Kids destroy everything. Okay, maybe not everything, but MOST everything. But before you give up all hope, lot of these things can be repaired. So, don’t throw out your leather couch quite yet. Keep reading to learn more.
Let’s face it, kids are curious and sometimes that gets them into trouble. But I would rather have a house full of kids and broken things than an empty house. So, here’s some ways to fix the things our kids break.
1. Melted wax down the drain
My eight-year-old didn’t even realize what he was doing when he dumped the melted wax from our Scentsy down the kitchen sink. Here’s a video of how I fixed it.
Important note: Although this process worked for me, every sink and plumbing system is different. You may want to consult with a professional plumber.
2. Carpet stains
Fingernail polish, pee, poop and gum have all made appearances on our carpet. Ugh! Before you go postal on your kids, check out these links to remove your carpet stain.
3. Permanent marker stains
No matter how well I hide my permanent markers, my kids always find them. They figure the wall is a great place to showcase their artistic abilities. To learn how to remove permanent marker from your walls, click here.
4. Broken cabinet doors
Cabinet doors are not swings. If you hang on them, the screws will come loose or the door will split. I wish my kids understood that! Here’s how to fix two common cabinet door problems:
5. Melted crayons in the car
I guess I can’t blame my kids for this one. If I let them have crayons in the car, I better make sure I gather all the crayons up before I leave the car. Click here to learn how to remove melted crayons from the car seat.
6. Hole in the trampoline
Sometimes trampolines wear out and get holes with age and sometimes your kids take a sharp object to the mat. I hope yours isn’t the latter. Here’s how to fix a hole in your trampoline mat.
7. Vinyl fence holes/spray paint
It’s still a mystery as to which kid in our neighborhood when to town with a can of spray paint on our vinyl fence. But I know a great solution to fix it. Here’s some other vinyl fence repair ideas.
8. Balls down the toilet
It’s inevitable, if this hasn’t happen to you, it’s only a matter of time. Here’s how you remove a ball from the toilet.
9. Scratches on table
One of my kids (who will remain unnamed), etched a tic-tac-toe onto the top of our kitchen table. Awesome. Well, fortunately, this is fixable. Here’s how to remove scratches from wood furniture.
10. Rips on leather couch
My sister-in-law had a small rip in her leather couch that just kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally, she attached a piece of Levi jeans on the underside of the tear using Tear Mender (a leather and fabric adhesive). Then she stained that section with leather stain. Done!
What other ideas do you have for fixing the stuff your kids break? Leave your comments below.
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