Monday, February 27, 2012

1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints And Tips: Tricks, Shortcuts, How-Tos, And Other Great Ideas For Inside, Outside, And All Around Your House By Editors Of Reader's Digest

1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints and Tips: Tricks, Shortcuts, How-tos, and Other Great Ideas for Inside, Outside, and All Around Your House

1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints And Tips: Tricks, Shortcuts, How-Tos, And Other Great Ideas For Inside, Outside, And All Around Your House By Editors Of Reader's Digest

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Product Description

Now you can work like a pro-and accomplish all your maintenance, repair, and decorating projects more easily, at less cost, and with better results. Takes you through every task you'll ever face as a homeowner, presenting handy hints and savvy shortcuts.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #470146 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-01-10
  • Released on: 2008-01-10
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .78" h x 7.66" w x 10.00" l, 2.29 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 352 pages


  • Tackle every job around the house with these field-tested home-improvement
    tricks and techniques from the experts---and save time
  • work
  • and money.
Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful.
5This book is amazing.
By D. Agawa
I have not bought this book...yet. I recently borrowed it from the library, and will keep renewing it until they force me to return it. When they do, I intend on hunting it down at my neighborhood bookstore.

This book is very comprehensive for the do-it-yourselfer that is just starting out, and contains many neat tips and tricks that even the expert handyman would not have known. The book is extremely useful for everyday stuff, and even has instructions on those once a year fix-it items.

The book is arranged in different categories, such as Lawn & Garden, Plumbing, Electrical Appliances, with subcategories like pruning, toilets, and washer/dryer. About half of each page is covered with colorful handrawn pictures that apply to the tips listed. Most tips don't have pictures, but these are usually ones that don't require them. The other half of the page contains detailed instructions on how to replace/repair/install items of importance. These instructions have real pictures of the process, and are wonderful for reference.

I would recommend this book to anyone who owns a home. Once you buy it, read everything once so you'll know what's in there, then put it in an accessible place so you can grab it at a moments notice.

51 of 54 people found the following review helpful.
5A must for every home owner!!
By A Customer
As a single parent and homeowner, I can't tell you how handy this book has been. If you don't have a friend, relative or spouse who's a handyman, you definitely need this book. I've been able to save enough money to furnish my home. I've purchased many of the Reader's Digest books in the past and found them to be of high quality and excellent value. This book contains step-by-step procedures and instructions that are depicted in numbered color photos that makes easy work of repairs and maintenance-plus you are assured it's done right.

69 of 75 people found the following review helpful.
4Excellent source of clever ideas and tips
By A Customer
While not a comprehensive home repair guide (superficial instructions and difficult to see and poorly labeled photos and diagrams), this book is a useful addition to home repair libraries. When tackling a home repair, the book provides numerious time-saving and result enhancing suggestions on how to maket the job go more smooothly with a higher quality outcome.


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