No one ever said maintenance had to be fun. But can’t it be just a little bit easier? Here are some home hacks to take a bit of the drudgery out of your to-do list:
• Tuck chalk in your toolbox to stop rust: You can keep the metal tools and hardware in your toolbox rust-free with blackboard chalk. Chalk is a moisture-sucking material that traps dampness. Place several pieces throughout your toolbox.
• Spray your mower’s blades to keep clippings from sticking: If you have a lawn, mowing is one of those must-do drudgeries. Fortunately, cooking spray can make the chore problemfree. When applied to a mower’s undercarriage and blades, it can help prevent grass clippings from sticking.
• Toss in a tennis ball to clean your pool water: Suntan lotions, moisturizers, and body oils will leave a greasy slick on pool water. To clean, toss in a fresh tennis ball. Its fuzzy surface will soak up the oils your guests left behind.
• Grab a makeup sponge to repair drywall holes: Typically mesh or paper tape is used to fill small holes in drywall. But a cosmetic sponge will get the job done, too. Just stuff it into the hole and spackle.
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