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Fix-It Friday: Wood Floor Woes… How To Deal With Splintering And That “Pet Smell”

"I live in a very old house, and the floors are primarily wood. The floors don't appear to have any sort of finish on them, and the wood is splintering in some areas. How do I go about resealing the floors to help with cleaning and to prevent splinters in feet?! The previous tenants had pets, and every time I mop the floor ends up ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: The Search For Mr. or Ms. Right… How To Find A Good Contractor

Several years ago, my family home in Brooklyn needed some extensive Spanish tile work done to the roof. This type of repair goes beyond my wheelhouse, so I contacted various roof contractors for estimates. Well, this roofer search turned into a regular comedy routine. Here’s how it would go down ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Bye-Bye Nail Pops… Hello Perfect Walls!

A nail pop is an unsightly nub popping from beneath your drywall—kind of like a blind pimple under your skin. Sometimes the nail will pop so far, it will actually cause the drywall to crack off, revealing the head of the nail or screw. Why does this happen? Two reasons. There could have been error during the installation—the installer may not have pressed the wallboard ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: 5 Cool Ways To Use LEGO Bricks For Grown-Up Crafting And DIY Projects

August 7, 2015 by

When I was a kid, I was often described as a “tomboy.” I liked to use my brother’s LEGO bricks to build and create structures and characters. Problem was, bro would have a fit if I even touched any of his things, let alone play with them. So I was forced to do what any sassy little sister would do... steal them. ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Prep Your House For Vacation

“We are getting ready to go on our family vacation and do you have any good tips to prep your house before you leave? Thanks.” - WYSK Reader Wynonna NV: Hi Wynonna! Lemme get to your question right away cause it sounds like you're heading out on your vacay soon... lucky you!!! The most important thing I do when I leave for a stretch is turn off the water-main running to the interior of the house (tell ... [Read More]

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How to Bring The Shine Back To Your Dull Stainless Steel

July 24, 2015 by

We love the look of stainless steel sinks and appliances, but hate the fingerprints and dulled finish. Periodic cleaning with common household products will easily and inexpensively restore the sheen you crave. Clean Stainless Steel Appliances   Materials List: All purpose spray cleaner Non-abrasive scrubbing sponge Microfiber cleaning cloths Rubbing alcohol Stainless steel ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Norma Vally’s Top 10 Most Popular Home Improvement “Fixes”

July 17, 2015 by

Two years ago, seasoned veteran of home improvement, former Discovery Home Channel show host, and author, Norma Vally, joined the WYSK team to write Fix-It Friday, an exclusive weekly column designed to inspire women - weekend warriors, aspiring handywomen, and seasoned DIYers - to take on home repairs and maintenance projects with ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Cool Summer DIY Tips To Beat The Heat At Home

Summer's here and while the time may be right for dancing in the street, it’s also time to get savvy on how to beat the heat in and around your home. High temperatures can wreak havoc on your home, not to mention your power bill, but there are ways to combat that escalating thermometer. ... [Read More]