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12 Must-Have Tools for the Aspiring Handyman


Every handyman knows there is no limit to the number of the tools you might “need.”  But if we could travel back in time and talk to a younger versions of ourselves, one just starting out, here are the tools we would put on the “must-have” list.  They are in alphabetical order because putting them […]

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage (Tips & Tricks)

power outage

Hurricanes.  Ice storms.  Lightning.  Decaying infrastructure.  Software bugs.  Traffic accidents. There several reasons why a power outage can happen, although nine of the ten worst power outages in US history were caused by hurricanes.  But no matter where you live – city or country, coastline or landlocked, forest or desert – you are bound to […]

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When to Do-It-Yourself and when to Hire?

DIY home improvement

You watch HGTV.  You took shop class in middle school.  You own a screwdriver AND a hammer.  Seems like you’re qualified to DIY your house, top to bottom!  On TV, renovations start and finish in less than an hour, with commercials – how hard can it possibly be? Americans are on track to spend over […]

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7 Best Home Improvement YouTube Channels – Watch Your Way to a Better Home

taking notes

This Old House is the longest-running home renovation show on TV.  You may have watched the original host, Bob Vila, when the show debuted in 1979, and it’s still going strong nearly 40 years later.  Even though the homeownership rate has actually declined in America since we first met Vila, interest in home renovation has […]

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How Much Do Handymen Actually Make?


How much Do Handymen Actually Make? The most commonly cited dollar figure for what the average handyman makes is $37,000 per year. That’s not a lot. You could make more driving a subway car, ranching, installing elevators, or being a detective, none of which require a degree beyond high school graduate. But maybe you don’t […]

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Car Maintenance: 5 Crucial Routines To Keep Things Running

Car maintenance

Let’s face it. Cars can be expensive. Payments, gas, routine checkups, and maintenance are all things you have to take into account. But what happens when the balls rack up too quickly? You know how it goes- seeing that expensive repair bill and wondering how you’ll pay. Fortunately, you can easily cut your costs by […]

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