5 Home Solutions that You Can Do Today

Inspect your house and solve minor problems with these tips


Since we spend most of our weekend time at home, take a moment to inspect the rest of the house and look for minor problems that need to be addressed ASAP. Remember, don't wait for these tiny cracks and scratches to turn into big home challenges.

Main photos by Miguel Nacianceno and Rene Mejia.

Unclog a drain.

Make sure you check the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Repair a leaking faucet.

Save money and water by learning how to fix a minor leak. Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Fix creaky wood flooring.

Pour a generous amount of baby powder over the affected spot then sweeping with a broom or brush. Do this until the powder is no longer visible and has gotten into the cracks between floorboards. (Arlene Sanchez-Maslog)

Revive faded varnish.

Clean your old furniture with a microfiber cloth. Spray Pledge Orange Oil on a cleaning cloth and rub this onto the wooden furniture. (Arlene Sanchez-Maslog)

Fix the gap between a door and the floor.

Block light and drafts by using an old adult knee-high ladies’ stocking. Make a dual purpose draft and light stopper by filling the stocking with rice or mung beans then tie the open end with a string. (Arlene Sanchez-Maslog)

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