10 easy DIY home fixes

23:00, Jun 09 2014
11 DIY Home Fixes
NUT REMEDY: Well this is just genius.
11 DIY Home Fixes
CLEAR YOUR PIPES: Forget expensive solutions, speed up a slow drain with this cheap and easy concoction. Pour some baking soda down your drain, followed by vinegar and hot water.
11 DIY Home Fixes
OH SO QUIET: Wrap a wide rubber band around doorknobs to soften a slamming door.
11 DIY Home Fixes
HOMES CHAFE TOO: Baby powder is like WD40 for your floors.
11 DIY Home Fixes
EASY CLEAN: Never, ever put a cast iron skillet in the dishwasher. Instead, pop some cooking oil and coarse salt in the pan and give it a good old exfoliation. Then wipe down with a kitchen towel. If some oil sticks around in the pan, no worries, it will just make your food taste even better next time.
11 DIY Home Fixes
HOMEMADE SCRUBBER: Easily clean a deck with a broom, a hose and some tape.
11 DIY Home Fixes
CREATE GRIP: Removing a screw that's been stripped and so basically is just a hole at the top is difficult, yes, but putting a rubber band between the screw and the screwdriver usually creates enough friction to loosen said screw.
11 DIY Home Fixes
DE-SCUFF: Yes, this actually works.
11 DIY Home Fixes
SUNBATHE YOUR SHEETS: This is also a good idea for quilts etc that you don't want to wash often - UV light is a natural deodoriser and germ killer.
11 DIY Home Fixes
QUICK SOLUTION: Freshen the air without using spray.

Your home is your domain, so you should try and make it as enjoyable as possible.

Unfortunately, not all apartments and houses are in tip-top shape, but with a few household items and a little bit of time, you can turn your rundown house into a place you won't be embarrassed to bring your parents to.

So, stop dealing with your clogged drain and squeaky floors - follow these simple DIY tips to help make your home a space you won't mind spending a Friday night at.

- This article originally appeared on Mashable 

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