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The Best Simple Home DIY Repairs

Maybe you have a few little odd jobs around the house that you have been putting off for a long time because you haven’t got the time? Or, maybe you have a few little jobs to do, but you aren’t sure how to do them?
There are many DIY jobs that you can do around the house that will not only make your home a little nice for you, but it will also help if you are looking to sell your house fast for cash through Mrs. Property Solutions, or through a realtor.
Squeaky Hinges
A common problem in homes is the squeaky hinges. After a few years, you will start to hear your doors make a noise when they are opened and closed. It can also happen to cupboards, garage doors, and windows.
There is a quick way to stop the squeaking, by applying a little spray lubricant to the place where the hinge moves. Then, open and close the door to let the oil penetrate the joint. If this fails to work, you may have to use a petroleum jelly to add more grease to the hinge.
Squeaky Floors
Most old houses have the odd floor board or step that squeaks when you walk on it. In many cases it won’t be distracting, however, if you are trying to get a baby to sleep, this unwanted noise may cause distress.
A quick way that you can solve this problem is to sprinkle a little talcum powder on the floor and work it into the cracks in the floorboards with a brush. It will stop the squeaking and make the house quiet again. If you are planning to refinish your floor, you will need to remove the talcum powder first.
Peeling Wallpaper
If you start to find wallpaper peeling from the walls in the corners, it might be time to do a little decorating. However, if you don’t yet have the time to do that, there is a quick fix that can make it look better.
Use a knife to smear wallpaper paste onto writing paper. Rub this paper against the peeling wallpaper on the underside. Then you can press the wallpaper against the wall and pull the writing paper out. It will transfer the paste to the wall and eliminate bubbles.
Sticking Sliding Windows
If you have sliding windows, then years of dirt and dust can dry out the runs and cause the window to stick. Try cleaning the runs with some warm soapy water first, to remove the dirt and dust. Then, use a silicone spray lubricant sprayed onto a cloth, to wipe along the runs. It is effective on all types of window material, and you can also use it on sliding doors.

Using these small tricks, you can quickly resolve the little problems that get left for many months. With these small jobs completed, you can concentrate on more important things or get a handyman in to do the more serious repairs.


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