Hide furniture scratchesEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock/rvlsoft
Whether your cat scratched your sofa’s legs senseless or your young child scuffed your coffee table with scissors, you’ll want to cover up the damage. How? Use a crayon. Find the shade that matches the wood finish, and soften it with a hair dryer. Color in the scratches with the softened crayon, and then buff the repaired area with a clean rag. Do these things that smart homeowners do once a month.
Reboot leatherEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock/Pamela Moore
Though scuff marks usually end up on a vinyl floor, they can show up on a leather couch or chair, too. Get rid of them by rubbing them with a pencil cap eraser. A regular pencil eraser will also work.