Creating a home is an arduous task but maintaining it properly is an even tougher task. 35 simple and smart tips, tricks and ideas to ensure an organised and convenient living are:
Here Are 35 Home Organization Tips Tricks And Ideas:
Lemon And Salt Cleanser
Use a mixture of lemon juice and salt to scrub away stain from aluminium vessel.
A dish drainer can act as a holder for pot lids, Tupperware covers etc and can be placed conveniently in cabinets of any size.
A wax paper bag from inside a cereal box can be used to store lettuce and keep them fresh for longer
Wrapping Paper Roll Fastener
Slit an empty toilet paper roll from the centre and slide it over a roll of wrapping paper to keep the paper intact and wrinkle-free.
Dirt Free Base Boards
Rub a dryer sheet over the surface of the base board to avoid dirt and hair from sticking and accumulating in the area. Practice this often for best results.
Homemade Anti Slip At
Running lines of acrylic- latex chalk at a distance of 6” on the reverse of any old rug, allowing it to dry and then turning the side creates a cost effective anti slip mat at home.
Finger Print Stain Remover
Dip a soft cloth in baby oil, rub over stainless steel appliances and then wipe again with a dry clean cloth. This helps to remove fingerprints stains from the appliances.
Crumpled newspaper and vinegar can surprisingly help to clean windows without any streaks.
Put bacon in a baking tray and bake in the oven at 400°F for 10 minutes. This is a convenient alternative way of cooking bacon and avoiding the traditional messy skillet method.
Water Mark Eliminator
Water marks on wooden furniture can easily be eliminated by drying up the water trapped between the layers of varnish using a blow from a hair dryer set at low intensity.
Slide a waxpaper over the rod in the closet to make the hangers move more easily across the bar and the closet stay well organised.
To clean dirty drains, sinks, table tops, stove, oven etc and eliminate ugly stains and marks from the kitchen, put baking powder generously over the area and then splash vinegar over it. Leave it for a while, then scrub and wash the mess away with water.
Carwax – The Household Cleanser
Rub fibre glass tubs with carwax to keep them shiny and foam scum free. Applying carwax on the bathroom sink helps to prevent toothpaste from sticking and accumulating in it.
Coco cola can be used as an effective toilet cleaner. Pour coco cola into the toilet pot to eliminate dirt and stains.
Fridge Shelf Guard
Covering fridge shelves with pieces of plastic wrap helps to clean and remove spilled food and grease, faster and more easily, from these shelves.
Alternative Wart Treatment
When treating warts, a surprising alternative to a special band aid is a square piece of duct tape. Cover the wart with the duct tape to strike off the oxygen supply for the microbes and thereby killing them.
When planting a flower, mix the soil properly and surround the plant with damp newspaper. Cover this layer of paper with top soil and thus restrict the growth of weeds in the garden.
Slip Free Hangers
Making a zig zag pattern with a glue gun on the hanger, in the area where the clothes are hung, helps to prevent silken clothes from falling off again and again.
Scrub vigorously a used cricut mat with a metal free scrubber containing a drop of dish soap and some water. Wipe off the extra water and let the mat dry naturally. This procedure not only makes the mat look new again but also makes it reusable.
Pizza On A Skillet
Putting pizza on a skillet and reheating it on a stove makes the crust crispier and tastier.
Conditioner For Hair Removal
Conditioners can be used to shave the legs. This is a better alternative as it additionally moisturises the leg and eliminates dryness and itchiness of the skin.
Putting a bit of cayenne pepper over the plants in the house doesn’t harm the plants but most definitely keeps off squirrels from eating the plants.
Cleaning Baked Food Spills
Use dish-washing liquid and a ball of foil, instead of steel wool soap pad, to clean and remove any baked food spills from the oven rack or glass baking pans. Scrub the stains and baked food away in an easy and cost effective manner.
Silver Ware Guardian
Keep a piece of chalk in the silver ware bag and large silver articles to prevent tarnishing. The chalk absorbs the moisture and thus keeps the silver ware sparkling and bright.
Rub a file gently across small stains on suede items to eliminate the blotch neatly while keeping the suede fresh.
Paint Brush Holder
Cut a section of foam pipe insulation and fit it on the edge of a container. Then make small slits at equal distances on this pipe and fix the paint brushes in them. A simple and cost effective paint brush holder is ready!
Homemade Pop Corns
Put ½ cup corn kernels in a brown paper bag and fold the bag 2 to 3 times from the top. Then put this bag in the microwave and cook for 4 to 5 minutes till the popping sound gradually becomes minimal. Then remove the bag from the oven and enjoy easy homemade popcorns.
Growing Green Onion
Do not throw the white part of green onions as these white bulbs can be used to grow green onions at home. Submerge these white parts completely in a glass of water and put this glass on a sunny window. In a short while enjoy your own home-grown green onion.
Dried Up Mascara
Add 4 to 5 drops of saline solution for sensitive eyes in a tube or bottle of dried mascara, stir a little with the mascara brush and voila the mascara is ready to be used.
Reuse Ketchup Bottle
Fill a clean empty plastic ketchup bottle with the pancake batter and use it to make mess free and neat pancakes.
For crunchier taco shells, use a muffin pan. Invert the pan, apply some cooking oil and place the uncooked tortilla in the space between the cups. Bake in the oven at 375°F for 10 minutes to create rightly shaped crunchier shells.
Hair Straighteners Or Collar Irons
Hair straighteners can be used as effective collar irons. These should be used carefully to iron the collars of clothes and remove creases effectively and conveniently.
Organising Long Wires
Use a clutcher or hair clip to organise long wires like head phone, charging cords etc and keep them tangle free.
Covering Ugly Dings
Rubbing a walnut over damaged wooden furniture helps to cover and conceal the dings.
Mess Free Ice Bag
Make a mess free and inexpensive ice pack at home by freezing a saturated sponge and placing it in a plastic bag. The water does not drip and fall when the ice starts melting.