Everyone lives a busy life and welcomes any tips and tricks that can reduce the time it takes for cleaning, cooking and other household chores. Learn how to make your daily life easier thanks to these noteworthy household tips you wish you would have known years ago!
1. Save space in your wardrobe
Is your closet really small? Or, do you have too many clothes? Whatever the case may be, if you’re lacking space in your closet, there’s an easy way to rectify this problem. Create more space with can tabs. You will pile your clothes vertically instead of horizontally.
2. Remove dust from your blinds
Cleaning your blinds can be very tricky and annoying. Make it easy and fun with this trick: wrap microfiber cloths around salad tongs, secure them in place with elastic bands and start cleaning!
3. Make popcorn efficiently
Soak popcorn kernels in a bowl filled with water before drying them and popping them in the microwave. This will ensure all the kernels pop!
4. Here’s how to serve desserts to your guests
Why not create a whimsical dessert platter instead of serving your cupcakes on a normal, boring plate? Use an old colourful picture frame to serve your sweets.
5. Hard-boiled eggs
Add balsamic vinegar to your water when you make hard-boiled eggs so when you put them back in the carton in the fridge, you’ll know right away which ones are cooked.
6. Control the flow
If you tend to pour too much oil, syrup or other liquids, there’s an easy solution you can adopt right away. When you buy a new bottle, don’t remove the protective plastic cover. Instead, poke holes in it with a fork so you’ll reduce the flow of liquid.
7. Drill holes without making a mess
If you’re going to drill a hole in the wall, place a folded post-it right under. This way, you won’t have to take out the broom or vacuum. All you will need to do is unstick the post-it and throw the plaster in the garbage. You can even reuse the post-it afterwards.
8. Coordinate your colours
There’s nothing worse than forgetting which exact shade of beige you used for a room in your house. Never get confused again by painting a piece of wood with the colour you used and writing in which room it was used. Store the wood pieces close to your paint cans.
9. Make delicious, hassle-free stuffed peppers
Cook stuffed peppers effortlessly. All you need to do is place them in muffin tins so they stay straight and don’t spill everywhere in your oven.
10. Deodorize your home
Make your entire home smell nice by adding air fresheners to your air vent.
11. Paint your house keys
Paint your keys different colours so you know which ones open which doors.
12. Organize your shoes with hooks
Buy a bar and hooks to hang your shoes instead of having a pile of them in your closet. You can easily find these in hardware stores.
13. Make perfectly round eggs
Use Mason jar lids to create perfect round eggs every time you make eggs in a pan! These will ensure your eggs don’t become huge ugly blobs.
14. Here’s how to make perfect bread
Love that freshly baked bread smell? Pour two tablespoons of vanilla extract into an ovenproof dish and bake your bread at 300 degrees for 20 minutes so delicious smells fill your home.
15. Prevent your cutting board from slipping
You wouldn’t want to cut your finger instead of your onion because your cutting board was moving around! Secure it to your table or counter by placing a damp paper towel under the cutting board.
16. Pump soap properly
If you want to save on soap, just 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.