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Hercules Hooks

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Have you seen those hooks advertised on TV that you can push into a wall by hand and they’ll hold up to 150 pounds? They’re called Hercules Hooks and can be found online; just do a Web search for the name. My friend Terri Crumley tried them out and...

Goo Gone

Goo Gone is the best product I’ve found for removing sticky residue. It easily removes price tag stickers and can even remove the sticky residue from where you had an IV line attached to you arm! If your local home improvement store doesn’t carry it, you can find it...

LavNav

This is one of the most unusual products I’ve ever run across, but it works great. The LavNav is a device that fits on the underside of your toilet lid. At night it detects motion and turns on a light that shines down on your toilet. The light is...

Too many T-shirts? Here’s one way to wear them all

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Spring is in the air!  Or here in Atlanta pollen is in the air.  I guess the warm temperatures (at times — after all, I do live in Atlanta where it’s 70 degrees one day and 36 degrees the next) have whipped my wife into a spring cleaning frenzy. ...

Make that credit card connection

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If your credit card doesn’t read well when it’s swiped, cover it in a plastic bag, or run a piece of cellophane tape along the stripe. It will help the card reader make the connection to the magnetic stripe.

Wash your veggies in the water (then use the water on the plants)

Set up a plastic colander inside a larger bucket to wash your veggies before you bring them in from the garden. Then, re-use the water on the plants still in the ground.

A better way to peel garlic

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There is a neat tip going around about the best way to peel garlic, but I have an improvement on it. Basically, the tip goes like this: Crush a head of garlic with your hand and separate the cloves. Put them in a bowl, cover it with an inverted...

Tales from the Tipman: Keep fit with a Fitbit

The Fitbit captures your movements and the number of steps you take in a day.

I don’t know about you, but I hate to exercise. My wife just loves it. Some people are just sick I guess. To me it feels like work. I do it for the obvious health benefits, but I’ve often wished someone would just make it fun. I may have...

From the Tipman: Stay fit with a Fitbit

The Fitbit captures your movements and the number of steps you take in a day.

I don’t know about you, but I hate to exercise. My wife just loves it. Some people are just sick I guess. To me it feels like work. I do it for the obvious health benefits, but I’ve often wished someone would just make it fun. I may have...

Keep a door from moving when you work on it

When you are working on door hardware the door moves back and forth, making it difficult to work on. This tip keeps the door stationary. I modified it by cutting it for interior and exterior doors sizes; exterior tend to be slightly thicker.

Tips to beef up a cheap tablet case

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The bottom line with this tip: If you have a cheap tablet case, it can be better to monkey around with it rather than just dropping the money on a new, fancier one. Basically, my cheap case has these tiny little indentations where my iPad can be adjusted to...

BUSTED! Use a wet paper towel to cool a soda can

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There’s a tip going around that you can wrap a soda can with a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes, and the paper towel will help get the can colder faster. I was skeptical so I tried it out, using my handy infrared...