Home repairs can be so overwhelming that many homeowners simply put them off. It's important to know how to do some simple household repairs. Fixing things yourself can make life easier and save you money. Take our quiz and test your knowledge of 10 simple tricks for quick home fixes.
Add to their water a dash or two of vodka. This will keep the flowers perky and prevent the growth of algae.
A banana can help keep your dark-colored leather items looking new.
With the inside of a banana peel, rub the leather and then buff with a soft, dry cloth till shiny.
Several hours before lighting candles, place the candles in the refrigerator. Cooling the wax will minimize the drips, but not totally eliminate them.
You may refrigerate candles for an unlimited time. To protect food from the candle's fragrance, you may want to seal scented candles in plastic.
Vinegar is great for cleaning dried paint brushes.
Soften dried paint brushes by soaking in hot vinegar. After a good soak ,use a wire brush to separate the bristles and remove the remaining paint.
Wrapping a thick rubber band around the plastic handle of a screwdriver will improve your grip, and it will make tightening and loosening screws an easier task.
Simply put tomato juice on a cloth and rub the stains from your skin.
Squeaky floorboards may be silenced by sprinkling talcum powder between the boards.
A bit of generic vegetable oil squirted or dripped on the door hinges will quiet the squeak.
Generic vegetable cooking spray will also quiet squeaky hinges and is less messy than dripping oil.
A simple machine wash, with regular detergent, will remove the mildew from towels.
To remove mildew, wipe stains with a cloth that has been dipped into rubbing alcohol. To check for color fastness, make sure to do a spot test first.
For deep-set stains, you may need to pour vinegar over the item.
Before your treated with the alcohol, you did not check for color fastness.
Place some children's sidewalk chalk in the toolbox to absorb moisture.
Make a paste out of salt and lemon juice and polish off the rust. You will need six parts salt and two parts lemon juice to make the paste. After polishing, rinse and dry the tools.
Candles are used to set a mood. For all occasions, whether a birthday party or a romantic evening, candles can make the moment even more special.
To prevent tools from rusting, the best place to store them is a dry location.