe. And that’s the exact reason why an afternoon can quickly be swept away while standing in the paint department of any home center. There are so many [...]

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