By Judith Newman Caroline Leavitt Sue Corbett MICHELLE GREEN
February 12, 2007 12:00 PM

>Heidi Baker and Eden Jarrin, founders of the popular home improvement Web site, have a new book—and some cool handywoman tips:

FILL HOLES IN YOUR PLASTER with toothpaste if you don’t have spackle. It’s a good temporary fix.

FIX SQUEAKY FLOORS by sprinkling baby powder on the wood. It absorbs space between the boards.

WHEN THE TAP DRIPS, silence it by tying some dental floss around the faucet and letting the water slide down the string.

ELIMINATE GARBAGE DISPOSAL ODORS by running a sliced lemon, salt, ice and hot water through it.

ADD VANILLA EXTRACT TO PAINT to cut the chemical smell.