Thanks to these easy-to-follow home hacks, a more organised and cleaner home is only seconds away! Whether you’re pressed for time or just feel like adding that extra bit of aesthetic appeal to your home, there are easy ways to do so and we’re here to help with our need-to-try hacks.
If you’ve spilt liquid on a piece of wooden furniture, or a glass of water has left a ring of condensation on your favourite table, grab your hairdryer. Hold it 20 cm from the surface to dry the moisture without scorching the wood, then replace the lost colour and sheen by rubbing a little olive oil over the area.
Dropped some dinner down your front or on your new tablecloth and now have grease stains to deal with? Don’t worry; a simple solution lies within your child’s craft kit. Rub a stick of chalk over the affected areas before putting them into the washing machine. The chalk should absorb the oil, leaving the path clear for your detergent to do its work.
Found a lipstick mark where it shouldn’t be? Make sure you don’t have a stain as bold as you are! To remove, spritz some hairspray on it, allow it to sit for around 15 minutes then rub with a damp cloth before putting the item in question into the washing machine for a thorough clean.
Writing On The Wall
Parents, you’re likely to relate to this one. Little ones have the tendency to test out their artistic skills on the walls at a certain age. Remove crayon marks by applying some mayonnaise to the area, wiping it off after a few minutes. Pencil marks can be removed either by using an eraser or by gently wiping with a mixture of baking soda and water. When it comes to trickier pen marks, toothpaste is a good trick to remove it from the walls. You could also use nail polish remover and cotton wool (just be sure to do a test patch somewhere out of sight, first).
Smooth And Straight
Keep your locks in tip-top shape by making sure that the tools you use on them are in the best possible condition. The gunk that builds up on your hair straightener can easily be removed using rubbing alcohol. Apply it gently to the heating plate while it is switched off and cool. Use a fine steel wool to scour it gently to break down the build-up.
Even the most enthusiastic cooks find themselves feeling frazzled in the kitchen from time to time, and the prospect of all that washing up doesn’t help. Don’t fret – baked-on grime can easily be removed from dishes by scrunching up a ball of tin foil and scrubbing until the burnt bits come off. Who needs fancy cleaning agents when the solutions are in your pantry?
Pet Hair Everywhere
If you’re a pet lover you may struggle with pesky hair that sticks to all your furniture. This is especially problematic when those friends or family members who have allergies come to visit. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy solution to this problem. All you need is a pair of rubber washing-up gloves. Slip them on, moisten them, then rub your hands over the affected material. The hair will stick to the glove, which you can then just rinse off.
It happens to all of us at one point or another. During a night of frivolity, we accidentally spill some red wine on our favourite shirt or an expensive rug. No need to panic; this can be easily resolved. Soak up the excess liquid with paper towel (dabbing rather than rubbing) and then douse in soda water to remove as much as possible before putting it in the wash.
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