Being a homeowner can sometimes feel like a never ending project that takes up a lot of your time and your money. So today, we are sharing 10 of our favourite easy hacks/tips for how to tackle some of those pesky projects!
Patch Nail Holes With A Bar Of Soap
Here’s a simple trick to fill in those nail holes on your walls. Instead of a crayon, you can go ahead and use soap! Take a basic bar of white soap and slowly rub it over the hole in a counterclockwise motion. It will patch up the hole in no time. You can use a warm wet cloth to remove any soap residue left on the wall. Easy and effective way to solve this problem!!
Quiet Squeaky Floors With Baby Powder
Do you have wooden floors? Perhaps squeaky floors? It’s because probably some loose pieces of wood are rubbing together. To fix this inconvenience, buy a small squeeze bottle (like the kind that comes in the hair dye kits) and fill it with baby powder. Then go ahead and squeeze the powder in between the boards and use a makeup brush to push the baby powder down in the cracks. Clean excess and enjoy the silence!
Treat Carpet Dents With Ice Cubes
There’s a simple way to restore overused dented carpets to their former glory. Place an ice cube on the dented area of the carpet and let it melt away. Once the water is absorbed into it, you will see the hairs of the carpet spring back to normal in no time. After the carpet is completely dry, take a hard-bristled brush and comb through the hairs to even the carpet and fluff it up
Repair Dents In Wood With A Hot Iron
To cure scratches or dents on your wooden floors or furniture surfaces, there is a cool trick you can try with an iron! Clean the area where the dent is of all dirt, the wet it with a few drops of cold water. Make sure the indentation is wet and place a moist towel over it. Turn the iron on and slowly go over the towel in a circular motion. Let it dry and marvel.
Remove Marker Or Crayon Scribbles On Walls With WD-40
This is for all the parents of small children out there that know that the struggle to keep the walls clean is very real! If your wallpaint happens to have a sheen to it, then spray a bit of WD-40 and easily wipe off the markings from markers or crayons. But don’t use WD-40 if your wallpaint is the matte kind because it can stain the walls. In this particular case, try a Magic Eraser.
Use Common Household Ingredients To Unclog A Drain
Here we have an easy recipe to unclog a slow-draining sink, bathtub or shower. These are not abrasive chemicals that could damage the piping. Firstly, boil some water and pour it down the drain.Second, pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain (some people mix in a ¼ cup of salt) followed by ½ cup of plain white vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes and flush again with hot water.
Give Your Shower Head A Vinegar “Bath”
As you may know, tap water carries many minerals that start sedimenting until rust and plaque can be seen. There is a simple hack to get rid of all the mineral deposits and other grime from your shower head by simply soaking it overnight in clear white vinegar. Rinse and repeat this process as many times as it is needed.
Use A Rubber Band To Remove Stripped Screws
Are you having a hard time removing stuck screws? Sometimes they’re so stubborn that not even electrical screwdrivers can do it. There’s a trick for this for you to try! Place a rubber band over the head of the screw before trying to remove it with the screwdriver. That will add extra friction and allow you to safely take it out.
Remove Pet Hair From Carpet With A Squeegee
Pay attention to this tip if you have carpet and pets around the house. Removing dog or cat hair from the carpet is something we need to do more often than we would want. But you would be immensely surprised and also thankful of how well a regular squeegee can remove pet hair from the carpet. Give it a go!
Clean Your Washing Machine With Dishwasher Tablets
You can also clean your washing machine for cheap with dishwasher tablets. Simply put some dishwasher tablets in the washing machine and run a hot cycle. You can use up to four tablets at a time and they can be of any brand. You’ll be amazed to see the amount of dirt water and grime that comes out of it.