DIY Home Improvement
10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips
Simple solutions to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less—these house repairs are quick and easy.
Cheater’s Chair Fix
Lube a Sticking Vinyl Window or Door
Fix a Shutoff Valve
Add the handy hints for your home in the video below to your toolbox, too.
Foam a Loose Showerhead
Hide a Hole With a Smoke Detector
Keep Cabinet Doors Closed
Silence a Squeaky Floor
Bleach Away a Water Stain
Wear safety goggles, and make sure you protect the walls and floors with plastic.
Fix a Wallpaper Seam
Restore Free Flow to a Faucet
To remove the sand and other deposits, soak the aerator in vinegar, then scrub it with a toothbrush. This usually solves the problem. If you have to disassemble the aerator to clean it, lay out the parts in the order you removed them so you can reassemble them correctly. Still having issues? Do a showerhead deep clean.