Quick DIY: Fixes Anyone Can Do! WORDS BY AVENUE 555 to
stores, applied to a rag. Wipe the
silencing creaking floorboards.
rag along the tracks, and soon
DOOR HINGES One of the most irritating things in life is a squeaky door hinge. Simply spray a little WD-40 onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to make sure the liquid is worked in, and you should be set. No WD-40? No worries, rubbing petroleum jelly in can also do the trick.
SQUEAKY FLOOR Although
what a little talcum powder
you’ll have smooth runnings
again. This works whether the
Mix equal measures of cream
tracks are metal, wood or plastic.
of tartar with baking soda and
enough lemon juice so that a paste forms. Rub this into the stain with a cloth, allow around half an hour for it to sit, and then rinse thoroughly with water.
JAMMED SLIDING WINDOWS AND DOORS Use
Place the offending cushion(s) outside in the midday sun for a few hours, turning them over as you would a piece of meat halfway through. Thanks to the evaporation of any moisture stored inside the cushions should start
plumping up, providing there’s
available from all good hardware
some life in the old pillow yet.