Dear Home Ec 101:
This is embarassing, but I can never remember which way to tighten a bolt.
~A nut with more than a few loose screws
Don’t be ashamed. If you have never been shown, how could you know? There is a simple rhyme to keep things straight:
Lefty loosey, righty tighty.
Whether using a screw driver or wrench, you will always turn the handle toward your left hand, counter-clockwise, to loosen a screw or bolt. To tighten, simple turn toward your right hand in the clockwise direction.