When you buy a new home and your home has been decorated the way you want to, you then have to face the constant repairs and home upgrading tasks. It is easier to add items to your list than to remove the items from your list. Some tasks take too much of your time, whereas other tasks are set aside for a later date, for projects that you consider more urgent and important.
Given below are 11 quick fixes to make around your house that can be very beneficial in terms of saving your precious time and money. It will also give you a sense of achievement when you will fix the things around your house by yourself.
Squeaky door and hinges: To repair the squeaky doors in your home, you can spray WD-40 on the door hinges or put some petroleum jelly on them. Then move the door from side to side, up until the spray or jelly has gone into the hinges.
Squeaking floors: For a temporary solution, you can use talcum powder over the creaking area and then move the powder under the cracks. After that remove all the smidgens of powder if you are planning to refinish the floor.
Coming off Wallpaper: To repair the peeling wallpaper, first take a knife and spread the wallpaper paste on a separate piece of writing paper. Then rub the paper on the underneath the peeling part of the wallpaper. Now move the paper against the wall and press it. Slip the writing paper out and smoothen out the bubbles with a piece of cloth.
Jammed gliding windows: Spray a little bit of silicone spray lubricant onto a rag and wipe it along the trails of gliding windows. It can be done on metal, wood or plastic.
Tainted Tubs: Just blend the equivalent parts of cream of tartar, baking soda and lemon juice and create a paste. Then rub this mixture on the tainted parts of the tub with a soft piece of cloth. Let it be that way for 30 minutes and then wash the tub with water.
Dirty chandelier: Wear a pair of white cotton gloves. Keep one glove dry and dampen the other one with glass cleaner. Wipe the chandelier with the wet glove first, after that the dry one. And if chandelier has crystal prisms, then use one part rubbing alcohol to three parts distilled water.
Flat pillows: To get back the fluffiness of your pillows and cushions, put them outside in the sunlight for some hours. Moisture trapped in the cushions leads to flattened pillows. The sun will remove the moisture, and your pillows will become fluffy again.
Spots on stainless steel: Do not use stainless steel cleaner. In its place, use a glass cleaner, that does not contain ammonia and alcohol, to polish your stainless applications. Difficult to remove decals: Use WD-40 to spray on decals and its surrounding area. Try to spray under decals, if possible. Keep it that way for some time, then gently scrape the decal with the help of a credit card or any similar card. Then wash away the decal area with soap to remove the grease.
Stale Odor: Put a few droplets of vanilla extract or lemon oil in the air filters to cover a musty odor in the air. You can also place a couple of drops of vanilla extract or lemon oil on some cotton balls and set them in your air vents to work as a constant air freshener.
Lack of water pressure in shower: if there is a lack of water pressure in your shower that means it could be blocked with mineral deposits. Take off the shower head and immerse it for a night in vinegar solution. A combination of hot water and CLR calcium dissolving solution in equal amounts can also work in just few minutes.