4 Common Home Repairs: Tips & Tricks for Georgia Residents


Common Home Repairs to Take Care of Your Humble Abode

We often agonize over choosing where to live and how our homes are going to look like. When my husband and I decided to get a place of our own, one of our biggest problems was agreeing on what kind of house we wanted. Little did we know, this was just the easy part! Keeping our home clean and well-maintained was the real challenge. This is why I finally decided to read up and arm myself with these common home repairs! And you should too. You’ll sleep soundly every night knowing your home is well taken care of.

1. Repair Wobbly Chairs and Tables

One of the most annoying problems any homeowner could have is wobbly furniture. So to begin this list of common home repairs, here’s a simple remedy for unsteady chairs and tables. Simply take them apart (and label them, so you could put them back easily), and use a chisel to remove any excess glue or wood on the joining parts. Once the “joints” of the chairs and tables are clean, re-apply some glue, and put the parts together. Hold them all with a rope until the glue dries. Easy!

2. Stop Water Leaks

None of us really know the reason why, but sometimes our homes just seem to have so many leaks all at the same time! The solution to this is simple: install a water shut off valve. Before you get started, turn off the main water supply to your house and plan where you’ll place the shut-off valve. Once you’ve decided, just clean the insides of the copper pipe and attach the shut-off valve. This guide has all the details you have to be wary of.

3. Clear Your Mirrors

Ditch the expensive moisturizer because you’re not aging faster than you think. All you need are some common home repairs to see yourself clearly again in the mirror! Here are 4 solutions for cleaning or concealing black spots on your mirror. My favorite is taping aluminum foil to the back of the mirror.

4. The Trick For Smooth Sliding Drawers

Common home repairs often rely on a secret trick, and for this one, you’ll never guess what it is. To have your drawers sliding smoothly again, all you need to do is rub a stick of old candle against the bottom of the drawer where it touches the dresser. Do the same for the dresser itself, and you’ll be getting stuff in and out of your drawer without any difficulty.