18.In your new place, if you want to install a light above, say, a table, use a flashlight to help you center its position: Put the flashlight on the table so that it shines on the ceiling. Then, use a pencil to mark where the center of that light falls.
19.And to make small scratches in wood disappear, rub a walnut kernel over them.
20.If your tape is old and won't stick, put it in the microwave for 10 seconds.
21.Before you repaint a radiator, turn it on! The heat prevents the liquid color from running and drying in weird globs.
22.Mix a little vanilla extract with paint before going to town on a room. It'll make things less fume-y, and also make your room smell amazing.
23.If you're having trouble removing old screws, put a wide rubber band between the screw and the screwdriver, to give yourself more grip.
24.Paint your new keys with nail polish to keep everything straight.
25.Rub wax or a soap bar over jammed drawer rails to allow them to open and close smoothly.
26.And put cotton rounds in your eyeshadow compacts to keep the powder from cracking.
27.This sounds like a no-brainer, but take pictures of your furniture before taking them apart, so that you know exactly how everything goes together.
28.And finally, to prepare for your first night in the new place, pack a separate "overnight" bag with all the essentials you need — so you're not up until 3 a.m. looking for the toothpaste.
Need more household hacks for settling into your space? Have at it: