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Step 1

Tools & Materials

Baking soda
Clear repair tape
Cat litter
Polyurethane glue
Spoon or plastic card

Step 2

Tips for Household Repairs

Here are four fixes no home should be without.

#1: Vinegar and Baking Soda: It’s easier on pipes than commercial mixtures.

Clean brickwork.

Remove mildew.

Unclog drains.

#2 Clear Repair Tape: Use indoors or out, even around moisture and in full sun.

Patch cracked vinyl siding.

Fix cracked auto taillight.

#3 Cat Litter: Carry cat littler in trunk in winter in case you get stuck in ice or snow.

Soak up oil.

Add traction to icy steps or driveway.

To dry out wet cell phone, wrap in cloth and bury in cat litter overnight.

#4 Polyurethane Glue: Make sure surfaces are dry and clean.

Repair broken pavers and tool handles.

Reset loose ceramic tiles.