Don’t Call the Handy Man, Be the Handy (Wo)man!

Woman changing light bulbWater-logged Cell Phones:
As many of you may know, cell phones aren’t exactly waterproof. But, despite that sad fact, phones go for a swim more than we'd like. To help dry out your phone, get a Tupperware bowl and fill it with either rice or kitty litter. If you surround your phone in either of these substances within the bowl, the moisture will be absorbed by the kitty litter or the rice. Let it sit in the bowl for a few hours and it should work like a charm.

Waxy Carpet:
Every so often, your scented candles may spill onto your carpet, dry, and look absolutely horrible. In order to get the caked-in wax from your carpet, stack multiple paper towels on top of the stain, and iron back and forth on the paper towels, slowly melting the wax (it would be beneficial to do this on really a low-heat setting, so you don’t catch the carpet or the paper towels on fire.) The paper towels will absorb the wax as you press back and forth.

Keep in mind, not everything is going to break, and everything that breaks isn’t necessarily going to be able to be fixed just by doing it yourself.

Imprints for Furniture on Carpet:
Your coffee table that has been in the living room for the last 15 years needed to be moved to accommodate some new furniture.

Unfortunately, because of the time that the coffee table sat on the carpet, there are heavy indents where the table used to sit. Place an ice cube in the imprint, and let it soak up all of the water once the cube has melted. This will make your carpet nice and thick again.

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Splintering Cutting Board:
No one likes getting a splinter in their finger. So I would venture to say that no one would want a splinter in their tongue either. If your cutting board is getting worn and splintery, get a bottle of mineral oil and warm it up in a pot of hot water. Wipe the cutting board with the warm mineral oil and let it sit for about five hours. It’ll look nice and shiny, and it will be free of splinters.

Stuck-on Stickers:
You know when you try to pull a sticker off of a new appliance, or really anything that you buy, and the top half of the sticker comes off, but the bottom half of the sticker stays? Use WD-40. If you spray some on and let it sit, you’ll be able to scrape away the remains of the sticker.

Are there other things that you think are super easy to fix? Let me know of some other things in the comments below!

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  1. LIZ says:

    my dad teach how to do so many things and i thank him for that now

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