It’s might be tempting to buy new furniture whenever you see your wooden table has been scuffed — but unsurprisingly, it can get pretty expensive to replace each and every wooden item that has a scratch.
This is where walnuts come in. Besides being nutritious additions to your carrot cake, walnuts work well to improve the look of scuffed wood. Simply rub a walnut into the scratches, and they’ll magically fade away.
Maintaining Your Stopcock
The main stopcock can usually be found beneath a sink, usually in the kitchen, or sometimes even outside. Find out where yours is, and be sure to spray it with release oil twice a year.
Once you've done that, you can turn it off and on again a few times, and once it is completely off, turn it back only a quarter turn so that it is less likely to seize up in the future.
Olive Oil For Door Hinges
While we're on the subject of troublesome hinges, it's useful to know that there is no need to purchase any pricey oil, which will likely cost you an arm and a leg.
Use olive oil instead! Drip a smidgen of olive oil over the hinges; this technique works best when used with a pipette. With enough oil, the hinge will open smoothly, and there will be no creaks anymore!
Install Your Own Ceiling Fan
This seems could be a daunting, if not dangerous, task to accomplish, but it’s actually simple if you have all the right tools. You’ll need a new fan (obviously), a voltage tester (so you don't get electrocuted), and a screwdriver, and depending on where your fan will be installed, you might need a ceiling fan brace.
Follow the manufacturer's directions on how to install it, and you can have a new fan up in under 30 minutes.
How to Handle a Power Outtage
If you suddenly find yourself in complete darkness, it could mean that your power went out, but don't panic! The first thing you should do is see if your neighbors are also affected. If it is, then call the local distribution company to find out when your power will be restored. If not, then try resetting the tripped switch on your switchboard.
But if the power goes out again, you might have a defective appliance. You can identify the issue by resetting the trip switch and turning each one on one by one. Check the plug of the faulty trip switch and see which appliance it is. Move the appliance to another socket, if it's still tripping the power, then the fault is with the appliance and not the socket.