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From the man whos been called the Mad Scientist of Home Improvementwho taught Jay Leno to shave with Jif Peanut Butter and helped Rosie ODonnell condition her hair with Reddi-wiphere is another irresistible volume filled with fun, offbeat ways to fix things around the house and garden using brand-name products already on hand.

Readers will delight in this treasure trove of quick, inexpensive fixes such as how to:

  • fix a broken dishwasher with Kool-Aid
  • remove water stains from wood furniture with Miracle Whip
  • spackle holes in walls with S.O.S.steel wool pads
  • remove wallpaper with Heinz white vinegar
  • clean driveway spills with Coca-Cola
  • repair scratched woodwork with Maxwell House coffee
  • start a car with Bayer aspirin

Organized from A to Z by topic and area of the home and jam-packed with "Strange Facts" and fascinating sidebars, this fun-to-read book presents nearly 1,000 cleaning, organizing, and home-repair problems that cover everything from barbecues to bathtubs, carpets to ceiling fans, sprinkler systems to swimming pools. It makes a great gift and is a practical guide for anyone looking for a simple way to tackle everyday problems and repairs.

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