Home maintenance and cleaning isn’t always fun, but it can be with these DIY home hacks! Here are 10 easy ways to help you keep your home tidier and more organised.
1. Keeping your power outlets organised
Nothing’s more annoying than pulling out the wrong chord from a full power extension outlet! Use washi tape to add labels to the various cables plugged into your power strips. That way, it you ever need to unplug something, you can do so without accidentally cutting out the TV or phone!
2. Get rid of dented carpet marks from furniture
Re-arranging furniture around your home can be exciting, until you see all those dented marks on your carpet. To get rid of them, all you need is some ice cubes!
Place the ice cubes along the carpet dent and wait for them to melt. Once they’re melted, wipe up the excess water with a dishtowel and voila! Your carpet should turn back to its original state.
3. Don’t underestimate the power of shoe organisers
Don’t be fooled – shore organisers don’t only need to be used for shoes. They’re extremely useful for organising a whole bunch of other things! From your shower supplies, craft supplies, and makeup – they are so versatile they can virtually be used for anything.
4. Make yourself a DIY blind cleaner
Cleaning blinds is a tedious job. Make your life easier with this DIY blind cleaner that’ll save you a heck of time.
All you’ll need is a pair of tongs, two microfibre dust cloths, and 4 rubber bands. Follow the instructions in this video and get ready for the most efficient blind cleaning hack ever!
5. Use a power drill for deep cleaning
Cleaning places like your bathtub and shower takes a lot of elbow grease. If you’ve got a cordless drill at home, simply add on a brush or foam ball to the tip and turn it on! It’s tough on grime and will help you clean with ease.
6. Apply nail polish to window holes
Spotted a tiny hole in your window? Clear nail polish can help. Simply apply a coat then wait for it to dry. Repeat until the layers of nail polish are flush with the glass surface.
7. Polish copper with ketchup
Got some copper items at home that are looking tarnished? Tomato sauce can do the trick. Trust us, this is no joke! Squirt some sauce on a rag, sprinkle on some salt on top and then rub the mixture on your item. Repeat until you’ve covered every inch of the surface, and then rinse. Once done, your item will look good as new.
8. DIY cleaning solution
Keen to make your own natural cleaning solution? White vinegar can do wonders. You’ll need 1 part vinegar, 3 parts water, and 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Add the mixture into a spray bottle and fill the remaining amount with hot water.
You can even infuse the mixture with other essential oils to make the solution smell amazing.
9. Tuck chalk in your toolbox to stop rust
Placing chalk in your toolbox can help keep your metal tools rust-free. Chalk is a moisture-sucking material that traps dampness. If you place several pieces throughout your toolbox, it’ll protect your items from rusting.
10. Use painter’s tape for a perfect caulk job
Applying caulk in a straight line isn’t an easy task! Painter’s tape can help. You’ll need to clean the area you’re caulking first, and when dry, apply the painters tape to the area you’ll be caulking. Start caulking, and make sure to peel off the tape while the caulk is still wet.
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