Open a fresh walnut and rub the meat directly onto the spot; the oil masks marks on various types of wood.
2 of 10Wendell T. Webber
Smudges on Painted Walls
Add a splash of white vinegar to warm water, then rub out marks with a soft cloth.
3 of 10Frances Janisch
Slow-Moving Drains and Garbage Disposals
Pour in 1⁄2 cup baking soda, followed by 1⁄2 cup vinegar; let sit for 2 hours. Run warm water, or turn on the disposal for a few seconds.
4 of 10Hallie Burton
Use an angled artist’s paintbrush to apply wallpaper-seam adhesive (sold at hardware stores) to the underside of the paper, then press flat with a paint roller.
5 of 10Monica Buck
Add a few drops of vanilla extract to a wet cloth, then wipe down drawers and shelves. For dried-on spills, mix equal parts vinegar and dish soap in a spray bottle, spritz, let sit for 10 minutes, then wipe.
6 of 10Anson Smart
Scuff Marks on Dishes
Mix cream of tartar and water to buff out marks. For tea and coffee stains on mugs, rub with a 50-50 combination of salt and lemon juice.
7 of 10Lucas Allen
Use a clean, wide soft-bristle paintbrush to sweep dust from large-leafed plants. For smaller plants, use a blush brush.
8 of 10Gabriella Imperatori-Penn
Bottom Gunk in Narrow Vases
Fill with warm water and drop in 2 denture tablets (you can break them first). Swish the solution around, let sit for 1 hour, and rinse.
9 of 10Maura McEvoy
Dirty Tops of Pillar Candles
Wipe with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol.
10 of 10Sang An
Grease Marks Between Double-Glass Oven Doors
Use a rubber band to secure a damp cotton cloth around a metal spatula; slip it through the bottom vent of the door. After a few passes, swap the damp cloth for a dry one.