99-Cent Store Solution #2: Torn Window Screen

The Family Pet Climbing the Screen

The Family Pet Climbing the Screen

Yesterday, we shared our discovery of the 99-cent store as a practical resource for home improvement supplies. We repaired a scuff mark on a countertop for less than $3. Today, we’re going to get rid of one of life’s greatest annoyances for less than $2.

Yesterday, we shared our discovery of the 99-cent store as a practical resource for home improvement supplies. We repaired a scuff mark on a countertop for less than $3. Today, we’re going to get rid of one of life’s greatest annoyances for less than $2.
Among life’s greatest annoyances:

  • An empty carton of milk in the fridge
  • A flat tire

No need for a handyman or a replacement screen. You’ll find the right bug deterrent at the 99-cent store, if it’s not already on hand in your bathroom cabinet. But going to the dollar store is fun—you never know what you’ll find. Like cheap soda.

Supplies:

  • Clear nail polish, 99 cents
  • Two slightly dented cans of soda, 99 cents
  • Total: $1.98

What you do:

  • Apply the clear nail polish on both sides of the torn area. Slather it on so it builds up a nice barrier.
  • Watch it dry transparently.
  • Enjoy your soda.

Tomorrow’s 99-cent store solution: Repairing a drywall hole.

What are your biggest home repair annoyances?

Published: May 10, 2011


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