Quick Home Improvement Tips

homeimprovementDo you want to improve your house? Did you know that you can do it on your own if you just know some very quick fixes that you can apply today. You dont need costly services, you just need to know how to do it and you will be on your way to improve your home.

There are many small changes that you can do at your home every now and then when you have time and you will see small improvements over time. Just set some time aside on the weekends and you will see how easy and fun it can be.

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Here are some quick and clever fixes you can do at home:

Squeaky Door Hinges

You just havew to spray wd-40 in the hinges, or try to rubbe the hinges with petroleum jelly.

Squeaky Floor

Sprinkle talcum powder over the noisy area and sweep it aside. Remove any traces of powder, if you plan to refinish the floor.

Wallpaper Peeling

Take a knife, smear wallpaper paste in to a pice of writing paper. Rub paper on the underside of the peelingĀ  area. Press the wallpaper to the wall. Slide the writing paper out and smooth the bubbles with a clean cloth.

Worn Caning

Sagging is natural, but you can fix it, just use a sponge to wet the underside with warm water. Then let it dry slowly through the night.

Dusty Chandelier

Put on a pair of white cotton gloves, one glove dry and the other one dampened with glass cleaner. Then Wipe each prism with the damp glove and then the dry one.

Use one neutral trim paint

Istead of buying a gallon of a color for each room and using just a fraction of each can.

Stained Tub

Mix equal amounts of baking soda and cream of tartar with just enough lemon juice to make a paste. Rub the mixture in the stain with a soft cloth.

Sliding Windows Stuck

Apply some silicone spray lubrican to grease the skids. Spray it on a rag, then wipe all along the tracks.

Remove Decals

Spray wd-40 on the decals and its surrounding areas, lifting edges to get underneath. Leave it for a while and then gently scrape away the decal with the edge of a card, then degrease the tub with liquid washing soap.

Slamming Door

You can soft a door slam by affixing a few pieces of peel and stick foam weather stripping around the doorstop.

Turn down Thermostat

Turn down your thermostat on your water heater, at 120 or 110 degrees is plenty hot.

A Difficult to Remove Lightbulb

Press the center of a foot long strip of your duct tape on the middle of the light bulb. Fold each end in half so it sticks into itself. Grip each end between your thumb and index finger, give it a twist to loosen the lightbulb.

Dry Cut Board

Warm a bottle of pure mineral oil in a bowl of hot water, then just wip the oil in to the surface with a soft cloth. Then 6 hours later wipe the excess.

Replace air conditioning filters

By replacing central air conditioning filters every month, especially during the summer, you keep air flowing freely through the ducts. That way your reduce strain on the blower motor.

Close closet doors

By shutting closets along exterior walls it helps to insulate the house. It helps to lower the square footage of your heating and cooling.

Flatten Down Cushions

Grab them and take them outside for a few hours, then flip them. With the help of the sun it will evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time and the cushions should plump.

Scuffed Linoleum

Spray wd-40 on a towel and rub lightly or Rub the spot with white toothpaste and a dry cloth. Then degrease it with liquid washing soap and water.

Dirty Decanter

Just fill half decanter with hot water, drop some liquid soap, tow tablespoons of white vinegar and a cup of uncooked rice. Swirl the rice a few minutes to remove the residue.

Extension Cords

Keep extension cords inside a large plastic bucket when your are not using it.


Those are some very useful home improvement tips that you can start to apply today and have a very nice home. Over time i will put more interesting tips and i also want to know what recommendations you have, what are the quick fixes you do at your home that you can share with everyone else.