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Trust Hardware Blog

We love talking to all of our clients and learning about the different projects, fixes, and issues they are working on. We also love to embrace technology and all that it can offer to help with any of these DIY tasks. Here are a few of our favorite apps that could come in handy on your next home project.

iFixIt - This app is a DIYers dream. Gone are the days of lugging around owners and repair manuals. With iFixIt and their easy to navigate interface you can find the fix you are looking for in mere seconds and be well on your way to becoming king of your castle.

iHandy Carpenter - ($1.99) - This app uses your phones censors and turns your phone into some compact/handy tools. For example there is a level within the app to check for flat surface levels, a steel protractor, and an on-screen ruler.

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All of us have heard of WD-40 and most of us have used it in its perceived intended purpose of lubricating a squeaking or sticking hinge or mechanical part. But did you know that WD-40 can be used in dozens of helpful and practical ways? Join us as we dive into some of our favorite ways that us or our customers have used WD-40. (As a warning: WD-40 is highly flammable, is toxic if consumed, and can aggravate respiratory distress if not well ventilated).

Removing crayon from walls and wallpaper: This can come in super handy for all of our customers with small children or grandchildren.

Cleaning stains from carpet: Simply spray WD-40 on the stain (new or set in) and let sit for a few minutes. Then scrub and dry. Repeat as necessary!

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We've all heard the term "Shop Local" but have you ever stopped to think how shopping local effects you and your community?  

When you shop at small/local establishments you are not paying towards bonuses for shareholders or for a CEO to buy his own jet.  Instead, you are paying towards ballet lessons, start-up costs, vet bills, local mortgage, etc. That, in itself, should motivate you to support your local businesses! In fact, for every $100 spent at a chain retailer, only $43 of those dollars stay within the local economy. For every $100 spent at a small/local business there is an astounding $73 that stays in and gets reinvested into the local economy.  

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