Maintaining a clean house is almost like having a full-time job. The list of things to do has no end since dirt and dust you clean always comes back and it is (unfortunately) impossible for anyone living in your house not to mess up your cleaning. Thankfully, the amazing world of tips and tricks can make your life easier and can help you get rid of stressful household chores. Here are a few useful examples of tricks to try right away!
1. Organizing your gift cards
It’s not uncommon to end up with too many gift cards or loyalty cards in your wallet, sometimes even preventing it from closing properly. However, there is a simple solution to this problem: make a small hole in the corner of your cards and then connect them with a ring!
2. Clean your fridge easily
Cleaning the underside of your fridge is certainly not something you do on a regular basis, and it’s quite normal. However, without having to move it completely, it is possible to remove some of what’s underneath simply by using a hand-vacuum! This way, you’ll suck out the excess and be less discouraged the next time you do your spring cleaning.
3. Store Spices
Are you starting to run out of space in your spice cabinet because your collection of flavors is becoming so diverse? Then, transfer your spices to small canning jars! These take up little space, can hold a large amount of spices and stack up nicely. You’ll save a ton of space!
4. Control the flow
Use a fork to poke a few holes in the protective lid that covers your syrups, oil containers, etc. This tip will help you control the amount of liquid that comes out while avoiding large spills.
5. Drill holes without making a mess
If you need to drill a hole in the wall, place a folded post-it under it so plasterboard dust does not fall on your floor. This will prevent you from taking out the broom or vacuum!
6. Save space in your wardrobe
Whether you share a closet with your life partner or just have a serious addiction to shopping, this trick will be very useful to you. To create more space in any closet, use can tabs to hang clothes together.
7. Here’s how to serve desserts to your guests
You can, of course, use a regular serving plate to serve delicious homemade treats or you can use a nice, fun and colourful photo frame instead! This one will add some decoration to your desserts!
8. Hard-boiled eggs
If you like to eat a hard-boiled egg from time to time and want to make sure you don’t accidentally take a fresh one from the carton, add a few drops of balsamic vinegar to the water to colour the shells during cooking.
9. Coordinate your colours
Planning to paint a room in your house soon? If so, be sure to dip a wooden stick into the paint. Write the name and number of the colour, as well as the room in which it was used, and store it in a safe place for future reference.
10. Make delicious, hassle-free stuffed peppers
Next time you want to make a batch of delicious stuffed peppers, use a muffin pan to keep them upright during filling and baking.
11. Deodorize your home
Avoid strange odours in your living space by attaching a car air freshener to the air vents. This is especially useful if you have children and/or pets in your home.
12. Remove dust from your blinds
To create the perfect cleaning tool for your blinds, simply wrap microfiber cloths around a set of tongs and secure them in place with elastic bands.
13. Make popcorn efficiently
Before making your popcorn, soak the popcorn kernels in a bowl filled with water for a few minutes. This will not only speed up the poping process but will also ensure that you will have as few unpoped grains as possible.
14. Here’s how to make perfect bread
Do you want to convince your guests that you are an epic baker without doing anything? Pour two tablespoons of vanilla extract into an ovenproof dish and bake your bread at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.
15. Prevent your cutting board from slipping
To prevent your cutting board from slipping while you are using it, place a sheet of damp absorbent paper underneath.
16. Pump the soap well
To prevent your children from using too much soap, simply wrap a rubber band around the top half of the pump to shorten it. This will limit the amount of product that comes out with each pump.
17. Paint the keys to the house
Here is a very simple way to identify the keys to your house. All you have to do is coordinate the colour of each key with nail polish.
18. Organize your shoes with hooks
You can install bars and hooks to create a simple but useful shoe system in any area of your home.
19. Have perfectly round eggs
To cook your round eggs every time, crack them in the lid rings of Mason jars! Not only will your eggs look beautiful, but the lids will also keep them separate during cooking.