DIY Tip of the Day: Quick Fix for Loose Door Screws. If a loose screw doesn’t get a grip, try my grandfather's solution. Fill the hole with steel wool, short length of plumbing solder, or wooden match (noncombustible end). Then reinstall the screw. To fill larger holes, insert a wooden golf tee, then cut it off flush. Drill a centering hole and replace the screw. Don't use glue - the screw might never come out again!
DIY Tip of the Day: Marking Pilot Holes for Mounting Brackets. Marking the pilot holes for miniblind or other small brackets is painstaking work. Here’s an easier way. Transfer the pilot holes to a piece of tape, and stick the tape where the bracket is to be fastened. Drill the pilot holes and mount your brackets.