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 come 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; you’ll find yourself saving time, energy and money if you use them!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 an elastic band. You got yourself the ultimate tool for efficient blind cleaning.
4. 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. Who would have thought muffin trays could be considered as a revolutionary technology…
5. Repurpose your Tic Tac boxes to store your spices
Tic Tac boxes are compact and take no space. Bring them to your local zero-waste grocery store to fill them with spices.
6. 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 unpopped grains as possible. Also, trade your bags of microwave popcorn for over-the-stove popcorn!
7. Stand baggies in your freezer
Save space in your freezer by filing your zip-seal bags vertically. You can even put them in bins to take your organizing skills to the next level.
8. 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. Your hosting skills will definitely impress.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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. Good buy waste, hello savings!
12. 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.
13. 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. This is also a great tip to save space, especially if you live in a small apartment, or even for your kids once they hit college!
14. 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!
15. 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!
16. Have perfectly round eggs
To get 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.
17. Hard-boiled eggs
If you like to eat hard-boiled eggs 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.
18. 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. This will greatly facilitate your home renovations when the time comes.