10 Surprising New Uses For Common Household Items

Maintaining a house can be a real headache, but many of your household items can easily help you tackle most problems! Check out these ridiculously genius hacks, especially No.5!

1. Use Nail Polish To Fix Loose Screws

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Screws can easily become loose over time. In this case, simply paint them with your nail polish and put them back. The extra stickiness will help to hold the screws in place.

2. Spray The Squeaky Doors Away

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Are you irritated by the squeaky doors in your house? Grab your cooking spray from the kitchen and spray some on the hinges. You'll be amazed by the result!

3. Fill Nail Holes With Crayons

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Nail holes are small but they can be quite an eyesore. If there are nail holes in your house, try rubbing a matching crayon over the affected crevices. This trick will help to patch up the holes quickly!

4. Remove Odors With Bread And Vinegar

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A stinky trash can puts a damper on your dinner nights, but don't worry! Simply pour some vinegar on a slice of bread and let it stay at the bottom of the can overnight. You'll be surprised when you wake up the next day!

5. Unclog The Drain With Salt

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We all need to unclog our drains on a regular basis. If you don't want to use any harsh chemicals, try pouring some boiling water down the drains, mix 1/4 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of baking soda, and let them sit for 10 minutes. The clog will be dissolved right away!

6. Spot Toilet Leaks With Kool-Aid

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A pack of Kool-Aid comes in handy when you want to see if there's a leak in your toilet. Pour it in the tank and flush after half an hour. If there's colored water in the bowl, you might need to get your toilet fixed.

7. Use A Rubber Band To Remove Stripped Screws

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A screw is hard to remove once its head is worn out. In this case, just place a rubber band between the screwdriver and the head. It'll add extra friction and help to remove the stubborn stripped screw with ease!

8. Put A Paper Roll Under The Toilet Seat At Night

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Toilets are one of the most common breeding grounds for bacteria. To keep your toilet dry at night, try propping up the seat with an empty paper roll.

9. Put A Bar Of Soap Under The Sheets

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If leg cramps are disrupting your sleep, a bar of soap might be just what you need. Put it under your bedsheet at night and sleep with it. The scent will help relieve your nocturnal pain.

10. Clean Scribbles With WD-40

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Wall scribbles are unavoidable if you've got kids around the house, but here's a quick fix: spray some WD-40 onto the marks and wipe them off with a cloth after 10 minutes. It'll work just like magic!

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