12 surprising uses for Vicks VapoRub - Nightime Hacking Cough? Rub Vicks all over your feet put socks on & within minutes - cough free :)

12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Several surprising uses for Vicks. Vicks wards off mosquitoes. Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.

Remove permanent marker from wood floors..or wood dining tables  -worked like a charm!    I also use it to take permanent marker off of walls, dry erase boards or anything that has been permanent marker tattooed!

Toothpaste to remove permanent marker from wood floors.or wood dining tables -worked like a charm! also use it to take permanent marker off of walls, dry erase boards or anything that has been permanent marker tattooed.

Sometimes the key to making a fix is just knowing the right product to use. A team of professional carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and fix-it gurus tell us what their favorite products are, and what they never leave home without.

Handy Home Products for Quick-Fix Repairs

Sometimes the key to making a fix is just knowing the right product to use. A team of professional carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and fix-it gurus tell us what their favorite products are, and what they never leave home without. future-home

I need to remember this for painting on ceilings or other high places to prevents drips.

Painting New Uses for Old Things

DIY Painting: Coffee Can Lid as Paint Splatter Shield - Paint like a pro. To make a splatter shield for when you’re painting a high surface, cut a slit in the center of a lid and pull the paintbrush through.

Fixing a stripped hole with a golf tee. 1. Put wood glue in the hole 2. Hammer golf tee into hole 3. Use box cutter to cut off excess tee 4. Drill pilot hole and screw new screw directly into the tee

Fix a Stripped Hole With a Golf Tee: put wood glue in the hole; hammer golf tee into hole; use box cutter to cut off excess tee; drill pilot hole and screw the new wood screw directly into the tee.

For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

Original Blue Dawn - SIDEWALK DE-ICER: For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze.

Seriously, how many buttons could I have saved if I had known this before?! Clear nail polish - if coated onto the threads of a button keeps it from unraveling.

New Uses for Things in the Bathroom

Clear Nail Polish To Secure Buttons Just a dab will also keep button threads from unraveling. You can apply it as a prevention or to stop an already fraying thread in the case that you don’t have a sewing kit handy.

Comb as Nail Holder - Protect your fingers while hanging a picture.... Genius!

New Uses for Things in the Bathroom

Clothespin Nail Holder This is an easy life hack for people who love doing DIY projects. There are times when it is hard to hold the nail while hammering. You can use a clothespin to hold the nail. That way you will not risk pounding on your fingers.

Trick to avoiding roller marks when painting

The Trick to Avoiding Roller Marks

The Trick to Avoiding Roller Marks When Painting: Only roll in One Direction – So simple. I noticed that if I only roll in one direction, the sheen evens out and I stop getting the light/dark streaks that show every roll.

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