Tool brands don’t rest, neither do we: Hitachi triple hammer impact driver

tool brands

A tool pioneer I know once told me that tool brands ‘innovate in a very small space’. What does that mean? It means that small—and not so small—tweaks make big differences in the batteries, saws, and impact drivers we buy. And here at MyFixitUpLife, we love it all. We use … see more

Mark’s simple home improvement tips: Make your shop vacuum work better

home improvement

Home improvement is a big enough challenge without having tools that don’t work like they’re supposed to. My shop vacuum head was one such tool. Here’s the simple fix. Problem: The bottom of the suction thingie is dead flat. Unless I really articulated the wand—total PITA—the vacuum would suck the … see more

MyFixitUpLife Pallet Projects: DIY this rolling pallet table/cooler/planter

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WIN one of MyFixitUpLife’s pallet projects at the Philadelphia Home Show Philadelphia Home Show, 1/22 at 4pm. Or, see how we made it below…But… Let’s start with a promo code for discounted entry right here. We’ll be giving the pallet table of awesomeness away after our appearance on 1/22 at … see more

Home improvement & design: How to install wood wainscoting & vertical trim

2016 MyFixitUpLife Wood Naturally wainscoting installation - Mark

Wood wainscoting is one of my favorite interior finishes. It’s fun, clean, and all carpentry. And it looks sensational. In this video I run through a few steps for getting a job that’ll last—and that you’ll love. Things I focus on primarily for wood wainscoting—especially vertical installations—are getting the first … see more

The Winter Garden: Raised bed for cold weather color and Spring flowers

Winter Garden

This winter garden makes me happy. The landscape design is a little out of the ordinary—which makes it a perfect winter yard project. Don’t let the cold and short days keep you—or your tools—inside. Get out there and get it done. Even though the leaves are down, I think this … see more

How to build a fence: Tips and tricks for posts, straight lines, and more

building a fence - home improvement

In my world—and in this video—I have two versions of how to build a fence: Laser-straight and awesome-looking. And NOT laser-straight and NOT awesome-looking. This video has a few tips about achieving the first one and avoiding the second! When I look at fences—yard fashion, if you will—I can tell … see more

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