Home maintenance is not easy, especially when you need specialised equipment, experience and time. Tasks pile up and you end up into an endless list of odd jobs you need to take care of. However, there are a few hacks which will help you tackle some of the small DIY repairs in a matter of minutes.
1. Quick Chair Leg Fix
If one of the chairs around your kitchen has loose legs and is not stable, don’t throw it out just yet. Instead you can affix a screw through the bottom rung and into the chair’s loose leg. This will fix the problem.
2. Prevent Chairs From Scratching The Wooden Floors
There is an easy way to prevent the chairs from scratching the wooden floors in your home. Glue a round silicone bumper on every of the chairs legs. This will soften the pressure of the chairs onto the floor and they won’t get scratched.
3. Hide Scratches On Wooden Surfaces
If you’ve scratched the surface of the wooden furniture, you can easily fix it with a walnut. If it is not that deep, take a piece of textile, dip it in lemon juice and wipe the surface with it. A third way is to fix the scratched surface is applying iodine with a thin paint brush. In case you need a lighter shade, pour water into the concentrated iodine. The list of DIY repair of nicks and scratches wooden furniture had even more ideas.
4. Fix Stuck Doors And Windows
If a door or a window are stuck it is usually due to gunk which has built up in the window or door channels. It becomes sticky with time and makes opening the doors and windows difficult. To fix this in less than 5 minutes, you’d have to use PTFE lubricating spray. Don’t use oily lubricants , as they will gather more dust particles and complicate the problem.
5. Ceiling Hole Fixes
If there’s a hole in the ceiling you need to hide, do it with a smoke detector. It is ideal for smaller cavities. But before you install it, go through this smoke detector guide.
6. Repair Problematic Cabinet Doors
If cabinet doors don’t close properly, install magnetic strikes in the cabinets. Thanks to this mechanism the door will be tightly shut.
If the door slams every time you close it, place silicone bumpers on the edges. This will soften the blow and the doors won’t get damaged.
7. Fix Wallpaper Seams Like A Pro
Wallpaper edges sometimes unglue from the wall surface, creating seams. This, however is easily fixable. Take a tube of seam sealer, a screw driver and a piece of cloth. Lift the wallpaper a little with the thin tip of the screwdriver. Apply, like a pro, a little of the sealer and press with the help of the cloth.