I don’t know about you but there’s a sense of excitement I get in home improvement that drives me nuts…in a good way.
It unleashes the inner OCD in me and I strive to accomplish every DIY task – by hook or by crook.
But sometimes, it also drives me nuts – in a bad way (this part, I hate the most). It’s the little mishaps that really tick me off.
That’s why I made sure to always see to it that I do these 6 TINY home improvement hacks that actually make a BIG difference. Don’t believe me? Go try these for yourself.
Don’t bother cleaning up after specks of dust on the floor from drilling on drywall!
One thing that really rankles the heck out of every DIYer is when they’d have to sweep clouds of dust from drilling. Not only is this tedious but it sure hell wastes a lot of time, especially if piles of household tasks are in the queue.
Get ahold of a big post-it (post-its are so cliché for mushy love notes anyway), fold it and put it under the area you’re drilling and save yourself from sweeping!
Cleaning a painter’s tray is such a hassle!
You know how paint can get so messy (not the fun face paints). And that also includes cleaning up the tray afterwards.
Try to get one plastic bag bigger than the size of the tray and just put the tray inside and voila, you don’t even have to clean up after as it collects all the excess paint from the brush. You’re not only saving time from cleaning, but you’re also saving the environment by recycling a bag!
Drips on the floor are a real eyesore and a pain in the neck to clean!
When drips of paint are left on the floor and dry up, it’s going to be very difficult to clean them. Why ruin a good hardwood floor when you can easily do away with it?
Get all the useless newspapers lying around in the house? Position them carefully along the edges of the floors and make sure you tape them so they never move after a gush of wind passes through. And there you go; they instantly catch all paint drips!
Small nail holes in your wall shouldn’t be there in the first place!
Small nail holes in your walls are unavoidable. Once you pierce through that wall, there’s really no going back! All you get are ugly holes that are even very visible especially with light-coloured paint. Plus, they’re also a nuisance when repainting.
You don’t even have to sand your wall with this one. It’s as simple as filling it with white toothpaste and letting it dry. This is good for small holes only because the toothpaste tends to crack. But there’s another hack for this hack (a double hack, must be your lucky day!). Try to crush up some aspirin and mix it with the toothpaste, then fill the holes to avoid cracking.
Tired of always losing the screws when hammering?
Don’t even think about putting the screws in between your lips (eeew, haven’t you ever heard of infections from it?). So you can keep those screws at bay while hammering away, do this…
Buy a small but powerful magnet with a double-sided tape, or just buy a magnet and place a double-sided tape on one side and stick it to the base of your hammer’s handle. Now, it’s easier to grab the screws one by one.
Screws that always stay loose after a long time can be fixed!
Screws in the walls and knobs or just about anywhere also get worn-out over time. Once this happens, the purpose of why the screws are there is voided in the first place. Replacing every screw might not be possible.
Remove the loose screws. Grab some toothpicks and slather glue onto them (make sure they fit the hole just right). Push them into the hole and wait for the glue to dry. Then, put the screws back in place and they’re good as new!
These are just a few of the best home improvement hacks that make your DIY job easier. There are no rules to hacks like these. If you’re initiative and resourceful enough, you might even think of new hacks that make a huge difference! If you do, let us know! Also, now you can keep happy shopping wall plates from
Author Bio: Maria Brooks is a passionate blogger who loves to write about home designs, home renovation ideas and home improvement. She is currently working for paradisegrillsdirect.com, which offers the worlds strongest built Outdoor Kitchens, Fireplaces, Fire Pits and Tiki Huts.FacebookTwitterGoogle+WhatsAppLinkedInShare