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TikTok creator @momthatlovestoclean busts out a common cleaning tool—a mop—not only clean her floors but to clean the walls as well. Add this to your deep clean spring to-do list.

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“One of the easiest things to remember about paint tools is that you get what you pay for,” says Lou Manfredini, a home expert for Ace Hardware. “The biggest mistake I see homeowners make is that they buy cheap tools that don’t give them good results, or they buy cheap paint — then they end up with a poor finished product.”

If you have long hair, pets, or both, your carpets are probably holding on to some pretty gnarly things. TikTok user @cleanhappyco shows just how much was hiding in the bedroom carpet by using the Magic Broom.

TikTok creator @dana_burke built a simple side table from a boho basket from Target and a wood round from Home Depot. You don’t need any big power tools—just a hot glue gun and a drill. 

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A battery-powered drill and driver is an essential home tool. Add a selection of drill bits in many sizes to be ready for whatever you need.

For safety’s sake, we added a hand railing to a basement stairway and regretted not doing it sooner. Since stairs are the location for many home accidents, the addition of a handrail to steady yourself, especially when carrying something, means safe passage. A handrail is also needed on a wide-open or steep stairway. Whichever direction you’re going – up or down – a stair railing ensures safe footing and passage on a stairway.

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Deepen your child’s understanding of the weather and have them begin experimenting with static electricity, water cycles and air currents. This kit includes all the tools needed for over six experiments, including potting soil, a desk lamp, beans and more. $14.99 at Amazon

TikTok creator @stuffyouactuallyneed found this smart seat gap filler on Amazon. Whether you have kids who are constantly spilling snacks under the seats or you’re prone to dropping your phone, this handy tool is must have.

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Don’t worry about blowing up this pool or getting out your tools — just bring it out and fill it. The bottom is made of vinyl, while the sides are made of heavy-duty PVC. Available at Amazon, $37.99

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TikTok creator and avid gardener Brenda of @ggthegardengirl shares this genius hack that will save you a few bucks on a seed sowing tool. Instead of buying something new, use a stick from your yard and mark off common seed depth measurements using a ruler and a pen.

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If you love the look of big flower arrangements but can’t seem to replicate it at home, you can use a special tool to get the flowers to stay in place. As Bay Area florist @laurelandvine explains, a Holly Chapple pillow is a must.

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Landscaping and gardening tools that are electric- or gas-powered may require maintenance or service before you use them this season. Electric tools like a cordless hedge trimmer will need to be charged fully prior to use. If the rechargeable battery doesn’t hold a charge as well as it used to, you may need to replace it. Gas-powered tools need their fluids and tires checked.

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Prepare seasonal tools, such as snow blowers, with a tune-up, which includes a light coating of oil to prevent rust. Make these tools (including snow shovels and salt) easily accessible so you don't have to dig them out when you need them. Make sure everything is in proper working order.

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Knowledge comes at a cost for Binti. In order to attend the galaxy’s top university, she must give up her place among family and enter a world of strangers who don’t understand her culture. As she prepares to step into this new world, she finds herself in the middle of warring alien races. In order to survive, she’ll have to use the tools at her disposal — those of her people behind her and of the prestigious institution ahead.

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