Little Home Improvement Ideas

Squeaky Door Hinges Spray a little WD-40 onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to work in the lubricant, Or try rubbing the hinges with petroleum jelly. If these tricks don't work, lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with three-in-one oil, using a rag to catch drips.

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fix, sprinkle talcum powder over the noisy area and sweep it into the cracks. Be sure to remove any traces of powder if you're ever going to refinish the floor.

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Worn Caning

A little sagging over time is natural but reversible. To tighten caning back up, use a sponge to wet the underside with warm water. Let dry slowly overnight. Repeat if necessary.

Stained Tub Combine equal amounts of cream of tartar and baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Rub the mixture into the stain with your fingers or a soft cloth. Let sit for a half hour, then rinse well with water

Stuck Sliding Windows A little silicone spray lubricant (sold at hardware stores) will grease the skids. Spray it onto a rag, then wipe along the tracks, whether they're metal, wood, or plastic.

Hard-to-Remove Decals Spray the decals and the surrounding areas with WD-40, lifting the edges to get underneath, if possible, Let sit, then gently scrape away the decal with the edge of a credit card. Degrease the tub with liquid dish washing soap.

Hard-to-Remove Light bulb 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. Gripping each end between your thumb and index finger, give a counterclockwise twist to loosen the bulb.

Dry Cutting Board Revive 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 Put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (Be careful-leaving them out too long may fade the fabric.) The sun will help evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time, and the cushions should plump up nicely.

Scuffed Linoleum Rub the spot with white toothpaste and a dry cloth or with an eraser. Or spray WD-40 on a towel and rub lightly, making sure to de-grease the area afterward with liquid dishwashing soap and water. You can also use a tennis ball on black scuff marks. Just rub the tennis ball on the mark to remove it.

Tangled Extension Cords Cowgirls and sailors alike know the benefits of storing ropes neatly coiled. Follow their lead and keep extension cords tangle-free and contained inside a large plastic bucket when they're not in use.

Mildew On Vinyl Shower-Curtain Liner Fix it:Wash in the machine (on a short cycle) with some old towels, using hot water and bleach.

A Leaky Washing Machine If you ignore it: You could end up with a flood in the laundry room. Easy fix: Check the water hoses connected to the back of the machine — the leak is most likely coming from a small crack in the rubber. If so, you'll need to replace the

Immediately, before a major break occurs. Turn off the water supply (so you won't come home to a flood) and buy a new hose at a hardware store, To install it, unscrew and remove the old hose, then screw the new one in and tighten it with a wrench.