Houses are not indestructible, so a little wear and tear is inevitable over time. After moving into a new home, it isn’t long before you start to notice things that you missed when you were first shown around the house. However; there are a lot of common household fixes that are quick and easy to do on your own. Some quick and easy fixes around the house are even ideal for your home before you sell it and move to your next house. With little more than a little spare time and every day items you have lying around the house, you can fix up your home to end your frustration and make it a better place to live.
Fix gaping screw holes If you need to tighten a screw into a hole that has become too big to provide anchorage, all you need to do is grab a few toothpicks. Fill the hole with a few toothpicks and try the screw again. As you tighten the screw into place, the screw shreds the toothpicks which fill the hole to restore anchorage to the problem spot. Simple fix!
Fix furniture imprints in your carpet. When furniture sits on top of carpet for a long time, the carpet can develop imprints which can be an eye soar. Removing carpet craters is easy though; simply place an ice cube on top of the imprinted carpet and let it set for a while. As the ice melts the carpet strands float back to their original stand-up positions leaving you with a flawless floor.
Fix a stubborn key. For keys that are difficult to get in and out of locks, there are two simple solutions. Graphite –commonly found in mechanical pencils– serves as an effective lubricant as does soap; Rub your key liberally with one of the two and your stuck-lock problems will be over!