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Handy Household Tips

In addition to running around Toronto fixing things up & doing other general handyman stuff, Al has decided to compile a list of handy household tips that he hopes you find helpful.  Please use the comments section if you’d like to share your feedback!

All of the following tips are tested and true but if you feel there’s a way to make them better or have any other great tips that you’d like to see included here, please leave a comment or email me let to me know – I’m always looking for ways to improve things.


None of the tips listed here should pose any sort of unusual hazard, but there’s just no substitute for common sense.  If you’re in particularly short supply of that, or you don’t feel completely confident in following any of these directions, please move on to safer pastures.  Always be careful, and if you think there’s something worrisome that should be explained better, again, please let me know!

No poking yourself in the eye!

Anyway, on to the tips:

Sell your home for more!:

Maximize Your Home’s Resale Value

Get those windows squeaky clean for less!:

Great Homemade Glass Cleaner

Shine up those kitchen wooden gadgets:

Cutting Board / Salad Bowl Conditioner

Cure those lath & plaster blues:

How To Repair Plaster Walls

Yes, you can hang pictures on lath & plaster walls!:

Hanging Pictures on Plaster Walls

Ideas?  Feedback?  Want to Drop me a Line?

If you have any other great tips that you think would be a good fit on this page, please let me know!

This tip collection is a new feature for 2016, so expect more to be on the way & please check back later for updates.

Again, please enjoy these tips carefully and safely.  If you’d like some help with your home project and you’re in Toronto, feel free to contact your quality Toronto handyman, Handy Al!