Zips are ubiquitous and a wonderful invention dating from the late 19th century. However, they can be frustrating devices, jamming, coming loose and refusing to close up. This guide suggests some tips you can try to get them working again.
The basic idea behind the trapping of rainwater is a straightforward process of collecting it while using existing structures. This guide will break down different methods for collecting, harvesting, and filtering that rainwater, as well as provide information on how to use it for various projects.
This article will show you how to convert an old milk crate into a stylish ottoman for storing various items.
Photos show the basic steps of building a new grain bin, for purposes of information only. The process shown is not complete enough to be used as instructions, but is intended to help you decide whether or not you can make this a DIY project.
Choosing the best wood for carving can be difficult. Some types are too soft, while others such as pine can be full of knots. With all the natural options we have, you might be wondering which woods are best for your carving needs. Here are some insights into how to choose the ideal wood for carving
If you are staying at home because of the coronavirus quarantine (or some other reason) and are looking for things to do, then this list is for you. You'll find over 200 ideas for things to do when you are stuck inside and can't leave your house.
There are many things big and small that you can do around your home to save on energy bills. Some of them are DIY improvements and some are a change in habits. What is listed here are five of the less common ideas that will save you money on your energy bill.
Stuck at home during quarantine? Here are ten things to do to pass the time productively and exercise self-improvement while you’re indoors.
A bio-digester is a mechanical toilet that can convert waste from the home into exclusive outputs, such as biogas and water for home use. This article will take an extensive look at how they work, what their potential features and advantages are, and whether or not they might be a good fit for you.
Did you know that using your air conditioner contributes to global warming? It also contributes quite a bit to your electric bill. Fortunately, there are ways to go through a hot summer without using it, even in the southwest United States.
Unlike other states like Louisiana or Missouri, California has rather strict land rules and regulations, which aids in determining the legality of the shipping container homes. This is why this article will take you through all you need to know about the legal side of California container homes.
Some people have joined the tiny house movement. But before you jump in, make sure you know all of the pros and cons of this lifestyle. Here are some important issues to consider that may surprise you and make you think twice before buying or building a tiny house.
There's a revolution in the construction industry that uses sea containers to build homes and structures. And just like any other house, the shipping container home's livable space needs to be divided using walls. Here's how to build a wall inside a shipping container home.
You have skillfully peeled the tough skin of that pomelo fruit during the season, and now you are mulling over what to do with it. Should it be just tossed in the bin? Or are there other uses of that yellowish green scenty peel?
Are you looking for a perfect name for your retreat, lodge, cottage, or cabin? Here's a formula for picking out the perfect name—the possibilities are endless.
Are you looking for an alternative to plastic straws? Here are 5 eco-friendly alternatives you should know about.
Eleven simple changes I am making this year to dramatically reduce my waste and environmental impact.
I bought this multi-tool as a gift for someone, and my short experience with the product definitely grabbed my attention.
In this article, I show you how to make distilled water at home with nothing more than a pot and some ice.
The fine art of reusing: keep your old stuff out of the landfill. Don't it throw out. Up-cycle. Repurpose and refurbish to coordinate your decor. Recover furniture using what you have on hand. This is a guide for DIY home decor with step-by-step instructions.
It's easy, safe, and inexpensive to enjoy the aroma of scented candles without burning them. All you need is a coffee warmer and an insulated candle to get started.
The decision to build a tiny house or a he/she shed is a big commitment and involves many elements to consider. These are the top 10 considerations before you get started.
An easy method for burning out a large tree stump, that's also very cost effective.
A concrete dissolver effectively removes dried up concrete, mortar, grout, and stucco from masonry tools and equipment. Read on to discover if this is the cleaning solution for you.
Some birds fly repeatedly at windows and attack their reflection. Here are some cheap and easy ideas that really work to stop them doing this.
Do you want to get some upper body exercise? Well forget the chain saw and cut logs for your wood burning stove with a bow saw. Much safer than a machine and a great aerobic workout!