Awesome & Easy Tricks For House Hold Fixes

Tips and Fixes

Ah, yes! The genius behind a great idea is one that often leaves us saying, “But, that’s so simple!” That, my friends, is what they call “K.I.S.S.”, which is what you’ll surely want to do to me after learning about these easy-to-try tricks for chores and fixes around the house.

Rubber band stripped screw removal

Rubber band stripped screw removal. source: apartmenttherapy.com

Talk about a solution to an often frustrating problem! Who knew a simple tool such as a rubber band could have saved us all from the hundreds of stripped Phillips screws. Snap!

Pencil eraser picture frame protector

Pencil eraser picture frame protector. source: realsimple.com

Though this trick might present another challenge of finding a pencil with an eraser, that’s easy enough to solve buy purchasing those pop on ones. The added hassle might just be worth it when these original rubber heads work so well as picture frame bumpers. At the very least, this could solve having to wipe down, or even worse, repaint the walls every so often.

Slip proof your rugs

Slip proof your rugs. source: marthastewart.com

Arcylic-latex caulk is, by nature, a grippy-type substance. So, when applied, then dried onto the back of a rug, it works perfectly as a non-slip solution.

Laundry jar pocket finds

Laundry jar pocket finds. source: apartmenttherapy.com

We at HomeJelly love this idea, especially since it’s both revealing and fun.┬áThis “pocket finds” jar that coyly displays its contents upon the laundry room shelf is also a clever way to keep stuff and money collected. On another note, it illustrates what might have been washed and possibly ruined had the owner simply put their items away.┬áMaybe, then, it should read, “The person who does laundry finds”!

Paper towel dispenser ribbon organizer

Paper towel dispenser ribbon organizer. source: realsimple.com

Just in time for the holidays, this repurposed paper towel dispenser is perfect for keeping ribbons neatly organized and easy to reach. Argh! Why hadn’t I seen this before I gave mine away to my brother?!?

Got any quick tips of your own? Share some DIY love, HomeJellies!

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Written By Skaie Knox

Founder of HomeJelly and a professional decor/design/repurposing DIYer. Skaie Knox has published an e-series called "Project Pillow" and is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!).

  • Sharon

    Don’t waste an eraser… they sell little clear plastic bumper pads, I use them as stops for cabinet doors to prevent paint chips off walls, etc.
    Will have to try the rubber band idea! Thanks

    • http://homejelly.wpengine.com Skaie Knox

      Good tip Sharon! I think the pencil idea is if you don’t have those little plastic bumpers and/or don’t want to take the time or money to purchase. Thanks for joining the conversation!