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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

can

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

only

a

temporary

solution,

you’d

be

surprised

what a little talcum powder

do

when

it

comes

you’ll have smooth runnings

STAINED TUB

again. This works whether the

Mix equal measures of cream

tracks are metal, wood or plastic.

of tartar with baking soda and

TIRED CUSHIONS

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

silicone

spray

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

lubricant,

plumping up, providing there’s

available from all good hardware

some life in the old pillow yet.

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