Here are some Home Solutions:
Keep a nail from splintering wood; You picked up the cutest decorative plaque for your door, but the last time you hung something, the nail split the wood. To avoid that problem, this time use a cotton swab to coat the shaft of a nail with petroleum jelly. The slick layer reduces friction between the metal and the wood, so the nail will slide without a problem. [ this works on walls to prevent drywall fro crumbling too!]
Strip wallpaper easily: replacing outdated wall paper revives a tired looking room. But removing the wallpaper can be a tough job. Instead of using expensive (and smelly) chemical-laden cleaners, [try this] Mix 1 part fabric softener and 2 parts hot water in a spray bottle. Soak the wall, then let it sit for 15 minutes or until the wallpaper can be peeled away. Solvents in fabric softeners dissolve the paper’s adhesive for easy removal.
Silence a noisy hinge: Every time you open the pantry door, a rusty hinge elicits a cringe-inducing squeak. Instead of buying a lubricant spray such as WD 40 simply dab a clean towel with baby oil, then rub a thin layer over the hinge. The oil lubricates rusty metal to help the door open effortlessly and silently. [Wow you can save money.]
Trick for starting seedlings: Cut a lemon in half and remove the fruit. Poke a hole in the bottom of the peel for drainage. Fill with soil add a couple of seeds and then water. When it’s warm enough to move outdoors, plant the lemon “pot” in the ground. As the rind decomposes, it will compost in the soil, [adding nourishment to your plant.]
If I can help you or anyone you know needing real estate advice, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Donna Bishop Realtor phone: 239-560-3149 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org