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A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely. | Illustration: Harry Campbell | thisoldhouse.com

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A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely. | Illustration: Harry Campbell | thisoldhouse.com

Magnetic vent covers. Place over vents in unused rooms to send heat where its needed. More effective than closing vents! Reusable magnetic vinyl covers wont scratch and can be easily trimmed to fit.

Magnetic vent covers. Place over vents in unused rooms to send heat where its needed. More effective than closing vents! Reusable magnetic vinyl covers wont scratch and can be easily trimmed to fit.

Genius!! You could also do this with bras or other stuff you dont want to tumble around - Click image to find more DIY Crafts Pinterest pins - Decor Ideas

Genius!! You could also do this with bras or other stuff you dont want to tumble around - Click image to find more DIY Crafts Pinterest pins - Decor Ideas

DIY Money Saving Home Repairs • Lots of Tutorials! From how to unclog a sink to how to patch a carpet and everything in between!

DIY Money Saving Home Repairs

DIY Money Saving Home Repairs • Lots of Tutorials! From how to unclog a sink to how to patch a carpet and everything in between!

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor - Fill with caulk,  Smooth the bead,  Push the bead of polyurethane construction adhesive deeper into the flooring gap with a plastic spoon instead of your finger. This adhesive is extremely sticky. Wear gloves when handling it and expect that any tools you use to work the adhesive will have to be cleaned with paint thinner, or in the case of the spoon, just throw away.

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor - Fill with caulk, Smooth the bead, Push the bead of polyurethane construction adhesive deeper into the flooring gap with a plastic spoon instead of your finger. This adhesive is extremely sticky. Wear gloves when handling it and expect that any tools you use to work the adhesive will have to be cleaned with paint thinner, or in the case of the spoon, just throw away.

How To Replace Window Screens:  I've done this myself, it's pretty easy:)  I use the old spline most of the time.

How To Replace Window Screens: I've done this myself, it's pretty easy:) I use the old spline most of the time.

This is a really great DIY site.  This article is about making your home more energy efficient DIY style - but there's tons of stuff. Built in book cases, DIY furniture - everything.  Will pin now and check out later

Expert Energy Saving Tips

This is a really great DIY site. This article is about making your home more energy efficient DIY style - but there's tons of stuff. Built in book cases, DIY furniture - everything. Will pin now and check out later

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership -   Don't get caught with your toolbelt down—learn these techniques and tackle any household emergency with ease.

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership - Don't get caught with your toolbelt down—learn these techniques and tackle any household emergency with ease.

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