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How can I use empty Clorox disinfectant containers?
Lois Lois Answered on Jan 28, 2024

Uses for empty Clorox disinfectant containers?

Turning bedroom sitting area into walk-in closet but where can I get custom closet doors?
Jamison J Jamison J Answered on Jan 28, 2024

I would like to use bi-fold doors but the opening is ~8ft x 7ft which are not common at all. So I am open to any suggestions of other types of doors. Also, any sugge... See more

Should I change my 4 bedroom house into 3 bedrooms?
Robin Chamberlain Robin Chamberlain Answered on Jan 28, 2024

Would taking the space of a 4th bedroom to enlarge closet and bathroom areas to make a master suite lower the value of my two story house? There is also a small base... See more

How can I hide an ugly cinder block basement wall?
Wendy Wendy Answered on Jan 28, 2024

A plumber got our cinder blocks wet in an area and now the white splotches are worse than the plain cinder blocks. I understand it is a bad thing to paint cinder bloc... See more

How can I hide this wall of mirrors?
Diana Diana Answered on Jan 28, 2024

Hello,My landlord will not let me remove these ugly mirrors! Even the small ones in the back! I don't like the mirrors and I have no idea how to hide them. Please hel... See more

Any ideas on how I could use leftover lattice? Inside decorating?
Heather Heather Answered on Jan 28, 2024

I have leftover lattice and would like to use it for some sort of indoor decorating project. Any ideas on a good use for it? It looks like this, just plain unfinished... See more

How can I hide/cover a wall air-conditioning unit when its not in use?
Agnes Van Horn Johnson Agnes Van Horn Johnson Answered on Jan 28, 2024


What color dressers should I use in the master bedroom?
Kelly | This Old Colonial Home Kelly | This Old Colonial Home Answered on Jan 27, 2024

I'm not a big fan of matching bedroom sets. In my opinion they lack personality and simply say, "Yep. I went to a furniture store and got everything in one stop." I l... See more

Where can I find replacement legs for a beautiful old cedar chest?
Enola Enola Answered on Jan 27, 2024

I bought an beautiful old cedar chest and only one of the 7"×4" legs are in tac.. but need 4 of these and a 19" piece of trim to match. Any help as to where I can fi... See more

How to find a light replacement for Pottery Barn chandelier?
Bill Archer Bill Archer Answered on Jan 27, 2024

We have a Exeter 16 mason jar type chandelier in the dining room. It has a broken jar and I’ve been looking for a replacement jar, but have had no luck. The fixture... See more

How can I remove a glass table top stuck to the table?
Debbie Lowery Bullard Debbie Lowery Bullard Answered on Jan 27, 2024

I have an old gorgeous wrought-iron patio table with a glass top that I've neglected over the years. We're finally getting around to doing some landscaping so we've ... See more

Can maple hardwood floor be stained a diff color?
Glenda Glenda Answered on Jan 27, 2024

Our house is over 20 years old and has narrow plank natural maple hardwood floors. We would like to update our house some by refinishing the floors so they don’t ha... See more

How do I set up an easy semi permanent fence for cheap?
Jessie Jessie Answered on Jan 25, 2024

I don't have photos, but I rent a singlewide space in a mobile home park. We want to makeover the small yard area, as we want some space for outdoor activities. The s... See more

How do I clean a vintage doll dress?
Bren Bren Answered on Jan 26, 2024

I found an antique Nancy Ann doll I want to give my mother for Christmas as a reminder of her childhood but the dress is really soiled. Mainly the front portion which... See more

Old shellac floor is pealing, can I stain over hardwood w/o sanding?
Sandy Reed Sandy Reed Answered on Jan 25, 2024

Can I stain over my hardwood floor without sanding? Some of the old shellac is peeling. I want to cover it with a walnut color polyurethane stain as the current color... See more

How to remove wooden table top from wooden frame?
Darell Parkinson Darell Parkinson Answered on Jan 25, 2024

Just starting a small project to convert coffee table into Board gaming table.I wish to remove the top from the frame but fear it has been glued?What is my best cours... See more

Shutters or no shutters?
Clarissa Clarissa Answered on Jan 25, 2024

I want to put black stained shutters on the top windows and a red front door. Our house is a light grey in colour. My husband is on the fence about this. I just don't... See more

How can I use plastic Folgers coffee containers?
Kyg8061159 Kyg8061159 Answered on Jan 24, 2024

We go through so many if those sturdy red plastic coffee containers, there surely should be a way to repurpose them.

Are spindles decorative, and if so, how can I remove them (pic)?
Bernadette Bernadette Answered on Jan 24, 2024

Hello! Just wondering if we could remove these spindles? And what could remove them easiest. Mostly would like to know if this looks like a load bearing wall and if t... See more

How do I get rancid oil stink out of cloth.
Judy Judy Answered on Jan 24, 2024

My roommate has very oily skin. His body oils soak into the fabric of his shirts, sheets & pillow cases, turn rancid & the stench is terrible. I've tried washing in v... See more

How can I remove the smell of h2s gas from my clothes?
Clifford Jackson Clifford Jackson Answered on Jan 24, 2024

I work in the oil field and I'm sometimes exposured to gases/smells/odors that are hard to get rid of. HELP

How can I get urine odor out of clothes?
Debby Fields Rosser Debby Fields Rosser Answered on Jan 24, 2024

My mom is in the nursing home. I have to wash her clothes twice to eliminate the odor. I've tried adding vinegar to the bleach cycle. Still takes 2 washings. I need ... See more

How to get odors out of a blanket?
Linda Taylor Linda Taylor Answered on Jan 24, 2024

I have two blankets with the sherpa and they have a very foul smell. The cleaners could not even get the smell out. Is there something you can recommend that I try? T... See more

How can I clean my husband's smelly work clothes in 1 laundry cycle?
Jane Jane Answered on Jan 24, 2024

Hi. My husband and I live in an apartment and the coin-operated washing/drying machines are a floor above us. My husband works outside and comes home wearing filthy/s... See more

Help!!I am getting a funky smell on the clothes after washing!
Marie Marie Answered on Mar 19, 2017

I have cleaned the filter and run two empty loads with only LCR in the machine. What can I do to get rid of the smell or what laundry detergents might work?

I love this plant, but the leaves keep getting brown spots! Why?
Joy Joy Answered on Jan 23, 2024

I love this plant, but the leaves keep getting brown spots. Any idea why?

How can I cover up my plate rack/cubbies under my kitchen cabinets?
Greta Geller Greta Geller Answered on Jan 23, 2024

The plate rack under my kitchen cabinets ends up being an ugly catchall. Any suggestions for covering it up? Replacing the cabinets is not in the budget for now!