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Dusty Fan, Use a Pillowcase?-Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman!

Clean the blades of your ceiling fan by using an old pillowcase. Simply open the pillowcase and insert the fan blade. The wipe the top (all the dust will collect within the pillowcase). Then apply furniture polish to the top and lightly buff to help repel dust.

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Too Small to Clamp- Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman!

This Tuesday tip comes from Brent Williams, one of our Project Leads. Use painter’s tape to hold small projects or items that you can’t clamp or nail together while your glue dries. This works especially well with molding returns, caps and other items that don’t have flat surfaces to clamp to.

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Fix that Scratch- Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman

Have a wood table or floor that is scratched? Use a walnut to help buff out light scratches. Rub the walnut several times over the area then rub your finger over the scratch-the heat from your hand will help the oils absorb into the scratch. Buff the area with a soft dry cloth and there […]

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Stripped screw?- Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman!

Have a stripped screw? Use a rubber band to get it out! Just place the rubber band over the head of the screwdriver and press it into the stripped screw to remove. Bonus tip-to prevent stripping a screw make sure to use the correct size drill bit, drill pilot holes, press down firmly and drill […]

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How much is a dollar worth?- Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman!

Out shopping and don’t have a tape measure? A dollar bill is 6.14” wide by 2.61” tall (but just think of it as 6” by 2.5”). This way you always have a reference in your wallet for a rough measurement. We wouldn’t recommend framing with this technique!

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A magnetic tip, Tip! Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman!

Needing a magnetized screwdriver bit? You can drag a magnet one way on the metal tip to make it magnetized or you can attach a small magnet on the shaft of the screwdriver. Rare earth magnets work the best as they are very strong. The magnetic will travel through to the tip and voila!

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