When you own a home, stuff just goes wrong. Sorry, but it's true. The good news is that there are some simple and easy ways to fix minor problems! In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of common home repair hacks that provide some awesome results! So, put down the drill and pick up something random, like a toothbrush.
WD-40 can remove crayon from your walls. But do be sure that the wall has a sheen to it, as WD-40 will stain matte paint.
Cooking spray can fix a squeaky door when you don't have WD-40 on hand. Spray a bit on the hinges and you're good to go.
A squeegee is really effective at removing pet hair from your carpet. Give it a try, either wet or dry.
Soaking your shower head in vinegar will help to remove mineral deposits! Please choose anything but balsamic.
Use a crayon to fill holes in the walls. Make sure to choose a crayon that matches the colors of your walls!
Toilet bowl cleaner can actually be used to clean your grout! Simply apply to the grout for 15 minutes and then brush the grout clean.
Ice can remove a carpet dent! Simply place the ice cube on the dent and then comb it with a wire brush. It's fluffy again!
By applying flakes of soap to a screw, you can make it go in more easily. You could try butter, but just think of what that would do to your walls!
Yes, it can be done! Use a fine tooth comb or a bobby pin to hold the nail in place, and then hammer. You won't hit your thumb!
The only way to protect that tray is to line it with foil! When you remove the foil, the tray will be good as new.
Yes, you can place foil over the vinyl, then iron it with a clothes iron. Weigh it down with a pile of books and you're good to go.
Easy trick. Just add the packet of Kool-Aid into the tank, don't flush the toilet, and wait to see if Kool-Aid ends up in the bowl.
Place a rubber band around the head of the screw, then apply the screwdriver. You can pull the screw right out!
That's right. Put a tennis ball the top of a broom stick and start rubbing those scuffs. You don't have to bend over!
Potato hack! Simply cut a potato in half and push the soft side into the bulb. Now you're ready to twist it off.
Baby powder can be used to relieve a squeaky floor. Simply get the powder down into the floorboards and enjoy the silence.
You can fix a screen by applying clear nail polish. This also works for panty hoes!
It's true. Make a pre-cut, or rivet, in your tile then soak in a hot tub for two hours. It will be really easy to cut after that.
It's simple to attach your screws to your screwdriver using a neodymium magnet. Place it at the top end of your drill near the bit, and then keep your screws on the magnet!
Without lifting the veneer up, put glue on one end of the straw, and place the glue where the veneer is lifting. Now blow into the straw to dispense the glue, and push down on the veneer.
You can iron down a dent in a wood floor by placing a warm rag over it, and then setting your iron to medium.
Nail polish saves the day again! Paint down your screws with clear nail polish and you're good to go.
You can get your caulking straight when you lay down some painters tape. Be sure to pull the tape back up while the caulking is still wet.
For the perfect garage bumper, simply cut a pool noodle in half and attach it to the wall. Voila!
A rubber band can be used to prevent a door from latching. Just put the band around both knobs, and it will prevent the latch from catching.
Use a neodymium magnet and an exercise wrist band. Put the magnet underneath the band, and the nails will stick to you like magic!
Simply place the wallpaper glue on the writing paper, and put the page under the peeling wallpaper. Seal it down, then pull the writing paper out!
All it takes is warm water to tighten that caning. Wet the underside of it and let it dry overnight.
Put a lemon down the disposal and turn it on. This is the oldest trick in the book!
A match will instantly eliminate bad odors. This works wonders in the bathroom and kitchen.
If you put white cotton gloves on your hands and wet one with glass cleaner while keeping the other dry, you can effortlessly dust and clean your chandelier.
Plain mineral oil, from the drug store, is a wonderful way to revive your cutting boards. Allow it to sit for four hours.
Wind your extension cords into a bucket so that they're always tangle-free! Great for Christmas lights, too.
Drench those decals in WD-40 and then scrape them off with a credit card! It's as easy as that.
Be sure to use PTFE spray lubricant and not oil. The oil will attract dirt and damage your vinyl.