24 Jul 8 Ridiculously Easy Home Repair Hacks Anyone Can Do
1. Check for toilet leaks with Kool-Aid.
Remove the tank lid and pour in a dark-colored Kool-Aid packet. Wait about 30 minutes without flushing the toilet. If any of the colored water appears in the toilet bowl, there’s a leak. You may just have to replace the flapper, or you may have to investigate further.
2. Stop squeaks in the floor with baby powder.
Have floor boards that squeak every time you step on them? They’re probably rubbing against each other. To stop the squeaking, fill one of those home hair-dye kit bottles with powder, and use it to squeeze powder in between the two floorboards. Use an old makeup brush to push the powder down. Sweep up any excess and you’re done!
3. Clean grout with toilet bowl cleaner.
These seems to work better than actual grout cleaner! After letting the cleaner sit for 15 minutes, use a toothbrush to scrub a bit, then mop up everything with water.
4. Stop a door from squeaking with cooking spray.
5. Unscrew stripped screws with a rubber band.
Place a rubber band over the head before inserting a screwdriver. Firmly turn the screwdriver to remove the screw.
6. Paint a thin coat of nail polish on screws to keep them from coming loose.
Nail polish will act like superglue and hold those pesky screws forever in place.
Note: This also works great with those tiny eyeglass screws!
7. Remove dents in wood floors and furniture with a hot iron.
Wet the dent slightly, then place a damp cloth over the groove and iron over the cloth in circular motions for a few minutes.
8. Attach a tennis ball to a broomstick to remove scuff marks on the floor.