Experience is the best teacher, it's true. As a first-time homeowner, the unfortunate experience of a broken water pipe taught me to always disconnect the garden hose from the outside water faucet or else I'd have a big mess and a pretty hefty plumbing bill. I've never forgotten that. Local weather forecasters are predicting a great weekend ahead. So before the snow flies, I suggest going through Bob Vila's Home Maintenance
I think we’re finally getting away from the grossness that is winter. As we roam closer towards spring, I find myself walking around my mother’s garden wondering what new funderful plants to grow, noticing the ever-growing water marks of the leaky pipes on my ceiling in my room, and all sorts of great spring projects and hobbies for this year.
Whether you want to remove an alternator or install a bathtub, MCPL’s research databases can help you complete your project with ease. Each database is free through the library and most are available from your home computer. Check out the list below to find the database that is right for your home or auto project.
Summer is here, and it’s time to roll up your sleeves and tackle those long waited projects. While not every project is suitable for do-it-yourself (some of them do require experienced professionals), sometimes DIY really is easy and can amount to significant savings.
I am the first to admit, I am thinking about entering a twelve-step program for my Pinterest addiction. In case you don’t know, Pinterest is an online pinboard where anyone can find out how to do anything. While I may not be the most prolific crafter at the Riverside Branch, I sure do like to read about crafting. Same goes for cooking.
Like many of you, I've been conditioned to believe that I can only express my sincerest thoughts with a card I picked off a rack in a store.
While I usually find something that fits the occasion, I'm really only settling with what's available. The cards I find sort of express my feelings and style, but only slightly more than if I'd closed my eyes and just grabbed something up.
Have you ever wondered just how many uses there were for an empty Altoids tin? Would you like to build an invisible bookshelf? Make your own robot? Create a home 3-D scanner? If so, you might be a maker. Makers run the gamut from artists to techies, from urban hipsters to wilderness survival types. Makers are people who aren't content with the products they can buy. They want to create things or modify the ones they purchase. The Internet has allowed makers to share ideas, and the maker movement has become a cultural phenomenon.
I have noticed that a lot of people are checking out books on home improvement, decorating, and gardening. Perhaps, it is due to the fact that we have had such a mild winter and people are already overcome with Spring Fever. We all get tired of looking at the same color on the walls, the same cracks in the flooring, and the shrubs that look pathetic no matter what you do to them.
About 6 weeks ago, my husband and I decided we wanted to screen in our porch. It seemed like a relatively simple home renovation since the porch already had a roof, railings, and window-size dividers. I bet we could do this in a few weekends! Hmmmm, it’s thoughts like those that are the down fall of many a do-it-yourselfer!