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One-minute household "fix-its"

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Have you ever noticed how little "fix-it" jobs around the house can snowball into one big headache if left untended? It's the worst! Get your checklists ready, because our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, is here with some tips to help hammer things out.

"The loose towel rack is a very common problem," says Dailyn. "People don't realize how simple it is to fix this. All you need is an Allen wrench or a small screwdriver. There's a tiny little set screw under the base. That's one of the reasons why people never fix it; it's really hard to see. A few little twists, and you're done." 

What about that annoying, squeaky door?

Many people like to use a spray-on lubricant, but it can ‘gunk' up and collect dust. Dailyn suggests using a graphite powdered lubricant instead. Squeeze it onto the hinge, open the door a few times to work it in, and you're squeak-free!

"Here's another one-minute fix," says Dailyn. "I don't know about you, but I cringe every time I hear a cupboard door slam. I think that the glass is going to break! Simple fix -- little felt pads. I much prefer these over the silicone ones, which I find that they fall off much more quickly." 

It only takes a minute to fix a few things around the house – and it will save you a lot of headaches!

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