7 Home Improvement Hacks
Dan Levenson February 22, 2021
You love your home, but sometimes, you look around and think that you can make improvements. Home improvement projects seem so difficult. You may just need a little more organization. Here are a few home improvement hacks to whip your home into shape:
Control Water Puddles in Your Garage
If you live in a colder part of the country, winter brings puddles of melted snow and ice into your home on the wheels of your cars. This water seeps over the floor, ruining storage boxes and tools. You can use expanding foam to create a dam and keep the water in one area. You can pick up this foam at your local hardware store, and it sticks to the floor and doesn’t get damaged when the car wheels roll over it. You can outline your vehicles and keep all the melted water trapped in that area.
Tackle Stripped Screws
There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to remove a screw that’s been stripped. Your screwdriver twirls aimlessly as you try to remove it. Next time, place a rubber band over the top of your screwdriver and pull down the length of the tool to cover the bottom. This fills the stripped surface of the screw and allows you to easily remove it.
Roll Heavy Objects in the Yard
Are you trying to move your child’s playhouse to a new location or place a decorative piece of stone? You don’t need to be a strong man. You need three pieces of PVC pipe. You want to make sure the pieces are wider than the object. Place the object on the first two PVC pipes and roll it to the third piece. As you move, the last piece of pipe comes out from the back, you’ll need to stop and place it in front of your object. It takes time, but you’ll get your item where it needs to go.
Fix Nail Holes in Your Wall
Have you moved a picture or mirror and now you have an unsightly nail hole? Use toothpaste. You can fill the hole with toothpaste. After the toothpaste dries, sand the area flush with the wall and touch up the paint. The hole is gone.
Organize Your Curling Irons
If you have a pile of curling irons and hair straighteners, you know what a mess they can make. You can use PVC pipe taped with hook-and-loop tape to the back of your bathroom cabinet doors to organize them. Before going to the hardware store measure the width of the hair appliances, so you get pipes wide enough for the item to slide into it. Ask the store to cut them at five inches. Once you tape them onto the back of the door, you can easily slide each curling iron into a pipe.
Magnetize Your Screwdriver
If you always drop the screw as your trying to drive it into a surface or losing them when you pull them out, you can magnetize your screwdriver. At the craft store or big box store, you can buy simple, round magnets. Place one at the bottom of your screwdriver. It’ll cling to the metal and keep the screw attached to the screwdriver.
Protect Your Fingers
When you’re hammering nails, you run the risk of hitting your finger instead. A simple bobby pin can solve your problem. Hook a bobby pin around the top of the nail. Now, hold the bobby pin instead of the nail. This moves your fingers further out of the path of danger.
These life hacks for home improvement can help you make your life easier around the home. At InsureYourCompany.com, we make it easier to protect your company. Contact us with any questions.