Keep cut apples from browning in your packed lunch by securing closed with a rubber band

Keep cut apples from browning in your packed lunch by securing closed with a rubber band

A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely. | Illustration: Harry Campbell | thisoldhouse.com

A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely. | Illustration: Harry Campbell | thisoldhouse.com

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor - Fill with caulk,  Smooth the bead,  Push the bead of polyurethane construction adhesive deeper into the flooring gap with a plastic spoon instead of your finger. This adhesive is extremely sticky. Wear gloves when handling it and expect that any tools you use to work the adhesive will have to be cleaned with paint thinner, or in the case of the spoon, just throw away.

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor - Fill with caulk, Smooth the bead, Push the bead of polyurethane construction adhesive deeper into the flooring gap with a plastic spoon instead of your finger. This adhesive is extremely sticky. Wear gloves when handling it and expect that any tools you use to work the adhesive will have to be cleaned with paint thinner, or in the case of the spoon, just throw away.

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership -   Don't get caught with your toolbelt down—learn these techniques and tackle any household emergency with ease.

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership - Don't get caught with your toolbelt down—learn these techniques and tackle any household emergency with ease.

Another pinner said:  I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries.#Repin By:Pinterest   for iPad#

Another pinner said: I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries.#Repin By:Pinterest for iPad#

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