SOURCE: The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

November 17, 2010 06:00 ET

Home Improvement for the Holidays

Get Ready for Guests and Equip Die-Hard DIYers With These Solutions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) -  The first feast of the holidays is just a week away, marking the beginning of a season of gifting, hosting and last-minute projects around the house. "Get ready for guests and ensure your shopping is done early with products that make holiday home improvements simpler and please the die-hard DIYers on your list," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and syndicated radio show host of The Money Pit.

Kraeutler and co-host Leslie Segrete suggest shopping for the following solutions this season.

Quick fixes for cold-weather sticks
"Plunging temperatures and winter moisture can wreak havoc with hinges, hardware and winter gear, so be prepared with a sample six-pack of products from Liquid Wrench," says Segrete. The kit includes Liquid Wrench Penetrating Oil, which quickly loosens corroded bolts, nuts and hinges, and Silicone Spray to prevent door gaskets from sticking and protect your winter sports gear. Look for the sample six-pack and all Liquid Wrench products at Lowe's and other major retailers or get info at

One-step cleaning for fine kitchen and bath finishes
Holiday housecleaning calls for quick solutions, and CLR offers three cleaning products that make kitchens and baths sparkle in no time at all. "CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner cuts through tough, built-up scum and grime for a deep clean or a quick wipe-down before guests arrive," says Kraeutler. "And CLR's Stone Cleaner works magic on such gourmet kitchen surfaces as granite, marble and tile." Stock up for year-round cleaning needs at

Gear for garage workshops
Give the gift of organization with coordinating components from Gladiator GarageWorks. The Bamboo Modular Workbench provides a generous work surface using nature's strongest and most renewable material, and has heavy-duty tubular steel legs with stabilizing angle brackets and leveler legs that compensate for uneven garage floors. "Also check out the Gladiator GearTrack Pack, installable in just 15 minutes and providing eight linear feet of storage for yard and garden tools," says Segrete. You'll find these and other great garage accessories at

Refreshing solutions for the shower
"You can revitalize any bath with Moen's Refresh Three-Way Shower Combination, featuring both a multi-setting handheld showerhead and a nine-inch rainshower showerhead," advises Segrete. The rainshower showerhead incorporates Moen's self-pressurizing InvigoRain spray, and a three-way diverter allows you to easily switch from the rainshower to the handheld, or use both showerheads together. Available in Chrome finish at Bed Bath & Beyond. More at

Sixteen wrenches in one
Equip your favorite DIYer with a wrench for every need in one handy tool with the Ratcheting ReadyWrench from Black & Decker. "The ReadyWrench has SureFit™ Technology which does the job of 16 sockets with two heads that rotate to fit nuts and bolts in the most popular standard and metric sizes," says Kraeutler. "It also ratchets, adding efficiency to projects of any scale." Look for the Ratcheting ReadyWrench at major hardware and home improvement retailers or visit

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