5 Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters

Somtimes just a little tip can save you time and money, so here are five to help you out.

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1.) With summer here, ants can start to march on your home and drive you crazy. Take some peppermit oil and mix it 50/50 with water in a spray bottle. Then spray ants whenever you see them.

2.) Your dryer does not seem to be doing a very good job of drying and is running for a very long time. Pull the dryer out, disconnct the vent hose and vacuum out the hose, the vent, and the end where the dryer connects. Could save you a $75 service call.

3.) It seems like everyone has one of those doors that drifts shut and you end up putting a potted plant in front of it to keep open. Instead of the potted plant, take out one of the hinge pins and lay it over a hard surface and strike it lightly with a hammer. Once you get a slight bend, put the pin back in the hinge. This bend will cause friction and keep the door open.

4.) The kitchen disposal has stopped working or has frozen. Lots of folks do not realize that garbage disposals have a reset button. Reach under the bottom and reset it.

5.) You have been doing some painting with a roller and you plan to paint tomorrow but you do not want to clean the roller. Put the roller in a ziplock bag or wrap it with clear wrap and stick it in the freezer. After it’s thawed you’ll be ready to go again.

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