Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easy lifehacks for the home

Why wear yourself out when you can do certain things easier? Here are some really helpful life hacks that will save you both time and effort. 

1. Organizing bags – Instead of and throwing them all together into a pile at the bottom of the closet, organize your bags by hanging them inside your cabinets with the use of cheap curtain hooks. This technique prevents ruining the form/ shape of the bag, and prevents the fabric of delicate bags from cracking. 

2. Keys – Hate testing each and every key in your key ring when looking for the right one? Color code them by painting each key with different colored nail polish. 

3. Painting made easy – Instead of wiping the excess paint off of a brush on the rim of the can, which most of the time leads to messy cleanups, wrap a rubber band around the diameter of the open can and wipe your brush there. No more spills and you save up on paint. 

4. Opening blister packs - Sometimes even scissors won’t do the trick, and so the best way to open difficult plastic packaging is by using can openers. 

5. Cleaning headlights - Are your car’s headlights looking a little hazy? If so, freshen them up with toothpaste. Yup, they don’t just make your teeth white and clean, they work on your car, too. With just a few scrubs, your headlights will start looking brand new again.

6. Finding little items in the house - Did you lose an earring? Pop a stocking over the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner; it’ll suck up the tiny item. 

7. Nicks and scratches on wood furniture – Fill up unsightly nicks on your wooden furniture by rubbing a walnut.

8. Organizing cleaners – Instead of storing your cleaning supplies under the sink, right within reach of your curious toddler, hang them at a more convenient and safer level, behind the pantry door, with the use of a hanging shoe rack.  You can buy cheap hanging shoe racks at Daiso and Japanese Home Centers.

9. Wandering remote controls – Never lose your remote ever again with the help of Velcro. Stick one side of the Velcro strip to the edge of the TV display or side table, and the other strip on the back of the remote control. When not in use, place the remote back in its proper place on the TV display. 

10. Hammer time – Having a hard time pegging down nails? Use a comb or a clothespin to hold the nail while you hammer away. 


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