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Dental floss is a household staple typically confined to the bathroom drawer next to your toothbrush, but here are a few other ways to put it to use.
No longer just for candles—put this natural material to work around the house on wood, furniture, and more.
When the holidays are over, take down the tinsel, but don’t bag the tree. Here are 10 ways to dispose or recycle your Christmas tree.
Do you have leftover PVC pipes from your latest plumbing job? House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares some helpful tips for what to do with PVC.
The toothy threads and trumpet-shaped heads of drywall screws make them a tempting choice for many tasks. Watch as DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shares some smart uses for drywall screws.
After the eggs are all scrambled and eaten, the container is useful for home improvement
Before you consign your metal off-cuts to the recycling pile, consider these clever ways to make use of them
Spare yourself hefty recycling bins and repurpose wine bottles with these ideas
Don't throw away those old window screens just yet. Here are 10 "a-ha!" ways to reuse them
Mayo is a delicious addition to many dishes, but it can also tackle household problems that don't include two pieces of bread
If you've stumbled upon a bottle of spirits that's not fit for a mixed drink, reuse it as a handy household solution
Even if you'd rather eat with a fork, these simple wood utensils are worth saving. TOH reader Christine Dinus shares some ways she puts them to use
Don't let that half-empty bag from last summer sit around. Charcoal—the natural lump variety made from hardwood—can do more than cook burgers
They're a must-have item in the kitchen, of course. But lint-free, tear-resistant coffee filters are mighty handy in the workshop—and pretty much everywhere else.
Whether in paste or liquid form, car wax is formulated to fill scratches and give a high shine to nonporous surfaces like glass and metal, while protecting them from smudges and stains. It's handy in other ways, too, so grab a lint-free cloth and get to work.
You've often told us that you save every issue of This Old House, but when the pile of glossies on your nightstand gets too tall, use them elsewhere.
This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse shares a few smart ways to put your tennis balls to use without ever hitting the court.
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