Keeping your home clean can be time-consuming. But we’ve got the home hacks to save you time and give you peace of mind. Ready to get your home life back in order? Here we go...
Make Mounted Storage Jars
Pierce a lid jar with an electric drill. Then mount the lid under a hard shelf material and drill it in with three screws. Then fill the jar, label it and spin it in place and voila! But if you’re doing multiple jars, make sure they’re far enough apart so it’s easier to spin in and out of place.
Create a Makeshift Sprinkler
Poke holes on the bottom half of an empty water bottle. Then stick a hose through the hole on the top and tape it around a stick on the ground. Then, turn the water on and watch how a simple water bottle becomes a sprinkler for your garden.
How to Clean Your Microwave
Microwave a bowl full of water for about three minutes. The steam will cause all that yucky drip up food stuck to the inside to loosen up, making it a whole lot easier to wipe off afterward.
Make Clothes Hangers That Grow
Attach a lightweight chain to the upper and lower rods using screw hooks and then use pliers to squeeze the screw hooks closed. This will create a trapeze clothes hanger of sorts that you can adjust as your child grows. And hey! It’s easier than getting another clothes rod, right?
Goodbye Rods, Hello Hooks
Replace the rod in your coat closet with hooks. This will make it easier for people in the house to hang up their coats and other clothes instead of leaving them lying around on the floor or on the furniture.
Say Goodbye to Squeaky Doors
Get rid of that noisy squeaky door in your house quick and easy. Just grab some cooking spray and lightly spray it on the grooves of the door. Maybe try opening and closing them like you were fanning your door. You’ll see how noise free your door will become with just a few sprays.
Light Up a Dark Area
If you’re stumbling around the house at night, then buy some battery-operated motion sensor lights with a stick-on so you can place them on stairwells or hallways. As you walk, the lights will kick in. See how easy that is?
Get Organized With a Pegboard
If you don’t have a lot of counter space in your kitchen or home office then add a pegboard to your wall. This will allow you to add rods and hooks and rearrange them as you see fit.
Coke Dissolves Toilet Rings
Toilet rings are so unsightly. We can’t blame you for not wanting to clean them. But you can get rid of rust rings by pouring some Coca Cola into the toilet bowl. Let it sit there while the acids in the soda break down those nasty rings.
Keep Your Plastic Bags in Check
If you feel like your kitchen is being invaded by a bunch of grocery bags, try stuffing them into an empty paper towel tube. It’s a practical solution and you can stick about a dozen of these bags inside until you need them.
Turn Magazine File Holders Into Storage
Magazine file holders come in all sorts of designs and materials. So find one that suits your decorative taste and turn them into storage. All you have to do is fasten them with a couple of screws on the wall and place canned foods or vegetables. You're all set!
Space Saving Hack for Wine Glasses
Instead of stacking all of your wine glasses upright, try stacking one upright and one upside down. This will consolidate space so you can fit more glasses into your wine glass cabinets.
Chalk Away Butter Stains
We’ve all had butter fall while we’re carrying it from our knife to our biscuit, cracker, or bread slice. But cleaning the residual stain from the table cloth is easy. Just rub chalk on it. The chalk powder will absorb the grease, making it easier to remove the stain when you put the cloth in the washer.
Make Stinky Fridges a Thing of the Past
If your refrigerator smells like a rat kicked the bucket in there, there’s a hack to help your fridge smell great again. Simply slice lemon into segments and put a couple of wedges around the fridge. This will help get rid of those nasty odors.
Vacuum the Right Away
Vacuuming slowly guarantees you’ll pick up more dirt. So you want to do it right. Start by vacuuming horizontally and then do it vertically to get as much of the dirt out as possible.
Add Some Ketchup to Your Copper
Copper can be a blessing and a curse. But it doesn’t have to be. If you see your copper getting tarnished, squirt some ketchup and some salt on a rag and rub the tarnished areas away. Then rinse it off and your copper will shine.
Switch to LED Lights and Save
Cut down on your power bill by changing all your light bulbs with energy efficient ones. You might think that these bulbs are more expensive, but you’ll save tons of money in the long run.
Vinegar the Mold Away
Is your bathroom tile full of mold? Well, don’t worry, because you can get rid of it there and anywhere else you have mold in the house with some white wine vinegar. Leave it in the affected areas for 10 minutes and then wipe it off quick and easy.
Use LEDs to Brighten Dark Cabinets
If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little dark and blah, consider placing a few LED sticks under the cabinet. This will illuminate your cabinets and countertops without spending money on pricey lighting installations.
Use Kool-Aid to Spot Toilet Leaks
Leaky toilets will make your water bill skyrocket. But if you’re not 100% sure if you have one or not, remove the lid from your toilet’s water tank and pour some Kool-Aid powder. Then wait an hour. If the water in the toilet bowl changed colors, then you know you have a leak.
Get Rid of Scratches With Toothpaste
If you have unsightly scratches on your furniture, use a small amount of non-gel toothpaste and rub the scratches using a circular motion. Once the furniture is buffed out, clean it with a damp towel, and voila, your furniture looks new again.
Fill Nail Holes With Crayon
You could go the extra mile and buy some plaster to fill nail holes. But if you happen to have crayons around the house, find one that matches the color of the paint and rub the hole firmly to fill it up.
Label Your Cords With Bread Clips
To avoid unplugging the wrong electronic item by accident, try labeling bread clips and attaching them to the end of each plug. That way, you’ll always know which cord belongs to each electronic device.
Stop a Floor Board From Squeaking
If you’re tired of your floors squeaking in certain areas, try putting baby powder in between the two floorboards using a makeup brush to push the powder down. This will prevent two of the floorboards from rubbing together and squeaking when you step on it.
Add a Lazy Susan to the Fridge
A lazy susan is basically a rotating table that you can add to your fridge shelves. That way, you can reach items in the back easier and not worry about anything going to waste because you forgot all about them.