Home Remodeling

Simple Home Improvement Ideas

Squeaky Door Hinges

This kind of home issues is something hurtful to our ear. But you can avoid this by spraying a little WD-40 (available in hardware stores) onto the hinges; test the window by moving the door back and forth test the lubricant. You can also try wiping the hinges with petroleum jelly. If these tricks don’t work, try to lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with 3in1 oil, using a rag to catch drips.

squeaky-door-hinge

Squeaky Floor

If you experience this home issue, these are dangerous for kids and for this temporary fix, try to sprinkle an enough amount of talcum powder over the noisy area. Stroke it into the cracks. Be sure to remove any traces of powder if you will finish the floor.

Peeling Wallpaper

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is use a knife, slur enough amount of wallpaper paste onto a piece of writing paper. Polish the paper against the underside of the peeling section. Press the wallpaper against the wall. Slide the writing paper out and smooth away bubbles with a clean cloth.

peeling wallpaper decor

Dusty Chandelier

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is, allow the fixture to cool for a while. Please use or wear a pair of white cotton gloves ―one dry, one dampened with glass cleaner. (For crystal chandelier, use one part rubbing alcohol to three parts distilled water.

Stained Tub

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is, combine an equal amount of baking soda and cream of tartar with lemon juice to make a paste. Wipe the mixture into the stain using your fingers or a cloth.

Stuck Sliding Windows

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is put a little silicone spray lubricant (you can sold at hardware stores)it will grease the skids. Spray generously onto a rag, then rub along the tracks, this will be good whether they’re metal, wood, or plastic.

prepare sliding window

Slamming Door

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is soften the slam of a door by fastening a few pieces of peel and stick foam weather stripping around the doorstop. Or get a wide rubber band and wrap it around the doorknobs on both sides, stretching it across the edge of the door. Don’t conceal the latch.

Hard-to-Remove Light-bulb

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is press the center of a foot long strip of duct tape onto the middle of the bulb. Fold each loose end in half so it sticks onto itself. Give a counterclockwise twist to loosen the bulb.

Dry Cutting Board

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is recover your board by gently warming a bottle of pure mineral oil (available at drugstores) in a bowl of hot water, then wiping the oil onto the surface with a soft cloth. Wipe off the excess four to six hours later.

Flattened Down Cushions

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (remember―leaving them out too long may fade the fabric.)

how to flatten down cushion

Scuffed Linoleum

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is wipe the spot using white toothpaste and a dry cloth or with an eraser. Try to spray WD-40 on a towel and wipe lightly, making sure to degrease the area afterward with liquid dish-washing soap and water.

Dirty Decanter

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is fill the decanter halfway with hot water, a few drops of liquid dish-washing soap, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and a cup of uncooked rice then pin the rice around for a few minutes to remove the residue, wash with warm water, and air-dry.

Tangled Extension Cords

If you experience this kind of home issue first thing to do is follow their lead and keep extension cords tangle-free and place it inside a large plastic bucket when they’re not in use.

Tangled Extension Cords

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