10 Quick Fixes For Common Household Problems


10 Quick Fixes for Common Household Problems


1. Clogged sink? Pour a cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then flush with boiling water.


2. Stuck zipper? Rub a graphite pencil or a bar of soap along the teeth to lubricate and loosen it up.


3. Squeaky door? Apply a little WD-40 or vegetable oil to the hinges and swing the door back and forth a few times.


4. Scratched furniture? Mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil, then apply to the scratch with a soft cloth. Buff gently.


5. Smelly garbage disposal? Drop a few lemon peels and ice cubes into it, run cold water, and turn it on for a fresh scent.


6. Stubborn jar lid? Wrap a rubber band around it for extra grip, or tap the lid gently with a spoon to break the seal.


7. Crayon marks on walls? Use a toothpaste-covered toothbrush to scrub gently, then wipe off with a damp cloth.


8. Stained cutting board? Sprinkle salt on it, then scrub with half a lemon. Rinse well for a clean and fresh board.


9. Dull scissors? Cut through aluminum foil a few times to sharpen the blades. They'll be good as new in no time!