Home How-To Category
Want to replace your kitchen faucet? It’s a job for which you could hire a plumber, or, with just a little bit of craftsman skill, it’s a project you could finish yourself.
Watch this video from the Lowe’s YouTube channel. You’ll get step-by-step instruction on how to take out an old faucet and how to install a new one. The supplies you’ll need are minimal, too.
In 3 minutes, the video covers:
- How to shut the kitchen water supply off and drain residual water from the pipes
- How to detach and remove the old kitchen faucet
- How to align the new faucet and reconnect to the water lines
There’s some good tips along the way, too, including how to make sure you don’t accidentally connect the hot water supply to the cold-water faucet.
If you’re uncomfortable working with your home’s plumbing and would like a referral to a plumber , please just ask. I’m happy to help how I can.
31 percent of homeowners say “cleaning window blinds” is their least favorite household chore. Perhaps that’s because they haven’t seen how simple blind-cleaning can be.
In this 2-minute video from HowCast, you’ll learn the basics of blind-cleaning with nothing more than a dust cloth and towel, a sponge and all-purpose cleaner, and ordinary dryer sheets.
The steps are basic:
- Get the dust off with the dryer sheet
- Remove the blinds from the window
- Go outside, or find a bathtub
- Wash, rinse, and dry with the towel
- Re-attach the blinds
Cleaning window blinds is a monthly activity, but with regular dusting, you could push that schedule to quarterly, depending on your home’s airborne particles and overall cleanliness. The trick is that when you do wash your blinds, you wash them properly.
A kitchen is often a home’s busiest room — a meeting place for meals and conversation. It’s also among the home’s most grimy rooms. Bacteria, dirt and germs collect on floors, on countertops, and inside appliances.
In this 4-minute clip from NBC’s The Today Show, you’ll learn how to rid your kitchen of “nastiness”. The featured fixes use nothing but basic household cleansers and elbow grease, and they include:
- How to clean and restore wooden cutting boards and bowls
- How to remove “burn stains” from the side of a frying pan
- How to eliminate pervasive dishwasher odors
The segment also tackles why you should choose loofah over sponge, and how to catch fruit flies.
For as much time as you spend in your kitchen, it’s best to keep it clean and sanitized.