As you may know, I moved AGAIN. 4th move in 2 years. Everyone says “Val you’re so good at moving!” Well that maybe true, but Val is very tired of moving too. I’m hoping these latest digs are a place to land for at least a couple of years.
Every apartment needs fixing, no matter how well or how poorly it has been maintained. I like things set up well initially as the little imperfections bug me to no end. Most people are “blind” to these things, but if you approach organizing with mindfulness, you may find that these things will start to bother you too.
I’m a firm believer, that if you take care of your home, it will take care of you.
First up, the toilet tank. This one was coated with mineral deposits. It wasn’t flushing all the way and I was playing detective to find out why.
I drained the toilet 3 times and dumped vinegar down the bowl and down the tank, let it sit for hours and then flushed, hoping to dissolve the mineralization but to no avail. In the end I used this product and look what happened next!
I poured in 1/2 cup of Iron Out into the tank and after 10 minutes all the mineralization and discoloration disappeared!
In the end, it didn’t matter as the toilet had to ultimately be replaced, but it sure is nice to know this product exists and works so well! Best of all one can use in the dishwasher and the laundry so one’s clothes don’t turn orange.
Second was the walls. There was a young family living in this apartment before me, so there were scuffs, marks and grime on the walls from toddler height to the floor.
This product saved the day and I felt like a superhero!
No real scrubbing required. Just wet with water and wipe. Like magic, the marks disappeared! Why didn’t they have this product when I was a young mom with small children? Check out this After photo!
Third and finally, there was very sticky residue on the back of one of the bedroom doors. I have no idea how it got there! Any ideas?
My tried and true favorite product, took it right off!
The fourth fix is for an issue that sneaks up on most of us.
HINT: Be sure and use the thin red straw to aim the lubricant right into the hinge of the door.
What is your favorite magic product that makes your home a happier place to live?