We’ve collected some of our favorite useful household tips and tricks and compiled them here. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for our “TUESDAY TIP” each week.
Use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies
Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage and put it in the freezer. In about 15 minutes it will be almost completely ice cold.
Take a picture of your fridge, and you’ll never struggle to remember what you need to buy at the grocery.
Tired of extension cords unplugging? Tie them together.
Need a free chip clip? Snap off the clips on store hangers that come with your clothes.
Recycle Pringles cans, as they are the perfect height for storing spaghetti noodles to keep them fresh.
To remove the stem from strawberries, use a straw.
Use a clothespin to hold a nail while hammering.
When heating leftovers, space out a circle in the middle, it will heat up much more evenly
Do something unusual when locking the door to remember that you’ve definitely done it
Carry more grocery or garbage bags in a single trip by using a buckle.
Drill holes in the bottom of your garbage can to make putting in and taking out bags much easier. Also no suction issues…
Need a flathead screwdriver? Basic power plugs usually fit medium and large-sized screws.
Conserve soap and make it last longer by taking the almost-used sliver of old soap and sticking it to a new bar.
Tired of losing your remotes? Velcro them to a table or piece of furniture in the room.
Put your straw through the tab on a can to keep it from rising out of your drink.
Recycle an old squeeze ketchup bottle and put pancake mix in it for a no-mess experience.
Turn on your seat warmer to keep pizza hot while driving home.
Use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a BBQ. It will also help you cut down on amount of dish washing.
Put a stocking over the end of a vacuum to find tiny items like earrings.
To get the built up residue off of your shower head, tie a baggy of vinegar around a shower head. Leave it there over night, and it will clean everything off with no extra work.
Kids fall out of bed? Put a pool noodle under a fitted sheet to create a soft barrier.
Place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on, and keep paint off the side of the can.
Use a clean dustpan to fill a container that doesn’t fit in the sink.
Need an inexpensive cookbook holder? Try a pants hanger…
Cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff to save your wrapping paper and keep it from unrolling.
Don’t burn yourself in those hard to reach candles, light a stick of uncooked spaghetti and light the wick with that.
Put a wooden spoon across a boiling pot of water to keep it form boiling over.
Use toothpaste to clear up hazy car headlights.
Use a stapler remover to save fingernails when trying to add things to your keyring.
Use Peanut Butter to remove sticky labels off of glass.
Use a soda-pop tab to offset hangers and save space in your closet.