Cheap Home Remedies

Dated: June 20 2013

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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.


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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....

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