DIY Project: Choose and use the Briggs & Stratton Q6500 portable generator

portable generator

If there’s one thing I hope you get for your next DIY project out of this video it’s this: Elect yourself Facilities Manager of your own life BEFORE the storm arrives. Now, on with the show. We worked with Briggs & Stratton on this DIY Project. The thoughts, opinions and … see more

Basement remodeling video: Use a Dremel to cut out a recessed light

Basement remodeling is hard. One of the many difficult things—at least for me—is cutting out recessed lights in drywall with any degree of accuracy. Quick note: The DIY and home improvement content is MyFixitUpLife’s. We’re partnered with Home Depot on this blog and video. They sent us the tool. I … see more

DIY Mower Maintenance: Sharpen a lawnmower blade and clean the mower deck

sharpen a lawnmower blade

So this was a fun discovery: I can sharpen a lawnmower blade with a Dremel tool and metal grinding attachment. Then I can de-gunk the caked-on grass with a Hyde painter’s tool. I’ve used lots of tools for these jobs. None work as well as this tag team. I used … see more

What’s the best cordless drill for DIY and home improvement projects?

cordless drill

This is a question I get asked from time-to-time: What’s the best cordless drill to get for DIY and home improvement projects? My answer usually isn’t a brand recommendation—there are lots of really top notch tools out there. Instead, what I usually recommend is to buy a certain type of … see more

MyFixitUpLife’s Father’s Day Gift Guide for DIY Dads

father's day gift

Check out MyFixitUpLife’s Father’s Day Gift Guide for the DIY dad in your life. Or just for cool gear that gets work done. I love storage. Smart, versatile organized tool and gear storage. Why? Probably because I have an equal and opposite disdain for looking for stuff. I’m really digging … see more

DIY Projects You Can Totally Do! Shabby Shed Weekend Makeover

diy projects

Sometimes the hardest part of DIY projects is building up the momentum to start them. Once you’re in it—and this happened on this project—it becomes easy to see that little changes can make a big difference. And if you really look deep, life lessons can pop out of a simple … see more

Outsmart your Spring cleaning blues with these simple tips and tools

Black & Decker vacuum

Got the I-don’t-want-to-do-this Spring cleaning blues? Check out these tips and tools to make life easier when you just can’t live with the built-up gunk any more. Half the effort of Spring cleaning for me is just hopping the psychological hurdles of doing something I’d rather not do. Another big … see more

Don’t throw away your old paint brush. 3 tips keep paintbrushes working

paint brush

An old paint brush has a lot more uses than just slathering on paint. I use them all the time on remodeling and renovation projects. Here are just a few. For more than just a little use, it’s best to do most of this stuff with an old paintbrush, but … see more

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