Creaky hinges and sticky locks can be silenced using a vegetable spray.
Sticky portholes, hatches and windows take well to petroleum jelly. Dip a small brush in the jelly and wipe it around the inside rubber seal.
Sticky drawers will slide again if you rub candle wax or soap on the runners.
Get rid of moisture and mildew with kitty litter. Place several shallow boxes throughout the interior.
Keep moisture from stowed gear by tying a dozen pieces of chalk together and hanging them in lockers and cabinets. Or, fill a plastic container with charcoal briquettes. Punch holes in the cover and place the container at the bottom of the locker.
To help eliminate cabin odors, fill a small bowl with charcoal (available for potted plants) and place it on a shelf.
Reduce locker odors by putting a little vanilla extract on a piece of cotton and place it on a shelf.
Make your own all-purpose cleaner by mixing 1 quart warm water, 1 teaspoon liquid soap, 1 teaspoon Borax and 1 teaspoon vinegar.
To get the odor out of musty lockers, hang a nylon stocking and fill it with cedar chips.
To get rid of the smell of fresh paint, place a large cut onion into a big pan of cold water and leave it onboard.
Get rid of old tape on a bulkhead with oil-free nail polish remover. Another way to remove tape is by heating it with a hair dryer to soften the glue.
To remove the leftover glue from tape, spray it with WD-40, wait a few minutes and rub with a piece of nylon netting.
To clean tile, rub a little vegetable oil on the stain.