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If you’re moving, take your hanging clothes and put them in a trash bag while they’re hanging for easy transport.
Today’s Tip: Alternative Uses for Steel Wool
If a screw is too loose, stuff some steel wool into the hole and then replace the screw. The steel wool will give the screw threads a new surface to grip and the screw will stay nice and tight.
Push steel wool into gaps around the foundation of your house, and around pipes and vents. Critters like mice and squirrels can’t chew through the steel wool so it will keep them outside where they belong.
Steel wool is also perfect for removing the gloss layer from paint and stain finishes when you want to prime, so you don’t need to sand the entire piece.
Locate a Stud
Start at a corner, where there’s always a stud. Or take the cover plate off an electrical outlet and find out on which side it’s mounted to the stud. From there, measure 16, 32, 48 inches, and you should hit a stud at each go. Eliminate all guesswork by using a thin bit to drill a test hole at the top of the base molding, which you can easily repair with a dab of caulk.
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If there are ever ANY questions about maintaining your home, feel free to call me directly. We are afterall, “Your property consultants for life”
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