Here are seven household tips that solve everyday problems and make your life easier. Check them out.
Find small things you dropped on the floor with ease. Ever since cell phones were invented, we dream of being able to find our stuff by just calling it. Sadly enough, this can't happen. However, there is a simple and effective trick to help you get hold of your earrings, beads and any small object you accidentally drop on the floor. Take pantyhose and go to your vacuum. Attach the pantyhose to the hose of the vacuum. Using a rubber band, secure the pantyhose. Then run the machine and vacuum the area where you dropped the item. The pantyhose won't let the vacuum suck away the object. Voilà!
Use pantry items to clean the house. Most cleaners you use to keep your home spic-and-span are toxic. You can take advantage of a few household products that you always have on hand. For example, use vinegar to disinfect your items, clear clogged drains, de-scale and de-lime your shower head, clean floors, etc. Sprinkle baking soda on your stovetop and let sit. After a while, go back to it and scrub. It will be clean in no time.
Use lemon juice as an effective non-toxic cleaner for your shower doors, glass surfaces, dishwasher and others. Make your own furniture polish by mixing half a cup of vegetable or olive oil and two tablespoons of lemon juice in a spray bottle. Add essential oils of your choosing if desired. Spray on wooden furniture and wipe down with a cloth.
Do you know a great way to clean your windows? Add a tablespoon of cornstarch and ½ cup of distilled vinegar in a spray bottle. Squeeze out half a lemon and pour the juice into the mixture. Add ½ cup of water. Use on your windows as you use regular window cleaners.
Remove ink stains with cornstarch. Now that we've mentioned cornstarch, did you know you can use it to remove stains from fabric and carpeting? That's right, the white powder works wonders on ink stains. Make a paste of milk and cornstarch in a bowl. Take it to the affected area and apply over the stain. Let it dry. Vacuum. You are done.
Got some very stubborn tangled knots? Sprinkling some white powder over them will help you untangle them without effort.
Keep cables in order using bread tags. Always wondering which cable you should unplug to remove a device from the room? Having so many electronics in the house creates a mess of cords. But now you can easily organize your cables by labeling them. Take some bread tags and label both ends so you no longer have to take guesses.
Remove greasy stains from your clothes using white chalk. Rub onto the stain and let sit for a while. Then toss in the washing machine. The laundry detergent will do the trick. Bye, bye, grease stains!
To rid your refrigerator of bad odors, add newspaper in the vegetable drawer. It will absorb all bad smells. Additionally, add a cup of baking soda or vinegar in the fridge.
Keep your craft items organized by making a special craft caddy. Use a muffin pan. Stick plastic cups to it and voilà – your craft caddy is ready to use.
And finally, keep your bathroom essentials in order and within sight using magnetic strips. Store your clippers, tweezers, bobby pins and anything that can fit.