Home Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier
Sometimes, we tend to think that cleaning and organizing our homes are difficult tasks. However, this is not always true. A few hacks may be enough to make your life significantly easier on the home cleanliness and organization fronts. Read on to know what they are.
Polish your furniture using essential oils
Did you forget that you had run out of furniture polish? If the answer is yes, don’t worry – you can use essential oils to make your furniture look squeaky clean. Some of the best essential oils for polishing wood include tea tree oil and lemon oil. These essential oils also double up as pest and insect deterrents.
Make your microwave smell better with vinegar
If you have been using your microwave for a long time and have never cared to clean it, chances are that it smells quite hideous. You might think you have a tough task on your hands to get those foul odours out of your microwave, but in reality, the solution is quite simple. All you need to do is pour some vinegar into a bowl and place it inside the microwave for 4 – 5 minutes. Afterwards, give your microwave a good wipe, and it should be odour-free.
Use a squeegee to get your pet’s fur off your furniture
Pets are to be loved – there’s no doubt about it. However, sometimes, they tend to leave their fur behind on furniture, which can make you and your guests feel awkward. Removing pet fur from furniture can be a tough task, but not when you use a squeegee. All it takes is a single pass to get all that fur out.
Straighten wilting flowers with the help of plastic straws
Over time, flowers wilt, and there’s nothing you can do about it. However, the fact is that wilted flowers simply don’t look good. But there’s a quick fix! Get a few plastic straws and place them around the stems of the wilting flowers. This will allow the flowers to stay upright.
Freeze pillowcases to help you sleep on hot nights
On the hottest of nights, it can be difficult to fall asleep. However, you can make it easier for yourself to fall asleep by sprinkling a little water on your pillowcases and freezing them.
Store extra paint in mason jars
Paint cans don’t look aesthetically pleasing, and if you don’t close them properly, your paint may dry up. So, instead of storing paint in paint cans, choose mason jars. Paint in mason jars will add a dash of colour to your home. On the functionality front, mason jars are easier to close, which ensures that your paint won’t dry up.
Warm vanilla pods in water instead of using air fresheners
When you warm vanilla pods in water, your entire house will start smelling fresh. It’s the best way to steer clear of air freshener use. Sure, air fresheners may smell great. However, they are not good for your eyes and lungs.
Prevent liquid from spilling out from your bin bag with a piece of paper
If you have liquids to dispose of, you should not dispose of them directly. Instead, first place a piece of paper at the bottom of your bin bag. Spread it out evenly and then dispose of whatever you have to. This will ensure that liquids are absorbed and don’t spill out from the bag.