Do you feel like caring for your home is like running a marathon? It can seem like you will never reach the finishing line because there are always home repair hills to climb. However, by pacing yourself and sticking to only the quick home repairs, you can make it to the finish line. Hire a local handyman or an area home repair specialist to take on more difficult jobs and you are all set!
Here are 8 quick home improvement fixes that you should try to get done this weekend:
1. Cupboards that Just will not Close
Fix – Yes, the above picture is not in a home but you get the point, it is cabinet which is similar to a cupboard. This problem is usually because the cupboard’s old spring is already broken. The fix is simple – all you need is a magnet catch which comes in two pieces. Once you mount both pieces by lining them up properly, you are done! This quick fix should not consume more than 15 minutes of your time. If you do not want to do this yourself, call someone up to help you.
2. Disgusting Bathtub Stains
Fix – To fix this icky problem, make a sticky paste by mixing equal amounts of cream of tartar and baking soda with lots of freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Use a soft cloth to scrub the homemade concoction into the stain. After you allow the paste to sit for 30 minutes, gently wash it off with tap water.
3. Sliding Doors that are Stuck
Fix – It is likely that the wheels are crammed by dust and dirt. Loosen it up by twisting the adjustment screws at the
base after taking out the other functioning door. Next, clean the tracks and wheels thoroughly. Applying a silicone lubricant may keep it from reoccurring.
4. Old Taps that are Chipping
Fix – Why be annoyed every day by your old, chipping faucets? Just visit your local handyman store and buy sparkling new faucets. These days, faucets come with more functionality, so with this little home improvement, you get a lot more than just visual appeal.
5. Kitchen Cabinets that are Worn Out
Fix – Your kitchen is the space in your home where you spend the most time, aside from your bedroom. A kitchen that looks dull, tired, and depressed can have an effect not only your mindset, but also on the food choices you make! Giving your kitchen cabinets a facelift with a new coat of paint may be a bit more of a time intensive task, but if you do it properly, you may give your kitchen area, and yourself, a new lease of life!
6. Hard Water Stains on Windows
Fix – All you need is wet newspaper. Wipe the entire surface of the window with the wet paper. Once that is done, get a lint-free towel and use it to wipe the window dry. If this does not work, mix lemon juice and vinegar and use the mixture to clean the stains.
7. Stained and Marked Up Linoleum Floors
Fix – Take a dry cloth and apply white toothpaste and then, scrub the stained and marked-up area. Another sterling idea is to use a dry towel with WD-40 and gently wipe the area. All you need to do is degrease the area later with a mixture of liquid dishwashing soap and water.
8. Transform a Small Space
Fix – If you have a tiny area in your home, you can use it to try out some fun designs. You can use eye-catching wallpaper or a bright pop of color to create a jazzy corner. There are many sagacious ideas, like turning it into a wall photo display, a quiet reading area, or just an attention-grabbing talking point for your guests.
If you still have some energy after handling these small but essential home improvement aspects, you could go online and find many more ideas of things to do for your home and let’s be honest here, for yourself too. One vital facet for you to remember while engaging these ideas is safety. Be very careful while trying any of these fixes and if you aren’t sure or confident of what you’re doing, call up a home maintenance pro.
You will not be the first one! You may want to have more than one job lined up for them since they may charge you a minimum rate and you may not want to pay someone $60 for 10 minutes of work, for example.