Mildew and cockroaches: unhealthy for you and your family. Squeaky door hinges: just plain annoying. Chances are you’ve experienced one of these problems. You can address these irksome issues without spending a dime.

Prevent Mildew on Your Shower Curtain

This is common sense, but so easy to forget. After each shower rinse your curtain on high heat. This will remove soap residue. Instead of leaving the wet curtain open as if you were about to enter or exit the shower, pull it closed so that it’s fully extended and let it dry for a few hours. Allowing the curtain to dry completely can help prevent the growth of mildew, which likes moisture and heat.

Corral Cockroaches with Duct Tape

Termites aren’t the only bugs that can wreak havoc on your home. A cockroach infestation can pose a threat of its own. Cockroaches carry bacteria like Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella, which can be transmitted to you and your family. Salmonella can cause diseases ranging from food poisoning to typhoid.

You don’t have to use toxic sprays to combat these unwanted houseguests. In areas where you frequently see roaches try placing duct tape tacky side up. At night, when the critters are known to creep, they will get stuck on the sticky strips. Check your traps in the morning.

Silence Squeaky Door Hinges with Vegetable Oil

The squeal of the hinges on your bedroom door has been irking your nerves for as long as you can remember, but you just don’t have the time to make a trip to the hardware store to buy a specialty item to fix it. The solution is right inside of your pantry. Moisten a paper towel with a couple of tablespoons of vegetable, peanut, olive, coconut, or Canola oil. Using the towel, rub the oil into the hinges of your squeaky door, both inner and outer. Open and close your door to check for noise. If any persists, lubricate the hinges again until the noise ceases.

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