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"The Real Man's Guide to Fixin' Stuff"'

The humorously titled, “The Real Man’s Guide to Fixin’ Stuff”, is not a typical fix-it manual, and it’s not only for men, real or otherwise.

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Oh, sure, it has some tips you’d expect to find in such books, like how to repair loose hinges, squeaky floors, and dripping taps, but in it you’ll also learn how to re-sole shoes, make a vacuum suck better, sharpen blender blades, and resurface a wooden cutting board, among

hundreds of other tips you didn’t know you needed to know. For instance, were you aware you can rejuvenate a shabby carpet by sprinkling salt over the dull areas and leaving it stand for an hour? When you vacuum the salted spots, the carpet will have perked up considerably.

A great gift for the fledgling homeowner/renter/nest-leaver, “The Real Man’s Guide to Fixin’ Stuff” just might prove to be the go-to manual for the newbie when things go on the fritz. You can find it on Amazon for about 9 bucks. Do just one fix-it in the manual, and the book pays for itself.

created at: 07/22/2010

 

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