Quick Fix Home Repairs You Can (Really!) Do Yourself

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There are some quick­fix home repairs you can do yourself, at little­to­no cost?

Patching up those small holes in your wall from nails and screws can be a cinch...with a just a little toothpaste! Squeeze a bit into the hole, and simply use a putty knife or playing card to scrape off the excess!

Scuffed linoleum floors can also be rejuvenated with a little toothpaste ­ just apply some to a dry towel and buff out those scratches. An old tennis ball fitted at the end of a broom handle can also do the job!

Finally, if you have any loose laminate tile that needs to be adjusted, try using an old hair dryer! Hold the dryer a couple of inches away from the tile and move it around until the laminate's glue softens up. Then, simply reposition as needed! Just be careful not to hold the dryer too close for too long or you'll burn out the motor.

So try out these tips to fix up your home in a pinch, without putting holes in your budget!

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