When you own or rent a place, it comes at a price. It’s nothing like when you were living with your parents. Even though you helped them keep your old house tidy and well maintained your future situation will have absolutely nothing in common with the past. Now you’re the one fully responsible for small fixes, major issues and even carpet cleaning. Of course, not all of us are handy with tools or great with dusting or vacuuming. In such case your option is to hire a professional contractor or carpet cleaners. But if you want to make the effort and learn how to take care for your home, then you’re reading the right article.
Below you can find a list of easy to fix issues around your home. Each of them can be done in under on hour, some even will take you no more than ten to fifteen minutes.
Remove Carpet Stains
Carpet cleaning is difficult as it is. But dealing with carpet stains is a completely different matter. when you know their origin and the type of fabrics you clean. There are lots of commercial carpet stain removal solutions which work effectively. However, often they are toxic. So, it’s a lot better to use home staples like baking soda and vinegar to shift the stain. You can find lots of recipes on the Internet these days just about any type of carpet stain.
If you feel you can’t cope with the job, there is always a way out – just hire professional carpet cleaners to remove the stain for you.
Revive Your Cutting Board
You can revive a worn-out wood cutting board with pure mineral oil. Simply warm the bottle of oil in hot water and them wipe the board’s surface with a clean, soft cloth. Clean the excess after three to four hours.
Inflate Flattened Cushions
It’s really easy! Just put them outside in the sun for some time. Don’t forget to flip them halfway through. The sun will evaporate the moisture gathered in the filling and the pillow will plump up. Be careful not to leave it too long outside – the fabric may fade.
Linoleum Scuff Marks
You will need either toothpaste or WD-40 and a towel. Rub the spot with the toothpaste/WD-40. Then degrease the area with normal dishwashing liquid and water. Then enjoy your clean floors. If you’re into dancing you can invite friends over for a wild night of dancing.
It’s a quick fix which actually works quite well. If you don’t have the time or money to replace your hardwood flooring right now simply buy talcum powder. Sprinkle some over the noisy area and fill in the cracks between the boards.
Fix Peeling Wallpaper
Take a knife and smear wallpaper paste onto a piece of writing paper. Then press the smeared piece against the backside of the wallpaper. Press the wallpaper against the wall and hold for a few seconds. Smooth away air bubbles with a clean cloth.
It’s a real nightmare to clean a chandelier when you don’t know how to do it. Make sure the fixture is cool before you start cleaning it. Take a pair of white cotton gloves. The one should remain dry while the other – dampened in glass cleaner. You can make your own cleaning solution by mixing one part rubbing alcohol to three parts distilled water. Wipe with the damp glove first and then use the dry one.
Even the most simple projects can have a great impact on your home. Thus pull yourself together and use these last summer weekends to do a few odd jobs around.