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MORE Savvy Secrets!

Yes we just cannot help it!  Great ideas must be passed along.

Here are some super ones we heard from Buzz Feed

 

  1.  Remove stripped screws in no time by putting a rubber band over the top of the screw.

From RTA Cabinet Store.

From RTA Cabinet Store
    2.  And when a screw refuses to actually stay in a hole anymore, fill it up with toothpicks and wood glue.

Use toothpicks and a little wood glue to fill a hole that a screw will no longer stay in. My dad taught me this 30 years ago and I still use it! —Erin Clancy Lazzarini, FacebookThen you can re-drill the pilot hole. From Take The Side Street.

Use toothpicks and a little wood glue to fill a hole that a screw will no longer stay in. My dad taught me this 30 years ago and I still use it! —Erin Clancy Lazzarini, Facebook

Then you can re-drill the pilot hole. From Take The Side Street

            3.  Hold a nail with a clothespin or needle-nose pliers to save your thumb from any accidental smashing.
If you have to drive a nail, use a wooden spring clothespin OR a pair of cheap needle-nose pliers to hold the nail. In case you miss, no fingers smashed. —Deb Rebel, Facebook

From Money Talks News

      4.  Line your painter’s tray with plastic wrap or foil for easy cleanup.

Best tip I know: whenever you’re painting, take a painters tray and line the inside with plastic wrap. Then leave a couple inches resting out of it. When you’re done using your paint you can take it by the corners and pour it back into the tray.

From Family Handyman and Live Love DIY

     5.  Or a plastic bag, so you can completely contain any mess.

I line my paint tray with a plastic grocery bag. When done panting, just peel it off inside-out and tie the handles in a knot. I usually slip that one inside another one to make sure any mess is contained.—m489661a1fFrom 2 Little Superheroes.

I line my paint tray with a plastic grocery bag. When done panting, just peel it off inside-out and tie the handles in a knot. I usually slip that one inside another one to make sure any mess is contained.

From 2 Little Superheroes

      6.  Label your circuit breakers so when a one flips — or you need to cut the power — it’s not an ordeal.

Take the time to figure out and relabel your electrical panel.

First Home Love Life color-coded theirs, but any kind of labeling system works.

       7.  A paint edger will give you sharp lines without tape every time.

To paint perfect lines between the wall and ceiling, just get an edger. My dad is very old school and believes you should use tape to get perfect lines. But I borrowed an edger from a friend and that thing worked wonders! I will never tape my ceilings again!

Get this one from Home Depot for $5.36, and a similar one from Amazon for $5.51.

       8.  Store your paint rollers and paintbrushes wrapped in plastic in the fridge overnight when you have to do more than one coat.

Store paint rollers overnight in a plastic bag in the fridge so they don’t dry out and so you don’t have to wash them mid-job.

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