If you own a home, then you know how much work is required. It seems like there is always a list of things that need to get done. There are broken light bulbs, toilet leaks, squeaky doors, and noisy floorboards.
You can get some of these tasks done quickly and easily. Here are some tricks that anyone can do just by using your everyday items.
1. Fix Squeaky Doors with Cooking Spray
Got a squeaky door, but don’t own WD-40? The good thing is you don’t need it for this tip. Cooking spray is another everyday item that also fixes squeaky doors.
Use it to fix that noisy front door or cabinet door. Just a little of this product on the hinges, so that your doors are squeak-free in little time.
2. Fix Toilet Leaks with Kool-Aid
If you see a toilet leak, use a 6 fl. oz pouch of Kool-Aid to figure it out. Remove the lid off your toilet tank. Pour the contents of the Kool-Aid into the tank and wait a half hour.
If you notice that the inside of your toilet bowl is the same color as the fruit juice, then you have a toilet leak. In this case, you’ll need the help of a contractor to correct the problem. Just don’t flush the toilet during the time you wait for the Kool-Aid to do its thing.
3. Correct Nail Holes with a White Crayon
Got too many nail holes in your walls from hanging up photos, artwork, and other decorations? Cover up those holes with a white crayon. Or, you can use any crayon that matches the color of your walls.
Apply firm pressure as you fill the hole. It’s kind of like coloring the walls, but for good reason.
4. Unscrew Broken Light Bulbs with a Potato
Got a broken light bulb stuck inside a light socket? Don’t call the electrician for this matter. Use a paper to safely remove it without cutting yourself.
Get a whole potato and cut it in half. Hold the potato firmly in your hands as you poke a hole carefully through the entire potato with a straw. Make sure most of the straw goes into the potato.
Push the potato onto the broken bulb and turn it counterclockwise until the light bulb breaks free. Turn off the power and use protective gloves.
5. Fix Squeaky Floorboards with Baby Powder
Got squeaky floorboards? It’s probably because your wooden floors are rubbing together. It’s the same effect as when your skin rubs together. To correct this issue, use a small amount of baby powder.
Apply the powder in between your floorboards. Use a makeup brush to apply the powder in between the cracks. Your floors will be like new again.
6. Clean Grout with Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Now that your toilet is fixed, it’s time to get rid of that grout. If you want to replace the grout, you can use a rotary brush or a grout-removal tool. Both of these methods take a lot of time.
You can just remove the grout with toilet brush cleaner. Apply the toilet bowl cleaner onto the grow and wait 15 minutes. Scrub it off with a toilet brush or toothbrush. Rinse off the area with warm water and notice how sparkly your toilet looks.
These hacks don’t require the use of a contractor. You don’t have to waste money on hiring a professional to get some of these simple tasks done. Your wallet will thank you for the moment that you figure out you can do some of these things on your own. Visit Simply Home Tips for more DIY projects.