Hands On: RYOBI 12″ Surface Cleaner

There are a TON of birds that congregate off and on almost all day on our back/side yard deck. We spend a good fortune on bird food (which the squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and probably other critters enjoy, too) every month. Surprisingly, there is very little “poo” around the area, but the bird food itself and … Read more

Hands On: RING Floodlight Cam

A little bit outside of the garage today but just by a few feet. We’re going to ring in the new year with a review of the . About a year ago, we installed a because we get quite a few deliveries each week and don’t always hear the knock or doorbell (I do work … Read more

Hands On: RYOBI 14″ 40V Brushless Cordless Chainsaw

Here in our quaint yet not-so-sleepy North Florida town, there are trees everywhere. After just about every storm (and we’ve had our share of hurricanes recently), trees come tumbling down all over the place. Chainsaws are almost mandatory here. Most of us have been using gas-powered chainsaws for ages. Even with the advent of cordless … Read more

Hands On: RYOBI 40V Cordless Leaf Vacuum / Mulcher

Summer is gone and Fall has arrived! ???? Well, unless you’re here in North Florida, where it’s still 100 degrees, icky-sticky from the humidity, and the ground is as dry as a bone. We are slowly starting to see some temperature changes at night and a few leaves just giving up and letting go. And … Read more

Hands-On: LOFTEK 12″ 16-Color Multi-Function LED Cube Light

A while back we covered a handy little work light from LOFTEK that we really liked. While digging through the LOFTEK website, we saw a bunch of other cool lights they offer so grabbed a few, including a surprisingly useful 12″ LED Cube Light. With our cover photo looking more like something from a home decorating … Read more

Hands-On: The RYOBI Outdoor 40V Brushless Expand-It System

When we set out to simplify our lives by moving back to a smaller town after 20 years (and thanks for sticking with us and our lack of posts… it’s been quite the disruptive journey, to say the least!), that also included a smaller home and yard with less maintenance. A smaller yard means simpler … Read more

Hands-On: RYOBI 2300 PSI Brushless Electric Pressure Washer

Just in time for Mother’s Day, I needed to tackle a few chores around my own mother’s house. One of those jobs included the long-overdue pressure washing of her back patio—it was full of dirt, mold, and grime.???? I’ve got a few pressure washers—both my own and those from various GarageSpot.com projects—and wanted to use … Read more

The One-Handed Broadcast Spreader

Late spring, early summer means fertilizer time for many of us. And for those with smaller yards, a push broadcast spreader is just too much. Handheld spreaders are a better choice but can be a real pain to operate—two hands are needed to operate the manual crank, which tends to jam all too often, while the … Read more

Sturdy, Space-Saving Outdoor Pop-Up Storage

Whether on the porch, patio, deck, in the backyard or even at the RV park, sometimes we just need a place to put our stuff to keep it clean and dry outdoors. Old-school metal sheds are big, expensive and are basically permanent fixtures, while smaller decorative plastic storage boxes rarely hold-up to the elements. YardStash … Read more

RYOBI’s New 40V Self-Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower

Face it: cordless is the way forward. And using a cordless lawn mower doesn’t make you any less of a man (or woman). Sure, the smell of gas, oil, dirt, and grime make us wanna grunt like Tim Allen, but most of the power tools we’re already using are cordless and perform just as good or … Read more