How To Harvest Your Home Parts Inventory from Stuff You Throw Away

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Over the years I have found that some of the best parts I have used on my projects have come from things that I may have thrown away. It really doesn’t take that much time and the idea behind this is that when something breaks in your home there are probably a lot of parts on it that you can save and put into your parts inventory.

Something as simple as screws that hold a radio …

How To Kill Weeds in your Vegetable Garden

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The last couple years I have been neglecting my vegetable garden. We had a really bad rainy summer about 3 years back and it got hit by some blight and I figured I would let it set a while. Its small but I do rotate crops but eventually the soil will get mixed through and whatever problems I had will takeover the whole garden.

While it was sitting the weeds took it over. I would go …

How To Find Inexpensive Bed and Mattress Alternatives

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A friend that is on a very tight budget asks about what alternatives there could be for a Bed and Mattress for about 4 months before they move across the country. They just need something more than the bare floor to sleep on and budget is their strong point.

Now for many people the thought of paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a bed is nothing for them but remember in this case …

How To Diagnose a Check Engine Light before you bring your Car for Service

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One of the worst things to see while you’re driving is a amber Check Engine Light. Diagnosing what the problem is before you seek professional help may save you hundreds of dollars.

The first thing to know when you see a check engine light is that you need to take care of it immediately. Even if your car is still running smooth the problem could be something that could get very expensive if you don’t …

How To Find Good Quality Cheap Mattress

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A friend is asking about their options for a Mattress. They need something cheap but reasonable and it will only be needed for their last 2 years of college. This is something that a lot of families need to deal with. They need a nice mattress for limited use. Maybe its for a child that is growing or for a guess bedroom or vacation home. Whatever the reason behind its use the cost needs …

How To Repair the Surface of a Concrete Wall to Repair Crumbling

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One of our friends asks about a border fence that they have in their backyard made of concrete that they believe needs repair. The wall has been in place for some time and it seems that the previous home owner has painted it and an grown ivy against the wall so the current owner is wondering if they can complete a repair on their own to clean it up and stop …