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Top 5 Home Improvement Articles of 2011

1. Pumpkin Carving - 6 Creative Ideas Using Power Tools

Pumpkin Carving Ideas Pumpkin Vomitting

At Mr. Handyman, safety comes first and the same goes for using power tools at home. Wear your safety goggles, follow the instructions in the owner's manual for the tool, and make sure that power tools are only used by an adult. That being said, we decided to have some fun and put the power tools to work on carving pumpkins. View step-by-step instructions on how to make your next Halloween special with this Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools video.

2. Garage Organization Ideas: Organize, Hang-it, Custom Solutions

Feeling cramped? Organizing your garage is one of the best ways to reduce clutter and create more room in the rest of your house. Mr. Handyman 0ffered up a few quick tips to transform your garage into a clean and functional space.

3. Garage Shelf Ideas: Tips for Selecting Free Standing, Wall or Custom Systems

Garage Shelving, Custom Built 2 x 4 and Plywood Unit

Any shelving option you choose will help keep a cluttered garage in check. Explore your options and find the best shelving unit for your needs with this info on Free Standing Shelves, Adjustable Shelves, and Custom Shelves.

Both of the preceding articles are part of the Garage Organization Ideas series. Read more for additional garage organization tips from Mr. Handyman.

4. Father's Day Gifts - Ten Must Have Tools for Dad

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Manfred Niemetschek works full time in Southern California for Mr. Handyman serving Beverly Hills. He has the privilege and responsibility of working in some of the most affluent properties in the country for clients with extremely selective taste and requirements. He compiled this helpful list of must have tools for Father's Day.

5. Methods to Prevent Damage from Water Intrusion

Glenn Berkwitt is the owner of Mr. Handyman of North Seattle and knows that winter in the Pacific Northwest often includes drenching rainstorms , driven by southerly winds. He offers up info on French Drains and Sump Pumps to combat the problem of water intrusion.

Mr. Handyman looks forward to your continued readership in 2012, making your "To Do" list manageable; allowing you to spend your time doing what you enjoy most.

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