If you're moving out of an apartment,
it's true that some people – present company excluded, we're sure –
only worry about their own place and the new place, and leave the
mess and all those little details for the new residents to worry
about. Similarly, when you move into a new place, the last thing you
want to have to worry about are details like nail holes in the walls
and dents in the rug.
But let's face it – those nail holes
and carpet dents won't go away on their own. Whether you're moving
out or moving in, here are some quick hacks to help you with those
annoying minor issues.
Carpet Dent Fix
Does the carpet bear the marks of
chesterfields past? Those telltale furniture dents in the rug are an
Put an ice cube in the middle of
Let it melt.
As it melts, use a spoon or rake
the rug gently with a fork over the spot to lift up the fibres.
Quick Nail Hole Fix
Nail holes in the wall can be
unsightly. Rather than just rearrange your own pictures to fit the
holes, here are some ideas on how to start fresh.
When you're removing nails from
the wall, wrap a thick rubber band around the hammer to help prevent
For small holes, use soap or
To colour match, you can use
coloured pencil crayons, trying to match as closely as you can.
For more noticeable holes, fill
the hole with a little spackling paste, using a putty knife to make
it flush to the wall. Once it's dry, sandpaper the area lightly.
Whether there are kids involved or it's
adults and red wine, stains are bound to happen.
Use 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 2
parts water, added to a clean spray bottle. Spray the stain and let
it absorb for about a minute. Scrub and the stain should come out.
Baking soda, made into a paste
with a little water, is another good stain remover. Just apply to
the area, let it sit until it's dry, and then vacuum.
Scuff marks may already be on the
walls, or they may actually be caused by moving. Here's a trick to
get them out.
Cut a small hole into a tennis
ball – big enough for a broom stick.
Rub the tennis ball onto the scuff
mark till it disappears, using the broom stick to reach all areas of
the wall and apply even pressure.
Scratches on Hardwood
Hardwood floors are a treasure, and
they're relatively easy to clean. Scratches are little harder to deal
with, but they can still be managed.
The walnut method involves simply
rubbing a raw walnut along a shallow scratch until the colour blends
into the rest of the floor.
For slightly deeper scratches, try
to match the colour with a pencil crayon and colour over the scratch
until it blends in.
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