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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Tips for finishing drywall: Use the drywall knife for more than compound.

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Lots of people make the same mistakes—me included—finishing drywall. Typically, we: – Use too much joint compound. Joint compound (sometimes called ‘spackle’ or ‘mud’ in the trades) is the paste applied to the wall and it’s easy to use too much of it. – Try to get it too perfect … see more

Door jamb – ed — Tools, tips, techniques for how to trim a door

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How hard can it be to add three pieces of wood to a door jamb? Um…Check this video to see how I trim a door (and window) opening on a remodeling project. Surprisingly, the apparently simple and the actually simple are often not the same thing. So in this video, … see more

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