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Soft-Boil a Perfect Egg [Cooking]

We’ve shown you some great tricks for hard-boiling eggs over the years, now it’s time to hone your soft-boiling skills. Check out how to soft-boil a perfect egg. More »

Unclog a Drain with a Cable Tie [Clever Uses]

Cleaning hair out from your shower drain is a task usually not tended to until it’s a nasty chore. Clear out hair and gunk from your drain in a snap with nothing more than a humble cable tie. More »

Repurpose a Shoe Organizer for Compartmentalized Cable Storage [Cable Management]

Keep cables organizes, especially those that you use just enough that putting them in deep storage at the back of the closet isn’t practical, is a challenge. Repurpose an over-the-door shoe organizer for easy but out of sight cable organization. More »

DIY Door Mirror Mount Hangs Heavy Mirrors, Creates Illusion of Space [DIY]

When you lived in a cramped apartment sometimes the backs of doors are the only wide open space you have. This simple hack mounts a full size wall mirror safely and securely to the back of a door. More »

Recharge an Aerosol Can with an Air Compressor [Video]

If you’re working on a project and your spray can stops spraying but you can still feel extra liquid sloshing around inside, give it a quick and temporary recharge with an air compressor. More »

Remember the PASS Method to Effectively Use a Fire Extinguisher [Safety]

This week is Fire Prevention Week and a perfect time to review some basics of fire safety and learn how to use a fire extinguisher effectively. More »

Make a Nontoxic Metal Polish from Pantry Staples [Clever Uses]

If you have some metal in need of polishing but you’re not a fan of using noxious-smelling commercial metal polishes, this simple DIY recipe is surprisingly effective. More »

Make an Effective Fruit Fly Trap with No Tools [DIY]

If you want to get those annoying fruit flies out of your kitchen without any heavy engineering, this simple trap uses stuff you already have in your kitchen and requires no cutting, taping, or other DIY tinkering. More »

Properly Dry and Store Your Fresh Herbs for Year Round Flavor [Gardening]

Whether you have an abundance from your herb garden or you just bought too much at the farmer’s market, knowing how to preserve herbs properly means you’ll have flavorful herbs for cooking all year long. More »

Perform a Basic Roof Inspection to Spot Problems Early [Repair]

It’s easy to overlook your roof until a major problem occurs. Learn how to do a simple roof inspection to spot problems before they get out of control. More »

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