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Storage Ideas for the Corvette-Deprived

If you think finding places for storage can be a big problem, you might be comforted to know that no less a figure than the leader of the free world
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Next time, WIN the Cold War. Be a HERO at ZERO!

It’s not unusual for homeowners to tell us we’re “heroes” for solving their long-running home repair problems — but it hasn’t gone to our heads. While keeping toilets flushing is
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The power struggle at your home that you must win

Really, is there ANYONE who feels intense joy at the very moment they go outside to hang Christmas lights? Sure, we will always have with us a few happy-clappy, eggnog-fueled
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How many light bulb consultants does it take to change a lightbulb?

When I was just a wee little handy-boy, my favorite joke was “how many handymen does it take to change a light bulb?” BWAHAAHAAHAA!!! Yeah, as if you could get
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The Byrds & The Bible: It’s a time to repair, not a time to replace

Many years ago, when dinosaurs and your humble correspondent walked the Earth, an early rock group called The Byrds had THIS hit song that started like this: To everything (turn,
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The Worst Handyman Mistake of All Time

In a recent dispatch from the front lines of home repairs, your humble correspondent reported that a surprisingly large number of homeowners leave damaged and stained walls as they are,
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Honor the Queen: Bring a Little Buckingham Palace to Your Home

Fix St Louis reached out to King Charles III yesterday to express our condolences on the passing of the Queen, and wish him well in his new position. While he
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You Don’t Have to Live in a Crack House

Last week I spent a lot of time with folks looking to fix their water-damaged walls after the recent heavy rains. But what struck me most was how many OTHER
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How to Keep Out the Waters Until it’s Time to Build an Ark

Whoa! What was THAT? I’m not gonna point any fingers on who incurred God’s wrath this week, causing the heavens to open up. But I think we can safely narrow
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Welcome Streetwalkers into your Subdivision

I think we can all agree houses are better than they were 100 years ago. But, something pretty big has been lost – the front porch. Who uses a front
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Defeat the Heat with the Fix St Louis Tar Heels

As a busy handyman, your humble correspondent’s exposure to college sports is very limited. And when I say “limited,” I mean maybe my head will be inside a toilet while
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Being “Fix St Louis” in a world where everyone else is “Replace St Louis”

Doesn’t it seem like getting your house fixed is a lot more frustrating than getting just about anything else fixed? Why is that? Let’s compare this to getting a car
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Elon Musk & Fix St Louis team-up for a major advance in handyman services

Your humble correspondent has had his eye on this Elon Musk fellow for quite some time – a man whose Tesla cars are reshaping the auto industry, who can bring
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The SIX Do-it-Yourself Home Repairs We Bail People Out of Most

It’s been said that “pride comes before the fall.” You may want to check me on this because your humble correspondent is not a historian, but I’d say this quote
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Handyman prep for your U.S. Supreme Court nomination

Just another one of those humbling weeks when your humble correspondent was reminded of his limitations in life. This week I had to finally accept that this old handyman will
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Are you prepared to deliver an annual “State of your Street Address” address?

Imagine it’s your moment. Ready? Go! “Ladies and gentlemen. Your humble correspondent has the high privilege and distinct honor of introducing the homeowner at 24 WestEast SunnyShady PineMapleOak TreeRockLeaf LaneCourt!”
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Get that CROWDED-OUT car BACK into your garage and KEEP it there EVERY night

If your kid’s room got too messy, you wouldn’t make him sleep out on the street that night, would you? For sure, that might be a tempting threat for an
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Contagious Home Improvements

If your booth for accepting confessions is now open, I’ve got one to make. I am a super-spreader, and I pass things on by human contact and word of mouth
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