Quick Fix: Five Minute House Repairs

by Guest Author on September 12, 2013

Whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future, or are wanting to make some overall home improvements for your own sake, the good news is that you do not necessarily need to invest a lot of time and money in such projects in order to make a difference. Instead, there are many home repairs you can do in just a matter of minutes to spruce up the overall appearance of your home in no time.

Fix Peeling Wallpaper

Do you have wallpaper that is peeling as a result of excess moisture? If so, you can fix this right away with just a little bit of wallpaper paste and a sheet of paper. Pick up the paste at your local home improvement store and smear the needed amount on the paper. Then, use the paper to apply the paste to the back of the wallpaper without getting your hands dirty. Smooth the peeling wallpaper down and you are all set. If your walls need more repair from cracks or other damage, use a simple putty to seal cracks and paint or put wallpaper over it.

Clean Stained Tubs

A professional from Naples FL real estate says over time, hard water and calcium residue can build up in your bathtub or shower, making it difficult to remove with basic cleaning products. To fix this, mix cream of tartar, baking soda, and lemon juice to create a thick paste. Then, apply this to the stains, allow to sit for an hour, and rinse off for a clean tub. You can do the same treatment to other hard water stains in the bathroom.

Unstick Sliding Glass

Sliding glass windows tend to stick, or become harder to open and close over time. This can be solved by buying a can of silicone spray at your local grocery or home improvement store. Spray the lubricant onto a rag and then wipe it gently onto skids and tracks of the door. Your sticky problem will be solved in no time.

Revive Flat Cushions and Pillows

Are you tired of fluffing your pillows by hand every time you sit or lie down? Get them back to their original fluffiness and firmness by setting them out in the sun for a few hours, and flipping them from time to time. The excess moisture that flattens them will evaporate in the sun and plump them back up.

Remove Stubborn Light Bulbs

Trying to change light bulbs can be a frustrating task when the bulbs are reluctant to come out. To fix this problem, grab a roll of duct tape and fit it around the base of the bulb. Then, twist gently; this will loosen even the most difficult of bulbs!

When you fee like home improvement projects are piling up, use these tips to get the easy ones out of the way quickly.

Article and insights provided by Brooke Chaplan.

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