Handy Hints

Family Handyman|June 2020

Handy Hints
Clever solutions from our readers

Easy mulch spreading

Mulching around flowers and bushes in tight quarters is easier if the mulch is in a small container. So I place buckets and pails in my wheelbarrow and fill them with mulch. It doesn’t matter if the mulch misses the bucket and lands in the wheelbarrow. Once you’ve emptied the buckets, dump the contents of the wheel barrow in an open area and spread it out.

ERIC SWARTZ

DRAWER ORGANIZER

Keep measuring cups and spoons from cluttering up a drawer. Just attach a strip of wood to the drawer’s side. Install washers behind the wood strip to create a gap for the handles to slide into.

CHRIS GRIMAL

MAKE YOUR OWN LAZY SUSAN

I was shopping for a lazy Susan for my spices, but the ones I found were expensive and wouldn’t fit in my cabinet anyway. I made my own with two matching pie tins and marbles. You just spread a single layer of marbles in the bottom tin and set the other tin on top. Spins just like the store-bought variety!

CAROL SCHULTZ

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June 2020