Handy Hints and Hacks

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    Clean Grout With Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    Apply toilet bowl cleaner to the grout and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then scrub with a small cleaning brush or toothbrush. Finally, mop the area with warm water and prepare to be amazed.

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    Use Your Phone While Wearing Gloves With Aluminum Foil

    Once again, this isn’t quite a home repair tip, but it’s such a good hack we had to include. If you live in a cold climate, you know the pain of wearing winter gloves while trying to use a touchscreen. You could shell out for those touchscreen-friendly gloves, or you could simply use aluminum foil. Simply wrap a bit of foil around all the fingers you need to use on your phone screen and voila!

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    Add Tea Bags To A Sink Full Of Dirty Dishes

    Ironically, the same chemicals — tannins — that cause tea to stain cups over time can also be used to clean dishes. If you have a sink full of greasy dishes, BobVila suggests you fill it up with hot water and about a dozen used tea bags before you take to scrubbing. The astringent properties in tea tannins can help cut grease. If you have just one greasy pot to clean, adding hot water and just a couple tea bags should do the trick.

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    Use Tennis Balls To Open Containers

    Need help getting a grip on your jar of pickles? Cut along the lines of the tennis ball to get the perfect opener. You will be shocked how well this works.

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    Prevent A Door From Shutting With A Rubber Band

    If you’re doing something such as bringing in groceries, let a single rubber band lend you a hand. By looping it over both sides of the door knob, it will be in the perfect place to prevent the door from latching.

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    Fix A Tear In A Screen With Clear Nail Polish

    Small tears in a screen can be quickly fixed with a few drops of clear nail polish, which acts as an invisible glue.

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    Give Your Shower Head A Vinegar “Bath”

    Remove mineral deposits and other grime from your shower head by simply soaking it overnight in vinegar.

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    Spray Your Plants With Dissolved Aspirin

    Numerous studies have found that plants treated with an aspirin solution are heartier and more pest-resistant. Simply dissolve one tablet of aspirin for every gallon of water and spray throughout your garden every 2-4 weeks.

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