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7QuickFixesto MakeAround YourHouse by Adam Bluestein 1.Squeaky DoorHinges Spray a little WD-40 onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to work in the lubricant. Or try rubbing the hinges with petroleum jelly. If these tricks don’t work, lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with three-in-one oil, using a rag to catch drips. 2. Fixing Unfurled Wallpaper With a knife, smear wallpaper paste onto a piece of writing paper. Rub the paper against the underside of the peeling section. Press the wallpaper against the wall. Slide the writing paper out and smooth away bubbles with a clean cloth. 3.Washing Chandeliers Allow the fixture to cool. Wear a pair of white cotton gloves Ю one dry, one dampened with glass cleaner. (For crystal, use one part rubbing alcohol to three parts distilled water.) Wipe each prism with the damp glove, then the dry one. 4. Unjamming SlidingWindows A little silicone spray lubricant (sold at hardware stores) will grease the skids. Spray it onto a rag, then wipe along the tracks, whether they’re metal, wood, or plastic. 5.Plumping Up Deflated Cushions Put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (Be careful Ю leaving them out too long may fade the fabric.) The sun will help evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time, and the cushions should plump up nicely. 6.Repairing Marked UpLinoleumFloors Rub the spot with white toothpaste and a dry cloth or with an eraser. Or spray WD-40 on a towel and rub lightly, making sure to degrease the area afterward with liquid dishwashing soap and water. 7.Organizing & Storing Cords Cowgirls and sailors alike know the benefits of storing ropes neatly coiled. Follow their lead and keep extension cords tangle-free and contained inside a large plastic bucket when they’re not in use. All things for your home and more.. .HARMONHOMES.COM 5

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