Use A Magic Eraser To Clean Stained Walls
If you have yet to try this hack, you must. Stained or discolored walls are no match for a Magic Eraser. Score another point for this magical tool!
Use Tennis Balls To Open Containers
Need help getting a grip on your jar of pickles? Cut along the lines of the tennis ball to get the perfect opener. You will be shocked how well this works.
Prevent A Door From Shutting With A Rubber Band
If you’re doing something such as bringing in groceries, let a single rubber band lend you a hand. By looping it over both sides of the door knob, it will be in the perfect place to prevent the door from latching.
Fix A Tear In A Screen With Clear Nail Polish
Small tears in a screen can be quickly fixed with a few drops of clear nail polish, which acts as an invisible glue.
Treat Carpet Dents With Ice Cubes
Place an ice cube on the dented area of your carpet and let it melt. As the water is absorbed into the carpet, it should start to spring back to normal. After the carpet is completely dry, use a hard-bristled brush to fluff any areas that are still dented.
Give Your Shower Head A Vinegar “Bath”
Remove mineral deposits and other grime from your shower head by simply soaking it overnight in vinegar.
Use A Foam Pool Noodle As A Garage Wall Bumper
Cut a pool noodle in half and screw it into your garage wall at the height where your car door hits. This easy hack, as shown on Reddit, will protect both your wall and your car door from getting banged up. You’ll want to slice the noodle in half first for easier installation against the wall.
Remove Pet Hair From Carpet With A Squeegee
You’d be surprised how well a squeegee can remove pet hair from carpet. Give it a try!
Rotate Your Ceiling Fans Correctly
Changing the rotation of your ceiling fan can save you heating and cooling costs. Fans should turn clockwise, at a low speed, during the winter to pull the warm air up and around the room. During the summer, set them to counterclockwise to push the cold air down. While a fan won’t actually change the temperature of the room, the warm or cool air on your skin will make you feel warmer or colder and you’ll be more likely to give your thermostat a break. Note: Most fans have a switch that can be flipped to change direction, while newer models offer the option on the wall panel.
Use 2 Common Ingredients To Clean Grout
You may think that discolored, dirty grout is unavoidable or can only be cleaned with harsh chemicals. But hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can also be used to make your tile grout look as good as new. Bob Vila, the home improvement icon himself, recommends a mixture of 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap to clean your grout on the cheap. For especially grimy areas, just let the mixture sit for a few minutes before scrubbing.
Winterize Windows With Bubble Wrap
Fixing a window that bleeds heat doesn’t need to be complicated. Wet the window with a little water, then stick bubble wrap to the glass and voila! You have a low-cost DIY fix that’ll help keep heat in and the cold out. This isn’t the most sightly look for your home, so this trick is best used for out of the way windows like those in a guest room or basement.
Prevent Clogged Drains From Forming
Why not save yourself the headache of unclogging a drain by preventing it from clogging in the first place? The TubShroom is so effective it’s gained a cult following on Amazon. The product’s mushroom design catches hair and keeps it out of sight until you clean it.
Use Cooking Spray To Fix A Squeaky Door Or Cabinet
If you don’t have a can of WD-40 handy, no need to fret. Cooking spray will also work wonders on those squeaky doors or cabinets. Spray just a little on the hinges, and you should be squeak-free in no time.
Spray Your Plants With Dissolved Aspirin
Numerous studies have found that plants treated with an aspirin solution are heartier and more pest-resistant. Simply dissolve one tablet of aspirin for every gallon of water and spray throughout your garden every 2-4 weeks.