Monday, February 22, 2016

Simple Home Repairs To Lift You Out Of The Winter Funk

Does Winter's Doldrums Have You Down?

Grab a screwdriver and fight back with some easy home repairs that will raise your spirits and get your home ready for spring. 
Accomplishments, even little ones, can go a long way towards a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy and quick home repairs you can do when your are in the thick of winter. 

In each room, look around and take stock of what needs fixing or improving. Focus on the small, quick-fix changes, not the major redos. Small household problems can have big effects. 

Here are a couple of good starting points:

  • Squeaky Door HindgesSpray a little WD-40 onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to work in the lubricant. Or try rubbing the hinges with petroleum jelly. If these tricks don’t work, lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with three-in-one oil, using a rag to catch drips.
  • Creaking Floors For a temporary fix, sprinkle talcum powder over the noisy area and sweep it into the cracks. Be sure to remove any traces of powder if you’re ever going to refinish the floor.
  • Stained Tub - Combine equal amounts of cream of tartar and baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Rub the mixture into the stain with your fingers or a soft cloth. Let sit for a half hour, then rinse well with water.
Tackling these smaller projects will give you the confidence and motivation to move up to bigger ones on your list. 

Simple DIY home improvements are not only fulfilling and cost effective, but they are also a great way to maintain the value of your home. 

Give us a call or contact us online and let us help you tackle your next project! 

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Julie & Mike Paradise 
Local Owners 


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