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What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Jason
Community Manager
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What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Hi everyone,

 

Whether it's a cherished lesson passed on from one generation to the next, a throwaway line from a mate, or something you've personally learned the hard way, please share your favourite D.I.Y. tips in the discussion below.

 

What is the best D.I.Y advice you've ever received?

 

Jason

 

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greygardener
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

One for the gardeners... Freeze any excess herbs you have using ice cube trays. Very convenient for cooking and can save a lot of money compared to buying at the supermarket. 

 

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Goldmember
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Fix a squeaky door by sprinkling talcum powder on the hinges. Its also works for squeaky floorboards.
glcl
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Best advice - always keep your Bunnings receipts so you can return what you bought the first time for the correct item the second time.

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Just read this one and thought it might be handy for Workshoppers. 

 

To repel pantry moths, leave an opened box of Epsom Salts in your pantry.

Baz
Junior Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Read a good tip today. When you are cleaning gutters, make sure you avoid using metal tools when scooping out muck and leaves as you can scratch the surface, leading to rust.

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

I would love to see some additions to this discussion from some of our new members of the Workshop community. 

 

What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

 

Jason

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Alicia
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Kellie, if you need to remove a label or sticker from a glass jar, use RP7. You just let it soak in for a few minutes then use a cloth to wipe it off. 

MartyH
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Don't ever throw anything out, because the second that you do you will discover an urgent need for it!

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

When I shared @Kermit's tip about wrapping paintbrushes in plastic cling wrap between coats on the Workshop Instagram page, @She_Skills added that she puts them in a snap lock bag. 

 

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MartyH
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

I see Bunnings liked my rubber band idea so much they made a video out of it. 

 

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