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Collection of leather boot care items

Leather Boot Care: Your Comprehensive Guide

For ages, leather has served as one of the most versatile materials for clothing and goods available. Eternally fashionable and extremely durable, leather can last for decades with proper care. Leather boot care may sound like a hassle at first, but if you’re investing in high-quality leather, you want …

Someone wiping down jewelry with a microfiber cloth

A DIY Guide on How to Clean Jewelry

Whether you own a collection of various types of jewelry or a few special pieces, there will come a time when you need to clean them. Tarnish and daily wear dulls the shine of precious metals and fades the sparkle of your favorite gems. But it’s not practical to …

Car emergency kit and first aid kit neatly organized in a car trunk

How to Create a Car Emergency Kit

During winter and early spring, it’s important to have the right items on hand in your car emergency kit. You can pick up a basic roadside emergency kit and first aid kit on Amazon or at your favorite local retailer to help you save a little money. But those …

Person tightening ratchet straps around a bike and furniture

How to Use Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps, also known as tie-down straps, make cargo control in a truck bed or other large vehicle much easier. They’re one of the best tools in your arsenal when managing a DIY move or moving possessions to storage. However, to transport your cargo safely and effectively, you must …

Man opening a home gun safe with a rifle in it

How to Move a Gun Safe

Many homeowners have wondered how to move a gun safe as part of their to-do list for moving to a new home. While tiny portable safes designed for a single handgun are easy to handle, the large heavy-duty safes designed to house several rifles are far more challenging. These …

Family loading boxes into the back portion of a moving truck

How to Load a Moving Truck (And 7 Items You Should Leave Out)

Your boxes are packed and moving day is right around the corner. You’re probably thinking that most of the hard work is done, but packing a moving truck requires just as much planning and technical know-how. To maximize the space in your rental truck, you’ll need to load strategically …

Home inspector checking the outdoor pipe insulation on pipes in a home's crawlspace

The Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Pipe Insulation and Winterization

As a homeowner, you have an important responsibility to winterize your home and outdoor features. Similar to the way you winterize your lawnmower, your car, your home, and other important possessions that will be subject to harsh winter weather, there are ways to protect your home. Outdoor pipe insulation …

Person hanging Christmas lights along a roof peak

How to Put Christmas Lights on the Roof: A Complete Guide

As the temperatures dip and the holiday season approaches, many homeowners are beginning to plan a Christmas light display. But before you dig your favorite holiday lights out of storage and dig through your garage for the ladder, it’s a good idea to take a moment to consider the best way …

man starting to remove the fish from an aquarium before emptying the tank

How to Move a Fish Tank and Your Pet Fish

Packing all your belongings into boxes and moving to a new home is a major job, especially if you’re moving with a pet. Even moving with a pet fish can be challenging. Your aquarium is fragile, heavy, and requires special treatment, so moving it is a project on its …

People organizing their DIY moving process with a schedule and checklist

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Moving

No matter how you face it, the complete moving process isn’t an easy job. Hiring professional movers can be expensive (plus, don’t forget to tip). Luckily, there’s another option.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) moving can be easily achievable if you take the time to prepare properly for the big day and learn …

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