How-to Video Projects
I was the script writer, producer, and on-camera talent for all of these videos. These DIY how-to videos were originally written and produced for The Family Handyman website and digital editions.
Given the right tools and enough time, a determined thief can steal almost anything. In this video, I discuss three common backyard targets for thieves and what you can do to make it harder for someone to steal your valuables.
Make sure the locks and chains you’re using to secure your bicycles, motorcycles, trailers and other important stuff can really foil a would-be thief. I show you which chains and locks can’t be cut by a bolt cutter so you can choose the right kind of security chain and locks to keep your valuables secure.
Tiny spice containers take up a lot of room in your cabinets and they get lost easily among all the other spices in taller containers. In this video, I show you a simple way to use a curtain rod to organize all of your small spice containers so you can spot them immediately and also get more storage space in crowded kitchen cabinets.
In this video, I share hints and tips for choosing the right container for your potted plants to ensure you have healthy plants and season-long bloom.
In this video, I show you an easy way to organize measuring cups on the back of a kitchen cabinet to keep them at your fingertips and free up space in your drawers.
In this video, I show you a quick and easy way to organize canned goods in your kitchen pantry using leftover wire shelving.
Is your shower hardware old and grungy? You can go from dingy to dynamic by replacing your shower trim kit. It’s super easy and I show you how to do it in this step-by-step video.
If you like fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden but don’t think you can have a garden of your own, this is the project for you. I show you how to build a sub irrigated planter (also called a self-watering planter) that will allow you to grow your favorite foods and keep them watered, even while you are on vacation.
Add a ceramic shower shelf
Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to organize your bathroom and get more bathroom shower storage. This video shows you how to install a beautiful ceramic corner shelf in your shower.
More of my how-to videos on The Family Handyman website:
- Keep a clean paint bucket
- Keep paint cans clean
- How to store wine glasses
- Self-stick paint shields
- Build a spray painting booth
Money ‘n’ Sanity (Twin Cities Public Television)
Our family is the subject of this half-hour documentary which examines intergenerational attitudes about money.
Listen To Your Mother 2013
I took part in a national event celebrating Mother’s Day. I read an original essay called “My Mother Myself” in front of 500 people and it was also broadcast nationally via social media. It was a wonderful experience. You can read the essay and watch the video.