HowDoesShe? · Sep 11, 2014

16 Home Maintenance Secrets Every Woman Should Know

Sometimes the men in our lives are busy, or the handyman is booked until next April…sometimes we ladies must take matters into our own hands! Here are 16 life-changing secrets to help you maintain a better home.

1. How to paint super straight lines.

2. Get ink stains out of leather.

I haven’t tried Amodex yet, but I have two WHITE leather chairs and three small children that are constantly playing with markers and pens. Hairspray has been a lifesaver for me!

3. The easiest way to touch up paint:

use these life-changing roller bottles that store paint so they’re ready to use at any time!

4. Save $100 a year by cleaning your refrigerator coils every 6 months.

Have you ever checked your fridge coils? Yeah, me neither, until my favorite pen rolled behind the fridge. Those things get SO dusty! See how to do it HERE. *If you have a newer fridge model, check


5. Learn how to lay your own tile.

Spruce up spaces like bathrooms, kitchen back splashes, and fire places. {Psst…it’s really not that hard!}

6. The BEST, easiest, cheapest way to get out hard water stains…lemon juice!

Forget abrasive products, soak hard water stains in lemon juice for 30 minutes, then wash away with warm water.

7. Clean your microwave/oven hood filters monthly.

The most non-toxic method is to add 1/2 cup baking soda slowly to a pot of boiling water. The results are remarkable!

See the rest of our Secrets here…including the one can of MIRACLE ELIXER every household should have handy!

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