There’s a Life Hack for That

Spring-cleaning is in the air. While most people think spring home improvement means cleaning out the attic and organizing the tool shed, just as often it means touching up peeling paint, unclogging gutters, and fixing leaky faucets. To make your home maintenance easier this March, we’ve complied a list of 10 home improvement life hacks that will make all the difference.

  1. Dirty PaintbrushTo remove mildew from the showerhead, tie a plastic bag of vinegar around the neck and leave overnight. In the morning it will clean easily.
  2. Use bread tabs to label power cords. Eliminate tangled cords by looping the excess and holding it in place with a hair clip.
  3. Place a rubber band over a stripped screw for extra traction.
  4. Did your space heater leave a dent in the carpet? Lay ice cubs in the groove to fluff your rug.
  5. Wrap a rubber band across the opening of a paint can. Wipe excess paint off your brush without causing a mess.
  6. Dry lines of acrylic-latex caulk on the bottom of rugs to prevent slipping.
  7. Need an attractive option for bathroom storage? Hang a wine rack and roll your towels.
  8. Glue a magnet to the bottom of your hammer to keep nails handy.
  9. Hold small nails in place with a clothespin to protect your fingers.
  10. Fold a post-it note and stick it to the wall to catch dust when you drill.

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