CJ Dodaro

CJ Dodaro


Hello fellow Handymen, Handywomen, DIYers, and Renovation Pros!



This website is dedicated to offering you money and time saving Tips on all sorts of Home Repair and Maintenance Projects. I provide Step-by-Step Instructions, along with Tool and Equipment advice for a wide variety of Home Projects.



Welcome to my website (started Jan 2017completely updated as of Mar. 2018)! The information that you will find here is designed to help you in your current and future Home Repair and Maintenance Projects.

My name is  CJ Dodaro.  I have a vast amount of experience and knowledge in the Home Renovation and Home Maintenance Field. I have worked in the Construction Trades for most of my working life and have been a Homeowner for over 30 years.

Rarely using outside contractors to complete any of my many Projects, I have, instead, enjoyed using my own skills and knowledge to complete a wide array of Home Projects for myself, family, friends, and customers. For more information about me, visit my  About Me  page (or click on my picture above to be directed there).


I will be providing you with Step-by-Step Instructions for completing a wide range of both Inside and Outside Home Projects, as well as showing you many Shortcuts that I have learned over the years.

Included in each Project will be a Materials & Supplies Needed section, as well as a Tools & Supplies Needed section, pertaining to that particular Project. These instructions are designed to Save you time and money in all of your Home Repairs, Home Maintenance, and Home Renovation Projects, as well as, to assist you in completing your Projects successfully.


You can view any of my posts by first clicking on the down arrow next to Categories in the right sidebar. Then, simply choose the category that you want to look at. There are also many interesting pages to view by clicking on any of the Top Menu items.

It is my intention to post a new Project at least once or twice a week, so visit my site often. You may also email me with questions concerning your Projects and/or suggestions for upcoming posts at:  or you can simply leave a Comment or ask a Question in the Comments Section here, or on one of my posts.


I recommend that you sign up to receive my FREE Monthly Newsletters. They contain additional Tips on a variety of inside and outside Projects appropriate for the time of year. My Monthly Newsletters will also contain links to my Recommended Suppliers, notifying you of any special sales going on during that month, so that you can Save some money on your Projects.

Also, as an added BONUS, when you first sign up to receive them, I will send you some FREE Reports, like:  “Home Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts”, “What to Know When Hiring a Contractor” and many more.


*** Click on the following Link to sign up for my FREE Monthly Newsletters (and receive at least (4) FREE Reports):  Monthly Newsletter Signup


Thanks for Visiting, and Best of Luck with All of Your Home Projects!



CJ Dodaro



  1. Ros

    Oh my gosh CJ …..Not sure where you live but can you please move to the coast north of Brisbane to a place called Hervey Bay! NOW!

    What an amazing resume you have and seriously I can think of anything that I could possible want done that you couldn’t do!

    Loved the way you have included terminology for ladies like me and then a list of the best tools so that I don’t go wasting money on some fancy pants tool when I could have used something much simpler AND cheaper !

    I like that you said in your reviews that al of them are “ridgey didge ” (Aussie for “True and real”)…That really impressed me and gave me a sense of honesty and integrity .

    All in all I was really impressed !

    All the best

    1. CJ Dodaro (Post author)

      Thanks a lot for the kind words, Ros. I live in the Midwest, USA. I have tried to build a website that would be user friendly for All; from the beginner to the professional. The world is full of diverse people with a wide variety of skills. I wanted my site to be a benefit to Everyone. Have a great year!

  2. Jairo

    Is the type of site that every man who is not handyman has to consult, can be accessed with Wife to save expenses, great post and I already subscribed
    Thank you

    1. CJ Dodaro (Post author)

      Thanks for the kind words, and thank you for subscribing. Best of luck to you in all of your future projects.

  3. Rob

    Wow, I love this. You are extremely knowledgeable on home renovations and construction. Any one would be lucky to live with you. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us and I will definitely come back here when I am in need of a home alteration.

    1. CJ Dodaro (Post author)

      I am glad that you enjoyed it. If you ever have any questions, I will be more than happy to help if I can. Have a great day!


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