Cheap Home Remedies

Dated: June 20 2013

Views: 4

Hundreds of thousands of consumers each month are using HouseLogic.com as a resource for great ideas to maintain, protect, and improve the value of their home. It’s also a go-to site for you to find tips to pass along to your customers. Want to offer some fun, inexpensive DIY fixes? Voilà! Treatment for a scratched wood floor
 For minor scratches, crayons will do the trick. Pick a color that matches the flooring, and color in the scratched area. Be sure to stay in the lines; then buff to a shine. A matching permanent marker can camouflage deeper, ugly scratches. Another method: Grind the meat of a walnut or pecan into the scratch. The nut oil will provide a shine that blends with a polyurethane or water-based surface finish.

Pennywise way to unclog a drain 
For a balky drain, try dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the sink followed by a cup of white vinegar. After about 15 minutes, you can clear the drain with boiling water. Do not attempt this trick immediately after using a commercial drain opener like Drano or Liquid-Plumr.

You’ve stripped a screw
 Now what do you do? Using a hacksaw, cut into the top of the screw to create a new groove for the screwdriver.

Clean up your walls

Use toothpaste. Patch small holes using a putty knife or butter knife to smooth non-gel toothpaste into the hole. Sand the spot to smooth the surface.
To erase crayon marks from walls
 Grab toothpaste (again, non-gel) and a scrub brush; then, just wipe until the marks are gone.


For more home maintenance tips and other home ownership information that you can share free of charge with clients and customers in your marketing communications, visit the REALTOR Content Resource®.


Home Making Finding the right house is just the beginning. These articles help you tune into what’s trending so that you can help sellers set the stage and buyers transform the house into their perfect home. Carve Out A Truly Great Space
Hot Color Palettes
Suite Interiors
Take it Outside

http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/briefs/article/2013/05/cheap-home-remedies

Blog author image

Michelle Cantrell

Michelle is a native of Southwest Missouri and has twenty-eight years of experience in selling real estate in the greater Springfield area! Michelle specializes in all price points, including new cons....

Latest Blog Posts

This Isn't A Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is

Read More

Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?

An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we

Read More

Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market

In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the

Read More

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what

Read More