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Make your move

Make your move

Q I"m remodelling our kitchen, one bathroom and the laundry room. While moving appliances around, I damaged our vinyl floors in two different places. I...

WINNING TIP: TINY GARDEN, BRIGHT IDEA

About a year ago, my daughter moved into a small flat with a tiny courtyard that provided her only access to the outdoors. Intent on...

Have a ball

Have a ball

Do you have a blocked sink or bath drain and realised that you"ve lost the plunger? Here's what to do: grab an old tennis ball...

Put it away

Put it away

This tip comes from an estate agent friend who has sold many houses. We"ve all heard about the importance of cleaning the house, making the...

Go on, be a man

Go on, be a man

If you"ve ever battled to unscrew a stubborn lid on a bottle or jar, you"ve probably tried all the usual solutions...

Kitchen aid

Kitchen aid

I know you don't generally write about kitchen stuff in PM, but won't you please make a concession for my two hints?...

Oil crisis

Oil crisis

Q The oil light on my 12-year-old car comes on at low revs and then shuts off as I start driving. I checked the oil...

Name that sound

Name that sound

Q I keep seeing stickers from recognised audio brands on unrelated electronics. Does that mean these devices have premium sound, or is it just a...

Mystery leak

Mystery leak

Q I just got new tyres a few months ago, but since then one of them has been going flat regularly. I had that one...

Headlights don’t need no stinking washers

Q I have a 2000 Audi A4, and the headlight washers don’t work. Is there a less expensive solution than having them fixed by the...

Locked out

Locked out

Q I have an older work pick-up, and although it still runs and drives well, I’ve noticed the key lock tumbler on the driver’s side...

Neg-A-Pixels

Neg-A-Pixels

Q My friend told me that choosing a smaller picture size in my camera setting would result in cleaner, less noisy low-light photos. Is this...

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