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About diyornot.com

Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of www.diyornot.com, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.

February Homeowner’s Checklist

These inspections and maintenance chores will keep your heating and hot water systems working at peak capacity, the other suggestions will keep the rest of the house clean and maintained. Replace filters or wash permanent ones in heating system Remove … Continue reading

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What’s in a Basic Homeowner Tool Box?

Just the basics – tools, that is, to have in every home. These are so practical you probably already acquired some of them even if you’ve always been a renter. Keep these 18 tools together, in a 5-gallon bucket, plastic … Continue reading

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First-time DIY Plumbing Repairs

You’d be surprised at how easy some basic plumbing repairs can be and how much you will save by doing them yourself. We’re not talking major plumbing work that requires the skills and tools of a professional plumber, we’re suggesting … Continue reading

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Just Do It in January Home Checklist

After all the holiday decorations are packed away and stored for another year and your home life schedule gets back to normal, your home probably seems empty like ours does when all things red and green are removed. It’s a … Continue reading

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Holiday Puzzle for Kids of All Ages

Enjoying some quality time with the kids while you wait for Santa to arrive?  Here’s a word teaser to work with the kids, either online or print out copies and work with a pencil. It’s your call, either way, enjoy being … Continue reading

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Make a Log and Stick Reindeer

Follow this link to make a log and stick reindeer https://diyornot.com/Project.aspx?ndx2=10&Rcd=192. Better yet, make a family of reindeer to decorate inside our outside your home. Yo Ho Ho!

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Turkey Time Crossword Puzzle

Tired of watching football games on the big day? Are the kids looking bored and need a little quality time with you? Check out our Thanksgiving crossword puzzle and work it with them. It’s an enjoyable exercise to baffle and … Continue reading

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