Junk Drawer Warriors - Multipurpose Products for Household Emergencies Junk Drawer Warriors - Multipurpose Products for Household Emergencies

Americans today have lots of stuff. Yet finding a place to store all their stuff is always a challenge. For that reason it seems that a "catch all" or "junk" drawer is as common in kitchens today as a faucet and sink. Housing everything from caulks to coupons, this kitchen stash is a homeowner's refuge for storing those necessary items for maintenance and mishaps.

To cut down on the items in your junk drawer, but still ensure that you'll be prepared for those everyday home maintenance issues, there are several all-purpose products to keep on hand to help with life's hiccups. These items include:

  • Polyseamseal All-Purpose Mini - This all-purpose adhesive caulk, now available in a small, resealable package, is perfect for any quick fixes. From re-adhering a loose ceramic tile to sealing cracks and gaps around baseboards, door frames, sinks and countertops, the water-based adhesive caulk is often referred to as the "toolbox in a tube" since it has 1001 uses around the house or on the job. Plus, it's paintable, flexible, mildew-resistant when cured and cleans up easily with soap and water.
  • All Purpose Duct Tape - Known for its rock-solid quick fix performance, duct tape is versatile enough for projects ranging from home repairs to pant hems. In fact, duct tape uses may include: repairing tree trunks and limbs, shower curtains, hems on dresses and pants, sweeper bags or hoses, vinyl inflatable toys, tents, holding down floor mats and loose carpet, covering exposed bolts and more.
  • Loctite Quicktite Super Glue - Creating a strong hold to nearly all surfaces, Loctite super glue quickly fixes life's little mishaps, from broken figurines to cracked jewelry, in a matter of minutes. It can be used on metal, ceramic, china, leather, vinyl, wood, textiles, paper, and hard plastics.
  • WD-40 - Known as "the can with a thousand uses," WD-40 protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture, and lubricates just about anything. WD-40 is great for anything from lubricating squeaky doors and tight overcoat zippers to rust-proofing tools and cars. There's always another use for WD-40.

Since you never know when one of these little lifesavers will come in handy, it's a good idea to keep them all on hand.

Courtesy of ARA Content

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