Bi-Monthly Almanac: Home Maintenance Tips

A selection of home maintenance tips to get you through the winter and the year.



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Knowing how to drill a clean hole could probably be a big help with a variety of home maintenance projects. 
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Tie a strong cord around the stuck jar lid just below the lid, slip a nail under the string, and twist.
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Cutting some narrow slots with a hacksaw will turn a regular spoon into a skimming spoon.
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There are ways to extend a vise that is too small to hold a board directly.
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A door snubber like this one will keep doors open a crack.
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A broom can help you slide heavy objects when you need to move them around your house.
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Cut the bottom off a plastic jug and you have a homemade megaphone.
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A rubber eraser can give you a firm grip on slippery objects.
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Knowing how to drill a clean hole could probably be a big help with a variety of home maintenance projects. 
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