Tricks to erase the wear and tear on your Home

22
Sep

 

Owning property means that you have to carry out some necessary repairs every now and then to erase the wear and tear on your home. When your house is experiencing problems, it is the small household issues that can have the most considerable impact. Whether you live in a maintained condo or have just purchased a fixer-upper, here are some inexpensive tricks to erase the wear and tear on your home:

  • Place socks on the legs of your tables, chairs, and stools if you want to prevent your wooden floors from becoming all scratched up. If you do not want to use visible socks, you can also place adhesive tape on the bottom of the tables to keep your floor safe.
  • You can remove stains from permanent markers using some toothpaste and a wet piece of cloth.
  • Remove marks on your vinyl floor or on your leather goods using a pencil eraser.
  • If you have stains on white surfaces, you can use liquid correction fluid to paint over the stains. Apply a thin layer of nail polish to give it a glossy appearance. This hack works particularly well on enamel or white scratched ceramic surfaces such as tubs.
  • Fix your squeaky floors by dusting the surfaces using a generous amount of baby powder.
  • Spray some WD-40 on the hinges of your doors to keep them from squeaking. During the application process, move the door back and forth to ensure that the lubricant is applied evenly.
  • Make a mixture of cream tartar, baking soda and the juice of a lemon and apply the paste on the stained tub to make look new again.
  • If you are having a hard time removing decals from your walls, use some WD-40 and lift the edges to ensure that the lubricant gets underneath.  Allow it to sit for some time before using a credit card to scrape the decals off easily.
  • Clean a dirty decanter or vase using hot water, drops of liquid dishwashing soap, four tablespoons of white vinegar, and a cup of uncooked rice. Swirl around the mixture to eliminate any gunk that may be stuck to the bottom. Rinse the vase and let it air dry.
  • Fill a stocking with rice of mung beans and tie up the ends of the stockings to keep the rice from spilling out. You can use the stocking to cover the gap between your door and floor if you are interested in blocking drafts and light.
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