Home Improvement

The Disney Reference You Missed In Home Improvement

Of course everyone remembers the time Simba and Buzz Lightyear showed up on the set of Home Improvement to help tackle the burgeoning candy surplus in suburban Detroit, right? Okay, admittedly, this is not exactly a crossover in the classic sense, since the episode didn’t feature the proper characters, instead giving us two young trick-or-treaters dressed up as the Disney characters for Halloween. 

But recall, if you will, that the voice cast of the 1994 classic, The Lion King, featured a young Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Young Simba. And, at the same time, keep in mind that the Toy Story franchise features Tim Allen as everyone’s favorite Space Ranger. So when the aforementioned candy-seekers show up at the Taylor residence and Randy Taylor (Thomas) turns over some sweet loot to the costumed Simba and Buzz, you’re witnessing a clever wink and nod at two Home Improvement cast members’ projects

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Lowe’s ‘SpringFest’ has free curbside ‘Garden-to-Go’ projects for families in April. How to sign up.

UPDATE: Registration opened Thursday for the first SpringFest Garden-to-Go kit at www.lowes.com and there was “overwhelming interest,” Lowe’s told USA TODAY in a statement. Available while supplies lasted, the free kits “sold out” nationwide, the retailer said. At midnight on April 8, registration will open for the next kit, which is a mystery garden pinata.

Lowe’s is dangling a new springtime promotion: free Garden-to-Go project kits that can be picked up curbside.

Every week in April, for “SpringFest,” the home improvement chain will give away different themed kits to families who register in advance. Registration starts April 1, a week before the first of four weekly giveaways.

The drive-thru event is similar to what Lowe’s did with curbside trick-or-treating in October.

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In past years, Lowe’s has held a “Spring Black Friday” sale, but

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TikTok hack for DIY lazy Susan made with household items praised as ‘revolutionary’

Spice cabinet organization just got easier for people who aren’t afraid of DIY home improvement projects.

A viral TikTok video made by Kathryn Snearly from Do It On a Dime is showing social media users how to make an affordable lazy Susan — for spices, oils or seasonings — that fits inside a cabinet.

TIKTOK HACK CLAIMS TO PREVENT KITCHEN FOOD SPILLS, GOES VIRAL

Using only three items, the YouTuber and lifestyle blogger created the DIY lazy Susan with two stackable pans and a pack of marbles.

“Fix your life from the Dollar Store,” Snearly captioned the video, which shows her placing even-sized marbles into a shallow round pan before she covers it with second pan. Snearly’s clip skips to the end result: a fully rotatable lazy Susan that holds an assortment of spice containers.

INGENIOUS EGG-COOKING HACKS GO VIRAL ON TIKTOK

Since sharing her kitchen organization hack on March

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The Inspiration For Wilson On Home Improvement Might Surprise You

Sadly, actor Earl Hindman, who played Wilson throughout all eight seasons of Home Improvement, died in December 2003 at the age of 61 due to lung cancer. Even though the ABC comedy had already ended at the time, his passing had a profound effect on his castmates, particularly Allen, who is still grieving his friend to this day.

In early 2021, Allen briefly revived the character of Tim Taylor in an episode of his current Fox show Last Man Standing. During the crossover event, Tim tells Mike Baxter (also played by Allen) that he had a neighbor, Wilson, whose death hit him hard. “For many, many years, I shared a lot of stuff with him. He passed away,” Tim tells Mike. “I miss Wilson. I miss a lot of stuff.”

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Allen shared why he felt it was fitting to use the

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Lowe’s SpringFest includes free curbside kits for families in April

Lowe’s is dangling a new springtime promotion: free Garden-to-Go project kits that can be picked up curbside.

Every week in April, for “SpringFest,” the home improvement chain will give away different themed kits to families who register in advance. Registration starts April 1, a week before the first of four weekly giveaways.

The drive-thru event is similar to what Lowe’s did with curbside trick-or-treating in October.

In past years, Lowe’s has held a “Spring Black Friday” sale, but amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been handling sales and events differently, said Marisa Thalberg, Lowe’s executive vice president, chief brand and marketing officer.

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“Spring just feels so metaphoric this year. Sort of this coming out of our winter, literally and figuratively,” Thalberg said in an interview with USA TODAY. “We’re already seeing that interest starting

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As Home Improvement Surges, Capitalize with the RTH ETF

Amid mandated social distancing regulations, homeowners made good use of their dwellings by improving them in 2020. As home improvement retail rises, ETF investors can capitalize on all the improvement projects with the VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH).

With its second largest holding in retail chain Home Depot, RTH makes for the perfect indirect play on the improving sub-sector. Its current allocation to Home Depot (as of February 28) is 12%.

“One bright retail spot in 2020, the year COVID-19 hit hard in the U.S., was the home improvement and repair segment which saw product sales spike 8.7% compared to the year prior,” a Retail Customer Experience article duly noted. “Total product sales hit $440 billion, according to research from ComprarAcciones.com. In comparison, during the financial crisis in 2008-2009, the home improvement market saw a three-year decline in product sales, according to a press release on the research findings.”

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