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Past articles by Walter:

Home Electrical Projects You Can Totally Handle Yourself

Tackling electrical projects around the house can sound daunting if you’ve never tackled one before. But just because the job involves some wires, that doesn’t mean you need to call in the pros. Here are eight common electrical repairs and replacements that you can totally do yourself. No prior experience necessary. → Read More

Clean Up Sticky Dough Easier by Using Cold Water

If you do any bread baking, you know what a pain it can be getting dough off your bowls and utensils, especially if you don’t get to it right away. Make things a little easier by soaking in cold water first. → Read More

Chill Your Soda Faster by Wrapping it with a Wet Paper Towel

If you’ve got a can of soda or beer that you want to chill fast, wrap a wet paper towel around it before tossing it in the freezer. → Read More

Clean Your Greasy Stove Filter with Boiling Water and Baking Soda

Stove hood filters are one of those things that people forget about cleaning regularly because they don’t usually see them. But they can get pretty nasty, and even dangerous, if you don’t take the time to clean them. → Read More

Use a Plastic Knife to Cut Brownies Cleanly

Let’s face it. Even if you just tear into freshly baked brownies with your fingers, they’re going to be delicious. But sometimes, you need to cut them cleanly without tearing them up. Enter the plastic knife. → Read More

Make Your Own Pocket Grill for Camping or Backpacking

There are collapsible grills on the market for camping and backpacking, but they tend to be on the pricey side. This DIY version is cheap, easy to build, and you can make it the size you want. → Read More

Stash Cleaning Supplies Where You Actually Need Them

If you keep a few cleaning supplies at the locations where you’ll use them, you’ll be likely to use them more often. → Read More

Spin Your Shredded Potatoes for Crispier Hash Browns

The secret to crispy hash browns, as we’ve shown you before, is getting as much water out of the potatoes as possible. But you can avoid the mess from squeezing them out by using a salad spinner. → Read More

Mimicker Alarm Wakes You Up with a Game

Android: Any alarm can wake you up. Mimicker, a free alarm app for Android from the Microsoft Garage, can help make sure you stay awake. → Read More

Keep a Rolling Grocery or To-Do List on a Butcher Paper Roll

If you want a simple, cheap way to keep a grocery or to do list in your kitchen, or wherever else, try a roll of the ever useful butcher paper. → Read More

Give Yourself a Night Off Cooking with a Make-Ahead Salad Bar

It’s nice to be able to take a night off from cooking or deciding what to eat. Prep a nice salad bar ahead of time and use it whenever you need to. → Read More

What's Your Favorite Thing About Your Job?

While most of us don’t have a job that allows us to slip the surly bonds of Earth, most of us do have things about our work we really enjoy. We’d like to hear what keeps you going. → Read More

Clean and Lubricate Your Can Opener with Wax Paper

Can openers can get pretty grimy over time, which is unsanitary but also keeps the opener from operating its best. Fortunately, you can fix the problem with a little wax paper. → Read More

How To Save or Share Your iPhone Voicemail Messages in iOS 9

In previous versions of iOS, saving or sharing a voicemail was a difficult task, but iOS 9 makes it easy by adding sharing tools. → Read More

Tell Us Your Best DIY Success Story

We’ve asked you in the past about your worst DIY disaster. Now, we’d like to hear about your best DIY project. → Read More

Add Depth to Just About Any Dish with Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is usually associated with specific forms of Asian cooking, but it can add real depth to many dishes without making them taste fishy. → Read More

Cool Tea or Stock Quickly with This DIY Immersion Chiller

An immersion chiller cools hot liquids quickly by running cold water through a coiled copper pipe that’s immersed in the liquid. You can make this DIY model to whatever size fits your needs. → Read More

Create Your Own Travel Size Spice Packs with Drinking Straws

Keep a collection of your favorite spices on you at all times with these airtight DIY spice packs. → Read More

How to Troubleshoot Windows 10 with Reliability Monitor

Troubleshooting problems in Windows can be kind of a pain, but the built-in Reliability Monitor gives you a leg up by presenting your computer’s reliability and problem history in one easy view. → Read More

Deodorize Your Dishwasher with Leftover Citrus Peels

You can do all kinds of cool things with citrus peels other than tossing them. Next time you peel an orange, lemon, or grapefruit, toss those peels in your dishwasher. → Read More