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Inside an Electrical Outlet

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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Our 25 Most Popular Pinterest Pins of 2013

This handsome and durable DIY kitchen island prep station is simple to build out of standard lumber or easy to find through kitchen retailers. Put in some work this weekend with projects from our Pinterest board DIY Inspiration. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com

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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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Fix Now, Save (A Lot) Later

Another pinner said: I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries.#Repin By:Pinterest for iPad#

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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!

If you petrify a brush with dried paint, just soak it in Murphy's Oil for 24 to 48 hours and it dissolves all the paint and makes it like new. I trash brushes on a regular basis, this should come in handy!