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My Sugru arrived today, which put me in a mind to think about small household repairs.

The absolute best way I've found to not procrastinate about sewing repairs is to keep a threaded needle next to the place where I sit to get dressed in the morning. If I see a small hole, I can fix it straight away in less than 30 seconds, which stops it becoming a big hole.

(I wondered if this was too obvious to be worth mentioning, but I only figured it out a couple of years ago, and I'm nearly 40 and have been sewing since I was small, so.)

Have you got any handy hints for household maintenance?

Date: 2014-09-17 11:53 am (UTC)
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The bin bag also takes most of the weight of the curtains while unhooking them which rly helps if they're heavy or if one is balanced up a ladder.

Don't get me started about bin strategies. I used to need these when I lived with other people (a compost heap, recycling boxes x2, and plas carriers lined at the bottom with a piece of paper nicked from the recycling). Now I use free bin bags distributed by the council and put out one recycling and one (nearly empty - srsly, it blows around if it's windy and I don't put something else on top of it) landfill/incinerator bag every two weeks (with glass and aluminium and non-resaleable shoes going to the nearest recycling banks).
Edited Date: 2014-09-17 11:53 am (UTC)

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