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6 Easy DIY Fixes To Make You Look Like A Pro

1. Fix that squeaky door
We’ve all been there, looking to make a discreet exit, pull the door open and then SQUEAK, ‘where are you going?!’ If you want to remove that squeak, simply, use a screwdriver and hammer to lift the pin in your door hinge then spray some oil and hammer the pin back down.

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Image Source: “IPH Behrensbau Tür Scharnier” by Flibbertigibbet – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

2. Soften the door slam
Hate banging doors? We do too! With this easy trick you can get less bang with zero bucks! Simply hook a wide rubber band on each door handle. And hey presto your banging door is no more!

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3. Remove streaks in windows & mirrors with newspaper
Ever spent hours cleaning windows only to discover streaks everywhere? Well this foolproof tip is for you! Instead of using a cloth use a newspaper! Sounds crazy, but the smooth paper leaves surfaces streak free.

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Image source: “Wéris JPG12″. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

4. Clean your gutters
Cleaning gutters may sound like a boring unimportant task. But gutters act as the first line of defense to protect your home for water damage. A good tool to clean your gutters with is a garden trowel. As it’s small pointed shape allows you to scrape the gutter clear.

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Image source: By User:Randall1022 (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

5. Unblock drain filled with hair
Whether it’s your own doing or a follically challenged housemate these 3 easy steps can help unblock your drain.

1. Boiling water – Pour a full kettle of boiling water down the drain.
Pro tip: Leave 1 cup of water for a cup of tea
2. Caustic Soda – Always handling with care while using gloves follow the instructions on the pack. It can be purchased in a hardware store.
3. Hanger – Untangle a wire hanger so it has a hook shape. Drop down the drain and remove any blockage.

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6. Add draft excluders

Adding draft excluders around the edges of doors and letterboxes is a great way to keep the heat in!

Image source: "Blue-Gray Door" by ParentingPatch - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia
Image source: “Blue-Gray Door” by ParentingPatch – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia

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