Like many things we promise to do ‘tomorrow’, that list of annoying little tasks that need doing around the home, tend to be put on the long finger.
Unfortunately, they’re not going to do themselves, and imagine how great you’ll feel after you put aside one weekend to tackle them all head-on.
Here are a few things that are most likely in need of fixing in your home, and how to get them nailed down once and for all.
Steadying wobbly chairs
Avoid balancing your chair on a folded magazine or piece of cardboard so that it will stop wobbling, by fixing it for good. First, figure out what is causing the chair to be unbalanced. If the problem is caused simply by a loose joint, you can easily remove the piece and re-glue it in place. Make sure to use a clamp to hold the glue as it dries. For other types of chairs, the problem might lie within the screw, and in that case, you will need to retighten it to fix the issue.
Cleaning out your washing machine
After several rounds of washing dirty clothes, your machine might start to smell less than desirable. To get rid of this smell, empty out the machine's contents and run it on a regular cycle using a washing machine cleaning solution.
Tackling squeaky floorboards
Many of us have that one room in the house with a specific squeaky spot that would take no time at all to fix. After you locate where the floor joints are, mark it with a nail. Then, carefully cut a slit in the carpeting and run the screw in.
Re-painting faded wall trims
One of the reasons we put paint jobs on the long finger, is that we can feel overwhelmed by the amount of preparation that goes into the project. But delegating this task to the weekend is efficient and can take much of the stress out of the job. Before you start painting, lay down plastic sheeting or drop cloths to protect your floors. Also open and mix your paints beforehand to avoid spills, and always work on your walls from the top down.
Smoothing cracked driveways
If cracked concrete is the first thing you see every time you roll your car into the driveway, it's probably high time to fill them up. First, clean the cracks out by chiselling any residual debris using a brush and hoover. Once it's smooth, take your concrete filler and inject the substance into open cavities, evening it out afterwards with a trowel.
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