Entry #1383, July 11, 2012
Looking for worthwhile household fixes you can do in your spare time? All you need is no more than 15 minutes of your time to repair and maintain various parts of your home. Whether it is squeaky hinges that you never got around to, or it’s your stained tub that you can’t quite get it sparkling, here are tips that will help. Who said repairs require hiring a handy person and an expensive bill attached to the service?
The easiest way to fix this is by spraying a lubricant like WD-40 onto the hinges. You may apply this to your door, cabinets and other furniture. If you do not have a spray lubricant, you may use petroleum jelly or baby oil. To do this, rub the hinges with petroleum jelly or have a few drops of baby oil. Then, move the hinges back and forth so that the jelly and oil can penetrate. Be ready with a rag or paper to catch the drips.
Don’t you hate when wallpaper starts to peel at the corners? Here’s a simple fix. Smear the wallpaper paste or glue on a piece clean paper. Use the paper to rub against the underside section of your wallpaper. Afterwards, press the wallpaper and carefully slide out the paper. Get a clean cloth to smooth away the bubbles.
Make sure that the chandelier is unplugged to the electrical source. Let your chandelier cool down its bulbs before you start. Wear cotton gloves – one depressed with glass cleaner while the other one is clean and dry. Use the depressed glove to wipe the prism first and then followed by the dry glove. If your chandelier has crystal materials, use a mixture of rubbing alcohol and three parts distilled water in cleaning.
Make a mixture of baking soda and cream of tartar with a little amount of lemon juice. Rub this homemade cleaning solution onto the stained parts of your tub. Use a clean and soft cloth to do this. Let it stay for at least half an hour. Then, rinse it thoroughly with water.
With these quick and effective home fixes, you will be glad you saved a few dollars and time. Your 15-minute home projects will also lengthen the existence of your home furnishings and fixtures. Use these tips and see how many other items you start to find that suddenly need fixing!
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