9 Clever Fixes for Your Home

Ever been at a dinner party and you hear of a good housekeeping tip or home quick-fix, but can never remember it when in dire need? It’s a problem we all face. Fortunately, we’ve found a few favorites that are so good you’ll never forget them. From rubbing out scratches in furniture with a walnut, to hard-boiling eggs in the oven, these tips are golden. You’ll be full of ‘em at the next soiree.

THE PROBLEM: Minor nicks and scratches on wooden furniture. 

THE TIP: Rub the area with a walnut and all will be fixed.

THE SOURCE: Apartment Therapy


 

THE PROBLEM: Pancake breakfasts can cause batter explosions.

THE TIP: Reuse an empty squeeze bottle to cleanly squirt out pancake batter.

THE SOURCE: Real Simple



THE PROBLEM: 
Not really knowing when an avocado is ripe for the tasting.

THE TIP: Pull off the stem of the avocado, if the area beneath it is green the avocado is ripe.

THE SOURCE: Recipe by Photo



THE PROBLEM: Not knowing quite where to hammer in the nail when hanging something.

THE TIP:  Hammer a nail partially into a piece of wood, so when you hang it up it will leave a whole in the right spot.

THE SOURCE: Moon Struck Siren



THE PROBLEM: Messy scoops of ice cream and sticky hands.

THE TIP: Cut up ice cream (carton and all) into clean slices.

THE SOURCE: Real Simple



THE PROBLEM: Candles sitting on a shelf gathering dust.

THE TIP: Slip an old pair of pantyhose around the candle to get it squeaky clean. 

THE SOURCE: Real Simple



THE PROBLEM: Hard-boiled eggs are hard to get right, and the shells are impossible to peel off.

THE TIP: Install an old cupboard for extra storage, plus many more organizing ideas.

THE SOURCE: Martha Stewart



THE PROBLEM:  A bathroom lacking any sufficient storage.

THE TIP: Install an old cupboard for extra storage, plus many more organizing ideas.

THE SOURCE: Martha Stewart


THE PROBLEM: Brown sugar becomes as hard as a rock in the pantry.

THE TIP: Leave a couple marshmallows in the bag, and the brown sugar will stay soft.

THE SOURCE: Real Simple

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