It has been a little while since we have had a fun Life Hacks Collection so I think it is about time for Why Didn’t I Think Of That Eclectic Life Hacks You Will Love. There is a little bit of this and a little bit of that! Hacks for cleaning…organizing…every day things and more. Sure hope you enjoy!
Why Didn’t I Think Of That …Eclectic Life Hacks You Will Love!
Do you play tennis? Does your dog play tennis? Well you might be interested in a different use for this little ball…it’s a great item to have in your laundry room! You are probably asking yourself why so I will tell you…you know those comforters…down jackets and all things puffy and how they get a bit clumpy …I see you shaking your head yes : ) Well…enter Tennis Balls! Just by adding a few tennis balls to your dryer will take care of those lumps and bumps and fluff things up! I truly does make a difference so you just might want to add a touch of Wimbledon to your Laundry Room!
This is a hack is one I use to clean my Cutting Boards. ALL the time and it truly does work! All you need is a half of a lemon and you can clean that cutting board perfectly. Just wash your cutting board like you usually do and then rub a half of a lemon over the whole surface…allow the board to sit with the juice on it for about a half an hour …then rinse! VOILA…it smells great and the bacteria is gone! For more Lemon Hacks…visit Care 2
Jillian from I Am A Homemaker has a neighbor whose thumb is oh so green! Well she gave Jillian a major TIP on how to water plants quick…easy…no mess and just the right amount…you won’t believe it …it’s all about ICE CUBES…yep…if you place a few small ice cubes or one large on in your houseplants pots once a week…they water the plants perfectly. This is one that this “black thumb” person is going to try : ) Makes total sense…drop by Jillian’s blog and enjoy!
If you want to keep those boots in great shape…add a Pool Noodle to these and they will look great always! Thanks to Chaos To Order for this great tip…please visit her for many more!
Sometimes you need a door stop…especially when little ones around. Red Delicious Life has the solution…it’s quick …easy and costs next to nothing. Simply cut a piece of Pool Noodle…slit and apply…VOILA! Then you can removed it in a snap! There are tons more great ideas over at this fun blog!
What I Wore has an excellent way of organizing her tights (works great for scarves too). A simple hanger…a knot …hang and voila…they are all organized in one space waiting till you need them!
Looking to keep your scarves wrinkle free? Well it is simple by just wrapping them around a paper tube in between uses! It takes a minute or two but let’s be honest…it’s better than getting the iron out : ) For more fabulous ideas…check out Real Simple.
When you are at Blog Conferences…Business Meetings…etc… you tend to collect a bunch of business cards. Well if you are looking to stay clutter free why not take a picture of business cards …save it in a Business Card File and you will never loose them again!
Even with the heavy duty garbage bags there are sometimes leaks…so why not put old newspaper at the bottom of your trash bin to absorb any liquids.
Grate a Cold Stick of Butter when you need softened butter…do the same when you need it to mix it easily in flour for biscuits…pie dough…cake mixes and everything in between! Oh it is so great for biscuits!!!
You know how a blender gets a bit yucky after blending smoothies…hummus…graham crackers …etc.. and it is sometimes hard to get it really clean? Well here’s a little trick that works perfectly. Add a little bit of dish soap to the blender…add water…turn it on and let it spin…empty…rinse…DONE : )
Do you do a lot of gardening like planting seedlings? Well did you ever think of using a Muffin Pan to get your started. Works like a charm and they are the perfect distance apart. Thank you Dump A Day for this brilliant idea!
Are you always wondering what plug you might be pulling? Identifying them is so easy …just use a bread tag and write the name in permanent marker. You will never pull the wrong plug again. Thank you Great Escape Publishing for this great idea…drop by for many more!
So many people are into the Fixer Upper Farmhouse Look. Well then if you happen to fall upon an old rake…it just might be your next jewelry holder…just cut to size…hang and you will have a cool new home for your strands. A big thanks to the Queen of Junk Donna from Funky Junk Interiors…there are so many incredible ideas over at this fabulous blog…you will need days to go through it!!!
If you are looking to declutter here is one simple tip to use. Designate a box or basket that says donations. When you know you are NOT going to wear an item again…place it in the donation box…have the kids do the same with their clothes and toys. Once it is filled up…bring it to your local Goodwill and you have a WIN WIN!!!
If you are looking to update your look and the budget says NO…think about updating your furniture’s hardware and maybe a great coat of paint! You know how great a little black dress can look? Well the right hardware can do the same! Tiffany turned this plain Ikea Piece into a WOW with paint and hardware! Oh the possibilities!
Do the kids rooms get cluttered quickly with laundry? Well how about giving them a designated space for certain items … like socks…pants… misc… just by taking plain fabric bags with labels. Then hook them onto a little rack…it will keep them off the floor and in a space that makes laundry day EASY…it’s separated and in bags! Quick and easy! For more ideas…check out House Of Bliss.
You know all of those socks the sock monster steals in the dryer and then there is only one left with no purpose any more (poor sock)…well fear not…that orphaned sock is about to have a new purpose in life and it is on your swifter! First For Women will show you how!
OK…this may not be a cleaning hack but it is going to help you keep things clean…REALLY…It’s BRILLIANT…Drop by Real Simple and see how you can Car Wax the Stovetop and it will preserve a pristine stovetop and one that you can mop up easily! Get the details…this one is FABULOUS!
Over at Green Idea Review you will find out how simple it is to Clean the Shower Head with a Bag of Vinegar secured to the shower head…she has some detailed tips to make this a simple and completely successful experience!
Does your computer screen get let’s say a little dirty? Mine does and you will never know what makes a great cleaner? A Coffee Filter…I also have to add that I use a little bit of windex and that came directly from our computer store…you see…I needed a Mac Doctor and had to bring my imac in….when I got it back the screen was pristine and we asked what cleaner did you use…he said…Windex (sprayed on to the cloth/coffee filter…DO NOT SPRAY DIRECTLY ON THE SCREEN!!! Go figure! But the Coffee Filter is wonderful because it is lint free! Great tip!
Here’s a great little infographic from Zero Survival…A Great Chart to have on hand!
Sure hope you enjoyed these fun hacks…let me know if you want us to keep them coming!!! Any requests for Hacks? We are ALL EARS!!!
As always here at The Cottage Market we would like to send out tons of APPAWS and APPLAUSE to all of our blogger friends for sharing their talents and creativity with us! We want them to know that they are appreciated and loved. You are going to adore exploring their blogs for more outstanding DIY’s and inspiration. As always…ENJOY & CREATE!
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