Oct 29 , 2018

What’s Haunting My House?

Watch this video to learn about four spooky house problems that often haunt homeowners this time of year.

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Mice Inside the Wall

mousetraps by toilet

This is the best way to get rid of mice in your house—even if they’ve made themselves at home inside your walls.

Plus: Find out why one Family Handyman reader swears by a paper bag when it comes to pest control.

Bad Smell in the Basement

vegetable oil in drain

This is the most likely culprit of a foul smell in your basement. And we’ll show you how to fix it yourself.

Plus: Find out how to get rid of other unpleasant smells that may be wafting around your house.

One Really Cold Room


These are the tried-and-true ways you can warm up a cold room in your house.

For more ideas, check out these 15 unexpected (yet effective!) ways you can add warmth to a room this fall and winter.

Doors That Open or Close by Themselves

hinge pin

Before you take the door down and try to adjust the doorframe, try this super-simple trick with the hinge pin. It’s quite effective and could save you a lot of time and hassle.

Plus: These three easy solutions will fix a rattling door.


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