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    28 Ways To Fix Stuff Your Kids Ruined

    This is why you can have nice things.

    1. Remove crayon from a wall.

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    If you're living with a little Banksy, you can use toothpaste, shaving cream, and 19 other things to return a wall to normal.

    2. Fix broken mini blinds.

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    Find out how to replace a slat here. This one is good for cat owners, too.

    3. Get rid of scratches on a DVD or CD.

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    The trick, believe it or not, is Vaseline. Learn how here.

    4. Remove pee stains from a mattress.

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    Because just about every kid has at least one accident. Learn more here.

    5. Put computer keys back on a keyboard.

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    Learn how here.

    6. Make your iPhone ring again.

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    Has your iPhone stopped ringing after your kid played with it? There's a good chance they put it in "Do Not Disturb" mode. Learn more here.

    7. Recover deleted apps.

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    Find a how-to for iPhone/iPad users here, and solutions for Android users here.

    8. Repair a broken iPhone screen.

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    Learn more here if your kid played frisbee with your phone.

    9. Get crayon out of clothes.

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    Find great tips for removing everything from simple marks to the dreaded washed-in crayon.

    10. Patch up ripped clothes.

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    Mend your kid's clothes and make them more stylish in the process! Find out how here.

    11. Clean vomit off of your couch.

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    Here's how: Once you've cleaned the area as much as possible, apply a good amount of paste made out of baking soda and water. Allow it to dry overnight, then vacuum it up in the morning!

    12. Eliminate carpet stains.

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    All you need are two ingredients. Learn more here.

    13. Remove permanent marker from hardwood floors.

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    This is actually super easy using toothpaste.

    14. Get out stubborn stains.

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    You can make an impressively strong cleaning solution using hydrogen peroxide, Dawn dish soap, and baking soda. Learn more here.

    15. Clean a microfiber couch.

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    You can flip the cushion once (no judgment!), but after that you're going to need these tips and tricks.

    16. Get crumbs out of your stuff.

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    Whip up a batch of this awesome homemade slime to get rid of those crushed fishies once and for all.

    17. Un-dent a ping pong ball.

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    It's actually pretty easy -- just hold a lighter under the dent (but not too close) and the gasses will expand, making the ball useable again.

    18. Clean up a nail polish spill.

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    There's more to it than just pouring nail polish remover on the floor. Learn more here.

    19. Fix broken glasses.

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    Find out how to repair your frame here.

    20. Detangle Barbie hair.

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    Barbie will thank you for this hair makeover.

    21. You can detangle American Girl doll hair, too.

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    Find out how to avoid making a trip to the doll hospital here.

    22. Clean and repair stuffed animals.

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    Find tips on making a variety of fixes -- including adding missing stuffing -- here.

    23. Clean and repair action figures.

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    Lots of good tips -- including how to re-attach a missing limb -- here.

    24. Remove pen marks.

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    Simple tip: Rubbing alcohol will remove pretty much all pen marks and stains.

    25. Repair damaged books.

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    Learn how to re-attach a cover plus 14 other fixes.

    26. Get stickers off a dresser.

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    The trick is to use mayonnaise. Yep, you heard that right. Mayo. Learn more here.

    27. Clean your car's interior.

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    This one's a lifesaver if you plan on selling the family car. Find the how-to here.

    28. Remove chocolate stains.

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    Learn how to get chocolate out of everything from fabric to stone here.

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