Keeping your house running smoothly takes an endless amount of time and energy. There are several house hacks that can help with home improvement as well as save time throughout the day. The following are 9 great house hacks to use for your home.
- Easy Cleaner Storage
Buy a plastic shoe holder and hang it on the back of the door to a closet for your cleaning supplies. Pop in all your sink, floor, and bathroom cleaners. Make sure it’s clear plastic so you can easily see what’s in each individual slot.
- Vacuum More Efficiently
Most attachments for your vacuum are not flexible. This means it may be difficult to get into small areas. Sticking an empty toilet paper roll on the end of your nozzle will make it easier to get into tight places. Just bend and turn the cardboard roll to get into smaller areas.
- Floating Storage
Using super glue, attach the lids of baby food jars underneath a shelf in the basement or garage. In the jars store small nails, screws, rubber bands, and virtually any other small item that you may use on a fairly regular basis. You can unscrew each individual jar and pull it down when needed.
- Get Creative with Furnishings
Use a mini stepladder as a bedside table. These can be painted and decorated to make them as casual or elegant as your decor calls for. This looks especially good in a loft or sparse, contemporary home. Quick and creative home improvement often needs only the most simple of items.
- Maximize Space with Doors
The back of nearly every door in your house, especially those to closets and bathrooms, can be utilized to provide more storage space. A variety of racks and bins can be attached to store everything from towels and toiletries to gift wrapping items.
- Two in One Cutting Board
Buy a cutting board that has a hole on the side. This way you can push rinds, skins, and other unused portions of food directly into the trash or the garbage disposal. If you can’t find a board with a hole it’s relatively easy to drill a hole and sand the inside.
- File Cabinet Garage Storage
Take out the drawers of a metal file cabinet and place the cabinet on its side in the garage. This makes a great storage area for rakes, shovels, and many other items you might use in your garden or lawn.
- Easy Window Blind Cleaner
Cleaning each individual blind in a window can be frustrating and time consuming. An easy way to clean blinds is with a set of tongs wrapped in cheese cloth or some other sort of towel. Wrap the towels around each tong and secure them with rubber bands.
- Pack More Efficiently
When it’s time to take off and leave home create more space in your suitcase by rolling clothes instead of folding them. Bras should be stacked on top of each other to save space and help the bras keep their shape.