Friday, 21 March 2014

101 Household Tips

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101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home



I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice.

In this post I've collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home.



The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!

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Food52.com


Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows

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Storage and Glee


Far cheaper than having coloured keys specially cut!

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The Chive


Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely off the floor


Repurpose a cereal canister as a trash can for the car

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BHG.com



Deodorize sponges in the microwave. Soak in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice and put on fill power for one minute. Use tongs to remove as it will be hot!

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Shine



Use a magnetic strip to store bobby pins on inside of a cupboard.

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Superwoman



...Or store them in an empty Tic-Tac dispenser!

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One Frugal Chick


Clean cat litter trays quickly by lining with a garbage bag.

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DIY Tip of the Day


Use a Post-It note when drilling to catch the dust

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Lifehacker


Organize jewellery on a corkboard for easy viewing when deciding how to accessorize an outfit

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Dee Gater


Repurpose an old picture frame as a serving tray

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Camp Granma



Boil orange peel and cloves to get rid of unpleasant smells in the kitchen.

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Heart of a Country Home



"File" clothes vertically in drawers so you can see your clothes at a glance.

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Chasing Cheerios



Fill an old box with skewers to make an all-purpose knife block

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The Daily What



Hang onions in cut-up tights or old stockings to make them last for months!

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BuzzFeed


Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.

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A Journey to a Dream


Use a paper plate to prevent splatters when using an electric whisk.

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Cooking Club


Store cupcake and muffin cases in a mason jar

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Table for Two


Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.

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Bobbenblog Lite


Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.

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OurHumbleAbowed


Place a layer of waxed paper on top of kitchen cupboards to prevent grease and dust from settling. Switch out every few months to keep them clean.

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In This Crazy Life


Flip a toaster on its side to make grill cheese

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YesEmails




Easily draw out a splinter for easy removal by applying a paste of baking soda and water.

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Wikihow


Create a thrifty organiser for wrapping paper using cup hooks and painted dowel rods. This technique is also ideal for storing rolls of foil, kitchen roll and greaseproof paper on the inside of pantry doors.

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Woman's Day

Water  straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.

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Instructables


Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven - it will help keep them upright.

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Better Recipes


Hang a bundle of chalk in the closet to keep everything fresh and dry. The chalk absorbs excess moisture -  a thrifty alternative to an electric dehumidifier!

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Martha Stewart




To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.

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My Fridge Food



Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

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Delighted Momma



Tie a sprig of eucalyptus to your shower head. The steam will help infuse your bathroom with an invigorating fragrance.

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Apartment Therapy


Use bread tags to label power cords.

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Apartment Therapy



Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.

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Real Simple



WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!

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Real Simple



Use a tension rod and shower hooks to store saucepans inside a cupboard.

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DIY Home Sweet Home



Make a simple laundry bag using an old pillowcase and an embroidery hoop.

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Martha Stewart



Use a lint roller to clean the bottom of your handbag

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Real Simple



To get rid of the musty smell on old towels, wash using 1 cup of white vinegar on a hot cycle, then repeat with 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda

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Pinterest Upload



Use a fork to press garlic when there isn't a garlic crusher available.

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Real Simple



When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.

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Somewhat Simple



Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I've been doing it for years!)

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eHow



To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.

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Discount Queens



Use hairspray on the end of your sewing thread to help it slide through the eye of your needle.

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Real Simple



Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds(but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)

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One Good Thing



Re-purpose an old CD spindle to make a pretty small cake/biscuit holder.

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All4Women



Clean patio stones with a solution of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water in  a spray bottle. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off (soiled areas may require a little scrubbing). Also helps get rid of weeds too!

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Thrift Culture Now



To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.

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Off the Wheaten Path



Use scrap paper to help hang an arrangement of picture frames easily. Cut templates for each frame,marking nail locations on the paper, then tack to the wall until you find the ideal arrangement. Then simply nail through the marks on the paper!

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Centsational Girl



Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.

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North Carolina Charm



Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large muffin cases.

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This Old House



Place a length of masking tape along the edge of a spirit level and mark the location of nail holes for your picture frame. Then simply transfer the level to the wall to ensure you hang your pictures straight.

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The Family Handyman


Use a toothpick to prevent tape ends from sticking back to the roll

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Real Simple



To easily peel potatoes, boil with the skins on them immerse in cold water for 5 seconds. Then twist the potatoes between your hands and the skin will peel right off!

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All That's Interesting



To decorate a chocolate beautifully, lay a piece of lace over the cake and sprinkle icing sugar over the top.

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Painted by Cakes



Use toilet paper rolls to easily organise power cords

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Clipper Girl's Saving Spot



To stop the annoying sound of a dripping tap, tie a piece of string around the faucet which is long enough to reach down to the sink.

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Re-Nest



To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.

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U-Create Crafts



A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!

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Obrienkr18 (Uploaded to Pinterest)



Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

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Martha Stewart




Use ketchup to remove the tarnish from copper pans. Slather  the pan with ketchup and leave for 30 minutes for the acid to break down the tarnish, then rinse clean and buff with a soft cloth.

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Pinterest Upload


Re-purpose an unwanted Slinky to create a pretty bird feeder

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Re-Nest


Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access

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Storage and Glee


Place a few drops of essential oil on the cardboard tube of a toilet roll to make your bathroom smell wonderful

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Ekwetzel


Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.

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Stockpiling Moms


Use baby powder to easily remove sand from your skin

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I Heart Nap Time


Take a bunch of bananas apart to prevent them from ripening too quickly

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Keepon


Store cut lettuce in mason jars and refrigerate to make it last much longer

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Salad in a Jar


Organise scarves by tying around trouser hangers to store in your wardrobe
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Squidoo


Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in

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Modern Day Proverbs Wife


Line salad drawers with newspaper to absorb bad odours in the fridge

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Babble

Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge

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In This Crazy Life


Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.

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Joseph the Butler


Use egg boxes to store delicate Christmas tree decorations

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Gifts that say Wow


Cut the top off a screw-top bottle and use to seal open bags.

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Very Pinteresting


This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!

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Babble


Tape a laundry bag to the inside of your tumble dryer door for easy drying of sports shoes

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Good Ideas for You


Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulb

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Pinterest upload


Use a magazine holder to store rolls in the kitchen

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Recreate Design Company


Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal - the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.

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Budget101


They look pretty too - a great tip for parties!

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Daily Pix


Slot the stick of an ice lolly through a cupcake case to prevent drips on little fingers.

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Good Ideas for You

Store laundry dispensers in the drawer of your washing machine so you won't forget where it is

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Trouser hangers make great frugal cooking book holders!

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Simply Frugal


Use an empty toilet roll to store hair accessories for easy access

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Good Ideas for You


Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling over

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The Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife


Another great use for used drinks cans!

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Buzzfeed

Just don't press down too hard or you will squash the bread!

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TheChive


Pin document wallets inside your pantry door to store recipes and takeaway leaflets

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MawMawOfTwo


Towel hangers on the inside of a pantry door make great storage for awkward saucepan lids!

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Squidoo


A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!

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Buzzfeed


Use a rubber band to rescue a stripped screw

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Re Create Design


Store matches in a mason jar and add a disc of sandpaper to the lid on which to strike them.

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The Burlap Bag


A ball of aluminium foil makes a great glassware scrubber!

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Budget 101


Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.

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Re Create Design


Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.

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Babble


For even more storage in the kitchen, cut up a shoe holder to hang inside a cupboard door.

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Mrs Polly Rogers


Lost the back to your favourite earring? Use a pencil eraser instead!

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Good Ideas for You


Use a tension rod to store spray bottles in your undersink cabinet

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Blue Velvet Chair

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