8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know

Blossom Lady
Feb 22, 2022 07:57 AM
8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know

Owning a home can sometimes feel like a project that needs constant maintenance. Whether it's issues like a leaky toilet or faucet, or keeping on top of wear and tear on a home, it can be exhausting and overwhelming to maintain a home. Here are some ridiculously simple repair tips that anyone can do with everyday items you probably have around the house.

1. Remove scratches from wood furniture by rubbing the meat of a walnut over the damaged areas

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
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2. Patch small holes in walls with toothpaste

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
Just squeeze the white paste into the hole, and smooth it over with a putty knife, or a credit card. When the paste dries, it forms a finish similar to spackle.
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3. Use a rubber band to unscrew stripped screws

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
The rubber band fills in the gap and creates traction so that you can remove the stripped screw.
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4. Fix scratches on leather using olive oil

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
Rub a cotton swab dampened with olive oil on the leather with a circular motion. Allow the oil to dry for an hour, then wipe it off with a clean cloth.
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5. Turn wine corks into furniture floor protectors

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
Cut up a wine cork and glue discs onto the legs of furniture to prevent floor scratches or to stabilize wobbly legs. You can also use them as cabinet door bumpers.
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6. Unclog a drain with a zip tie

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
Some drain cleaners and unclogging gadgets do little more than send money down the drain. The next time you’re stuck with a clog, try linking together a few long, wide zip ties and using a wire cutter to snip protruding barbs into them. Then, just feed the ties down the drain, clear the clog, and put a stopper on extra spending.
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7. Unscrew a broken lightbulb without cutting your fingers with a potato

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
If you don’t have a potato try an apple.
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8. Above the Fray

8 Home Repair Hacks Everyone Should Know
Have you hit a snag on your woven rug? Trim the fray with scissors, and then squeeze fabric glue into the base of the carpet. To set the adhesive, line the carpet with wax paper followed by a heavy book. In two to four hours, even you will be floored by the unnoticeable snag—and the regal look of your old rug.
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