I believe that home hacks don’t have to be complicated, and that’s the reason why I prepared this compilation of tips that will make your life a little easier.
Use wool dryer balls instead of expensive dryer sheets.Wool balls are actually meant for the dryer to make the laundry fluffier and softer. They are reusable, and they can endure up to 1,000 loads, which makes them a much better deal than store-bought dryer sheets. There are no toxic chemicals and scents if you’re allergic or sensitive to those, but you can add your favorite essential oil if you feel like adding a fragrance to your laundry.
Zip up your hoodiesYou should always zip up your hoodies before you put them in the dryer in order for the zippers to not get wavy. Moreover, don’t use high temperatures while drying because this can cause the fabric to shrink, and the zippers will get wavy.
Clean the shower head correctlyIf your shower stream seems to be weaker than before, you might have hard water and in this case, the minerals are jamming your shower head and nozzle. Use a toothbrush soaked in white vinegar to scrub the water jets. After that, wipe it and turn on the jets to maximum to get out the clogging minerals.
Disinfect your shoes if they smellFor those whose shoes have an unpleasant smell, you can try spraying a disinfectant inside the shoe to eliminate the bacteria that is causing the smell. Deodorant might work, too, but it will mask the smell, not eliminate the reason.
Use hydrogen peroxide to clean white sneakersWe all know that some sneakers like Converse can’t be washed in the washing machine. If that’s the case, getting rid of stains might be a challenge, but dipping a soft brush in hydrogen peroxide and scrubbing should help. And if you have leather shoes, baking soda will come in handy.
Be careful working with drywall if you have hardwood floorsIf you have hardwood floors in your house and are planning to work with drywall, be very careful not to get the drywall dust on the floor because it can scratch the finish. You can use plastic to cover the floor.
Use a flashlight to find small shards of glass if you broke somethingYou should dim the lights and hold a flashlight parallel to the floor if you’re cleaning broken glass from the floor, this will make visible the small shards you may have.
Shake out towels before putting them in the dryerConsider shaking out your towels after you wash them. If you do this, they’ll dry better and be fluffier because this way the terry loops are fluffed (this also helps with absorbency). Also, don’t iron terry towels because that makes them absorb liquids worse.
Regularly check for mold in the areas you normally don’t goEnsure that you check for mold in those areas in your house that you don’t go to regularly because it can grow just off humidity in the air and on almost any surface. If you spotted some, don’t try to clean it up the way you’d deal with dust because mold will come back very quickly.
Use risers to create more storage space and protect the floors at the same timeBed risers are little pieces of plastic, metal, or wood that are installed under the bed legs. They lift the bed up, creating some extra space underneath it and at the same time protecting the floors from damage.
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