No one ever said maintenance had to be fun. But can’t it be just a little bit easier? Here are some home hacks to take a bit of the drudgery out of your to-do list:
#1 Tuck Chalk in Your Toolbox to Stop Rust
You can keep the metal tools and hardware in your toolbox rustfree with blackboard chalk. How so? Chalk is a moisture-sucking material that traps dampness. When you place several pieces throughout your toolbox, its porous nature will protect items prone to rusting.
Bonus tip: Got a musty closet? Fill up a small muslin or cheesecloth bag with chalk and then hang it inside. It will absorb the
dampness and stinky odour.
#2 Spray Your Mower’s Blades to Keep Clippings From Sticking
Cooking spray can make mowing the lawn problem-free. When applied to a mower’s undercarriage and blades, it can help prevent
grass clippings from sticking.
Bonus tip: You can prevent ice from building up in your freezer with cooking spray. Just spray a thick layer over spots prone to icing, and let it sit for five minutes. Afterward, use a towel to wipe up the oil.
#3 Toss in a Tennis Ball to Clean Your Pool Water
Sunscreen, moisturisers, and body oils will leave a greasy slick on pool water. To clean, toss in a fresh tennis ball. Its fuzzy surface will
soak up the oils your guests left behind.
Bonus tip: A tennis ball will buff scuff marks off floors. To save your back while cleaning, cut an X into the ball and place on the
end of a mop or broom handle.
#4 Grab a Makeup Sponge to Repair Drywall Holes
Typically mesh or paper tape is used to fill small holes in drywall. But a cosmetic sponge will get the job done, too. Just stuff it into
the hole (you may need to cut it down to size) and spackle.
Bonus tip: A little baking soda added to a dollop of strong, fast acting glue, will fix a small wall crack. When the mixture is dry, it
forms a hard plastic that can easily be sanded down to a smooth surface.
#5 Apply Nail Polish to Fill a Hole in Your Window
Found a tiny hole in your glass window? Repair it with clear nail polish. Apply a coat then wait for it to dry. Repeat those steps until
the layers of clear nail polish are flush with the glass surface.
Bonus tip: Clear nail polish can also fix torn window screens. You’ll need to apply multiple layers until you create a substantial barrier.
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