Home Storage Hacks to Help Organize Your Space

A place for everything, and everything in it’s place. That’s easier said than done, right? But it’s true! Taking the time to carefully plan your space and designate a place for every item can make a huge difference when it comes to organizing your home. Luckily, there are a few handy products that can help…

Five Unconventional Valentine’s Gift Ideas

  Valentines Day is approaching, and visions of flowers, chocolates and strawberries are being paraded in front of our consumer eyes. Why not try something outside the box this Valentine’s Day? Your local neighborhood hardware store has a few ideas that can help you change it up this year! 1. Go Big with Big Green…

Getting to Know the TWOK Grill

At Dot’s Ace Hardware, you know we’re all about grills. That’s why we’re excited to feature these totally unique grills that originated right here in East Texas—Tyler, to be exact. The TWOK (pronounced tee-wok, in case you were wondering) is a super versatile grill that brings all kinds of new dishes into the great outdoors….

Gearing up for EggFest 2017 – Why We Love the Big Green Egg

If you’ve been in our store, or even just driven by, chances are that you’ve heard or seen mention of something called a “Big Green Egg.” But what is that? And why are we always talking about it? The Big Green Egg is a grill. Well, it’s more than just a grill, but we’ll get…

5 Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

Plumbing: it’s not exactly a sexy topic, but when something breaks, things get urgent fast. If you own a home, check out these plumbing tips to help keep things running smoothly. 1. Don’t wait until something breaks. Plumbing is one of those things we kind of take for granted unless something goes wrong. We expect…

Winter Bird Feeding 101

Winter is a critical time to feed birds because there are less natural food supplies around. Did you notice the birds going crazy last week when we had a little bit of snow? They go into a frenzy when they know the ground could get covered and they won’t be able to search it for…

Space Heater Safety 101

Brr! Things are getting chilly around these parts, which means many of you might be turning to electric space heaters to bring a little extra warmth to rooms where your central heat just isn’t cutting it. When used safely, space heaters can be an economical way to heat up a particular room or area—you’ll save…

Now Accepting Donations for the Texarkana Animal League

Have you heard of the Texarkana Animal League? It’s a 501c3 nonprofit that offers community assistance through three programs: Foster Care, a Low Income Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), and a Rescue Assistance program for local rescues. Along with helping in the community, TAL still works as the support arm for the city-run animal facility by providing…

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

The new year is almost upon us. What better time to take stock of repair needs and get started on a few little things that can help your home operate at its best all year long. 1. Restore flow to shower & bath fixtures Put showerhead in a mix of half vinegar/ half water to…

Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas Morning Edition

It’s almost Christmas, so you’re probably done shopping… Right? You’ve selected the perfect gifts for everyone, and now they’re resting under the tree, waiting for their big debut. This post isn’t about selecting gifts. It’s about getting the darn things open. Have you ever gathered the family on Christmas morning and realized with dismay that…

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

  1. LICENSE PLATE LETTER KEYCHAINS Ladies and dudes alike will appreciate this handmade, functional gift, cause after all – there’s always a set of keys that could use a little love. 2. Yeti, again The Bunny proves that yes, a Yeti Tumbler does fit in a stocking. His is filled with cocoa, but you…

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

1. J. R. WATKINS BATH SOAK & BALMS Starting with their trademark liniment in 1868, J.R. Watkins has been selling natural U.S.-made bath and body products ever since. Their nontoxic, plant-based formulas are well-known for their quality–and their distinctive packaging design. If she’s into cooking, be sure to check out J.R. Watkins spices and extracts,…