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Make Your Own Sachets
I make my own sachets. They don't last for months like the old timey ones did. I'll settle for a few weeks. I buy tiny plastic bags from Walmart. I use them for storing seed. I saturate the tips of a couple of swabs with my earthy Aqua Velva and put them into the bags, making sure they're sealed well.
Continued Fragrance from Used Jar Candle
I figured out that I could use the warmer setting on my stove to get the most out of a jar candle that had burned down to the point where the wick was useless. The jar still had 1/2 inch of wax left and I thought I would put it on the warmer and give it a try. Within 10 minutes, the house was filled with a lovely fragrance.
Caulking Around a Sink
After installing your new sink you will want to finish the job by caulking around the sink to prevent water from getting between the sink and the wall or countertop. This is a guide about caulking around the sink.
Using Coca Cola for Removing Rusted Bolts
The phosphoric acid in cola drinks will cut through rust and help remove rusted bolts. This is a guide about using Coca Cola for removing rusted bolts.
Use Fabric Paint for Slip-Proofing
I like to draw little designs with fabric paint on the bottoms of certain objects like desk supplies, organizers, and pen holders. The fabric paint gives the objects a bit of grip and acts as a slip-proofing agent.
Hide House Key Outside with Pill Bottle
Everyone knows most people leave a key under the mat or in a plant. Instead, put your key in an empty pill bottle and glue a rock to the top of the bottle. Dig a hole big enough for the pill bottle, then slide the bottle in the hole and leave the rock sticking out. Tell everyone in the house where to find the key. Try putting it in the garden so it is easier to find.
Soundproofing the Laundry Closet
We have a small open closet in the kitchen where the clothes washing machine is located. I just replaced the old one with a Kenmore. This made a lot of noise. After speaking with the store clerk, she suggested we swap it out for another one of the same model to see if the original was a dud. At the price we paid, the clerk said it should not be making this much noise.
Nailing Sign to Stone Wall
I have a sand stone outside wall with cement between the stones. I need to hang a sign, approximately 36x24 inches to the wall. How do I do it?
Solutions for a Slippery Carport. I need a solution for a slippery carport. Being in central Louisiana we have lots of humidity and it leaves my carport slab extremely slippery.
Increasing Natural Light In My Basement
I am looking for a way in increase natural light at a basement window under a deck. Any ideas?
Sanding Tips. We have a lot of sanding to do in our basement, any hints on getting it done faster and not having such a mess!
Preventing Rust from Forming on Floor Vents
How can you prevent rust from forming on new floor vent covers?
Drawer and Shelf Liner Ideas
Removing Venetian Blinds
Using Ziploc Bags
Uses for Drawer Liner
Keeping Cabinet Doors From Slamming Shut
Uses For Gutters
Other Uses for the Fridge
Use Spaghetti Instead of a Long Match
Preventing Caulk from Drying Out
Makeshift Shelf Ideas
Keeping Feet Warm in Bed
Protecting Your Countertops
Finding Your House in the Dark
Snow Removal Tips
Driving a Nail
Dressing Up A Blah House
Uses for Lattice
Store Trash Bags In Can
Finding Studs in a Wall
Egg Carton for Painting Bolts
Use Clearance Wallpaper for Shelf and Drawer Liners
Dollar Bill for Measuring
Keep Chair Leg from Cutting Through Rubber Protector
Keeping A Hide-a-Bed Clean
Put Newspaper Under Rug For Insulation
Muddy Shoe Station
Use Soda Tab Tops to Hang Items
Use Water Balloon Attachment as Pressure Washer
Paint Keys for Easy Identification
Make Your Own Pillowtop Mattress and Duvet Cover
Use Adjustable Chair for Low Work
Vaseline to Weatherproof Screws
Shelf Liner for Securing Throw Rugs
Cap Caulk Tube With Clipped End
Use Painter's Tape to Catch Dust When Drilling Walls
Using Velcro on Outside Surfaces
Do You Have Wet Rot/Dry Rot?
Look For Clues To The Age Of Your House
Comb Nail Holder
Cutting Nylon Rope
Consider the Return on Your Investment (Home Improvement)
Soap As a Lubricant
Maintaining Your Tape Measure
Saving the Fingers When Hammering
Inside The House Tool Kit
Coke for Rust
Baking Soda for Icy Walks
Scratched Glass Remedy
Line the Bottom of Your Kitchen's Garbage Can
Drilling in the Ceiling
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