Renovating can be a pretty daunting task for anyone, and trying to find the greenest options can make it even more challenging. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the task ahead these 10 tips could help streamline your 'to do' list.
Finding the right tool for a job can make a DIY project easier, better constructed and more fun to accomplish. I often find that I don't have the right tool and wish I did. Here are five ways to find the right tool for your next DIY project.
Got the case of the Mondays? We hear you. In fact, it’s been scientifically proven Mondays really do get people down, as noted in an article in the Telegraph. However, there’s nothing a good cup of joe (try Intelligentsia if you want a treat) and some effective to-do apps won’t fix – at least to get you through the day. Here are the tools we fall back on when Monday roll around.
When it comes to home repair projects, nothing beats the help of a 18 volt cordless drill. Current models often now come equipped with ultra-lightweight lithium-ion batteries and super compacts designs for easy storage and convenient cordless operation. If there's one power tool that should be in your arsenal, a cordless drill is it...
Sometimes the plastic containers don't cut it anymore. We have several toolboxes for different tasks. Car tools, dremel parts, jewelry making tools and general arts and crafts. But they also make excellent storage for tech items that you only need to use occasionally, since they can hold flash drives, cords, cables, maybe even an external drive for emergencies...
On a recent trip to Sears to pick up a barbecue grill the last thing we were expecting was to stumble across something inspiring for the home. Then we saw this workbench in the flesh. And it sent us reeling:
You might think that a girl with six pair of scissors, each with a particular use, would be set for life. As Ariel sang, "Wouldn'tcha think my collection's complete?". No, sadly, it's not, not with scallop and shredding and absurdly tiny scissors out there in the world...
I’m a total bookworm but I have to get my daily fix of blog reading too in order to stay inspired and keep up with the latest news on my three favorite topics - digital, fashion and food. While chatting with friends, it surprised me that most people I know don’t make use of Google Reader, my go-to source for a good hour-long blog reading session. Google Reader is one of the easiest online tools to access all the blogs you read in one place. Here’s a breakdown of the best blog reading tools online, including Google Reader.
Craigslist, although not the most beautifully designed interface, still does the trick when it comes to hunting for a new apartment or posting a quick gig offer. Craigslist always has lots to offer when it comes to searching for services and deals, but its greatest crutch lies in poor navigation and a lack of visuals. A new site called Craiggers has just been launched with the tagline “craigslist data, better than craigslist.”
When assembling furniture that involves an allen wrench or a hex key, the task can seem like a long one. It doesn't matter how many times you've done it, there's still a bit of grumbling and fumbling as you twist each awkward wrench, it pops out and falls on the floor and you curse yourself for not buying "real furniture" that doesn't require assembly. Well forget your frustrations and meet the ratcheting hex!