These easy tricks will help you to repair some everyday damages in the home

Being at the front of a house is perhaps one of the dreams we can have, since having a decent roof to live under undoubtedly dignifies us as people. However, many times we have to deal with small home accidents that arise and we do not know what to do. Finally, we end up spending large amounts of money hiring people to solve the problem.

Simple damage such as a clogged toilet, or cleaning the scratches with crayon on the walls will cost us the work of a plumber. That’s why it’s best to know what steps to take to fix them yourself when these situations arise. Today in 23viral.com we will show you 10 tricks to solve common problems in your home.

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Squeaky cabinets?

There can be nothing more annoying than coming home and opening a squeaky door, many times this common household problem is produced by a misadjustment of the nuts because they do not have enough lubrication, causing that annoying sound.

The solution is as simple as adding a common product that you can find in any Walmart and that is the  WD4. A powerful oil used for countless situations, from loosening stuck screws, removing rust, and even chasing away cockroaches. All you have to do is spray a little bit of spray on the hinge of the problem and you will see how you can forget about that squeaky door or cabinet.

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Paint a screw, it will save you headaches

There can be nothing more annoying than a screw that is loose and we have to tighten it over and over again. This can be a problem because if we don’t have a similar screw-on hand, it causes us a lot of discomforts.

Fortunately, a simple solution to avoid this is to take some clear nail polish and proceed to paint the screw, and then put it in place. Besides helping to create a layer against rust, the nail polish will work as glue that will prevent it from coming loose like before. Interesting, isn’t it?

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Don’t suffer when removing damaged bulbs

There can be nothing worse than have to remove broken bulbs. Many times these accidents arise from the same pressure inside the bulb, a short circuit or an unexpected bump.


However, when it comes to removing this type of lamp the best option is to use a potato, yes just as you read a potato. What you must do is to cut it in half and place the softer part in the split bulb and turn it until it is secured in the glass and then start to turn the lamp to remove it.

Attention! Do not forget to disconnect the power before doing this process.

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Removing a screw with an elastic band

One aspect that becomes somewhat annoying is having to remove a screw that has become so stuck to its base that it is a challenge to get it out. Many times this happens because the rust generates a type of adhesion between the different metal bases of the screw and where it is placed.

However, there is a fairly simple and easy trick to perform so that you can remove these problematic screws without any problem. Just place an elastic band over the head of the screw, then use the screwdriver to twist it tightly and you will see how in a matter of seconds it will start to give way.

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Squeaky floors

Having a clean and waxed floor is wonderful. But what becomes a nuisance is the fact of walking on it and while we do it we hear an unpleasant sound that even makes us feel stressed.

This squeaking of wood floors is emphatically due to two pieces of wood rubbing against each other when you stand on them. What you should do is to take a jar of baby powder and dress it over the crack, pushing it into the crack with a brush and brush. Once this is done you will see that you will have no more problems with that annoying sound.

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Erases crayon scratches on the wall in seconds

A recent survey in the United States revealed that about 60% of moms have had problems with walls scratched by their children. The problem is that when these are scratched with crayon it seems that the only solution is to hire a mason who can fix it.


The good news is that you don’t have to spend large amounts of money on it. Because there is a product that we mentioned above called WD40 capable of erasing those scratches in seconds. All you have to do is spray a little of the product and rub it in a circular motion with a cloth or sponge and you will see how the drawings or traces on the wall of your house magically disappear.

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Unclogging the drain easily and simply

Many times we suffer from clogs in the dishwasher or toilet and we know that it is really disappointing. The most practical solution is to buy chemical products that do the job, but these usually cost a lot of money, can be toxic and in many cases do not solve the problem.

The best solution is to use an effective trick that doesn’t cost you money. The only thing you will need is a liquid dishwasher with hot water. All you have to do is add warm water to the siphon or toilet until it fills up, then add some liquid soap and wait about 40 minutes. Finally, you will see how the drain begins to unclog by itself. It really works!

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Making your bathtub as good as new

The bathtub is that place that can make us feel relaxed and in the winter season, we would love to spend hours in it. Unfortunately, the surface of bathtubs is prone to accumulate grease and soap-containing agents. So it will eventually end up turning yellow, giving it an unpleasant appearance.

So, when you have your bathtub in that state it is time to think about the trick that we will mention below. Just wet the bathtub, then add liquid dishwashing soap all over the tub, wait about 15 minutes and start scrubbing with a broom. You will be able to see how the power of the liquid soap manages to eliminate the grease and stains in the bathtub leaving it like new.

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Coffee can restore wood

According to experts, at least 180 million bags of coffee are consumed worldwide. This means that this product that was initially born in Arabia is consumed in all the countries of the world. In addition to giving us energy and having a pleasant flavor, coffee has the capacity to give tone to wood.

So if you have a wooden table or fence in your garden, all you have to do is mix coffee with flax seeds. Let it cool and with a brush apply on those parts where the wood seems to be deteriorating, you will see that in a matter of minutes it will have recovered its color and appearance.

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It’s Time to Protect Your Fingers When Hammering

If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you have probably more than once hurt your fingers while hammering. Even if you wear gloves, many times the pain can be felt and it becomes an annoying issue. Fortunately, there is a super simple trick that will prevent the same thing from happening the next time you hammer.

All you have to do is find a clothes hanger and use it as tweezers. That way when it comes to hammering you won’t hurt your fingers again.

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Sharpen scissors with aluminum

For many people, the fact of seeing that the scissors that we use so often in our daily tasks, lose their edge is disconcerting and even more if we do not have a store of these accessories nearby to buy them. Many times the scissors wear out but today we will show you a trick to recover the edge.

All you have to do is to take a sheet of aluminum foil that you usually use to wrap your food, then what we do is to proceed to cut the hours in several strips. You will see how quickly and magically the scissors will recover their edge.