Macy Daniels

Amazing Household Tips

Taking care of the home isn't everyone's favorite thing to do. While our parents and grandparents may have made it all seem easy-breezy, most folks aren't quite as thrilled to do house chores . So we’ve created a list of amazing household tips to help you get by and assist you in your chores.

Amazing Household Tips - Home Hacks

1. You Can Get Rid of Almost Any Stain with Baking Soda

It's quite common while cooking to end up with burnt bits sticking to pots and baking sheets. While some people use dryer sheets to clean these burned bits, they can leave a chemical residue behind, regardless of how well you rinse the pots and pans. Instead, make a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, which also serves as a teeth whitener, to clean your kitchen utensils.

Other household items can be cleaned with this baking soda paste - your home decor (using a toothbrush), sweat, ink and blood stains. It'll absorb virtually all spills it's cleaned with.

2. Never Run Out of White Vinegar

White vinegar is one of those household remedies you should never run out of. What's great about it is that you can use just a bit (say one tablespoon) to do a lot. When diluted, it's one of the best cleaning products (think carpets & floors, vegetables and what have you). If your drain's giving off a foul stench, you can dump some vinegar and the bad stench will be gone. If you don't have a fabric softener, you can add a cup of vinegar to the washing machine (for thick fabrics like towels) and it'll soften up your scratchy fabric. The possibilities are endless.

3. Need a Small, Hard Bristle to Clean? Use a Toothbrush!

Turns out all those myths about cleaning toilets with toothbrushes aren't myths at all. Because of how small it is, a toothbrush can get into almost any crevice and clean out dirt. So don't bother using soft clothes in tight shower corners, use a toothbrush instead. To keep things hygienic, get a dozen or so toothbrushes (in different colors) and use them in different parts of the house, so you don't transfer microbes.

4. Butter Containers & Mason Jars Are Great For Storage

One useful tip to de-clutter your home, especially your kitchen, is to keep everything in organized containers. While butter containers aren't the most appealing containers, they're very utilitarian in that they large and can be resealed. If you have empty mason jars laying around, you can stuff leftovers and broth in them.

5. Always Keep Cooking Oil Around

Even if you don't cook with it. You don't have to go all out and buy something expensive, a simple vegetable oil will do. Cooking oil can be used as grease - if you're grating butter, just rub some oil on the grater and the butter won't get stuck. Before chopping pepper, rub some oil on your hands so the capsaicin won't stick (in case you don't fancy using gloves). Overall, one of the great many tips you should remember.

Loved these amazing household tips? Hope they make your domestic life easier, or at the very least give you a new found appreciation for those who have cleaned before.

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